About
us

At Universal Health Corporation, we understand the day-to-day challenges your center and patients face. We know how hard it is to be successful in the skilled nursing industry with providers who are not invested in your center's goals. It's time for you to have a partner in handling patient care and outcomes with eagerness and a genuine calling to help the post acute community.

It is our mission to provide compassionate, engaged and professional care for our patients to the satisfaction of those most devoted to these individuals, their families and the skilled nursing communities.

We are dedicated to being the "Gold" Standard for post acute and long term care providers

Our Team

Allyson Scruggs, NP-C

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Allyson Scruggs, NP-C

Amanda Buck, MPAS, PA-C

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Amanda Buck, MPAS, PA-C

Amanda Crews, MSN, NP-C

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Amanda Crews, MSN, NP-C

Ashleigh Wiggins, AGPCNP

Ashleigh received her MSN Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP degree from George Washington University School of Nursing in May 2020. She brings a wealth of experience from her time in intensive care and step-down units in both Bon Secours and Sentara General Hospitals. She is excited and motivated to help those in the geriatric population.

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Ashleigh Wiggins, AGPCNP

Audra L. Doyle, FNP-C

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Audra L. Doyle, FNP-C

Brooke McDaniel, MSN, AGNP-C

Brooke McDaniel received her Master of Science in Nursing at Maryville University and is an experienced clinician that loves serving the geriatric population. Brooke has a passion for her patients and focuses on chronic disease management while promoting aging in place and quality of life.

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Brooke McDaniel, MSN, AGNP-C

Carrie Tomlin, RN, Corporate Nurse

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Carrie Tomlin, RN, Corporate Nurse

Cassie Trout, Executive Director of Operations

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Cassie Trout, Executive Director of Operations

Christine Davidson, MSN, NP-C

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Christine Davidson, MSN, NP-C

Diane Blair, RN, MSN, FNP-C

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Diane Blair, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Doris Mbony, PMHNP-BC

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Doris Mbony, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Alfonso Brochero, MD, CMD

Dr. Brochero, MD, CMD is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician who specializes in post acute and long term care medicine. He is a graduate of Libre University and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 2009. His primary focus over the past 8 years has been to help patients and facilities in post acute care.

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Dr. Alfonso Brochero, MD, CMD

Dr. Charles Welly, D.O.

Dr. Charles W. Welly, D.O. originally from Cottonwood Arizona, is a licensed physician & board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 1985 and completed his medical residency at Eisenhower Medical Center, in Colorado. Dr. Welly has 30 + years of Sports Medicine experience and worked as a Physician and Chief of Staff (1996-1997) at Verde Valley Medical Center. In Dr. Welly’s free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors. He and his wife have 5 children with 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren! Dr. Welly is excited to bring his talents and expertise to the Universal Health Corporation medical team!

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Dr. Charles Welly, D.O.

Dr. Elizabeth Draper, DO

Dr. Elizabeth Draper, D.O. grew up in Oklahoma but fell in love with the Blue Ridge mountains during her residency in North Carolina. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. Dr. Draper and her husband enjoy going on hikes or traveling to new places with their daughter. Her favorite sports are volleyball and hockey! Dr. Draper brings 3 years of Hospitalist experience as well as 3 years of Medical Directorship experience in a skilled nursing facility. We are excited to welcome Dr. Draper to the Universal Health team!

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Dr. Elizabeth Draper, DO

Dr. Keith Harrop, MD

Dr. Harrop graduated from the Ross University School of Medicine in 2011 and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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Dr. Keith Harrop, MD

Dr. Susmitha Dande, M.D.

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Dr. Susmitha Dande, M.D.

Dr. Timothy McKernan, MD

Dr. McKernan is a licensed physician and a board certified emergency medicine specialist. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1994 and completed his medical residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Prior to joining Universal Health Corporation, Dr. McKernan worked as an Attending Physician at VelocityCare and Urgent Care by Carilion Clinic. He brings 27 years of experience to Universal Health Corporation’s medical team.

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Dr. Timothy McKernan, MD

Francine Thomas, MSN, FNP-C

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Francine Thomas, MSN, FNP-C

Hannah Beam, APRN, MSN, FNP-C

Hannah Beam, APRN, MSN, FNP-C comes to us with 12 years of experience in Critical Care, Emergency Services and Vascular Access. She graduated from Radford University Carilion with her MSN and is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Hannah was nominated as the most influential peer during her program and has a passion for helping others! She particularly enjoys helping patients navigate their own diseases and conditions through patient education. In Hannah’s spare time she works as a local medical examiner. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, and three children: Blakely, Isla and Brooks. They love traveling, shopping and being outdoors. Hannah is looking forward to joining our team and incorporating her knowledge, skills and experience in the geriatric population!

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Hannah Beam, APRN, MSN, FNP-C

Joseph Park, Vice President of Business Development

Joseph Park is our Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Radford University and is dedicated to partnering with the healthcare industry to improve patient outcomes and center performance.

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Joseph Park, Vice President of Business Development

Julia Lizotte, FNP-C

Lizotte received her Master of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in Boston and has experience in cardiology and adult primary care. She has also worked in a regional Level I Trauma Center.

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Julia Lizotte, FNP-C

Kelly Fuller, MSN-FNP

Kelly Fuller, MSN-FNP is originally from Danville, VA! She loves to sing, shop, and bake things from scratch. Kelly completed her education at DRMC School of Nursing for her Bachelors, Radford University for her Masters of Nursing and Averett University for her MBA. She is excited to bring her expertise to the Universal Health team!

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Kelly Fuller, MSN-FNP

Lyn Rose Calderoni, DNP, AGACNP-BC

Lyn Rose Calderoni had nine years of ICU nursing experience before receiving her Masters of Nursing in 2018 with a focus in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Virginia. After researching medical emergency teams and communication within the healthcare setting she received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2019 from UVA. Her hobbies include working out, baking, and spending time with her husband and two children. She enjoys bringing a smile to her patients during each encounter and has a special place in her heart for the geriatric population. Lyn is excited to being her talents to the Universal Health Team!

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Lyn Rose Calderoni, DNP, AGACNP-BC

Maggie Clendenen, AGPCNP-BC

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Maggie Clendenen, AGPCNP-BC

Meg Ferguson, Office Support Specialist

Meg was born in Raleigh, North Carolina but has been in VA for 18 years. She attended Radford University and completed her RN degree at Blue Ridge Community College. Meg worked on a surgical unit before joining our team and she is excited to bring her knowledge and talents to the Universal Health Corporation team!

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Meg Ferguson, Office Support Specialist

Megan Gregg, Regional Support Specialist

Megan, originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, is a recent transplant to the Roanoke area. She is a graduate from Liberty University and brings a diverse set of skills to the Universal Health Team! Megan has worked in various medical offices and held several administration roles throughout her professional career. She is excited to bring her talents and creativity to the Universal Health Corporation family!

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Megan Gregg, Regional Support Specialist

Milena Staykova, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC

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Milena Staykova, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC

Miranda Fields, MSN, FNP

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Miranda Fields, MSN, FNP

Pam Scholl, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Pam has extensive experience in Emergency Room practice and recently graduated from Waldon University with a Masters in Science in Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is eager to take care of the patients in the Danville, Virginia area and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

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Pam Scholl, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Patricia White, MSN, FNP-BC

After five years of teaching middle and high school students, Patty felt called to become a nurse. She restarted her education and started a “job” as a Unit Secretary and worked her way up from there – CNA, RN student/intern, and then finally RN. Patty graduated with her B.S. in Nursing from Old Dominion University and graduated with her M.S.N. from Purdue University Global as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); thus, completing her educational life goal! She has now been a nurse for 14 years! Other areas of interest include reading murder/mystery novels, the outdoors (with plenty of bug spray), flowers, and gardening. It is with great pleasure that I am now a part of the Universal Health Corporation family and am working in your community.

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Patricia White, MSN, FNP-BC

Rebecca Green, FNP

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Rebecca Green, FNP

Rhoda Murray, FNP-C

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Rhoda Murray, FNP-C

Saima Panjwani, ANP-C, BSN, RN

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Saima Panjwani, ANP-C, BSN, RN

Susan Davis, DNP, BSN, AANP, FNP-BC

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Susan Davis, DNP, BSN, AANP, FNP-BC

Tina Heinemann, MSN AGACNP-BC

Tina Heinemann, MSN AGACNP-BC comes to the Universal Health team with 29 years of Registered Nursing experience and 3 years of Nurse Practitioner experience. She is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and received her Master of Nursing at Grand Canyon University. Tina has spent a significant time in California during her professional career but is looking forward to being back on the East Coast near her family. We are excited for Tina to bring her passion & talents to the Universal Health team!

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Tina Heinemann, MSN AGACNP-BC

Vera Short, FNP-C, Corporate Nurse Practitioner

Started as a CNA in long-term care in 2001 and transitioned to RN in neuro trauma, ortho and geriatrics. She became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018. Vera is passionate about her patients and families.

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Vera Short, FNP-C, Corporate Nurse Practitioner

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