Dr. George Zoret Named Medical Director of CVMC Occupational Health Center

HICKORY, NC – April 6, 2017 – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) recently announced the appointment of Dr. George Zoret as Medical Director of its Occupational Health Center (OHC). Dr. Zoret joins Physician Assistant Phil Killian, Nurse Manager Kim Pennell, ADN and Practice Director, Debbie Leger, RN to offer comprehensive services to local business partners that want to improve the health, safety and productivity of their employees.

Dr. Zoret received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine attending as a recipient of a full academic scholarship as a Morehead Medical Fellow. He has been in practice for more than 30 years, is board-certified and residency-trained in both Occupational Medicine and Preventative Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), which is the largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventative medicine, clinical care, research and education.

Ava Jarrett, CVMC Administrator Rehabilitation and Wellness comments, “We look forward to the expertise Dr. Zoret brings to the growing partnerships we have with local employers treating job-related diseases, recognizing and resolving workplace hazards, instituting rehabilitation methods and providing well-managed care.”

Dr. Zoret adds, “Our work represents many types of industries including transportation, machinery and public works to name just a few. We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we build with employers and their employees. At all times, our focus is on returning employees to their respective workplace in the safest, quickest, most efficient way possible.”

Dr. Zoret recently moved to the Hickory area from Georgia. He is an accomplished bass soloist who also enjoys cycling, sailing and the Argentine Tango.

To learn more about Dr. Zoret and how the OHC staff tailors medical programs to address the specific needs of local employers, please contact the office located at 3521 Graystone Place, Suite 201 in Conover, NC at 828.326.3230.