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Empowering Recovery with Education Grants

Empowering Recovery with Education Grants

June 06, 2024

Burnaby Hospital is home to a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who work tirelessly to serve the community, offering compassionate care and support close to home. Among these healthcare heroes is Courtney Wong, a 27-year-old Rehabilitation Assistant whose journey exemplifies passion, dedication, and the pursuit of continuous learning.

In her role within the Physical Therapy Department, Courtney fulfills an essential function by aiding patients in their path towards recovery. Combining expertise in both Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, she holds a commitment to supporting individuals in reclaiming their strength, mobility, and overall well-being.

Recently, Courtney received a Burnaby Hospital Foundation Education Grant—a testament to her commitment to professional growth and excellence in healthcare. The Foundation, dedicated to supporting healthcare heroes like Courtney, recognizes the importance of investing in the education and development of individuals who serve the community.

Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, she aspires to further her education through a Masters in Physiotherapy. Her chosen career path stems from her desire to better serve the diverse patient population in Burnaby, helping her community by providing care tailored to individual needs.

Reflecting on over five years of experience at Burnaby Hospital, Courtney shares, “The team atmosphere, combined with the strong support and camaraderie within the interdisciplinary team, creates an incredibly welcoming and nurturing environment. While I have had experience working in other hospitals in the past, Burnaby Hospital has truly captured my heart with its exceptional qualities.”

“One of the aspects that truly resonates with me in my job is the privilege of getting to know a diverse range of patients,” she remarks. “It is through these interactions that I am reminded of why I hold such a deep affection for my profession. The unique stories, experiences, and resilience exhibited by these patients continually inspire and reaffirm my passion for what I do.”

Burnaby Hospital Foundation extends congratulations and best wishes to Courtney as she continues her educational journey towards achieving a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. The Foundation and our donors are proud to support individuals like Courtney who are dedicated to advancing their education and skills in healthcare. Her pursuit of excellence in this field is not only commendable but also promises to make a positive impact on the well-being of countless individuals in our community.