BRRH's David Reed Appointed to NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that David Reed, Director of Rehabilitation Services, has been appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners is an occupational licensing board which exists to maintain minimum standards for the practice of physical therapy to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina; to license physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to practice physical therapy in the State; and to investigate complaints regarding unauthorized practice of physical therapy in the State and acts of licensees that violate the Practice Act and to issue interpretation of questions arising from the Physical Therapy Practice Act.
“I am honored and truly grateful for this appointment,” said David Reed, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. “We have been providing excellent care in the Rehabilitation Services Department at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital for many years. I hope through my work on the board to represent Blue Ridge Regional Hospital as a leader in providing rehabilitation services in a rural health rehabilitation setting and throughout the continuum of care.”
The N.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners was created in 1951 by the General Assembly to establish and maintain minimum standards for the practice of physical therapy to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina.
"I am very pleased Governor McCrory has recognized David Reed by appointing him to this important board, said Sen. Ralph Hise, Spruce Pine, who supported Reed's appointment. “I am confident that he will represent western North Carolina well with valuable contributions.”
Blue Ridge Regional Rehabilitation Services provides therapy, training and education to help patients regain and maintain health, build strength and improve performance. Blue Ridge Regional Rehabilitation therapists treat patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings in Mitchell and Yancey counties.
About Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, based in Spruce Pine, N.C., is a not-for-profit hospital and serves Mitchell, Yancey, lower Avery and upper McDowell counties. Blue Ridge Regional Hospital has provided excellent healthcare services for the region since 1955. Cleverley & Associates has recognized Blue Ridge Regional Hospital as a Community Value 5-Star Hospital for 10 consecutive years. Medical specialties offered by Blue Ridge include emergency services, OB services, critical care, rehabilitation services and fitness center, cancer services, orthopedics, general surgical services, pain management, pediatrics, family medicine, sleep disorders and wound care. In addition, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital offers clinics for the following specialties: allergy and asthma; cardiology, dermatology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; ophthalmology and kidney care (nephrology). Blue Ridge Regional Hospital employs 450 people and is a member of Mission Health, recognized in 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. For more information, please visit blueridgehospital.org.
About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 10,600 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.