Patricia Mechan, PT, MPH
Consulting, Education & Clinical Services Director
Patricia Mechan, PT MPH is a physical therapist with over twenty- five years’ experience across varied healthcare settings including acute, post-acute, and rehabilitation and in various roles as a clinician, clinical instructor , team leader, educator and administrator. Patti has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University and is a Doctoral Candidate with the University of New England.
As the Consulting, Education and Clinical Services Director for Guldmann’s CareLift Management division, she educates and assists healthcare organizations to achieve successful safe patient handling and mobility programs and integrate safer work practices with patient care and rehabilitation.
Patti's contributions to healthcare work safety and the field of safe patient handling and mobility include serving as an invited speaker at relevant US and international conferences. She has co-authored book chapters, journal articles, on-line continuing education and has served as task force member with the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry.