WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Becky DeGroote

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member BECKY DEGROOTE.

Becky DeGroote

Rebecca Degroote Dsc 2011 003Title: Manager of Acute Care Rehab Services

Company: Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center

How long have you been with your current employer? 13 years

Alma Mater: Ithaca College; I graduated with a Bachelors in Clinical Science in 2007 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008

Prior career experience: Physical therapist for New Hanover Regional Medical Center from 2009-2013; Coordinator for Acute Care Rehab Services 2013-2020

Current job responsibilities: I am a Physical Therapist by trade.  Currently, I am the manager of a clinical department comprised of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Therapy Tech Assistants who treat patients in all of NH NHRMC’s acute hospital facilities.  Leadership responsibilities include: facilitating clinical and administrative performance improvement initiatives; administrative and operational duties; hiring and retaining high performing team members; and accountability for all aspects of patient care.

Hobbies: I am a proud mom to my two beautiful daughters.  We enjoy going to the beach and spending time outdoors together. I also enjoy cooking, learning to do new DIY projects and spending time with family and friends.

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch