Allow us to introduce Corey Vogt, DPT, an inpatient physical therapy supervisor at UofL Health – UofL Hospital. While Corey has been part of our team for 14 years, he claims UofL Hospital has always felt like home. Corey is the son of Janet Vogt, who has worked with UofL Health for more than 35 years.
“My parents, both of whom are respiratory therapists, have inspired a legacy of health care. I have been coming to UofL Hospital since I was a small child and it has always felt like family to me,” explained Corey.
Now, as a physical therapist, he spends his days helping patients begin the process of recovery following hospitalization. Corey and his team initiate the building blocks of mobility and help patients relearn daily tasks and activities they need to function independently.
In this role, Corey hopes to meet the basic needs of his patients, whether that be physically, emotionally or spiritually in a way that makes them feel seen, heard and cared for.
“While the patient population we serve is often challenging, I feel honored to have the opportunity to meet individuals at their potential lowest or most difficult moments and help in any way possible in the hope that my interaction makes their day and experience better,” Corey stated.
He thrives by working in a community of diverse staff and patients and is committed to serving the needs of those around him.
“As a supervisor, I hope that I make the lives of my staff easier, both professionally in their day-to-day tasks and responsibilities and personally in making them feel important, appreciated and respected,” Corey said.
When leading his department, he often discusses the importance of patient-focused care and prioritizing human connections. He feels going the extra mile to make patients feel cared for, even when it is not specifically outlined in your job description, makes all the difference.
“I try to stress to newly graduated physical therapists who have joined our rehab team that often the most impactful thing you do for your patients will have nothing to do with your physical therapy therapeutic interventions,” explained Corey. “It will be meeting the basic human needs that we all have, whether that means getting someone an extra blanket, helping them to the bathroom, helping them get cleaned up, or spending extra time to sit, talk and listen to them.”
Corey is a proud Louisville native and alumni of Male High School and Bellarmine University. In his free time, he’d love to begin woodworking or learn about carpentry. If this is your specialty, give Corey a call!
When he’s relaxing at home, you can probably find him watching the new season of Stranger Things or any Marvel movie. His go-to meal is breakfast at any time of day. Corey can always go for an order of biscuits and gravy with a side of eggs and skillet potatoes.
If you see Corey out and about, be sure to stop and say “hello”. He would love to get to know you!