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Joyce Hidahl
Works at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center
Attended Colorado State University
Lived in Denver, CO
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Joyce Hidahl

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Living in Duluth, MN with my husband, Tom. We have two children: Travis, 30 and Andrea 28. I have been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 42 years in Duluth.
I grew up in Denver in a family of 6 children.  I went to Thomas Jefferson High School for the 1st 6 years it was open.  I was at Mesa Junior College in Grand Junction for my 1st year of college then joined the Occupational Therapy major at Colorado State University till graduation.  I did my OT internships in Phonix, AZ and Topeka, KS.  I met my husband in Denver then moved to Duluth, MN.  After working for 6 years as an OT in Duluth, my husband and I sailed on our 30 foot sailboat to the Carribean for a year than lived on our sailboat in Key Largo for 2 years before sailing back to Duluth.  We have a son, 30 and a daughter, 28 .  I continue to work as an NICU OT in Duluth but will be retiring at the end of 2013.
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I am a part owner in a small business selling informational pamphlets for parents on how to help their babies gain movement skills on their tummy and how to prevent a mishapen head or tight neck muscles in the 1st 6 months of life. Business name is Pro Baby, LLP Website
  • Colorado State University
    Occupational Therapy, 1967 - 1971
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Pediatric Occupational Therapist
After a career of being a therapist for infants and young children, I have accumulated some very effective treatment skills and understanding of this age group's needs.
  • Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center
    NICU Occupational Therapist, present
    I work with a skilled therapy team in the NICU to promote the best possible outcomes for premature infants, infants at risk and their families.
  • Duluth Public Schools
    Early Childhood OT, 2003 - 2009
  • College of St. Scholastica
    Adjunct Instructor in OT Program, 1998 - 2009
    Taught the motor development across the life span class to 1st year OT students. A 2 credit, one semester class.
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Denver, CO - Duluth, MN - Key Largo, FL
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