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Holy Cross Hospital Names Associate of the Year

Holy Cross Hospital Associate of the Year 2015 Susy Jaen Ruffolo

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 14, 2015) – For being a catalyst for change and innovation, Holy Cross Hospital Inpatient Therapy Coordinator Susy Jaen Ruffolo has been named the Fort Lauderdale non-profit hospital’s Associate of the Year.

“Susy does not let ‘no’ or ‘it’s not my job’ stop her in her quest to achieve the best outcomes for our patients throughout the hospital,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D. “Both her clinical and leadership skills make her a star performer.”

Ruffolo supervises the physical therapy team in the hospital's inpatient rehab services department, assists with day-to-day operations, and coaches patients. Her achievements include reducing the discharge time by half for patients going home from the hospital and designing a new user friendly website for pre-surgical patients.

Ruffolo came to Holy Cross Hospital in 2010 soon after graduating from the University of Florida with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

About Holy Cross Hospital
A part of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital operated in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 557-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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