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MVHS Names New Safe Patient Handling Project Manager

UTICA, N.Y. – Ashley Thomas has been named the Safe Patient Handling project manager at MVHS. In this position, Thomas is responsible for development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and evaluation of the safe patient handling program for MVHS and its affiliates.

Prior to joining MVHS, Thomas worked as an acute care therapist at Rome Memorial Hospital in Rome, New York. There, she completed both evaluations and interventions in the Intensive Care Unit that included medical surgical and mobility equipment responsibilities. In addition to her experience as a therapist, Thomas also created the SPHM program at Rome Memorial Hospital in Rome, New York, where she was a co-chair for six years. She is also a certified safe patient handling clinician granted by the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals.

Thomas earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Utica College in Utica, New York, and a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies from Utica College in Utica, New York.

Thomas’s office is located at the St. Elizabeth Campus and she can be reached at or at 315-801-8121.


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