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Anita Prendergast
Anita Prendergast

Chief Executive Officer

Anita has been with Novant Health for more than 19 years.
Anita has been with Novant Health for more than 19 years. As senior director, she unified rehabilitation services across Novant Health while promoting and operationalizing clinical optimization and growth. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in health administration from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the 2012 Leadership Novant class. 
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James McLean
Dr. James M. McLean

Medical Director

Dr. McLean has served as medical director of rehabilitation medicine for Forsyth Medical Center since 1997, and also serves as a staff physiatrist.

Dr. McLean has served as medical director of rehabilitation medicine for Forsyth Medical Center since 1997, and also serves as a staff physiatrist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed an internship with University of Kentucky Medical Center in internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery, emergency medicine and pediatrics. Dr. McLean also completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

 

* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

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Karen Cline
Karen Cline

Business Development Director

Karen has 40 years of healthcare experience.
Karen has 40 years of healthcare experience. She began her career as a licensed practical nurse working in medical-surgical and oncology units. She then spent 20 years as a clinic administrator and 10 years as an assisted-living administrator and regional director for Brookdale Senior Living. She began working at Novant Health as a physician liaison in 2007 and joined the Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2016.
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Cyndi Eglinger
Cyndi Eglinger, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW

Director of Case Management

Cyndi brings more than 24 years’ experience in case management. 
Cyndi brings more than 24 years’ experience in case management. Prior to her employment with Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, she was employed by Wake Forest Baptist Health as the emergency room and weekend supervisor for the department of care coordination. Cyndi received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Central Florida. She is a licensed clinical social worker and an accredited case manager.
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Brenda Elder
Brenda Elder, RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM, LNC,

Director of Quality and Risk

Brenda brings more than 35 years of nursing experience including the areas of medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, operating room and more than 25 years in inpatient rehabilitation.
To her role as director of quality and risk at Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Brenda brings more than 35 years of nursing experience including the areas of medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, operating room and more than 25 years in inpatient rehabilitation. She is a graduate of West Virginia University- Parkersburg with an associate degree in Nursing, Winston Salem State University with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and recently completed the Legal Nurse Consultant program through Duke University. She is involved with several professional affiliations including the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association and the Case Management Society of America, where she served on the board for her local chapter. Brenda has received exemplary employee recognition awards and was nominated for excellence by her peers.  
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Deborah Gerke
Deborah Gerke

Controller

Deborah has more than 30 years of experience in various accounting leadership roles in the oil and gas industry as well as the healthcare industry.  

Deborah graduated from Texas Tech University with her bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting and has more than 30 years of experience in various accounting leadership roles in the oil and gas industry as well as the healthcare industry. Deborah has recently moved to North Carolina and brings eight years of experience as controller of two of Encompass Health’s hospitals in Las Vegas.
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Randy Harper
Randy Harper

Director of Therapy Operations

Randy has more than 24 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist and began his career as a physical therapist at the Encompass Health-affiliated hospital in Memphis, Tenn..
Randy graduated with his degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee at Memphis.  He has more than 24 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist and began his career as a physical therapist at the Encompass Health-affiliated hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Randy started as a staff physical therapist for Novant Health in 1996 and has served as the rehabilitation manager of inpatient rehabilitation since 2000. He has been a part of six successful CARF Accreditations and was a 2008 Novant Health Circle of Excellence Award Honoree.
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Wesley Holt
Wesley Holt

Director, Plant-Regional Operations

Wes has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 10 years, and throughout his career, he has been involved with hospital start-ups and has been a part of many very successful The Joint Commission surveys.

Wes joined the Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2013 as a graduate of Western Carolina University. He has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 10 years, and throughout his career, he has been involved with hospital start-ups and has been a part of many very successful The Joint Commission surveys. His responsibilities as plant operations director include oversight of safety, security, engineering, dietary, housekeeping, waste management, emergency preparedness and life safety. Wes is an active member of The American Society of Healthcare Engineers and the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association.  
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Sarah Nix
Sarah Nix, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Director

Sarah brings 15 years of pharmacy management experience to the director of pharmacy position.

 

Sarah brings 15 years of pharmacy management experience to the director of pharmacy position. During this time, she has practiced in many facets of pharmaceutical care including retail, long-term care and home infusion settings. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry then furthered her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy. She holds membership with ASHP and ASCP.
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Keri Reid
Kerri Reid, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CRRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Kerri has a background in cardiac, critical care, medical-surgical and rehabilitation nursing.
Kerri has been with Novant Health for more than 20 years and has served as a leader within the organization for more than 10 of those years. She has a background in cardiac, critical care, medical-surgical and rehabilitation nursing. Kerri received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing from The University of North Carolina Greensboro. 
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