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Pardee Hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Pardee Hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2015 'Best Hospitals' rankings

Three procedures/conditions recognized as "high performing"


Pardee Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's 2015 'Best Hospitals' rankings, earning the No. 13 spot in North Carolina. The hospital was also named a Best Regional Hospital in the Mountains region. Additionally, three adult procedures/conditions were recognized as "high performing," including heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.

U.S. News & World Report's annual "American's Best Hospitals" issue reveals the results of nearly 5,000 hospital evaluations nationwide. This is the first year that Pardee has made the U.S. News & World Report list.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a top hospital in our state and region," says James. M. Kirby II, president and CEO of Pardee Hospital. "As a community hospital, we look forward to continuing our high standard of care for those in Henderson County and the surrounding areas."

"This recognition is a testament to the great work of our physicians and staff," says David Ellis, M.D., chief medical officer at Pardee Hospital. "It is through their dedication and service to our patients that this achievement is possible."

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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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