Friday February 10, 2017

New Life Awarded the Susan Weyh Excellence in Business Award



New Life Physical Therapy was honored to be awarded the Susan Weyh Excellence in Business award by the Portage Chamber of Commerce this week at the Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner. This is the highest award given to small businesses of less than 20 employees. It is named for the late Susan Weyh who was very active and did many things in and for the Portage community. It is a great honor to receive an award in her name!

In his book from Good to Great, Jim Collins states to have a great business, one should focus on what they can be best in the world at it  NewLife founder Matt VanderKooi states, business can only be best in the world with an incredible team. Our team members are the best in the world. This award is for them.

The award was given in part based on the following:

New Life has had a strong presence in Portage since 2002 and has branched out to the communities surrounding Baraboo and Westfield with physical therapy clinics, and to employers in Portage, Baraboo, Westfield, DeForest and Spring Green with on-site and off-site care. New Life has grown to be the leading solution for area businesses in managing musculoskeletal care, improving overall health, wellness and the overall abilities of employees while decreasing work comp and group health costs.

New Life supports many community events and has been an active part of the St. Vincent DePaul Free clinic since it started serving patients in the lower level of Wilz Pharmacy by providing free services to community members. They have grown to 18 employees and have been part of the City of Portage growth by encouraging relocation of multiple young families to Portage. New Life has volunteered doing injury prevention programs for area sports and have been an active part of the Portage Chamber youth leadership program.

They create job shadow opportunities for students looking for a career in physical therapy and have participated in teaching at Marquette University, U.W. Madison, and MATC. They mentor residents working to become specialists in orthopedic physical therapy. By actively working with 10 area employers providing onsite and offsite care and operating three office locations,  they are working to lower healthcare costs and provide value for employers, employees and members of the community.