Laura Sidelinger

Laura Cordell

Laura Cordell is an Occupational Therapist, with a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration. She has over 20 years of experience working with patients in hospital, home, and outpatient settings. She began her career at Saint Joseph’s Hospital (SJHA) in 1988 where she treated critically ill, neurological, orthopedic, oncological, renal, and transplant recipients. In 1990, she received SJHA’s highest employee recognition, the Mother McCauley Award for providing outstanding delivery of care. She functioned also as Clinical Faculty to Occupational Therapy schools including Brenau University and Medical College of Georgia. She continued to work in the Northside Hospital system and is currently employed with Sundance Rehabilitation.

Her love for the neonate deepened with the birth of her three daughters. Since 2000, she has immersed herself in clinical education, specializing in oral motor assessment and intervention, breastfeeding, sensory integration, and normal/abnormal development. Her career has focused on working with the geriatric population, but she knows she will one day put her training into practice and fulfill her dream of working with premature infants.

She loves her patients and has become keenly aware that we are all part of the circle of life. Laura believes the fundamentals of the Premature Infant Bill of Rights apply to senior adult patients as well.

Annmarie Pulkkila