Neurovations Receives 2022 Best of Napa Award for Outstanding COVID Testing Services

NapaCovid has been selected for the 2022 Best of Napa Award in the Medical Clinic category.

Local Healthcare Entrepreneur Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA, is recognized for his efforts to keep Napa Community safe

NapaCovid has been selected for the 2022 Best of Napa Award in the Medical Clinic category.
Dr. Eric Grigsby, founder and CEO of Neurovations and Napa-based N3 Laboratories, supplied infrastructure for testing sites including a website, online and multilingual scheduling tools, and administration aid. He rapidly converted N3 Laboratories, a toxicology and genetic biomarker lab, to help handle and process COVID-19 tests.

“We knew time was crucial for Napa County. We were desperately in need of tests to keep our community safe. This included a population that was often underserved or uninsured.” said Dr. Grigsby.

Each year, the Napa Award Program identifies companies that achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the Napa community. These exceptional companies help make the Napa area a great place to live, work, and visit.

Many key partners played a role in the success of NapaCovid. Lydia Mondavi, CORE, Napa County Department of Public Health, and the Napa Valley Vintners all helped to get testing sites up and running at schools and even in the Vineyards.

“We went from testing 20 people to 2000 overnight. I am more than grateful for our partners, staff, and even family. Everyone pitched in. Many of our staff were working multiple shifts just to get results for patients,” said Vandrene Parris-Lawrence, Director of Laboratory Services for N3 Laboratories.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Napa Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Napa Award Program and data provided by third parties.

N3 Laboratories has continued to expand during the pandemic, offering monoclonal therapy, vaccines, and more.

“We hope to offer upcoming research projects that focus on long-term COVID symptoms in addition to our Alzheimer’s, and knee and back studies at Neurovations Research,” said Dr. Grigsby.
“It is always my goal to get new treatments to the patient as soon as it is safely possible,” he continued.

About Neurovations

Neurovations, a patient care and innovation company, was founded in 1992 by CEO Dr. Eric Grigsby. Today, Neurovations is a national leader in medical device and pharmaceutical innovation, clinical research, and a world-class education program focusing in pain and neuroscience. Dr. Grigsby is deeply connected to the healthcare community through our non-profit HealthRoots Foundation.

Our unwavering mission is to inspire hope and to contribute to the health and well-being of our patients and communities through integrated clinical practice, research, and education.

Dr. Eric Grigsby, CEO and Founder of Neurovations
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Dr. Johansson comes to us as a fellowship-trained and board-certified pain management specialist with nearly a decade of experience. She completed her fellowship training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where she then became the associate program director of the pain medicine fellowship and an assistant professor of military and emergency medicine. She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, was Pre-medicine at San Diego State University, and received her BSN from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Her breadth of experience comes from a full career of serving in the United States Navy where she was the recipient of multiple academic and military service awards including a Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, and numerous other individual, unit, and campaign awards. She has multiple published works and is the founding member of a military Pain Medicine Special Interest Group with the American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

In her free time, Dr. Johansson enjoys traveling, is newly married, loves dogs, and enjoys cooking and baking, as well as other creative pursuits. She has a particular interest in advanced procedural techniques for chronic pain relief and the effects of lifestyle on pain and healing. She looks forward to continuing our mission of providing our patients with the best care, every day.

Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA

CEO & Founder of Neurovations

Dr. Eric Grigsby enjoys a national reputation for excellence in the field of Pain Management. He has a background as a researcher, teacher and clinician and brings over 30 years of clinical experience to the Napa Pain Institute. Dr. Grigsby attended elementary and secondary school in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He formed an interest in Pain Management as a career while working at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

After graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1984, Dr. Grigsby trained in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at the Mayo Medical School until moving to California in 1989. The Dean of the University of California at Davis Medical Center then invited Dr. Grigsby to establish their first Pain Management Center, where he served as Medical Director until 1992. Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established his private Pain Management practice in Napa, California.

Today, he and his staff of over 50 professionals consult with patients throughout Northern California and the western United States.  More recently, Dr Grigsby completed his Masters in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He speaks nationally on topics such as non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, the safe use of medications for the treatment of pain, and the legal and regulatory issues relating to the proper treatment of patients with chronic illness.