New medical director joins Blue Ridge Hospice

Brenden Flynn

Brendan Flynn, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, has recently joined the Blue Ridge Hospice as its new medical director.

Linda Roberts, community liaison with Blue Ridge Hospice, said Flynn started working at Blue Ridge Hospice in November.

“We’re thrilled to have him and his expertise,” she said, “He brings a lot of value to us and the way we serve our patients.”

As the new medical director, “he will oversee medical care for Blue Ridge,” she said. This involves overseeing patient care as well as procedures and programs the hospice offers.

She added that Flynn is board certified in family medicine and in hospice and palliative care.

Before joining Blue Ridge Hospice, Flynn worked as a staff physician with Good Shepherd and Lifepath Hospices in Lakeland, Florida.

He served with the Denver Hospice in Denver, Colorado and  volunteered with Project Angelheart in Denver where he delivered meals to chronically and terminally ill patients.

Roberts said that Flynn received his undergraduate degree in 1996 from Salisbury University and is a 2000 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also conducted his internship and family practice residency.

From 2002 to 2003, he was chief resident at St. Agnes Medical Center and held an externship with the National Health Service Corps on a Native American reservation.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com