Amanda Johnson-Allen has worked for UofL Health – Frazier Rehabilitation Institute for 25 years. Throughout her time with Frazier Rehab Institute, Amanda has held many different positions. She has held roles as a unit secretary, office coordinator for the spinal cord program, office coordinator for the outpatient assistive technology resource center, office coordinator for the VAD team and staffing coordinator for inpatient nursing.
Currently, Amanda serves in the Frazier Rehab Institute admission office as a pre-access specialist. Her role focuses on obtaining insurance prior authorizations for patients being admitted and conducting concurrent reviews while the patients still hold an inpatient status. Her role ensures that Frazier Rehab Institute gets approvals for patient admissions along with continued stay requests. She also answers questions for family members deciding if their loved one should come to the facility for acute inpatient rehab.
If you were to ask Amanda if she liked her job, she would adamantly tell you that she doesn’t just like her job, she loves her job! This facility holds a special place in her heart. If she had to pick one of the best things she loves most about Frazier Rehab Institute, she would say the work that is being done for our patients and family members at the facility.
“I am still amazed by what Frazier Rehab Institute contributes to patients’ well-being, increasing independence and support after discharge,” Amanda explained. “When I have seen some spinal cord injury patients walk again after being treated at Frazier Rehab Institute, I am in awe. We have some of the best providers and team members in Louisville, and we are doing incredible things here!”
Born and raised in Louisville, Amanda attended Fern Creek High School and Jeffersontown Vocational School for nursing. Fun fact: Her nursing class was the last class to graduate from the vocational school before it was closed.
Did you know Amanda has been a notary for eight years? If you need a witness for a signed document, be sure to reach out to her. Also, she is a daily consumer of PolarPops.
Amanda has a very loving family including one 25-year-old son, Lane and her husband, William “Bill” Allen. They have been married for over 16 years. They have two cats inside their house, both being rescued kittens.
When she’s not working, you can find Amanda listening to music on her iPod or starting a new arts or crafts project.
If she could learn any skill instantly, she would love to learn how to paint beautiful pictures or learn how to sew.
If you see Amanda, do not hesitate to come up and say “hello” and ask about her favorite Leroy Jethro Gibbs “NCIS” episode or her mother’s homemade lasagna, and chili recipes. She would love to meet you!