Acute Care SIG


The APTA Pennsylvania 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 to the APTA Pennsylvania Acute Care Special Interest Group is free. 

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APTA Pennsylvania Acute Care SIG Award

Nominations for the APTA Pennsylvania SIG Awards will open in Spring 2021! 

The awards for each SIG recognize a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that is a member of APTA/APTA Pennsylvania 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

If you would like to recognize a colleague for excellence in acute care, please submit a letter of nomination and the candidates resume/CV (preferred, not required) through the APTA Pennsylvania SIG Award nomination form by date TBD. Nominations will open in Spring 2021.

View Acute Care SIG Award Criteria
Review Our Past SIG Award Winners

Relevant Links


Melissa Lesser
Southeast District
Acute Care SIG Chair
Membership Committee
Term Ends: 12/31/22
[email protected]
Julie Skrzat
Acute Care SIG Co-Chair
Term Ends: 12/31/20
Carolyn Haggerty
Acute Care SIG Secretary
Term: 1/1/19 - 12/31/2021
Ethics Committee Member
Term Ends: 12/31/2021