Pardee Hospital has received an A Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit group dedicated to improving safety, quality and affordability of health care. Pardee was the only hospital within Henderson County to receive an A rating. This top grade reflects Pardee’s commitment to quality and safety.
The Leapfrog Group uses a wide range of publicly available data to assign grades to US hospitals based on their overall ability to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical errors. It is the only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves as well as their families.
“This ranking is a testament to the continued improvement of quality, safety, and commitment to compassionate care at Pardee Hospital,” said Jay Kirby, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital.
“Pardee Hospital consistently has been recognized by numerous organizations for its outstanding clinical quality and patient safety. The LeapFrog Hospital Safety Score is an independent composite safety rating developed by a panel of national patient safety experts. The intent is to provide health care professionals and health care consumers with a standardized method for comparing safety performance among various general acute care hospitals. Less than one-third of the over 2,600 hospitals in the United States receive an A rated safety score. Pardee Hospital is pleased to receive this highest recognition by the LeapFrog Group as an affirmation of the hospital’s commitment to health care excellence,” Robert Kiskaddon, M.D., FACEP, Chief Medical Officer, Vice President Medical Affairs, Pardee Hospital.
To see how Pardee's score compares nationally and locally, visit Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
Leapfrog is run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The group works to improve the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. Calculated under the guidance of the group’s eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score. The panel includes: John Birkmeyer (University of Michigan), Ashish Jha (Harvard University), Arnold Millstein (Stanford University), Peter Pronovost (Johns Hopkins University), Patrick Romano (University of California, Davis), Sara Singer (Harvard University), Tim Vogus (Vanderbilt University), and Robert Wachter (University of California, San Francisco).
On May 21, 2013 WLOS completed a feature story on the Gift of Life recipient Princess, and her mother Dina. In 2011 Princess was involved in a house fire where she received third degree burns on a majority of her body, leaving her with scar tissue limiting the use of her hands and significantly altering her appearance.
Rotary International, Philippine Airlines, Mercy Medical Airlift and Pardee Hospital worked together to bring Princess to Hendersonville, in order to undergo a series of surgeries to help improve her quality of life. Princess and her mother will remain in Hendersonville until the middle of August in order to undergo the treatments, follow-up care and physical therapy.
Please take the time to watch this fantastic story, which serves as a reminder of the fantastic charity care efforts of Pardee Hospital.
Pardee Hospital Foundation's 18th Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised more than $100,000 to purchase vital medical equipment for Pardee Hospital.
More than 160 golfers competed in this year's event featuring 9-hole and 18-hole tournaments that help give back to our community's health care. This year's tournament proceeds helped the foundation purchase an angiography imagery device used in orthopedic, vascular and general surgeries. This device will be used for diagnosing and removing blood clots, placing vascular stents and during bypass surgeries.
"As a member of Pardee Hospital Foundation board of directors, I am proud of the continued generous support of Pardee Hospital and by those who recognize their community hospital's outstanding service and quality. They trust their lives and those of their families to a dedicated, award-winning team of nurses, physicians and staff," said Lynn Matykiewicz , co-chair of this year's tournament and past president of the Pardee Hospital Foundation board of directors.
A total of 41 sponsors supported this year's Tournament of Champions. UNC Health Care System and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville served as Diamond Sponsors. Ameri-Quipt of NC, Inc.; Andy Oxy Co., Inc.; HealthCare Claims Management; Hendersonville Health & Rehab/Beystone Health & Rehab, a Sanstone Community; KBR Building Group; Pardee Hospital; ParsecFinancial Management, Inc.; Times-News; Wells Fargo; and Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, PA., served as Gold Sponsors.
Since 1996, the Tournament of Champions has raised more than $1.9 million to expand Pardee Hospital, improve services and purchase equipment to strengthen patient care.
Want a little exercise before the Rhythm and Brews event this Wednesday? Check out the Pardee Hospital Main Street Mile Run brought to you by Foot RX Running - Asheville! The Pardee Hospital Main Street Mile is a fun noncompetitive race designed for the entire family. The race will begin at 5:15pm with an entry fee of $10 or compete in the entire 4 race series for only $30.
Historic Downtown Hendersonville is excited to announce our plans for a new music series in downtown for the summer of 2013. Scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of May, June, July and August the event is an exciting addition to the variety of music and entertainment that is offered for the community in downtown. A free event, the concert series brings an exciting line-up of bands to the district. The venue for the series is the Azalea Lot in Historic Downtown Hendersonville, which sits adjacent to King Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues in downtown. With shows scheduled for May 16th, June 20th, July 18th and August 15th we hope to have downtown grooving throughout the summer. There will also be a variety of on-site vendors and activities for the whole family.
Register here http://wncracing.com/msmmain.html. Show your race bib for a free wristband at the concert (must be 21 or over).
Pardee Hospital Foundation will hold its Diamond Jubilee Gala on Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College Technical Center. The Diamond Jubilee Gala will be held in honor of Pardee Hospital's 60 years of dedicated health care services to the community.
The Diamond Jubilee Gala will include a silent auction, dinner and live music. The foundation will present the tenth Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year Award to a member of the community who has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee Hospital, to Pardee Hospital Foundation and for the improvement of the community's health care. The foundation will also present the first Physician of the Year Award. This award will be given to a Pardee physician whose career has been defined by medical excellence, dedication to compassionate patient care and a commitment to improving the lives of people throughout the community. To nominate a physician, contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666.
The Diamond Jubilee Gala is open to the public. For information on tickets, sponsorships and details, contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666 or visit pardeehospitalfoundation.org.