HealthSouth Petersburg Service-Oriented Employee Named Companywide Regional Award Winner


Ricky Brockington Ricky Brockington’s entire life has been dedicated to service of others, previously providing 20 years to the U.S. Navy and currently serving as a registered nurse at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg. In his role at the rehabilitation hospital, Ricky provides exceptional care for patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including stroke, brain injury, hip fracture, spinal cord injury and complex orthopedic conditions.

His exemplary patient care and willingness to help others has placed him in the spotlight as a finalist for HealthSouth’s overall Outstanding Employee Achievement Award.

Ricky, one of only six finalists out of more than 28,000 HealthSouth employees, received this annual recognition and was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Award finalists are selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of HealthSouth’s 123 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six winners were named at the regional level; and one overall recipient was named for the company.

“Ricky is our ‘can-do’ guy. He is always upbeat, energetic and always mentioned positively by our patients and their families as one of their favorite nurses,” said Tracy Turman, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Petersburg. “He embodies our guiding principles and his patients know they can depend on him to deliver the very best in care and compassion each day.”

One way Ricky has shown dedication to his patients was by achieving the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse designation, which indicates that a nurse is especially proficient in the knowledge base of care in a rehabilitative and restorative setting and signifies a commitment to the profession. He is also currently studying to become a nurse practitioner.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg is a 64-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout southern Richmond and the Tri-cities area, the hospital is located at 95 Medical Park Blvd. across from Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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