Monday, September 19, 2011 New Roles of PTs Featured in AHA Article Several APTA members and staff are quoted in this month's Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association (AHA), in an article about early physical therapy for acute care patients and the trend toward having physical therapists in the emergency department (ED). The article includes quotes from Acute Care Section President Jim Smith, PT, DPT, Acute Care Section Vice President Courtney Bryan, PT, APTA Media Corps member James Dunleavy, PT, MS, and Patric McQuade, PT, director of the rehabilitation service line at North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System. Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, associate director in APTA's Practice Department also is quoted. (See News Now's August 30 article about 2 new podcasts on PTs in the ED.) APTA's Public Relations Department connected the author with the experts featured in the article.