Nicole Hopewell, PT, MS, CSPHP is a Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Clinical Consultant with Hillrom. Nicole has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, outpatient rehab, women's health and acute rehab. Prior to joining Hillrom, Nicole was the Manager of a Physical & Medicine department and the Safe Patient Handling site Lead for a Level 2 trauma center and Stroke Center of Excellence for 12 years. Nicole has extensive real-life experience in the development of a successful Safe Patient Handling program from the ground up, including equipment selection & justification, education, developing the right culture, tracking metrics and supporting the day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted SPHM program in a busy trauma hospital. As a SPHM leader, she developed best practices around care of the bariatric patient, early mobility, HRO implementation and implementation of the BMAT. She is passionate about sharing best practices to improve patient and caregiver safety and organizational outcomes. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from New York University and her Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Regis University. She has also completed the Caritas Coach program through the Watson Caring Science Institute.