MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Physician Honored for Leadership and Clinical Excellence


Dr. DehningDr. Cielo Navato-Dehning was recently touted for her medical leadership and excellence at HealthSouth’s Medical Directors’ Meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona from March 10-12.

Dehning received the Medical Director of the Year Award for the central region. Criteria for the Medical Director of the Year Award include professionalism, medical leadership, interpersonal skills, patient experience, clinical programs/outcomes and communication skills. She is one of six medical directors across HealthSouth’s network of 123 hospitals to receive this award.

“We are extremely grateful to have a leader like Dr. Dehning at our hospital,” said Tiffany Kiehl, chief executive officer of MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital. “She goes above and beyond to build a culture where patient care is delivered with comfort, professionalism and respect while providing a higher-tier of knowledge in the field of rehabilitative medicine so our patients receive the most specialized care possible. She is extremely deserving of this award.”

Dehning graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1995 with the distinction of chief resident. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine.

Source: HealthSouth

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