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Pardee welcomes Drs. Clary and Ward

Pardee Hospital welcomes Gail Clary, M.D., and Robert Ward, M.D., to the Pardee Physician Practice Network on December 2. They will continue to take new patients and remain in their current location at 617 Sixth Avenue West, under the new name of Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee until December 26, 2013. Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee will relocate to 705-A Sixth Avenue West on December 27, 2013.

Gail Clary, M.D., is a board-certified pulmonologist with Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee. Dr. Clary received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed a residency and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients that span from asthma and other pulmonary disorders, to critical care and sleep disorders. Dr. Clary is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. She is also a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Christian Medical and Dental Society, North Carolina Thoracic Society, Henderson County Medical Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Robert Ward, M.D., is a board-certified pulmonologist with Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Ward enjoys building relationships with his patients, listening to their medical issues and partnering to find the best solution for them. Dr. Ward is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Medical Association of the State of North Carolina, American Lung Association; Western Carolina Branch and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Please speak with a primary care provider about how Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee can benefit patients. Patients may also contact Carolina Lung and Sleep directly at (828) 696-2570.

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Lunch and Learn: Understanding Depression in Individuals with Cancer

The community is invited to hear Dr. Donald Rosenstein present "Understanding Depression in Individuals with Cancer," a Lunch and Learn workshop, from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Pardee Hospital, located on 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville.

Donald Rosenstein, M.D., is a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the Director of the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, Director of the Division of Hospital Psychiatry and the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Training Director in the Department of Psychiatry. He is currently Director of the LiveSTRONG Center of Excellence for Cancer Survivorship at UNC. Dr. Rosenstein came to UNC in 2009 after an 18 year career at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) where he held several leadership positions including NIMH Clinical Director, Chief of the NIH Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service and Chair of both the Clinical Center Ethics Committee and the NIMH Institutional Review Board.

This free community event will be located in the Video Conference Room on the ground floor of Pardee Hospital. Directional signs will be posted at the main entrance as well as the parking garage. A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

For more information contact (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers the latest cancer treatment technology available today while focusing on a commitment to patient-centered care. This is done by providing compassionate care for all patients and their families. Their efforts are focused on research, providing quality care close to home, education and offering cancer screenings throughout the community. The mission of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is to support the National Cancer Institute's goal to ultimately eliminate suffering and death due to cancer in Henderson County and western North Carolina.

The UNC Cancer Network seeks to improve cancer care and support across the state of North Carolina through the integration of cancer support programs. These programs include telemedicine, patient navigation and clinical research. Our affiliation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee allows the community to receive world class cancer care right here in Henderson County.

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Pardee Hospital to Host Blood Drive

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Jamison Conference Room at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 N. Justice Street in Hendersonville.

In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. Request an appointment by calling (828) 696-4225 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donors will receive one movie ticket or one shirt.

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60 years of caring: The 50's

In honor of our 60th anniversary, we are taking a journey back in time. See what Pardee was up to in the 1950's. 

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60 Years of Caring


On November 15, 1953, Pardee Hospital officially opened to the public. From the start, Pardee was committed to providing the best and most modern medical care to the people of Henderson County. On opening day, 28 patients were transferred from Patton Hospital to Pardee with Dottie Keith being the first patient. The first baby born at the hospital was aptly named Margaret Pardee Vaughn. Within two years, Pardee had quickly set a standard for innovation and a commitment to quality. In 1954, Pardee was recognized as a Secondary Premature Infant Center. Within another year, Pardee opened the first poison control center in western North Carolina. Four years later a 30 bed addition was completed to answer the growing demand for quality health care. Pardee quickly grew to become a major health care provider in western North Carolina within its first six years of existence. 
Although growth of the facility and programs were important at Pardee, the team members, physicians and volunteers were even more instrumental to the success. As William Jamison, the first hospital administrator, said, “Equipment is an important factor in good health care, for the patients of Pardee hospital. But the equipment remains mere tools that need skilled hands of dedicated people who care about patients.” Sixty years later, this sentiment still rings true in our dedicated team members. Pardee continues to attract team members and physicians provide quality patient centered care to Henderson County.  


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