AdventHealth Hendersonville Welcomes New Physician Assistant

AdventHealth Medical Group Ear, Nose and Throat at Hendersonville is excited to welcome Marlee Colligan, PA-C to their team of compassionate care providers. Colligan is NCCPA board certified and has more than five years of direct patient care experience.

Colligan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Skidmore College in 2009 and went on to obtain her Master of Science in 2012 from Pace University. In addition to this, Colligan is an American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) member and is Pediatric Advanced Life support (PALS) certified.

Colligan previously worked as a Primary Care Physician Assistant at AdventHealth Medical Group, formerly Park Ridge Health, from 2014 to 2016 and is excited to be caring for people here in the mountains of Western North Carolina once again. “I had previously worked with what is now AdventHealth Hendersonville and know the culture of inclusion and respect they provide for all employees and patients. This organization also gives all providers the means to succeed. They give advanced practice providers a voice in decision making and this makes them feel like an equal provider in the patient’s care team,” says Colligan. “I look forward to focusing on education and preventative care for my patients. It is important to me to educate my patients regarding disease processes and make sure they leave the office comfortable with our discussion and with an understanding of their diagnosis and treatment options.”

Marlee’s extensive experience in primary care, emergency medicine and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) rounds out the expertise of the AdventHealth Medical Group Ear, Nose and Throat team,” says Christy Sneller, Vice President, AdventHealth Hendersonville Physician Services.

“Colligan’s decision to join our Ear, Nose and Throat team solidifies our commitment to offering a wholistic approach to care for our patients,” said Jimm Bunch, AdventHealth Hendersonville President and CEO. “She delivers leading health care options through her compassionate partnering with her patients on their health journey.”

When she is not caring for patients, Colligan enjoys hiking, backpacking, playing soccer, or cycling. She also enjoys attending concerts and traveling to our National Parks, as well as internationally.

To learn more about Marlee Colligan, PA-C and AdventHealth Medical Group Ear, Nose and Throat, visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of the Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the Spine Center of Excellence Certification and the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning five consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).