Sunday, October 09 2011
Cooma’s Renee Pirozzi has become a Director and partner of Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy.
Normally a director’s appointment would pass unnoticed. A form would be sent to ASIC and the new director would simply join the company board.
“But my appointment is much more than this,” Renee told the Cooma Monaro Express. “It signifies a significant long-term commitment to the region by Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy.”
“It means that our patients from Cooma will have greater access when it’s needed to specialist physiotherapy, such as the hand physiotherapy and women’s health services, which can be best provided by the Sapphire Coast Physiotherapists who have had additional training in these areas.”
“It also means we can plan to attract more new graduate physiotherapists to Cooma, because they will be able to receive the training and mentoring that only a reasonable size practice like the Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy group can offer.”
“This will ultimately mean more physiotherapists are available to provide treatment to people in the area.”
“And, of course, Cooma’s specific needs will now be directly represented at the highest level within the company.”
Renee joins three other directors on the board of Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy. At age 25, she will be the youngest of the directors.
“We are delighted with how Renee has helped Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy as an employee over the past two years, and are thrilled that she has now accepted our offer to become a director and partner,” Naomi White a Director of Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy said.
“She will bring young thinking and incredible enthusiasm to the company board, which is where the planning decisions are made on how Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy can continue to provide better service to our clients.”
“And I know Renee already has some great ideas on how Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy in Cooma could expand physiotherapy services to provide service to patients, like those in age care facilities or those using the hydrotherapy pool, without their having to visit our Bombala Street clinic.”
“This would be akin to what is being done in Bega, for example, where Sapphire Coast Physiotherapists visit the Bega Cheese factory three times per week to provide physiotherapy to workers from the three different shifts at the factory.”
Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy has clinics in Cooma, Bega, Merimbula and Eden.
It has a reputation for its innovative approaches to providing physiotherapy services to rural communities. It was recently named as one of the ten finalists remaining in the running to receive the 2011 NSW Rural Community Business and Employment Achievement Award because its growth has resulted in many more physiotherapists and ancillary staff being employed, and because it has significantly improved the physiotherapy service available to residents in the south-east of the state.