Ruby Valley Medical Center Expands Rehabilitation Services

The Ruby Valley Medical Center has broadened the scope of its rehabilitation services to include Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy with the addition of Dorothy DeHart, MOT and Lawrence Grall, MS/SLP-CCC. Occupational and speech therapy, in combination with our renowned physical therapy team, provides essential rehabilitation services for both our outpatients in the local community and our hospital’s inpatient and transitional care patients. Rehabilitation is available close to home, or just down the hall!

Dorothy DeHart – Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists support patients in restoring their daily functional activities following an injury, surgery or debilitating event such as a stroke. They have unique training to provide a fully integrated plan for the patient to regain skills and achieve their social and functional objectives.

Dorothy DeHart has over 35 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montana. A native Montanan, Dorothy was raised in Conrad.

Dorothy remains very enthusiastic about her profession due to the diversity of her patients, the variety of diagnoses and the ongoing improvements in patient care technology. “In the old days,” Dorothy explained, “we used to spend a lot of time making splints. Now we can pull one off the shelf, adjust it with a hair dryer, and make it fit!” She enjoys learning new ways of helping patients that weren’t available 35 years ago.