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Mix 96.5 - Health & Wellness Tip #3

Have you seen the Mix 96.5 Health & Wellness Series brought to you by Pardee Hospital?  Each week a health tip(s) will be shared. Check it out online, listen at work, while you’re driving, or sign up for At-Work Perks and have tips emailed directly to you. Don’t forget to check out the community calendar, too.  Click on the photo below to see the entire list of wellness tips from week one through three.

Posted in: Wellness

Know Your Heart Health Numbers program at Pardee Health Education Center

[caption id="attachment_2405" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Joel Tipton"][/caption] The American Heart Association recognizes February as Heart Month to increase awareness of heart health. Pardee is assisting this effort by offering a free program, Know Your Heart Health Numbers, which aims to demonstrate some of the most important measures of heart health.  This presentation is part of the ongoing Diabetes Support Group, but will also be open to the general public. The free program will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.  Joel Tipton, MA, RCEP, coordinator of Pardee’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program, will be leading the discussion.  Participants will learn about appropriate numbers for the health of their heart such as cholesterol (HDL, LDL and triglyceride) levels, blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index.  There will also be a discussion of the preventative steps that participants can take to reduce their chances of heart disease. Registration is not required. To learn more about Heart Month or the prevention of heart disease, visit www.heart.org

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New employee photos online

We have an employee photography contest every year at the hospital. We have just launched a new health and events calendar that includes these photos online. If you would like to see these great photos, click on the calendar link and then on the photo.

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Pardee to assist Gift of Life beneficiary from Haiti

Pardee Hospital is partnering with the Rotary Club of Hendersonville and the Four Seasons Rotary Clubs to provide critical medical care to a ten-year-old burn patient from Cayes, Haiti, through the Gift of Life program. The patient, Radalphta Moise, and her mother, Fredette, are staying in the area with host families. Pardee Hospital affiliated physician William L. Overstreet III, M.D., a plastic surgeon with Blue Ridge Plastic Surgery, will perform the necessary surgeries at Pardee Hospital. Pardee credentialed pediatricians will also serve the patient. Moise is expected to have her first surgery in February. The Gift of Life program seeks to provide children and young adults living in Third World countries with the medical treatment that is necessary, but most times not available in their home countries. The chosen program participants receive all-expenses-paid travel, accommodations and medical treatment. The children travel with a family member who accompanies them throughout their stay and treatment.  The Rotary Club of Hendersonville and the Four Seasons Rotary Clubs are sponsoring the patient and providing all travel and lodging expenses.

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Words of thanks - Pardee Home Care

Pardee Home Care recently received thank you notes from pleased patients who benefited from their services.  Since these patients took the time to thank the staff of Pardee Home Care, we would like to take time to share their words of thanks with the readers of our blog. "I have just completed several weeks of home based rehab therapy following a back operation that had some accompanying complications. As a result of my operation and follow-up needs, I was provided access to several weeks of a home therapist. The home therapist assigned to me was Tim Brooks. Tim did a superb job. He showed a sincere interest in me and his visits and therapy sessions were beneficial and always professionally done. As a result, I showed significant improvement both physically and in attitude. There was a time following my hospital stay when things looked bleak and I had the feeling that recovery would not be complete. Tim's positive attitude helped me overcome my initial fears and doubts and as a result I looked forward to his visits and had the feeling that each visit was a worthwhile experience. Tim is a true professional. He is pleasant, efficient, and competent and I want to acknowledge the benefits I received from his therapy sessions and his caring attitude." - W. Gordon "I'm more than happy to send compliments to Pardee Home Care for the services they provided me. I was in considerable pain the first weekend, I spent the first couple of nights attempting to sleep in a chair since I found no comfort or rest in a bed. Calling Home Care on Saturday and again about 2 a.m. on Sunday, I found Jeff to be a great listener, patient, kind and helpful, even calling me back Sunday morning about 9 a.m. to find out if some of his suggestions had been helpful. They had, and I consider him to be the closest to an angel that I'll ever meet. The nurses, Becky, Debbie and Amy showed great concern over complications with circulation problems in my lower leg. I told Jennifer I considered her my inspiration because her upbeat attitude was infectious and she always demanded the best I could offer. Luke was more than helpful and is a natural for the position he holds. May he be with Pardee Home Care for many years. Janie and Sandra made my life so much easier as they showed me that everything is possible if you keep stretching a bit more everyday to make it happen." - B. Corden Pardee Home Care offers a full range of in-home services provided by registered nurses, rehab specialists, social workers and home health aids. To find out more about the services offered at Pardee Home Care call  (828) 692-1846.

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