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Tillotson retiring from Ellinwood Hospital and Clinic
Scott Tillotson

After 22 years of treating patients, Scott Tillotson, Physical Therapist at Ellinwood Hospital and Clinic is retiring. Tillotson decided he wanted to get into Physical Therapy so that he could help people, be creative, and establish strong relationships. He has done just that with the thousands of patients he has seen in his career, including those he has treated for the last 14 years at Ellinwood Hospital and Clinic.  

“The very best part of Physical Therapy is seeing people get better. I get very excited when I see that.” says Tillotson.  In reflecting over his years in Physical Therapy, Tillotson mentioned one of his greatest career achievements is, developing an in-house PT Department that didn’t exist prior to him joining the team at Ellinwood Hospital & Clinic.

Scott has enjoyed a good work/life balance in his career and intends to stay in Ellinwood, where he lives with his wife and son. “It’s been a pleasure to see how the community has cared for me and my family, especially my son Chase. And we have received the same amount of care from this hospital for Chase as well, and for that we are very grateful.” said Tillotson. Now that he is retired, he plans on being more active and involved in his community and church and perhaps getting to spend a little more time on his motorcycle. He foresees a few more trips to the family cabin in Colorado as well.

“Scott has done a lot for the hospital that we have all benefitted from. He should take pride in that, because I know we certainly do. We appreciate him and it’s good to sometimes stop and acknowledge how far we have come. I hope Scott enjoys his retirement and has the opportunity to get outside and enjoy it.” says Kile Magner, CEO of the hospital and clinic.

Tillotson’s last day was Friday, March 4. A come and go reception was held from 2-3 p.m. that day. in the Therapy Department at Ellinwood Hospital to wish Scott good luck and congratulate him on his retirement.