Here is some great news to share – Marta Szabo, Physical Therapist and Director of Rehab for Infinity Rehab at Mira Vista received the Department of Defense Patriot Award for her accommodation and support for her two staff members (Bethany Burden Watts & Pam Hobbs) who have spouses in the reserves and have recently been deployed to assignments on limited notice. The Department of Defense came on-site to deliver the award to her.
Marta has worked with both of these employees to balance the needs of the department and the employee’s needs to provide childcare while the spouse is away through creative scheduling to accommodate days off when the Reserve Units are given leave days on short notice. We would also like to acknowledge her team for supporting these plans with flexibility to work together to make the plan work. This is a high-functioning team that offer genuine support to each other.
We are so proud of Marta and are honored to have her as a leader. We all appreciate Marta’s investment of time to make this all work. She exemplifies the Infinity Rehab Core Values of Teamwork, Camaraderie and fun, and Passion for the Quality of People’s Lives.
Below is an excerpt from the Skagit Valley Herald about Marta receiving the award:
Skagit Valley Herald – Business Briefly
PATRIOT AWARD: Marta Szabo, group supervisor at Infinity Rehab in Mount Vernon, was recognized by the Department of Defense with a Patriot Award for being “highly supportive” of Bethany Watts, a veteran, while Watts husband was deployed with the U.S. Army Reserve.
“Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” John Van Dalen, a member of the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, said in a news release.