Pardee will host a community blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, May 10, from 12 – 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall.
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. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and two movie passes. Appointments are requested by calling the Pardee Health Education Center at (828) 692-4600.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for supporting the hospital.
Pardee Hospital will hold an open house to welcome the hospital's newest internal medicine physician, Jamie Anthony, M.D.
The event will be held Thursday, May 2, from 4 - 6 p.m. at Pardee Internal Medicine Associates, located at 709A North Justice Street. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Anthony is board-certified in internal medicine and received her doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her residency training at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., and most recently worked at Premier Internal Medicine, an outpatient practice in Brighton, Mich.
Dr. Anthony's approach to patient care combines up-to-date medical standards with careful listening. "I enjoy getting to know my patients well and learning about their health goals," she says. "Whether they are dealing with an acute or chronic health issue, my job as a physician is to guide my patients in the right direction using the latest, proven standards in care." As a new resident of Hendersonville, Dr. Anthony says she and her husband are enjoying the friendliness and beauty of the area. They recently welcomed a baby to their family.
Pardee Internal Medicine Associates is a group of carefully selected and trained individuals who work as a team to offer courteous, compassionate health care. All physicians at the practice have full admitting privileges at Pardee Hospital. Dr. Anthony is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 694-7630.
Pardee Hospital Foundation presented a check for $1 million to Pardee Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, at the Cedars of Hendersonville in honor and celebration of its 60 years of continued health care services to Henderson County and the surrounding areas.
When Pardee Hospital Foundation was established in 1996, Pardee Hospital invested $1 million to assist in their efforts to run a charitable foundation that could make a difference in the health care needs of the community.
"With this generous investment, we began to realize interest income, and we began to raise money with the help of so many people in this room," said Dr. Colin Thomas, founding member of Pardee Hospital Foundation. "I had no idea when we stared this conversation 18 years ago that we would have raised millions of dollars and services for thousands of people at Pardee Hospital. Thank you for your support and encouragement in those early years, and congratulations to the foundation to be where you are today."
The foundation and Pardee have worked in partnership over the past 18 years to raise money to pay for capital purchases, renovations and specials needs of the hospital. The foundation has given $20 million to Pardee for countless initiatives, construction and capital projects including:
$1.1 million in 1997 for nursing facility and hospice house$5.1 million for emergency department renovations $2.3 million for surgery expansion$600,000 for renovations for orthopedic center10,000 women who have benefitted from free mammograms through Women Helping Women
"The time is right for us to celebrate Pardee's 60th anniversary and return the initial $1 million they invested in us as we were getting started in the community," adds Ryan Harman, President of Pardee Hospital Foundation Board. "To our donors here tonight, we could not have done this without your help over the years – your gifts have helped us grow our portfolio and make significant contributions to Pardee Hospital. Your investment in us and your partnership with us has been a vital element in our success over the years and we are proud to make this donation back to the hospital leadership."
The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate was recently awarded to Pardee's Perspectives Diabetes Education Program. This speaks to the high-quality diabetes self-management education offered by this program as an essential diabetes treatment.
The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs apply for Recognition voluntarily and those that achieve Recognition status include a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management. Education Recognition status is verified by an official certificate from the ADA and awarded for four years.
"The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide and assures the consumer that he or she will likely receive high quality service," says Nina Lovern, BSN, RN-BC, CDE, Perspectives Diabetes Program Coordinator at Pardee.
According to the ADA, there are 29 million people in the United States who have diabetes. While an estimated 22 million were diagnosed in 2012, 7.0 million people are not aware that they have this disease. Each day approximately 5,205 people are diagnosed with diabetes. Many will first learn that they have diabetes when they are treated for one of its life-threatening complications – heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve disease and amputation. Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public. Founded in 1940, the Association has an area office in every state and conducts programs in communities nationwide. Visit www.diabetes.org to learn more about the American Diabetes Association.
Pardee's Perspectives Diabetes Education Program meets national standards for diabetes self-management education and offers group and individualized education and guidance by Certified Diabetes Educators. At Perspectives, patients discover the seven key behaviors that promote successful self-management: healthy eating, staying active, self-monitoring, taking medications, problem solving, reducing risks and healthy coping. For more information about Pardee or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.