Patient-centered care

Megan Bresnahan

Megan Bresnahan, O.T.R./L., is a pediatric occupational therapist at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Her work involves helping young patients improve their sensory processing, fine motor, and self-care skills so that they can be more successful at home, at school, and in their communities.

Bresnahan has been part of the Masonic Children’s Hospital team for 16 years and is passionate about making each visit unique and meaningful to each patient. “This also helps make it fun for the child so that he or she enjoys coming and doesn’t realize we are actually doing work,” she says.

Bresnahan was nominated for her personalized, compassionate, and patient-centered approach to care. Her nominator writes:  

“I feel like she really knows my daughter. She shows this by doing little things like choosing things in my daughter’s favorite color or asking her about her softball and hockey games. Megan always exhibits patience and smiles throughout every session. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes an even bigger village to raise a child with special needs. I am so blessed to have Megan as part of our village.”

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