New Physical Therapy Clinic Opens at TCC
Tulsa Community College celebrated the completion of its new Nate Waters Physical Therapy Clinic at TCC’s Metro Campus with a dedication ceremony today. The facility provides clinical learning opportunities for TCC students and is expected to begin seeing patients in August 2014.
“With this facility, we are opening our doors to a greater level of quality care and service within Tulsa, said TCC President Tom McKeon. “This new facility allows TCC Physical Therapy Assistant students to begin their clinical training immediately and provide hands-on care at a reduced cost to patients in underserved or challenged populations.”
The clinic is named after Nate Waters, a young man who overcame challenges to reach extraordinary goals and inspired the Tulsa community with his determination, passion and service to others before his death in 2013. At the age of 19, a catastrophic injury severed Waters’ spinal cord and left him as a quadriplegic. Despite his paralysis, he got his GED and his associate’s degree from TCC and eventually his bachelor’s degree from OSU.