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Movers and Shakers: Blake Medical Center Names Dr. Alan Valadie for 2013 Doctor of the Year


Blake Medical Center is proud to announce Alan Valadie, M.D. as the recipient of the 2013 Doctor of the Year award. Dr. Valadie has been an admired and respected member of the Blake Medical Center medical staff since 1996. Nominations were sent from patients, colleagues and hospital staff. They described Valadie as the epitome of an ideal doctor - 

Alan Valadie, M.D.

caring, committed to his patients, dedicated to caring for the whole family and involved in his community.

Dr. Valadie received his medical degree from the University of Florida and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Carolinas Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Valadie specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and joined the Medical Staff at Blake Medical Center in 1996.

“Dr. Valadie has always been a great asset to our hospital and our community and it was easy to see from the nominations we received that his peers, patients and our hospital staff feel the same way,” said Daniel Friedrich, president and chief executive officer at Blake Medical Center.

About Blake Medical Center

Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, acute-care, full service hospital and a leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare serving our community since 1973. Blake offers a wide range of healthcare services including: 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, back surgery and rehabilitation among many others. Blake is pleased to provide free health education, screenings and support groups to improve the health of our community. For information about hospital services or events or to receive a free physician referral, call 1-888-359-3552.

Among the many awards, certifications and designations the hospital has received, Blake has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation nine times, by Thomson Reuters. Blake also boasts a an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, by the Society of Chest Pain Centers; a designated AMI (Heart Attack) Center, by the Joint Commission; a designated Primary Stroke Center, also by the Joint Commission; and a cancer program that is Accredited with Commendation by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer.


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