Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, May 9, from 12 - 4:30 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard.
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) 692-4600.
In 2012, Pardee was the first Stroke Capable Hospital in Henderson County. Since then, Healthgrades™ has recognized Pardee as a five-star recipient for treatment of stroke for 3 years in a row (2012-2014).
A stroke can happen to anyone, but the good news is that stroke is one of the most preventable of all life-threatening health problems. By making simple changes in your lifestyle like staying active, eating healthy and not smoking, you can reduce your risk for a stroke. Through our association with the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative and the National Stroke Association, Pardee is able to provide timely, quality treatment to all stroke patients. Strokes can be debilitating, and we are also doing our part to decrease the long-term effects of stroke in our community through our speech, occupational and physical therapy services.
Learn the signs of a stroke here.
Stroke: Know the Warning Signs
Joel Callahan, M.D., a neurologist with Pardee Neurology Associates, will discuss risk factors of stroke. Topics will include recognizing the symptoms of stroke, Atrial Fibrillation and how it relates to stroke, and stroke prevention. A stroke risk assessment and pulse check will also be available.
Thu., May 22, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center.
RSVP by calling (828) 692-4600.
Pardee Hospital has been named as a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics.
The 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals rating highlights top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage's Hospital Strength INDEX™. The rating system measures hospitals across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.
"Having Pardee Hospital among the 2014 HealthStrong™ Hospitals, is a testament to the ability, passion and dedication to the men and women who work at this organization. We are committed to continual improvement of quality, safety and commitment in providing the best value in health care to the region," said Jay Kirby, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital.
"iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new health care environment by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making," said John R. Morrow, Executive Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics. "The Hospital Strength INDEX analysis reveals that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide."
More information can be found by visiting www.ivantagehealth.com and clicking on 2014 HealthStrongTM Hospitals.
iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company's unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new health care.
Pardee Physical Therapist, Duane Young, MSPT, will discuss topics including the anatomy of the knee as well as common issues related to strains,sprains and weakness. Arthritis and joint-specific exercises, therapeutic and surgical remedies including knee replacements, and Pardee’s prehabilitation program will also be covered.
Thu. May 1, 12 – 1 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.
Robert Laborde, M.D., and Stephen Capps, M.D., M.P.H.,from Laborde Eye Group, will discuss topics related to cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and other retinal diseases. Drs. Laborde and Capps will provide information on the latest treatments and will be available for questions and answers.
Tue., Apr. 29, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.