Sarah Lewis

Name:Sarah Lewis, MS, PT

Degree(s):Bachelor of Arts, Politics - Masters of Science, Physical Therapy

Position at MPMC: Physical Therapist

School(s) attended:Wake Forest University, University of Alabama-Birmingham

I have called Colorado home for more than 20 years, have been a regular Grand County weekender for 15 of those 20 years, and now could not be happier to be a permanent resident of Grand Lake. I received my MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1988, and the majority of my career has been spent in inpatient and outpatient geriatric care, for several years specializing in treatment of stroke and other neurological disorders, and for the last 20 years working in skilled nursing facilities around Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Hawaii.The past 15 years have involved various levels of regional and divisional clinical leadership positions, facing the challenges of our ever-changing health care system and providing leadership and direction for therapists, along with strong advocacy for seniors.After 28 years as a health care provider, I’d ultimately like to become more involved in shaping health care policy and reimbursement models versus continually reacting to them.I am currently enrolled in the graduate certificate program in health care leadership at the University of Denver with an emphasis in health care policy, and also have a strong interest in global health. Travel has been a lifelong passion, and multiple trips to Kenya doing volunteer work over the past several years have only deepened my interest in exploring how health care issues impact other countries.

On a personal note, my partner and I love the slower pace of being permanently in Grand Lake, with time to enjoy all the outdoor activities Grand County has to offer, from kayaking and hiking in summer to snowshoeing and nordic skiing in winter and all parts in between—and our dogs Botti and Django can’t quite believe their luck!