Pardee UNC Health Care names new Orthopedics & Sports Medicine leader

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Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it has hired Daniel J. Hein to lead its Orthopedics & Sports Medicine program, effective April 24. As administrative director of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Hein will work with orthopedic and sports medicine providers, acute care nursing and ancillary services leadership on patient engagement, clinical quality, innovation and affordability. In this role, he will provide overall strategic leadership and oversight of clinical and business operations. He will oversee provider relationships, program quality and fiscal performance of all related services. His specific areas of responsibility include orthopedic services, the Spine Center, speech therapy, outpatient physical therapy, medical wellness, aquatic therapy, athletic training and sports medicine.

“We are pleased to announce that Daniel Hein has joined the Pardee UNC Health Care team as administrative director of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine,” said Johnna Reed, chief administrative officer at Pardee Hospital. “Daniel’s extensive leadership and management experience across numerous health care settings make him an ideal fit for this role.”

Hein joins Pardee from Mission Medical Associates, where he served as the western region director for 15 provider practices in five different municipalities. Previously, he served as CEO of large orthopedic groups in Nashville and Memphis. A native of Brevard, N.C., Hein is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he obtained his Master of Business Administration, and The Citadel, where he played varsity football.

Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, two urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit pardeehospital.

About Susan Foster
Susan Foster is a clinical psychologist who moved to Asheville from the Boston area in 2013. She started with Xpress as a freelance health and wellness writer and is now the wellness editor. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter @susanjfosterphd. Follow me @susanjfosterphd

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