Isley Reappointed to State Board
By Amelia Harper
Staff Writer, Rocky Mount Telegram
L. Lee Isley, president and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care, is using his background as a former paramedic to serve the state of North Carolina in an advisory capacity.
Isley has just been reappointed by the secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services to a four-year term on the state Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. The primary purpose of the council is to evaluate current state laws, administrative rules and policies regarding emergency medical services in North Carolina, according to a press release from Nash UNC Health Care,
“My passion is providing rural communities with high-quality health care services,” Isley said. “My early health care experience as a paramedic has been invaluable in helping me work productively with this council, and I am proud to be associated with a multidisciplinary team from around the state working to improve health care in North Carolina.”
Isley began his health care career as a paramedic with Guilford County Emergency Medical Services after earning his bachelor’s degree in emergency care management from Western Carolina University. He continued his education with a master’s degree in business administration from Elon University and a doctorate of philosophy degree in community health-public health from the University of Tennessee.
Isley, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, represents the N.C. Hospital Association on the state Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. The council meets quarterly to discuss recommendations to the Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Harris also serves on the state Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, representing the N.C. Association of County Commissioners.