Acute Care PT Residency

Program Director: Don Frega, MS, OTRL
Program Coordinator: Kristina Stein, PT, MPT
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The Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency program, offered by the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, is designed to elevate the general PT practitioner to a specialist within an acute care setting.

The HFH Acute Care Residency Program curriculum follows 4 rotations including: orthopedics, neurology, cardio-pulmonary, and medicine/surgery. There will be time spent in both general and intensive care units with mentors who have extensive knowledge and expertise in each practice area. Other opportunities include: clinical education, teaching in a local DPT academic program, clinics, research, rounds, and process improvement.

Residents will be paid a resident salary and are eligible for benefits as per Henry Ford Health policy. There is no tuition fee for participation in the residency program.

Henry Ford Health Mission Statement
To improve people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing.

Henry Ford Health Vision Statement
We will be the trusted partner in health, leading the nation in superior care and value – one person at a time

Henry Ford Health Values

  • Compassion – We provide a heartfelt experience to every patient, member and each other
  • Innovation – We continuously pursue what’s possible through research, education, clinical and operational excellence.
  • Respect – We honor the commitment to our communities by acting with integrity, courage and inclusion.
  • Results – We reliably deliver on our promise to be leaders in safety and affordability, ensuring the health of our communities.

Acute Care Residency Program Mission Statement
To develop physical therapists who excel in the science and art of providing comprehensive, individualized, evidence-based care to acutely ill patients across a broad range of diagnoses and presentations, with a focus on education and advocacy for the physical therapy profession within the acute care environment.

Accreditation Status
The Henry Ford Hospital Acute Care Residency Program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education as a postprofessional residency program for physical therapists in acute care.

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Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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