CMC OT Amy Quinney

Catholic Medical Center Occupational Therapist Amy Quinney works with LUKE Arm recipient Chuck Hildreth in Manchester.

MANCHESTER — Amy Quinney was recently presented the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award by the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association.

It is the highest recognition given out by the statewide professional organization.

Quinney, an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, practices at Catholic Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation at Dartmouth Commons in Manchester.

According to a CMC news release, she has become specially trained and skilled at working with patients who have received the Luke Arm, a highly-advanced prosthetic arm developed in Manchester by Dean Kamen’s Mobius Bionics and Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics.

Quinney has provided therapy and training to patients who’ve come from all over the country and beyond to be fitted with the arm.

“Amy was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the profession through student education, therapist education, and clinical practice related to upper extremity rehabilitation,” said Douglas Simmons, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, program director for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) School of Occupational Therapy in Manchester.

Simmons nominated Quinney for the honor.

Catholic Medical Center President & CEO Joseph Pepe, MD, said Quinney’s expertise “is matched by her compassion.”

“Whether she’s working with LUKE Arm patients, or someone who has suffered a stroke or accident, Amy shows incredible dedication to helping her patients live their fullest lives,” Pepe said.

Quinney has also been sharing her work with students at the MCPHS’ School of Occupational Therapy.

She was also recently profiled in “OT Practice,” a national publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Thursday, January 16, 2020