May 7, 2012

HICKORY, NC – The Center for Rehabilitation at Catawba Valley Medical is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoffrey Coates-Wynn, MD to the position of Medical Director for Inpatient Rehabilitation. In his new role, Dr. Coates-Wynn will address the needs of the acute rehab patients and work with the Center’s comprehensive team of therapists toward helping patients reach their highest level of function.

Dr. Coates-Wynn received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Wake Forest University, and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Medical University of Ohio. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

“I’ve known CVMC to be a facility with an excellent reputation,” Coates-Wynn noted, “and I look forward to building upon the collaborative relationships with nurses and therapy staff to provide outstanding care for our patients and their families who depend on us each day.”

The ten-bed facility, which has achieved a maximum three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), offers a full service comprehensive rehabilitation inpatient program. Catawba Valley Medical Center also provides outpatient therapies, including a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program, as well as a fitness center with aquatics and an outdoor fitness trail.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Coates-Wynn join us as Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation,” said Mimi Stachowski, Director Inpatient Rehab and Acute Therapies at Catawba Valley Medical Center. “He is regarded highly as a talented clinician, a caring physician and an experienced administrator. We look forward to his leadership.”


Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system and serves the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness services, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has been recognized for providing “An Outstanding Inpatient Experience” for a fourth consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, please visit http://www.catawbavalleymedical.org.