Lourdes is proud of our highly qualified physical and occupational therapists and assistants. Our therapists and assistants are licensed by the State of New York. They update their therapeutic techniques through continuing education as changes occur in the field of physical and occupational therapy.


Gauri Bhandari, MSPT, OCSGauri Bhandari, MSPT, OCS
1130 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-584-0113

Education: Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (2006), Ithaca College (1999)
At Lourdes Since: 2002
Professional Interests: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine


Laura Bozuhoski, MPS, PT

Laura Bozuhoski, MPS, PT
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

Education: Upstate Medical at Syracuse (1998), St. Bonaventure University (1993)
At Lourdes Since: 2004
Professional Interests: Spine, Women's Health


JoAnn Crissell, MSPTJoAnn Crissell, MSPT
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2000, 1999)
At Lourdes Since: 2000
Professional Interests: Lumbosacral Spine, Orthopedics


Jackie Flynn, MSPT
Early Intervention
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Springfield College (2001)
At Lourdes Since: 1997
Professional Interests: Pediatrics


Courtney Hand, BSPTCourtney Hand, BSPT
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

Education: Daemen College (2002)
At Lourdes Since: 2004
Professional Interests: Orthopedics


Victoria Heitzenroder, DPT
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

1130 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-584-0113

Education: University at Buffalo (2009)
At Lourdes Since: June 2009
Professional Interests: Orthopedics, Vestibular Rehabilitation


Christine Hoke, BSPTChristine Hoke, BSPT
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

Education: Ithaca College
At Lourdes Since: 1998
Professional Interests: Orthopedics


Katrina Kaufman Peterson, DPTKatrina Kaufman Peterson, DPT
1130 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-584-0113

Education: University at Buffalo (2008)
At Lourdes Since: October 2008
Professional Interests: Orthopedics, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation


Kristen Mooney, MSPT, NCS

Kristen Mooney, MSPT, NCS
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Ithaca College (2002), Neurology Residency at MossRehab
At Lourdes Since: 2002
Professional Interests: Balance, Gait, Neurology, Orthopedics


Christine B. Osgood, BSPTChristine B. Osgood, BSPT
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Ithaca College (1980)
Certifications: MDT Certification - The McKenzie Institute International
At Lourdes Since: 2004
Professional Interests: Adult Neurologic Diseases, Orthopedics, Spine


Deborah Poch, BSPTDeborah Poch, BSPT
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Russell Sage College (1975)
At Lourdes Since: 2004
Professional Interests: Neurology, Outpatient Orthopedics, Pediatrics


Amy Sleeper TerBoss, MPS, PTAmy Sleeper TerBoss, MPS, PT
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University (1999)
Certifications: Certified Strength Training Specialist
At Lourdes Since: 2000
Professional Interests: Fitness/Wellness, General Therapeutic Yoga & Pilates, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine


Pamela Spencer, BSPTPamela Spencer, BSPT
519 Hooper Road
Endwell, NY 13760
607-754-7148

Education: Russell Sage College (1983)
At Lourdes Since: 2004
Professional Interests: Manual Therapies (Acupressure, Myofascial Release (MFR), Soft Tissue Manipulation), Orthopedics, Vestibular Rehabilitation


P. Michele Williams, BSPTP. Michele Williams, BSPT
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: SUNY Buffalo (1979)
Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist
At Lourdes Since: 1982
Professional Interests: Adjunct Instructor Broome Community College PTA Program; Community Education in the Areas of Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lymphedema, Osteoporosis; Total Joint Replacements

Physical Therapist Assistants

Pat Cluck, PTAPat Cluck, PTA
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Broome Community College
Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Specialist
At Lourdes Since: 1995
Professional Interests: Aquatics, Exercise for the Aging, Neurology, Osteoporosis


Kristen Fallon, PTAKristen Fallon, PTA
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Broome Community College (2005)
At Lourdes Since: 2007
Professional Interests: Orthopedics, Strength Training


Mary Faulkner, PTA
Joint Academy
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

Education: Becker Junior College (1978)
At Lourdes Since: 2006
Professional Interests: Aquatics, Home Health, Joint Academy, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics


Zina Makosiy, PTAZina Makosiy, PTA
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Broome Community College (2005)
At Lourdes Since: 2005
Professional Interests: Orthopedics, Women's Health


Tucker Middleton, PTA
3101 Shippers Road, Suite 105
Vestal, NY 13850
607-251-2200

Education: Broome Community College (2009)
At Lourdes Since: 2009
Professional Interests: Orthopedics


Chris Sindon, PTAChris Sindon, PTA
519 Hooper Road
Endwell, NY 13760
607-754-7148

Education: Broome Community College (1996)
At Lourdes Since: 1996
Professional Interests: Acute Care, Neurology, Orthopedics


Sally Spalik, PTA

Sally Spalik, PTA
Joint Academy
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Maria College (1976)
At Lourdes Since: 1988
Professional Interests: Homecare, Joint Academy, Neurology, Orthopedics, Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation


Jim Winterstein, PTAJim Winterstein, PTA
519 Hooper Road
Endwell, NY 13760
607-754-7148

Education: Broome Community College (2001)
Recognitions: Decker Foundation Top Achiever in Health Sciences 2000
At Lourdes Since: 2004
Professional Interests: Outpatient Physical Therapy

Speech Pathologists

ChidesterLaura Chidester, MA, CCC-SLP
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: SUNY Geneseo-Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
Certification: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Certification, Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), Professionally Licensed in NY, NYS Initial Teachers Certification in Speech and Language Disabilities
Specialty Interests: Pediatrics-Articulation and Language, Dysphagia Management, Voice Treatment, Fluency Disorders, Cognitive Training, Neurological Rehabilitation and Acute inpatient Care, Southern Tier Area Speech, Language and Hearing Association (STASLHA) Board member


Susan Thomas MS, CCC-SLPSusan Thomas MS, CCC-SLP
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Masters of Science in Teaching Students with Speech Language Disabilities/Speech Language Pathology
Certification: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), Professional State licensure in NYS, NYS Initial Teachers Certification in Speech and Language Disabilities
Specialty Interests: Adult and Geriatric Dysphagia Management, Voice Disorders, Cognitive Retraining, Neurological Speech and Language Disorders.


Megan Dean MS, CCC-SLPMegan Dean  MS, CCC-SLP
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Ithaca College: Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Certifications: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), Professional State Licensure in NY, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation, Electrical Stimulation
Specialty Interests: Adult and Pediatric Swallowing Disorders, Neurological Speech and Language Disorders, Cognitive Retraining, Voice and Fluency Disorders, Rehabilitation for Head and Neck Cancer Patients, Taste and Saliva Management.


OConnorLori Herlihy-O'Connor, MS, CCC-SLP
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-798-5255

Education: Ithaca College:Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Certification: American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical competence (CCC), Permanent Teacher Certification in the area of Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS) (treatment for swallowing difficulties), Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim) (treatment for lip-facial paresis), Vital Stimulation, Tracheoesophageal Puncture Voice Prosthesis (voice option for laryngectomees), Adult and Pediatric Swallowing Disorders, Neurological Speech and Language Disorders, Cognitive Retraining, Voice Disorders, Rehabilitation for Head and Neck Cancer Patients including laryngectomy and glossectomy, Taste and Saliva Management.

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Lourdes has been awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

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Lourdes has received
Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

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Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer

New York State Desginated Stroke Center

Lourdes is a New York State Designated Stroke Center

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement