Local rehabilitation center names medical director
By Susan Belknap
Special to The Union
Dr. Lezley Brown has been appointed as medical director of Meadow View Manor in Grass Valley.
In her new role, Brown oversees care and acts in an advisory capacity to all the patients in the 99-bed center that specializes in rehabilitative care.
According to Jim Bursey, executive director of the facility, Brown brings a high level of expertise and resources to the facility and its residents.
“Dr. Brown is so good because she is compassionate, youthful and energetic,” Bursey said. “Many members of our staff knew her and she was top on our list of candidates for the position.”
Brown, 40, is a family practice doctor with Sierra Care Physicians on Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley. As medical director, Brown serves as the liaison between the physicians and patients who are admitted to the facility. Brown will oversee medical treatment and guidelines at Meadow View and provide wellness training to Meadow View’s clinical staff.
“Having a medical director at a rehabilitation center is vital to maintain the continuity of care for all patients,” Brown said.
Canadian-born and raised, Brown came to the Grass Valley area about three years ago.
When she’s not tending to her patients, Brown said she enjoys spending time with her three children, who are all active in a variety of sports.
Meadow View Manor also has named Jeremy Willis as admission coordinator for its Grass Valley facility.
In his new position, Willis will assist case managers at local hospitals with the admittance process to Meadow View. Prior to assuming the coordinator position, Willis was a social services assistant where he was involved with patient discharge scheduling and working with care planning for all residents at Meadow View.
“Jeremy strengthens our Meadow View team with his passion for our patients,” Bursey said. “His background as a Certified Nursing Assistant and in social services provides him with unique tools for helping us achieve excellence in the care we provide.”
Willis, a Nevada City resident, has worked caring for the elderly for the past 10 years.
“This has been a rewarding profession because at the end of the day I know I did something that was of benefit to the people who live here,” Willis said. “I look forward to being able to bring new residents to the HorizonWest family because I know we provide excellent care.”
Meadow View Manor and Grass Valley Care Center are both a part of HorizonWest Healthcare Inc.
For more information about the Meadow View facility call Bursey at 272-2273 or visit http://www.horizonwest.com/meadowview.
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