Harris Regional Hospital welcomes Mountain Spine Care and new physicians

February 22, 2016

SYLVA – Harris Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome the providers of Mountain Spine Care including board certified orthopaedic spine surgeons William Miller, MD and Glenn Trent, MD, and physician assistants Jon Grady and Aaron Giese. The group will begin seeing patients in Sylva next month in office space conveniently located inside the West Entrance at Harris Regional Hospital adjacent to the physical therapy department of the hospital. For information or to arrange an appointment in Sylva call 828-452-8378.

Dr. Trent is new to the region and most recently practiced in Kingsport and Johnson City, Tenn. after several years in practice in Greenville, SC. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada after completing a residency and internship at the Greenville Memorial Hospital System. Dr. Trent graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. and received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

“Dr. Trent brings an important service to our community and we are pleased to welcome him to Harris Regional Hospital. Those living in our far western North Carolina communities will now have access to expert spine care co-located with other related ancillary services like physical therapy close to home,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital.

Dr. Miller received his medical training from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed a residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital System. Dr. Miller completed a spine fellowship at the Indianapolis Spine Institute. He founded Mountain Spine Care in 2002.

Aaron Giese, PA-C received his masters in physician assistant studies from Methodist University and has been with Mountain Spine Care since 2009. Jon Grady, PA-C received his masters in physician assistant studies from Wake Forest University and has been with Mountain Spine Care since 2004.

Spine care is part of Harris Regional Hospital’s orthopaedic and sports medicine service line which includes the full range of orthopaedic, sports medicine, rehabilitation, and pain services through the physician practice Harris Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and the Harris Pain Center opening on the hospital campus in Sylva this month. Physical therapy and sports medicine services are also available at Harris Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy on Western Carolina University’s College of Health and Human Sciences campus.

For information visit www.myharrisregional.com or to find a physician call 1-844-414-DOCS.

About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital

Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.

Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint's experience in community-based hospital management and Duke's world-renowned leadership in clinical service, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.