Cheryl McIntosh: Transforming Lives in Healthcare – A Journey of Compassion and Quality Care
Cheryl McIntosh has always known she wanted to work in healthcare so she could do what she does best: help others.
McIntosh earned her undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University and then attended KU Medical Center for her master’s in physical therapy.
She shared, “Physical therapy turned out to be the perfect fit
for me because I wanted a career where I could develop relationships with my patients while also helping improve their quality of life.”
Midland Care’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program is the perfect fit for McIntosh to share both her knowledge and her passion for caring for others. McIntosh serves as the therapy coordinator for the Topeka and Emporia PACE Centers.
McIntosh said, “Not only do we have the best therapy team, we have a fantastic interdisciplinary team. We all collaborate to ensure our participants receive excellent care and services. Our team members genuinely care about our PACE participants. Midland Care is a rewarding place to work.”
The PACE team becomes a family for the participants and the Midland Care team. McIntosh said, “We had a PACE participant who passed away about a year ago. She didn’t have any family members or friends involved in her life, so our PACE team advocated for her and became her ‘PACE family.’ She honestly loved being on the PACE program, and she always worked so hard in therapy. I am glad she spent the last five years of her life with us. Her quality of life was so poor before PACE stepped in, so I am thrilled she spent her last days in our care.”
When McIntosh isn’t making a positive impact at work, she enjoys reading, walking, playing with her animals, camping, and volunteering with the youth group at her church.