The PPTA Acute Care Special Interest Group is a state-wide volunteer organization that brings together PTs and PTAs who share an interest in the evidence-based care of acute care patients. Membership in the PPTA Acute Care Special Interest Group is free.

Membership to the PPTA Acute Care Special Interest Group is free. Opt-in to join this SIG today!

Relevant Links

    *   APTA Acute Care PT
    *   APTA Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Speciality
   *   American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab


Melissa Lesser
Southeast District
Acute Care SIG Chair
Membership Committee
Term of Office: 1/1/17-12/31/19

Julie Skrzat
Acute  Care SIG Co-Chair
Term: 1/1/18-12/31/20

Carolyn Haggerty
Carolyn Haggerty

Acute Care SIG Secretary
Term: 1/1/17-12/31/19

Ethics Committee Member
Term: 1/1/18-12/2021


 Michael Pechulis, PT, DPT
Claire Child, PT, DPT, MPH, CCS
 2016 Kristin Lefebvre, PT, PhD, CCS
 2015  Aimee Ring, PT, DPT, GCS
 2014  Esther Bae, PT, DPT
 Jane Oeffner, PT, DPT, MBA

Call for SIG Award Nominees

If you would like to recognize a colleague for excellence in acute care, geriatrics, pediatrics, neurology, or private practice, please click on this link to submit a letter of nomination

 The awards for each SIG recognize a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that is a member of APTA/PPTA and has made meaningful contributions to physical therapy at the individual, Chapter, or National level in the practice area supported by the SIG.  The contributions can be in any of the following areas: 

  • Excellence in patient care or clinical practice
  • Excellence in education or research
  • Community advocacy


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