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Mario Burciaga

Mario Burciaga

Position: Occupational Therapist

Organization: Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro Rehab Center


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Why should this person be nominated
Mario is one of our patients and families favorite therapist. As an occupational therapist he meets with patients to help them achieve the highest level of independence possible, primarily with their activities of daily living. He will even go to a patient’s home to make recommendations for safety and give the patient and family an opportunity to practice in the home environment. He is a gentle soul. He approaches his patients with respect, empathy and a strong desire to help them improve. He is clinically sharp and provides education in a concise and caring manner. He encourages patients to set their own goals and motivates them to achieve them. He is well liked by the staff and is an invaluable team player. He continually seeks to improve himself and the program.

Mario is a great asset and a proud employee of Providence Little Co of Mary Acute Rehab program in San Pedro. This department services people who have had strokes, brain injuries, or another illness that have left them unable to perform their premorbid activities. They have often lost their independence overnight.