Kate Benson Larson's career as injury management consultant at EMC Insurance Companies provides her with a unique perspective as a member of the On With Life, Inc. Board of Directors. She joined the board in 2011 and has dedicated many hours to On With Life not only through her board role, but through her role in developing the therapeutic and sensory gardens on the Ankeny and Glenwood campuses.
What made you interested in joining the On With Life board?
As a rehabilitation case manager assigned to catastrophic brain injury cases, I became familiar with On With Life's inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as their expertise in nursing, comprehensive therapies, physician care and case management. The functional and long-term outcomes achieved by individuals treated at On With Life are impressive and prove that the best clinical care options are available right here in Central Iowa.
What makes On With Life so special and unique?
On With Life has not lost its focus on the original mission established 25 years ago by eight founding families. It has excelled and survived in a world of healthcare mergers and acquisitions. On With Life is clinically sophisticated and CARF accredited at a hospital level. Persons served are offered unique and forward-thinking therapies; the patient protocols, nursing care, case management and research participation are seen as cutting-edge in the field of
brain injury rehabilitation. Finally, there is an amazing level of thoughtful care here--the passion of the staff is inspiring!
What are your goals for On With Life?
An immediate goal is to see the current landscaping plans take physical shape for a 1.5 acre one-of-a-kind therapeutic grounds project on the Ankeny campus. My longterm goals are to support the continued growth of all programs in Ankeny and Glenwood, as well as support the On With Life Foundation. It's an exciting time to be a
part of such an amazing organization!