Pardee Women and Children’s Center has announced free childbirth classes for July, to help prepare for the birth, breast feeding, infant care and infant CPR.
Labor and Birth Class will prepare expectant parents for the challenges of birth including the labor and delivery process, relaxation and breathing techniques, positioning and comfort measures. A tour of the Pardee Women & Children’s Center is included. The class will be held July 2, in the Orientation Classroom at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Infant Care Class covers the basics of infant care including newborn characteristics, feeding, bathing, cord care, diapering and swaddling. The class will be held July 9, in the Orientation Classroom at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Art of Breastfeeding class is led by an internationally board certified lactation consultant and covers the basics of breastfeeding. The class will be held July 16, in the Video Conference Room at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Infant CPR class is teaches the procedure adults should follow when providing CPR to an infant. The class will be held July 30, in the Orientation Classroom at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
All classes are free and are held at Pardee Hospital. Register for our classes by calling 1-828-696-4230. A minimum of two participants must be registered and present for a class to be held. Favor de llamar al siguiente numero para registrarse para ambas clases: 1-828-694-7714.
Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, June 10, 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 is pleased to announce that the Hendersonville Emergency Consultants Group, who provides physicians and midlevel providers for Pardee’s Emergency Department, will be directly employed by Pardee, beginning June 1, under the name Pardee Emergency Physicians. The same physicians will continue their work without interruption, and the transition should be virtually seamless to both the medical staff and Pardee team members. Drs. McCarty and Novak will be the medical directors for the service, with both an administrative and a clinical role.
For additional information on this transition, please contact Jaspreet Kaur, Hospital-Based Physicians Manager at 828-696-1195.
Pardee Hospital CEO, James M. Kirby II, has announced the appointment of David Ellis, MD, FACOG to the position of Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Ellis has served as interim CMO since November 2014.
“We are thrilled to announce Dr. Ellis as the permanent CMO for Pardee Hospital,” said Kirby. “Dr. Ellis is a highly regarded physician who understands all aspects and challenges of health care today. He is a strong asset to our administrative team.”
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ellis has operational oversight of multiple departments. Some of his duties include coordination of the medical staff activities of the hospital, championing clinical pathways, and ensuring that the viewpoints of all physicians are presented and considered as a part of hospital strategic decisions. "Dr. Ellis will bring a level of experience and leadership to Pardee that will benefit our physicians, staff, and above all, our patients," said Dr. Steven Lackey, Pardee Hospital Chief of Staff.
Born and raised in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Ellis graduated first from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, with degrees in English and Economics. He studied medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He and his family moved to Hendersonville in 1987, where he was a partner with Hendersonville OB/GYN before founding his own practice in 1998. He has held several positions with Pardee Hospital, including medical chief of staff, chairman of the medical Executive Committee, and sat on the Board of Trustees, among others. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) and continues to treat patients at his office on Oakland Street in Hendersonville. “I view this move from interim to permanent as validation of the work that I’ve already done here at Pardee, as well as the work I hope to do with our hospital staff and team of physicians,” said Dr. Ellis. “I look forward to utilizing my experience to help strengthen Pardee’s mission of providing advanced, compassionate care to all of our patients.”
As a continuation of joint community service, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Pardee Hospital and HopeRx are teaming together once again to host a Pill Drop to help the fight against prescription drug abuse. We will be collecting all unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication with the exception of chemotherapy medications and needles.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Pardee Medical Office Building Parking lot on Wednesday, May 20.