(December 16, 2016) – Astrid Gonzalez-Parrilla, OTD, OTR/L, MBA, FACHE has been named the executive director of Rehabilitation Services for Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation.
In this role, Gonzalez-Parrilla will provide leadership, direction and management for the Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation centers, as well as Halifax Health acute care rehabilitation therapy services.
Gonzalez-Parrilla comes to Halifax Health after a 14-year career with Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Meyers, Florida where she began as a staff occupational therapist. In 2014, she was promoted to director of quality and education where she was accountable for developing quality, safety and patient experience initiatives across the Lee Memorial Health System post-acute divisions.
A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University in 2011 followed by a doctorate in occupational therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in 2014.
She is board certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities surveyor and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, National Association for Healthcare Quality and the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.