Left to right: Beecher Hunter, Life Care president; Dr. Nancy Witherspoon, medical director at Life Care Center of Jefferson City; Juan Miranda, executive director; and Cathy Murray, Life Care’s chief operating officer

Dr. Nancy Witherspoon, medical director at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, was named Physician of the Year for Life Care Centers of America on March 7, 2019.

 

The honor was given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Atlanta.

 

Witherspoon has served patients at Life Care Center of Jefferson City since 2016, first as an attending physician before becoming medical director in July 2018.

 

During the ceremony, Witherspoon was praised for being approachable, as well as anticipating issues and communicating clearly with residents and the whole care team. She is an active member of the facility’s Performance Improvement Committee and has taken on the challenge of reducing the facility’s medication load.

 

“Nancy is deeply committed to providing excellent patient care,” said Juan Miranda, executive director at Life Care Center of Jefferson City. “Her professionalism and compassion is an example to follow.”

 

Beecher Hunter, Life Care president, added, “Physicians play a pivotal role in the care of our residents, and we are proud to honor those who stand out in their commitment and their compassion to ensure the health and well-being of those entrusted to them.”