The Pardee Hospital Signature Care Center will host a free Live Empowered presentation called The Heart Truth on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30pm at the Signature Care Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. The focus of the presentation will be on women and heart disease and will feature speakers Connie Webb, RN, Pardee ICU and Michael Ramsey, RN, Pardee Hospital Cardiovascular Program Coordinator. Attendees will learn about risks and ways to protect their heart. Light refreshments will be served. To register for this free presentation, please call the Pardee Signature Care Center at 828.692.4600.
In light of the impending weather event expected for our region, Pardee Hospital would like to make patients and community members aware of the following closings for Friday, Jan. 22.
All Pardee Family Medicine offices, including Dr. Walker, Dr. Moffitt, Dr. Merrell, Mills River Family Health Center, Etowah Family Practice, and Pardee Fletcher Medical Associates will be closed Friday, Jan. 22.
In addition, the following specialty practices and services will be closed:
The Lab draw station in the main lobby will open at 8am and close by noon. Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedic clinics at Pardee, both in Waynesville and at the Mission Pardee Health Campus in Arden will be opening at 10am on Friday, Jan. 22. Please check with Pardee Outpatient Rehabilitaiton at Turtle Creek for hours; they will make a decision Friday morning.
If you or someone you know requires medical attention Friday, Jan 22, or over the weekend, the Emergency Department at Pardee will remain open and the Urgent Care in both Hendersonville and Fletcher will be open from 10am - 5pm on Friday, Jan 22, with pending hours for Saturday.
Please check back here for an update on Urgent Care hours for the weekend.
Pardee Hospital to Offer 3D Mammography Exams
Low dose 3D mammography exams are clinically proven to increase invasive cancer detection and reduce recall rates. Appointments are currently being scheduled.
(Hendersonville, N.C.) Pardee Hospital is pleased to offer the latest in breast cancer screening advances with 3D mammography exams. 3D mammography exams are clinically proven to detect 41% more invasive breast cancers and reduce false positives by up to 40%, decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing or biopsies. Appointments are currently being scheduled and can be made by calling 828.698.7979.
“We are extremely proud to bring this new technology to our community,” said Ron Mckee, Director of Radiology and Cardiology at Pardee Hospital. “This allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape, and location of abnormalities leading to better detection and greater peace of mind for our patients.”
The 3D mammography exam allows doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below. “A great comparison would be to imagine if you were examining a book. With traditional 2D mammography, we would only be able to look at the front, sides, and back cover of the book, but with new 3D mammography, we are able to see every page in the book and every word on the page,” said Teresa Frady, Pardee Hospital Mammography Coordinator.
A 3D mammography exam is very similar to having a traditional mammogram. There’s no additional compression required with the exam, and it only takes a few seconds. The exams also deliver a very low dose of radiation, roughly equal to that of traditional mammography, well within FDA guidelines.
Appointments are currently being scheduled and most major insurance policies cover the exam. However, Pardee will cover any fees that insurance companies do not insure during the first year the machine is out. For more information, go online to pardeehospital.org. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 828.698.7979.
Over the past few months, and as part of a larger endeavor to strategically plan for and accommodate patient growth and delivery of health care in Henderson County, Pardee Hospital has been exploring opportunities in the Mills River area of Henderson County. Most recently, Pardee closed on 20 acres in Mills River, directly across from the Ingles located at the corner of N. Mills River Road and Boylston Highway.
“We see this as a positive move for Pardee and one that makes sense in reaching people in Etowah, Mills River, and Fletcher, as well as areas immediately adjacent to the county,” said James M. Kirby, II, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital. “This is part of a measured, strategic approach to planning for the health care needs of our community. We have worked with business and industry, listened to our patients, and heard from residents within our county that access to high quality health care in that area of the county is a growing concern.”
Before Pardee closed on the property, the seller rezoned the property from Neighborhood Commercial to General Business. Kirby noted that the hospital plans to take their time in finalizing plans for the property, remaining flexible in determining exact needs and planning accordingly, while also working within the zoning requirements.
Pardee Hospital announced today that it is expanding its orthopedics service line with the addition of Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. The practice will become a department of Pardee Hospital effective Jan. 1, 2016. This addition will expand Pardee's nationally recognized orthopedics program, which recently received "high performing" ratings in hip replacement and knee replacement from U.S. News & World Report.
"Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics is an excellent addition to our robust group of providers and surgeons working with Pardee," said James M. Kirby, II, CEO of Pardee Hospital. "With the addition of the Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics team, we look forward to providing high quality orthopedic care to even more people in Western North Carolina. We are thrilled to have them join the Pardee family."
As a department of Pardee, Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics will provide comprehensive sports medicine and orthopedic care for the athletes, students and families in Western North Carolina. The practice is comprised of a team of medical professionals specializing in the treatment and care of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. The physicians practicing in the Pardee clinics will include Keith M. Maxwell, M.D., Gregory S. Motley, M.D., Andrew Rudins, M.D., Richard B. Jones, M.D., R. Christian Estes, M.D., James Phelps, M.D., M.P.T., Andrew Kersten, M.D., and Amal K. Das, Jr., M.D.
This new Pardee practice will treat patients at five locations, including two locations in Asheville: Turtle Creek and Mission Pardee Health Campus (MPHC); two locations in Hendersonville: Asheville Highway and Four Seasons Boulevard (adjacent to Pardee Urgent Care); and Waynesville. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 274-4555 or visit www.pardeehospital.org.