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Published in This Week on September 23, 2013

MPTA names Burgess top physical therapist

Dr. Ruth Burgess, right, a physical therapist in the Physical Therapy Unit in the University Physicians Pavilion, receives the 2013 Ben Piazza Outstanding Physical Therapist Award from Christi Mills, Mississippi Physical Therapy Association president, during the MPTA's fall meeting Sept. 14 at the Clyde Muse Center at the Hinds Community College Rankin campus.

Over the course of 30 years, Burgess has worked in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health care, academic practice and hospital outpatient practice. She's an active clinical instructor and mentors many students and new practitioners.

She also has contributed to physical therapy research in advancing evidence-based practice to improve patient care techniques.

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