Pardee Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This recognition distinguishes Pardee Hospital as a top performing hospital in women's health. Pardee is one of only 178 hospitals recognized nationally for their outcomes for care provided to women for common conditions and procedures treated in the hospital.
"I am passionate about Women's Health. I feel fortunate to work at Pardee Hospital where quality care for patients is the top priority. Pardee has a remarkable team of health care providers who are both knowledgeable and compassionate. I feel honored to be a part of Pardee's team. This award is an affirmation of the truth that I see every day. Our hometown hospital is an exceptional place both to give care and to get care," Maridee Spearman, M.D., Pardee Center for Women's Health.
"Women tend to fare worse than men in the treatment of significant medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, so it is important for women to understand their risks and select a hospital accordingly," said Evan Marks, Executive Vice President, Healthgrades. "The Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality care for women."
Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save women's lives. Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10 percent from 2010 through 2012, Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award recipients as a group had a 55 percent lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21 percent lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures. If all hospitals nationwide performed at the level of the Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award hospitals:
22,737 women's lives could have potentially been saved 30,577 women could have potentially avoided in-hospital complications
To see the complete Healthgrades Women's Health Report 2014, including full methodology, please visit: www.healthgrades.com/quality.
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.
Lucy Butler, with Pardee Rehab & Wellness, will provide a mini-presentation of Sharp as a Tack, a program that focuses on "neuroplasticity" and brain fitness. As an individual begins to age, their brain may slow, but there are ways to remain cognitively fit. Everyone needs to work on making their "brain span" match their life span by taking care of and stimulating mental capacities. Also joining the presentation is Maureen Scullin with Lighten Up 4 Life, presenting information on foods that promote good brain health. A cooking demonstration will be provided.
The event will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center on Thursday, June 19, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register by calling 692-4600. Refreshments will be served.
Pardee's physical therapists and team members from Pharmacy and Pain Clinic will lead an insightful discussion about pain and various treatments to improve the quality of life of those suffering from chronic arthritis pain. Enjoy a complimentary chair massage by a licensed massage and bodywork therapist.
The event will be held on Thursday, June 19, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Register by calling (828) 692-4600.
Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, June 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.
Pardee Hospital Foundation will host A Black Tie Affair on Saturday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Community College Technical Center. The event will celebrate Pardee Hospital's dedication to serving the health care needs of Henderson County and western North Carolina. The entire community is invited to attend this black tie event and enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction and music. Funds raised from this event will benefit the Operating Room Integration Project at Pardee Hospital.
The foundation will present the eleventh annual 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 second annual 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.
This public event has individual tickets, along with young patron tickets, available for purchase. For information on tickets and sponsorships opportunities, contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666 or visit pardeehospitalfoundation.org.