It was another grand opportunity to visit Pardee through Pardee Hospital Foundation's Making Rounds Tour where eight members of our community recently toured the hospital, starting first thing in the operating room.
Drs. Das and Mackel were generous in their time to share with our guests the orthopedic surgeries they were performing. Joe and Eileen from the day surgery crew also provided excellent information on processes in the surgical suites, the equipment the Foundation helped purchase, and data on Pardee's low infection rates. Our guests also visited the new Comprehensive Wound Center to see the new hyperbaric chambers. Paul explained how oxygen therapy works and the types of patients who can benefit.
"I really liked observing surgery and the willingness of the staff to impart information to us," said Ann N., one of the participants.
If you would like to participate in an upcoming Making Rounds tour, please contact the Foundation office at (828) 696-4666.
Jessica Melore, an internationally known motivational speaker, was the guest speaker at the Women Helping Women Luncheon last Friday at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock. To see the whole story you can go to www.blueridgenow.com.
The Women Helping Women fund was established in 1998 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to uninsured women for health screenings, treatments and services at Pardee Hospital. The fund provides support in the following women's health areas:
To find out if you or someone you care about qualifies to receive financial assistance through the Women Helping Women fund, please call Pardee Hospital Patient Financial Services at (828) 698-7306 to schedule an appointment. Patients must be uninsured and ineligible for Medicaid or Medicare, among other income and asset criteria. All inquires are treated in strict confidence.
A meet the speaker dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Kenmure Country Club where attendees can meet this year's Women Helping Women featured speaker, Jessica Melore. Melore suffered a massive heart attack at age 16 that led to multiple health complications including a heart transplant. She is now an advocate for organ donation, heart disease, cancer, and disability awareness.
"Now that I'm 29, I can say that the adversity I've been through over the past 12 years has enriched my life in so many ways. My message to your community will be 'don't let any obstacle stand in your way'," said Melore.
Melore has won several awards including the YMCA's "Woman of Inspiration" and the New Jersey Transplant Association "Triangle Award" for "using the 'gift of life' to make a dramatic impact in and out of the transplant community". Tickets for the meet the speaker dinner may be purchased for $100.
The Women Helping Women Luncheon will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Kenmure Country Club. The luncheon will include Jessica Melore as the featured speaker and the 2011 Women of Hope will be revealed. A diamond pendant, donated by Shelley's Jewelry of Hendersonville and Hearts on Fire® will be offered. Tickets may be purchased for $25 at the dinner as well as the luncheon. The pendant will be on display at Shelley's Jewelry of Hendersonville prior to the events. Tickets for the Women Helping Women
Luncheon may be purchased for $125.
To purchase tickets for the meet the speaker dinner or the Women Helping Women Luncheon, or if you would like more information, please call the Pardee Hospital Foundation at 696-4666.
Pardee Hospital Foundation held a re-dedication ceremony for the Orthopedic Center of Excellence on June 9. This comes after a renovation of the center that began in February of 2010. The re-dedication is a testament to Pardee's dedication to the orthopedics program as it continues to grow and remains an important service for Henderson County and surrounding communities.
The re-dedication ceremony included speakers; Pardee Interim CEO, Jerry Maier, Edward G. Lily, III, M.D., and Amal Das, M.D. discussing the growth, renovation and future of the center. Pardee Hospital Foundation committed to fully fund the renovation. Pardee Hospital Auxiliary was recognized as the lead donor in this $700,000 project. Other special gifts were provided by First Citizens, TD Bank, Hendersonville Orthopedics Associates, Chester Phillips, James H. Cummings Foundation and the Cannon Foundation.
Pardee Hospital Foundation is celebrating 15 years of service to our community and Pardee Hospital this year. The foundation has raised over $25 million for Pardee.
You can see a special article in the Times-News online at www.blueridgenow.com by clicking here.
"...Over the years, the foundation has raised funds to renovate the Emergency Department, Breast Center, orthopedics program and Pardee Care Center, expand the surgical facilities, improve the radiation oncology center and upgrade birthing and patient rooms, among others..."