Staff Profiles

Joanne Tarrant

Joanne Tarrant

We not only have to do what’s best for each patient, but what’s right and what is realistic.

patient reading in bedIn many ways, rehabilitation is like a puzzle. There are many pieces that have to fit together just right to make it work…and there is usually more than one solution, more than one way to coordinate and facilitate the many details involved for it to be successful. Joanne Tarrant knows that most families are overwhelmed by their situation – the uncertainties, the decisions, the paperwork – and she is determined to help guide them through it all.

"Each case is different, with different patient needs and family dynamics, different insurance issues and different resources available to them. And because of this, my approach to each case has to be different. What remains constant is my role as an advocate for each patient throughout the rehabilitation process," says Joanne.

That process begins even before the patient is admitted to Kessler. "We want to be sure that everything is in place so things will go as smoothly as possible each step along the way," admits Joanne. "This requires strong collaboration with the liaisons at referring hospitals, our admissions and treatment teams, and local community services. Equally important is our ability to communicate with patients and their families, explore what options are open to them and agree on the most appropriate course of action."

 

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