Blue Ridge Regional Hospital announces new Vice President of Finance and Business Services

Press release

From Blue Ridge Regional Hospital:

“We are thrilled to have Sonya join the team at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. She brings a wealth of experience, a wonderful attitude, and also a great sense of humor to our hospital. I am confident she will make significant contributions to the care we provide at BRRH in her role as Vice President of Finance and Business Services,” Oscar K. Weinmeister III, FACHE, President and CEO of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, said. “Sonya is involved in healthcare for the right reasons; she cares about people. I am certain she will assist Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in achieving our BIG(GER) Aim: to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.” Rennick graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and has CPA certifications in Arkansas, North Carolina and Virginia. Before joining Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Rennick served as Accounting Manager to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Inc., in Norfolk, VA. In this position, she provided insight, guidance and supervision to staff members as it related to Children’s Health System, Inc. She also coordinated financial audits and tax returns and reviewed budgets from grant applications, among other responsibilities. She previously worked as Audit Manager and Senior Accountant for Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP, in Virginia Beach, VA. “It is an honor to be appointed as Vice President of Finance and Business Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital,” said Rennick, who has served as interim Vice President and Business Services at the hospital since the end of May. “My coworkers at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital are some of the kindest and most dedicated people I know. I look forward to continuing to work with them to maintain the high quality of care and accountability that we provide western North Carolina.” 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

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 five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers 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, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 9,500 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-


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