Those individuals are:
Dotti A. Thompson, Rehab Manager; Licensed Occupational Therapist
JoAnn Schmitz, EMS Coordinator
Sandy Pulsifer, Safe Communities Coordinator
Allison Evans, Senior Registered Occupational Therapist
In 2012, University Hospitals was once again ranked “One of the Nation’s Best Hospitals” by U. S. News and World Report. Thompson, Schmitz, Pulsifer and Evans are from separate departments of the UH system, which will allow the community easier and more convenient access to the program.
Having received this certification, the University Hospitals system is now well-suited to provide older drivers and their families with a very specific program that will help make decisions on how to keep the older driver safe.
The “Beyond Driving with Dignity” professional certification program has been designed to arm these four individuals and other professionals from across the United States and Canada with tools necessary to help older drivers and their families work through the complicated issue of age-related diminishing driving skills.
Certification in the Beyond Driving with Dignity program is designed to be a common-sense approach to facilitate (and often times mediate!) rational, common-sense driving-related solutions based on tangible facts and personal observations.
The “Beyond Driving with Dignity” professional will receive annual in-service trainings will have to meet standards of professionalism to maintain their certification. For more information on the program please visit www.keepingussafe.org. Media inquiries are asked to call 216-904-8841 for more information.