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Pardee Hospital Nurses Receive Board Certification

[caption id="attachment_2177" align="alignleft" width="218" caption="Sarah Bentley, RN II, BSN, BC"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2178" align="alignleft" width="221" caption="Janice Farmer, RN III, OCN, BC"][/caption]

Sarah Bentley, RN II, BSN, BC, and Janice Farmer, RN III, OCN, BC have passed a rigorous national exam and are now board certified in Medical/Surgical Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Bentley received her bachelor’s degree in science and nursing at Gardner Webb University. While pursuing national certification, she attended a specialty course through the Oncology Nursing Society to be certified to administer chemotherapy. She also became a nursing preceptor through the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville. Farmer received her nursing education at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. She is now dual-certified in Oncology Nursing (OCN) and Medical Surgical Nursing (BC). Certified through the Oncology Nursing Society to administer chemotherapy, Farmer is a member of the Pardee Cancer Committee and the Nursing Professional Development Committee. “Sarah are Janice are delightful, caring and highly competent nurses,” said Sandy Weeks, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, director of medical and oncology nursing at Pardee Hospital. “They provide wonderful patient centered care to in-patients and out-patients on the medical/oncology unit at Pardee.” The ANCC provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence.  It is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization. ANCC certification exams validate nurses’ skills, knowledge, and abilities. More than a quarter million nurses have been certified by ANCC since 1990.

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Pardee’s laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Pardee Hospital’s laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. Laboratory director, Karla Ketwitz, was congratulated for the “excellence of the services being provided.” Pardee Hospital’s laboratory is one of the more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide. “Our continued commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patient’s is demonstrated by this result,” Ketwitz said. “I want to thank all the lab associates for all they do to make this distinction possible.” The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program. This stringent inspection program is designed to specifically ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory’s patients. The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

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Sign up today for the Blood Drive - Dec. 15

Pardee Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Jamison Conference Room. Contact Judy Bolster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 696-4225 to schedule an appointment. All donors are entered for the chance to win a pair of roundtrip tickets on Delta Airlines.

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Eliminating pain. For good.

Below is a mailer that was sent out last week.  If you have back pain or injuries, you will be interested in the spine and pain procedures that we offer here at Pardee.

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Pardee Foundation names 2011 board members and officers

The Pardee Hospital Foundation recently announced its new board members and officers for 2011. New members joining the Foundation Board for a multi-year term include: Stephanie Bailey, mortgage loan officer with RBC Bank; Greg Burnette, area executive with First Citizens Bank; Rich Cooke, realtor at Keller Williams and Laurel Park Mayor Pro-Tem; Kellie Kanipe, with Carland and Anderson; Sharon Koffman, community volunteer; and Ross Sloan, vice president with Carolina First Bank. “Our staff is looking forward to working with our Foundation Board of Directors for 2011,” said Debbie Patrick, director of development and donor relations for the Pardee Hospital Foundation.  “The incoming members all bring strong skill sets to our organization.” Officers for 2011 are Lynn Matykiewicz, president; Ryan Harman, vice president of development; Jane Swafford, vice president of board development; James Wert, secretary; and Michael Wollinger, treasurer. Departing from service on the Foundation Board at the end of 2010 are Todd Webb, Jack Davis, Bill Gold, Greg Gibson and Kris Hoce, CEO.

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