Eric Race is President, Founder and Board Director of ATLAS Lift Tech. In that capacity, he provides senior management, vision, and direction for the company.
Eric explains that ATLAS is the only
fully outsourced safe patient handling firm that provides long term professionals to hospitals to develop, implement, train, and sustain a facility’s SPHM program over time.
Prior to founding ATLAS, Eric’s most recent position was with the Stockton Fire Department, Stockton, California. In this role, he experienced a full view of patient care in the clinical setting, from responding to 911 calls to assisting in hospital emergency departments. Eric has experience in Level One trauma centers of Contra Costa County. Prior to his firefighting experience, Eric implemented the SPHM program at John Muir Medical Center, Concord, California.
As one of the pioneers of the safe patient handling movement, Eric often presents keynote addresses to insurance companies, hospital administrators, and industry conferences. He is co-author of the white paper titled, A New Model for Successful Safe Patient Handling Programs: Understanding & Increasing the Value.