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Outpatient Rehabilitation Director Recognized for Leadership

Laura Beck, MS, PT, director, Outpatient Rehabilitation, St. Charles has been named first runner-up for Catholic Health Services' most prestigious leadership award, the Scollard Award.

Laura has been with St. Charles for more than fifteen years and has made a tremendous impact. Since 1999, she has been progressively promoted to overseeing St. Charles Rehabilitations’ eight outpatient network locations. With her leadership, the network received its first CARF-accreditation, the highest accreditation available in rehabilitation. Laura ensures that St. Charles maintains this distinction today.  Laura established St. Charles Hospital’s groundbreaking ThinkSMART!™ Concussion Management Program in 2010 in response to an identified community health need. Today, because of Laura’s dedication to the health and safety of Long Island high school athletes, more than 42 school districts participate inThinkSMART!™. In meeting her most recent challenge, Laura has aligned physicians from the hospital’s newly partnered orthopedic practice with St Charles’ sports rehabilitation therapy and ThinkSMART!™  programs. Laura has successfully achieved this initiative in short order, ushering the hospital’s Sports Medicine program into a new era.

The Patrick J. Scollard Leadership Award is the highest level of leadership recognition within Catholic Health Services (CHS), the system of which St. Charles Hospital is a proud member. The Award acknowledges and honors a CHS manager who has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and commitment. The award recipient is chosen based on their contributions that have had a positive impact at the local or system level, their alignment with the values and mission of CHS, and their demonstration of creativity, innovation, collaboration and communication.

Laura Beck received a bachelor’s in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College and a master’s in health care administration from SUNY Stony Brook. She lives in Miller Place with her husband, Chris, and her children, Anthony and Nicole.