Name: Laurel Homet, P.T.
Tell us about yourself?
About your job: Physical Therapist
How long have you been employed at WHS? I have worked at WHS-Greene since August of 2016.
Was it always in the same department? Our new therapy department opened on the 1st floor this March of 2020. Previously we were located on the 5th floor.
What additional tasks or responsibilities have you taken on during COVID -19? During COVID-19 it has been necessary to have an increased awareness of precautions and increased frequency of cleaning equipment and surroundings.
Education: I graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1985 and began college at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. After 2 years I was accepted into Physical Therapy school at University of Pittsburgh main campus. I completed my degree and graduated in 1990.
Hobbies outside of work: I enjoy traveling and watching my boys wrestle. I also enjoy spending time with my friends.
Family, pets, etc? I have been married to my husband, Todd, for 29 years. We have two sons and one indoor/outdoor cat named Daisy. My oldest son, Kyle is a junior at Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC. He is majoring in Business Management and is the captain of his wrestling team. Our youngest son, Cole, is a junior at Waynesburg High school. He is the captain of his high school wrestling team, which placed 2nd in the PIAA state dual team championship, and a member of Quest School of Wrestling in Washington, PA.
What do you love about your current job?
I love to work with the patients and other staff members here at Greene. We all work together well as a team.
What is the best memory from your childhood?
Band trips to Florida.
What type of toppings do you like on your pizza?
Pepperoni and banana peppers.
What do you want to do when you retire, someday?
Move down South and live near a lake, walk every day and kayak. Maybe even take up golf.
If you were given a million dollars today, what would be the first thing you would spend it on?
First I would tithe my 10% to God and then I would buy my retirement home.
What can you tell the public about our health system and COVID 19?
WHS has taken an active role on informing staff, patients and their families on current policies and procedures to keep everyone as safe as possible.