Pardee announces new appointments

May 23, 2017

Dr. Martin Sullivan Joins Pardee Cardiology Associates


Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that Martin Sullivan, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist, has joined Pardee Cardiology Associates. Dr. Martin specializes in heart disease prevention and noninvasive methods for diagnosing and treating heart conditions. He has extensive experience in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and vascular imaging.

Dr. Sullivan earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he also completed his internship, residency and cardiology research fellowship. He then completed a fellowship in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Sullivan is a member of the American Heart Association (national and North Carolina chapters) and Council on Atherosclerosis. He is a fellow of the Council on Circulation and the Council on Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Martin is also the recipient of several awards, including the Bayer Cardiovascular Research Award and the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award.

Dr. Sullivan is often able to see new patients within 48 hours. To schedule an appointment, call 828-697-7377 or visit

Pardee UNC Health Care Names New Manager of Community Health


Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that Milton Butterworth has been named manager of community health, effective July 1, 2017. In this new position, Butterworth will represent Pardee as a member of the Henderson County Partnership for Health and will manage a $450,000 Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas grant from The Duke Endowment. In January, Pardee was awarded the grant to help improve health in Henderson County. The Henderson County Partnership for Health, a diverse group of community organizations working collaboratively to improve community health, is now one of 15 coalitions in The Duke Endowment’s Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas initiative.

Butterworth joins Pardee from Blue Ridge Health (BRH), where he served as the chief development officer. “Over the years, Milton has worked tirelessly to develop the collaborative culture we pride ourselves on today,” said Dr. Richard Hudspeth, chief executive officer and chief medical officer at Blue Ridge Health, “While he will be missed, we couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to continue working with him to improve population health in this collaborative way.”

Pardee and BRH have been longstanding community partners and are strategically aligned to address medical care access in Western North Carolina through the medical residency program and clinic access. “Like both Pardee and Blue Ridge Health, Milton believes everyone deserves the opportunity to be healthy,” said Johnna Reed, chief administrative officer for Pardee UNC Health Care. “We are pleased that he will lead our initiatives to improve health for Henderson County residents.”

Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas is an initiative of The Duke Endowment. The program takes a bold approach to addressing chronic health issues, such as unhealthy weight, diabetes and heart disease while placing an emphasis on coalition building. As the awardee of this grant, Pardee is proud to have been selected to coordinate with the Henderson County Partnership for Health’s interdisciplinary group of leaders from a wide spectrum of community organizations. Participating communities will continuously share and learn from each other as part of a unique learning collaborative. To learn more about the program, visit

Pardee UNC Health Care Names New Orthopedics & 
Sports Medicine Service Line Leader

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.