Chaney Sullivan, D.PT and Courtney Painter

Chattanooga, TN (July 30, 2020) – Physical therapist Chaney Sullivan, D.PT, and speech therapist Courtney Painter, who work in the level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Parkridge East Hospital, have completed training through the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) 10th conference.

“Completing NANT continuing education is critical to expanding our therapeutic knowledge base and is essential to a high quality neonatal therapy program like we have at Parkridge East,” Painter said.

Painter and Dr. Sullivan completed more than 18 hours of continuing education across all areas of neonatal therapy and interfaced with leading therapists and physicians across the United States. Dr. Sullivan noted that such networking allows critical access to the latest research that enhances the neuroprotective care delivered by care teams at Parkridge East.

“Continuing education helps us to provide family-centered, neurodevelopmental care while the newborns are in the NICU and also post-NICU in our developmental clinic,” Dr. Sullivan said.

The 22-bed level III NICU at Parkridge East provides care for babies born at less than 28 weeks gestation and those who have severe or complex conditions.

NANT is an organization of neonatal therapists dedicated to improving the neurodevelopmental outcomes for premature and sick infants.