Rochester: Stanley Jones & Associates

Providing outpatient therapy services, this Rochester based company provides heart-filled care for all ages

By Dan Emerson

Editor's note: This article is part of the Local Focus: Rochester feature that appeared in the May 2013 issue

No matter how technologically sophisticated health care may become, technology will never supplant the human touch in healing and helping patients live better lives. Case in point: the outpatient therapy services provided to patients of all ages by Stanley Jones & Associates (SJA). "This is not a technical job," says Jan Jones, a therapist who co-founded the company in 1984, with then-business partner Michelle Stanley. "It requires someone who has a heart for their patient."

Today, SJA, a Medicare-certified home health care agency, serves as the Mayo Clinic system's primary provider of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services provided in the home, in schools, or outpatient clinic settings.

In the agency's outpatient clinic, SJA therapists with specialized expertise treat children with challenges such as autism spectrum disorder, fine and gross motor delays, speech language delays, and physical disabilities. Adults with speech and language disorders are also treated at SJA's clinic.

SJA has won a number of regional and national awards. Most recently, it was named one of 100 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award 2013 winners by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "recognized for its dedication to the principles of free enterprise and its contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity." In 2012 the organization named it one of 25 national "Free Enterprise Honorees."