IMH Superstar: Donna Sandeno, PT-A – Rehab Services

Iroquois Memorial Hospital would not be successful without the support of our incredible staff. Some members stand out as Superstars!

Each week, we will be featuring a new Superstar staff member to highlight their outstanding commitment and dedication to IMH and the patients we serve.

This week’s featured employee is Donna Sandeno. Donna graduated from Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School and attended SIU Carbondale. She started college as an Education major but, as she worked through her bachelor program, she stumbled upon the Physical Therapy Lab which was housed in the same building as the Education Classes. She gave it a try and never looked back. She completed her BA in Education but also graduated with an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Donna has been a PT-A for 32 years and has worked in every setting from in-patient care and out-patient care to schools and nursing homes. She has been a member of the IMH family for 13 years this month. She is a Physical Therapy Assistant for outpatients, inpatients at IMH, Iroquois Home Health patients, and Iroquois Resident Home patients.

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When Donna is not working with patients, she enjoys a very busy life. Donna and her fiance Paul have been together for 5 years. She has two grown children – Dakota and Kayleigh – two cats, one dog, and will inherit three grandchildren when she marries Paul. At home, Donna likes watching movies, cooking, and spending time with her family. She also loves bike riding, fishing, camping, and traveling. Before she had children she would visit places like Jamaica and the Bahamas – basically any place warm. Now, her favorite places to go have water slides, roller coasters, and zip lines! As most of her patients and co-workers would tell you, Donna loves Bears football but her true love is Cubs baseball!

When we asked Donna why she enjoys the work she does she said, “I’m a people person. I really like helping people. And, I love my co-workers. We are like a family.” We are so happy to have Donna as part of our IMH family.

From all of us at IMH, thank you Donna for your outstanding service. You are a true Superstar in Healthcare!

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