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Pardee Hospital Names Ron McKeee as New Director of Imaging Services

Pardee Hospital is pleased to announce Ron McKee, has accepted the Director of Imaging Services position with Pardee effective immediately.

Mckee joins Pardee after working as the Manager of Imaging Services for Caromont Health in Gastonia, NC where he was responsible for imaging services in the hospital, four imaging centers, and a free standing emergency department. Prior to this, he was the VP of Clinical Operations at Insight Imaging in Charlotte, NC and served in numerous other roles in other organizations throughout his career.

McKee started in the Air Force and went on to become an EMT and ultimately an Ultrasound Technician. He has an Associate in Science degree and has also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging. He is currently enrolled in the Wingate University MBA program.

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Pardee Accepting Applications for Junior Volunteer Summer Program

Pardee Hospital is now accepting applications for the 2015 Junior Volunteer Summer Program. The Junior Volunteers provide an important service to the individuals they serve, and to the community as a whole.

The program’s primary goals are to teach the value of community service and to expose our Junior Volunteers to the healthcare field. Qualities that we are looking for in our Junior Volunteers include dependability, promptness, honesty and professionalism. Junior Volunteer responsibilities include but are not limited to escorting patients and visitors to their destinations, transporting patients and visitors in wheelchairs, working in the Garden Café, Orchard’s Café and assisting in various other departments.

In order to participate in the Junior Volunteer Summer Program, potential volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by April 1, 2015. The 2015 summer schedule runs from Wednesday, June 17 (Junior Volunteer orientation day) to Wednesday, August 12. Junior Volunteers are expected to work at least four hours per week (Monday through Friday) between 8:00am and 4:00pm. Junior Volunteers will not volunteer on weekends.

Completed applications and documents must be turned in by April 20. Orientation will be on June 17 or on June 19, and attendance to this session is mandatory. Program applicants must complete a Pardee Hospital Junior Volunteer Program Application, Junior Volunteer Health Form, Junior Volunteer Reference Form and a Junior Volunteer Questionnaire and Pledge Form.

Visit the “About Us” section of www.pardeehosptial.org and click on “Volunteer Opportunities” to find the Junior Volunteer Summer Program application form. For more information about the Junior Volunteer Summer Program, please contact Karla Reese at (828) 696-4240.

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. The hospital has several locations separate from the main campus and a comprehensive physician practice network. For more information or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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Pardee Perspecitives Offers Nutrition Counseling

Perspectives Diabetes
Self-Management Education Program is now offering nutrition counseling services for people who do not have
a diagnosis of diabetes. Participants receive one-on-one, individualized counseling with a Registered Dietitian.

Nutrition counseling may benefit people dealing with:
Pre-diabetes
Acid reflux/GERD, and other digestive issues
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Kidney stones
Weight management
Other nutrition-related concerns and questions

A referral from your physician is not required to participate.
$40 per session (approximately 1 ¼ hour)
$60 per session for pre-diabetes counseling (approximately 1 ¾ hours, includes a visit with our Certified Diabetes Educator)

Your insurance will not be billed for this service – it is an out-of-pocket charge.
We accept cash, check or credit card.

Make your appointment today by calling (828) 698-4533, ext. 13.

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Day of Dance: Dance Through the Decades

The Pardee Spirit of Women program will host the second annual Day of Dance: Dance Through the Decades on Saturday, Mar. 7, from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall.

The Pardee Signature Care Center will be transformed into a decade-inspired dancing frenzy. Participants are encouraged to dress and dance to their favorite decade ranging from the 1960’s to the 90’s. Attendees can speak with various health professionals from Pardee Hospital and area health organizations about their controllablerisk factors, speak with specialty physicians and beentered to win a FitBit™ and a membership to the YMCA of WNC.

Register by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600 or online at pardeespirit.org. Refreshments will be available at the event. Those that pre-register are entered to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Pardee is proud to be a Spirit of Women hospital – a network of hospitals and health care systems across the nation that inspire healthy lifestyle choices for women and their families. Pardee’s Spirit of Women seminars, screenings and events will empower women to address and improve the health issues that affect them each day. Visit pardeespirit.org for more information.

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UNC Telemedicine: Living with the Fear of Recurrence

Pardee Presents: UNC Health Care Telemedicine Lunch and Learn:

Living with the Fear of Recurrence

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Living with the Fear of Recurrence,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will empower cancer survivors to cope with common fears associated with cancer recurrence.

Presenter, Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN, has worked in Gynecologic Oncology for over 25 years at Stanford, Duke and now at UNC as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Filip is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and served as the first Nurse appointed to their 2012 Program Committee.

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 or to register, please call (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on February 24.

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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