British author and speaker, Simon Sinek, said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight features a team member who has quickly shown his strong leadership abilities and his desire to grow as a therapist. He is willing to take on new challenges and responsibilities and his team knows they can count on him. Join me in celebrating Johnathan McHone, Therapy Manager for Inpatient Rehab and Yadkin Valley Home Health.

Lauren Ledford, Executive Director of Yadkin Valley Home Health, said “Johnathan McHone joined the YVHH team as a New Grad Physical Therapist in early 2019. He has since been promoted to a Lead Physical Therapist, and most recently to our Therapy Manager of Home Health and Inpatient Therapy. Johnathan does a fantastic job leading his team by example and going above and beyond for his patients. We are fortunate to have a leader like Johnathan within the HCMH organization, and I am looking forward to his continued success!

Kaitlyn Mitchell, Lead Speech Therapist, continues by saying, “When I think of Johnathan, it is hard to come up with just one word that describes him. He is a man of integrity. He is honest, hard-working, trustworthy, kind and has strong moral compass. Not only is he a phenomenal leader, he is a compassionate PT. He is always willing to go above and beyond for his patients and colleagues. I personally feel that Johnathan strives to do his best every day with a smile on his face. He is such a blessing and asset to our organization.”

Johnathan, thank you for being a dependable team member, a caring leader, and an exceptional therapist. We are so appreciative of your commitment to our values and we are very happy to have you on our team!


Q & A with Johnathan

How did you come to Yadkin Valley Home Health?
During Physical Therapy school, I did a home health rotation as my last clinical rotation. During that time I realized that home health is definitely where I wanted to be after graduation as it allowed me to treat patients in their own environment and help them to meet goals that other settings wouldn’t allow. My classmate did a rotation with Yadkin Valley Home Health and after he graduated, he was offered a job. At the time there were two job postings and he told me what a great place it was, and the rest is history.

What led you to a career in healthcare?
My mom has had a big influence in getting into the medical field as she is a home health nurse. She has showed me what it means to go above and beyond in taking care of patients no matter the circumstances. Not only that, but out of high school I started working as a CNA and was able to work with a family member who has cerebral palsy. During that time working with him, I was able to see how much physical therapy was able to impact his life and that is when I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist.

How do you and your team exhibit STARS?
As a team we are able to provide exceptional care across the entirety of the rehab spectrum starting in the hospital, to home health, as well as to our outpatient facilities (outpatient is managed by Heather Pardue). We continue to improve current processes and develop new processes that highlight the efficiency, consistency, and safety of the care provided to all patients across our rehab service line.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time with my wife and two kids (Asa and Sarah), play bluegrass music (I play banjo and dobro in a couple bands), and hunt/fish.


Johnathan McHone was nominated by Andrew Tate.