Pardee Hospital Foundation's 19th Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised nearly $85,000 to purchase vital medical equipment for Pardee Hospital.
A total of 148 golfers competed in this year's two 18-hole tournaments that help give back to our community's health care. This year's tournament proceeds will help the foundation purchase a new BK Medical Flex Focus 400 Urology Ultrasound unit with superb imaging capabilities to detect the early signs of prostate cancer in a less invasive process.
"Being surrounded by individuals and professionals that truly care so much about the well-being and health of the people in their community is why I am a part of and support the Pardee Hospital Foundation. It's truly a blessing to know that what you do today and the time you spend will be used to possibly save a life tomorrow, and that my friends is what it's all about," said Mark Staicar, co-chair of the 19th annual tournament of champions, Vendor Sales Manager for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company.
A total of 40 sponsors supported this year's Tournament of Champions. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville and SanStone Health and Rehabilitation served as Diamond Sponsors. MagMutual; Andy Oxy Co., Inc.; First Citizens Bank; Pardee Hospital; HealthCare Claims Management; Wells Fargo; Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, PA.;Carolina Village; Times-News; WTZQ, served as Gold Sponsors.
Since 1996, the Tournament of Champions has raised more than $1.9 million to expand Pardee Hospital, improve services and purchase equipment to strengthen patient care.
Do not let knee pain keep you from enjoying life! Edward G. Lilly III, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, will discuss the newest techniques used to treat arthritis in the knee. These techniques include partial knee replacements, new implants and custom knee replacements. Dr. Lilly will be available to answer your questions about knee pain and offer options to help get you moving again.
Wed., May 14, 1 – 2 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center.
Register by calling (828) 692-4600.
Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, May 9, from 12 - 4:30 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard.
In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. Request an appointment by calling (828) 692-4600.
In 2012, Pardee was the first Stroke Capable Hospital in Henderson County. Since then, Healthgrades™ has recognized Pardee as a five-star recipient for treatment of stroke for 3 years in a row (2012-2014).
A stroke can happen to anyone, but the good news is that stroke is one of the most preventable of all life-threatening health problems. By making simple changes in your lifestyle like staying active, eating healthy and not smoking, you can reduce your risk for a stroke. Through our association with the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative and the National Stroke Association, Pardee is able to provide timely, quality treatment to all stroke patients. Strokes can be debilitating, and we are also doing our part to decrease the long-term effects of stroke in our community through our speech, occupational and physical therapy services.
Learn the signs of a stroke here.
Stroke: Know the Warning Signs
Joel Callahan, M.D., a neurologist with Pardee Neurology Associates, will discuss risk factors of stroke. Topics will include recognizing the symptoms of stroke, Atrial Fibrillation and how it relates to stroke, and stroke prevention. A stroke risk assessment and pulse check will also be available.
Thu., May 22, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center.
RSVP by calling (828) 692-4600.
Pardee Hospital has been named as a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics.
The 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals rating highlights top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage's Hospital Strength INDEX™. The rating system measures hospitals across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.
"Having Pardee Hospital among the 2014 HealthStrong™ Hospitals, is a testament to the ability, passion and dedication to the men and women who work at this organization. We are committed to continual improvement of quality, safety and commitment in providing the best value in health care to the region," said Jay Kirby, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital.
"iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new health care environment by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making," said John R. Morrow, Executive Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics. "The Hospital Strength INDEX analysis reveals that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide."
More information can be found by visiting www.ivantagehealth.com and clicking on 2014 HealthStrongTM Hospitals.
iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company's unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new health care.