How fitting that April Waters, Rehab Services, was recently named RiverView’s Employee of the Month for April!
Waters, MOTR/L, has worked at RiverView for the past five years. She is an outpatient pediatric therapist but also works on the Inpatient Unit and with the Occupational Health Team to help with pre-work screens for local companies, work abilities, and functional capacity evaluations. She sees patients in Crookston and East Grand Forks.
Born and raised in Langdon, ND, Waters received her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2013 from the University of North Dakota. She received her Autism Certificate in 2018.
Waters has lived in Grand Forks for the past 12 years. She and her husband of six years, Brent, have a daughter, Haven (4), and are expecting twin boys in October.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, four-wheeling, being outdoors, and crafting.
Of her Employee of the Month honor, she said: “I enjoy working at RiverView Health, and having the opportunity to work with the families in the area. I am honored and appreciative of being named the EOM. In addition, I am appreciative of being recognized for the hard work and dedication I have for my job at RiverView Health.’’
Below are just some of the comments from Water’s nomination:
“April is primarily a pediatric therapist; however, she is always willing to assist when we get a new order on the IPU with no questions asked and willing to expand her skill set to include completing job screens for different industrial companies in the area. She did approach me with interest of also starting to see hand patients, as well. She has also taken on additional OTA students from Northland above our normal student rotation to help them understand the field more and provide additional education opportunities...I feel she is the perfect example of someone who strives to provide Exceptional Care for our patients on a daily basis. You could probably ask any of her pediatric patients or family members and they could relate the same as she just provides a warm and comforting presence in our department.’’ -Tina Safranski, Rehab Services