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AdventHealth Hendersonville Names New Emergency Department Medical Director

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Names New

Emergency Department Medical Director

Mar. 15, 2022; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. AdventHealth is excited to announce Courteney MacKuen, MD, MPH has been named the new Medical Director of the Emergency Department at AdventHealth Hendersonville. Dr. MacKuen brings her extensive background of leadership and medical education experience to the new role. In 2019, Dr. MacKuen came to the Emergency Department of AdventHealth Hendersonville as part of the board-certified emergency medicine physicians provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health. She served as the Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department.

Dr. MacKuen earned her bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. MacKuen completed her Emergency Medicine residency program at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. While she was a resident, she served as the Medical Education Chief of the Emergency Medicine Department at Brown University, where she worked to develop the role and responsibilities of the position.

Dr. MacKuen is committed to providing a friendly and team-oriented approach to the Emergency Department. She loves the fast-paced environment and is excited to work alongside her teammates to bring whole-person care to each patient in the Emergency Department. “I care deeply about the staff as a whole. I know what it means to be a front-line worker and a health care worker. You will see me working alongside everyone else in the ED because as a leader it is important to me to also be part of the team. I want the staff to know that I understand their challenges and successes.”

“Courteney has a great ability to balance the high-intensity needs of leading a clinical team in an Emergency Department with meeting the needs of patients coming to us in their highest moments of need,” said Teresa Herbert, MD, MPH, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer for AdventHealth Hendersonville. “We are excited to have her step into this new role to keep our ER growing as the resource of choice for people experiencing emergency health care needs.”

MacKuen loves to spend time with her family, hiking and camping. She and her husband have a 4-year-old son and a new addition of a 6-month-old baby boy. And her dedication to taking care of her team extends to their new family tradition of dropping off food for her teammates in the Emergency Department on holidays.

“I will work very hard for the success of the Emergency Department,” MacKuen says, “Success can be measured in many ways in the ED, but the fulfillment of the staff and providers is particularly important to me. I believe that an empowered staff will lead to the space for empathy and kindness towards patients.”

To learn more about the Emergency Department at AdventHealth, please visit AdventHealthNC.com.