Nicole Hopewell, PT, MS is a Safe Patient Handling (SPH) Clinical Consultant with Liko/Hill-Rom. Nicole has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, outpatient rehab, women's health and acute rehab. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Nicole was the Manager of a Physical & Medicine department and the Safe Patient Handling Lead for a Level 2 trauma center and Stroke Center of Excellence in Lafayette, Colorado for 12 years. Nicole has extensive real-life experience in creating a successful Safe Patient Handling program from the ground up, including equipment selection & justification, education, developing the right culture, as well as in supporting the day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted SPH program in a busy trauma hospital. She is a member of the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and the APTA. 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.