Hickory, NC – Frye Regional Medical Center has named Toni Smith-Penny Administrative Director of Medical Staff Services. Prior to this position, she served as Manager of Medical Staff Services for Frye.
Smith-Penny has been an employee of Frye for over 25 years. She is a member of Frye’s Quarter Century Club and a Gold Star Winner in 2004.
In her new role, Smith-Penny will work directly with Frye’s 350 physicians, governing body and administrative team. Her responsibilities include physician relations, the organization’s credentialing activities, supervision of processes including maintenance of files, database, background verifications, proctoring completion, reappointments, bylaws compliance relative to professional liability insurance and licensure, as well as knowledge of and ongoing compliance to JCAHO standards for medical staff/governing board.
Smith-Penny received her undergraduate degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College. She began her career at Frye in 1981 as an intern from Lenoir-Rhyne.
“Toni brings a wealth of experience to Medical Staff Services,” said Denny Bruns, Frye President and CEO. “She has been a valued employee at Frye for many years and will continue to demonstrate that dedication and professionalism in her new role.”
Frye Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet North Carolina, is a 355-bed acute care facility located at 420 North Center Street in Hickory, NC. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Catawba County since 1911. The hospital’s main campus includes a comprehensive heart center and cardiac rehab, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics, center for neurosciences, cancer center and women’s pavilion. Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area including: Wellness and Education Center which houses the Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; South Campus for psychiatric services; Viewmont and Tate Surgery Centers; Vein and Wound Center/Infusion Care; Pain Center; Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; two urgent care facilities; FryeCare, an outpatient diagnostic facility;plus HealthPoint, which provides extensive industrial services and programs to employers.
Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit www.fryemedctr.com