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UNC Health Pardee names new Leader of the Quarter

May 10, 2023 06:54PM ● By WNC Business
HENDERSONVILLE — UNC Health Pardee has announced Daren Carley, director of laboratory services, as its Leader of the Quarter. In this role, Carley’s primary duties include planning, coordinating, and supervising all functions within the lab including testing, training, and staffing and ensuring the lab is providing high-quality services.

Carley, who recently celebrated one year at Pardee, said he chose the organization because of the people, “my favorite part of my job is interacting with staff from his department and others across the system and talking with our patients.” He shares that he also enjoys the times when he gets to educate the younger generations as he interacts with high school students touring the lab. His colleagues describe Carley as helpful and approachable: "he has an open- door policy and when a problem arises he is on top of it.” Those who nominated him said Carley leads by example, “when we are short-staffed, he comes onto the lab floor to help or steps in to assist with blood draws.”

The Leader of the Quarter award is given to a Pardee team member with a director or higher position. The recipient positively contributes to achieving the organization’s mission, vision and goals. This person is selected by a committee of their peers and recognized for going above and beyond their regular duties to support patients, customers, peers, the organization and its community. The Leader of the Quarter award showcases the many different roles of keeping a health system, like Pardee, operating and delivering patient-centered, quality care.

About UNC Health Pardee:
UNC Health Pardee is a not-for-profit community healthcare system managed by UNC Health. The hospital, founded in 1953, is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, four urgent care locations and six orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit
Source: UNC Health Pardee