Ambler resident Karin DeRuosi was chosen as Holy Redeemer Health System’s Employee of the Year during an employee recognition dinner in May. Ms. DeRuosi is a pediatric rehabilitation therapist, and has worked for Holy Redeemer for 11 years.
Employees of the Year are culled from among those recognized quarterly for their dedication to patients and commitment to the health system’s values. They are nominated by their peers and selected by departmental committees. Holy Redeemer Health System has a total of 4,100 employees.
Earlier this year, Ms. DeRuosi spearheaded an effort to help a young patient with athetoid cerebral palsy fulfill her goal of competing in a race. As she approached the finish line of a local 5K run in her wheelchair, the therapist and others transitioned their patient into a gait trainer to complete the course and walk across the finish line, as her mother watched.
Ms. DeRuosi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Muhlenberg College, and earned a Master of Science Degree in physical therapy from Boston University, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions.