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Meet Us Monday- Meet Heather Forst, Occupational Therapist

Posted On: 02/10/2014

1. What is your position and role at Gillette? Do you have a favorite story or memory?  I am an Occupational Therapist on the Inpatient Rehab Team at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.  I really enjoy getting patients in the therapy kitchen to cook because you can address so many different areas with a cooking task – strengthening, organization, problem solving, memory, planning skills (just to name a few).  I have made sushi, angel food cake (from scratch), and chicken alfredo  with some of my past patients.  I recently accepted a new position in Rehab Therapies as a Level III Clinical Educator

2. What are some of your hobbies outside of work? Outside of work, I like to bake. I have gotten third and fifth place in the MN State Fair Gluten-free baking contest.  I also make stained glass and fused glass jewelry in a kiln.

3. Do you have any children or pets? I have two girls – ages 9 and 3.

4.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? If I could travel anywhere, I would love to go to Italy.

5. What is one fun fact about you? I listen to a wide variety of music types – rock, alternative, pop. I have surprised a few patients by knowing all the words to current pop (or even some mainstream rap) songs!

 


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