Monday, May 2, 2016

Logansport Memorial Hospital's audiologist earns doctorate degree

Stacey Shilts, Au.D. CCC-A

Stacey Shilts has been practicing audiology for 18 years, spending the last 8 of those years with Dr. Short and as part of Logansport Memorial Hospital. Recently, she decided to further her education and pursue her doctorate degree in audiology. Having a doctorate degree is now becoming the new industry standard for audiologists. Stacey’s pursuit and completion of her doctorate degree keeps Logansport Memorial Hospital at the cutting edge of providing exceptional care for our audiology patients and our community.

Stacey began her educational journey in 2014 through the University of Florida’s nationally-ranked distance-learning doctorate program. She graduated from the program on April 28, 2016 with her doctorate of Audiology. Her new credentials are listed as Au.D. CCC-A.

“For me, this was both a personal and a professional endeavor,” explains Stacey. “I knew that I wanted to be advanced and innovative within my industry, but I also enjoy learning and pursuing new educational experiences that can benefit my career. Earning my Au.D made me more knowledgeable, confident, and skillful in providing audiology services to our patients here at the hospital.”

“I can already see my additional training improving patient care significantly. One of the most important things I learned was how to better utilize best practices to more effectively meet patient needs. Based on my experience, we have opportunities here where we can make some changes, do some things differently, and hopefully see increased patient satisfaction. That is always my goal. I believe it is my responsibility to provide my patients with the best expertise and care that I possibly can, so I dedicate myself to experiences in continuing my education to do that.”

Logansport Memorial Hospital is very proud of Stacey’s accomplishment, and will continue to support her in her professional achievements in any way possible. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of care with providers who aim to exceed your expectations. Thank you to Stacey and to every provider in our network for upholding that commitment to our community.

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