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Lunch and Learn: “Taking Your Medicine: Challenges and Solutions”

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Taking Your Medicine: Challenges and Solutions,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will discuss coping methods to deal with common fears associated with the return of cancer after treatment.

Presenter, Michelle Gardiner, PharmD, BCOP, has been a Pharmacist for the past 8 years and currently works in the Adult Outpatient Infusion Department at UNC Hospitals. She serves on the Chemotherapy Policy Advisory Group at UNC and is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the North Carolina Oncology Pharmacists Association.
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 July 28.

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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It's All in Your Head- Migraine Discussion


The Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall will host the free Spirit of Women presentation on Migraines entitled “It’s All in Your Head” on Tuesday, July 14, from 6-7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Joel Callahan Jr., M.D., who is fellowship-trained in Neuro-Muscular Disease and board certified in Neurology from Pardee Neurology Associates in Hendersonville. Dr. Callahan will discuss what causes migraines, common triggers and when to determine if you need to see a neurologist. 

It is estimated that approximately 12 percent of Americans, about 30 million people, suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines are a neurological disorder in which a person suffers recurrent moderate to severe headaches that worsen during routine physical activity and can last from four hours to three of more days when left untreated. Though anyone can suffer from migraines, they are most common between the ages of 30 and 60, and women are three times as likely to get them as men.

This Spirit of Womenpresentation is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about migraines. Please register online at pardeesignaturecare.org or by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600.

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“Shoulder Pain: Don’t Shrug It Off”

The Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall will host the free presentation “Shoulder Pain: Don’t Shrug It Off” on Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. - 12p.m. Guest speaker will be Suzanne Hall, M.D., a fellowship trained shoulder specialist and board certified orthopedic surgeon at Appalachian Orthopedics in Hendersonville, NC. Dr. Hall will discuss common causes of shoulder pain, signs of trouble, the latest treatment options, and how to keep your shoulders healthy. This presentation is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the care of their shoulders. 

Please register online at pardeesignaturecare.org or by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600.

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Medicare Choices Made Easy - July

Pardee Hospital’s Signature Care Center is hosting a free informative class titled “Medicare Choices Made Easy” on Thursday, July 23 from 3 – 5 pm at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Sponsored by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) of Henderson County and the Buncombe County Council on Aging, this program explains the sections of Medicare, when to sign up, how to avoid penalties and how to make the most cost-effective choices. People new to Medicare, care givers and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance are encouraged to attend.To register, please call (828) 692-4600 or go to coabc.org/events.

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Pardee Foundation Announces Physician and Philanthropist of the Year

Pardee Hospital Foundation Announces Physician and Philanthropist of the Year at Annual

Pardee Hospital Foundation raises over $100,000 at annual gala and donor recognition event on Friday, June 19.


Pardee Hospital Foundation has named Dr. Stuart Glassman as Pardee Hospital’s Physician of the Year and Mary Ball Jackson of Hendersonville as Philanthropist of the Year. The two recipients were honored at the Foundation’s annual gala and donor recognition event that was held at Blue Ridge Community College on Friday, June 19. The event for Pardee Hospital drew over 385 attendees and rose over $100,000 in funds that will benefit Pardee Hospital’s Operating Room Integration Project.

Each year, the Foundation hosts the gala to inspire community support for Pardee Hospital, through education of the Hospital’s latest achievements and recognition of physicians and philanthropists that have made a difference in the lives of many in the community. Both Dr. Glassman and Ms. Jackson were chosen as award recipients by an appointed committee, selected from nominations made by patients, community members, Pardee staff, and fellow physicians and philanthropists.

Dr. Glassman is a very engaged member of the Pardee Hospital staff and has had a thriving general and peripheral vascular surgery practice in Hendersonville for nearly 30 years. He has a passion for the arts, which is what connected him to his wife Barbara, and lead him to his “alternative” career – a professional ceramic artist. Dr. Glassman’s dedication to his patients and his intent to always push Pardee Hospital towards excellence is why he stood out as a top candidate for the award of Physician of the Year. His acceptance speech at the Gala was one full of praise and accolades for Pardee, further reinforcing his dedication to not only his profession, but to the hospital as well.

“Both Dr. Glassman and Ms. Jackson embody a spirit of caring and professionalism,” said Kimerly Hinkelman, Executive Director of the Pardee Hospital Foundation. “We are honored that they have chosen to share their gifts and talents with us at Pardee Hospital.”

Philanthropist of the Year award recipient, Mary Ball Jackson, retired to Hendersonville with her husband over 20 years ago. Since she has been here, she has donated her time and her talent to the Pardee Hospital Auxiliary, working in the Garden Café, and serving on the Pardee Hospital Board both as a member as well as President. Ms. Jackson has also served on the Pardee Hospital Foundation Board and helped establish the Generations of Excellence Committee. She has also given her time to her church and to the Garden Club over the years.

The funds raised from this year’s event will benefit the Operation Room Integration Project, aimed to simplify the surgery suite, one of the most complex environments in the hospital. The integration will allow doctors and nurses to focus less on manipulating cumbersome machines and focus more on patient care. Improved technology will complement the surgeons’ skills and allow the entire surgical team to work more safely and efficiently.

The “Under the Stars” theme for the event was pulled together with a significant donation of time and materials from local businesses, Gala Committee members, and Pardee Hospital Foundation staff. Gala Committee Chairs Lisa Hamlin, William F. Gold, Deanna Ellis, and Kandi Hendricks along with the following businesses helped make the event possible: AAA Vacations, Common Saints, Corner Kitchen, Flowers by Larry, Lindsay Cromartie, Empire Distributing, Jaguar Land Rover Asheville, Diamond Rush Jewelers, Pat Lance with Spintastic Sounds, U-Rent-A- Plant, and Shelley’s Jewelry. “We are very grateful for the support we received from our volunteers, sponsors, and donors,” said Hinkelman. “Their support has an incredible impact not only on helping us advance our technology, but on the communities we serve. It is because of them that we can assure our patients and their families receive the best health care experience possible.”

The evening concluded with dinner, dancing, and the announcement of the big raffle winner. Reverend David Hinkelman won the all-inclusive Alaskan Cruise trip for two.

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