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13th Annual Women Helping Women Events

Pardee Hospital Foundation hosted its 13th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon on October 22 at Kenmure Country Club.  Guests were there to unite for one cause – to help women in our community with their healthcare needs.  Attendees came together to celebrate survivorship and to see how their collaborative gifts touch so many lives. The previous evening, on October 21, guests enjoyed the beautiful garden setting at Mélange Inn for the Meet the Speaker Dinner. Over $1.4 million has been raised since 1998 and has made a direct impact on Pardee Hospital by providing much needed equipment, facilities and services for women. The Women Helping Women program provides financial assistance to uninsured women with their healthcare needs at Pardee Hospital in regards to breast and other cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, and other critical women’s health needs. These funds have touched the lives of over 900 women in need in our community. Thank you to the 80 sponsors and numerous supporters of our 2010 Women Helping Women events. Because of your generosity nearly $125,000 was raised to perpetuate the Women Helping Women program that makes a difference in the lives of women in need in Henderson County. Photos from the luncheon at Kenmure Country Club are below. Stay tuned for more photos to come from the dinner at Mélange Inn. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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Timing is everything

The RACE Program saves Saluda resident, Dave LaFave, who died 18 times at Pardee Hospital after a massive heart attack.

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Thank you to all who came out to Hike to Health

Pardee Hospital hosted our second Hike to Health, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Chimney Rock.  Hikers of all ages (including some furry friends!) came out to enjoy the crisp fall weather and beautiful scenery along the trails at Chimney Rock.  We couldn't have asked for a better day for hiking, or a greater turnout for the event.  Participants received a long sleeve Hike to Health T-shirt, giveaways, healthy refreshments and free admission into Chimney Rock.  Stay tuned next spring for details about upcoming hospital community outdoor events.  Pardee Hospital promotes healthy and active lifestyles.  We hope to see you at our next Hike to Health. We would like to extend a special thank you to our Hike to Health sponsors, volunteers and the staff of Chimney Rock for helping to make this event possible. Sponsors for this hike included: Chimney Rock Aquafina REI Hendersonville Community Co-Op Lighten Up 4 Life [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

Posted in: Wellness

Pardee’s bear goes for $1,400 in auction

This past Saturday Downtown Hendersonville Inc. held their 2010 Bearfootin’ auction. Pardee Hospital’s bear – the Many Paths to Wellness sold for $1,400 to Dan and Susan Stone of Palm Beach, Fla. The bear will reside at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center for the next six months. Many thanks to the artists Constance Vlahoulis and Barbara Hipwell for creating a whimsical outdoor wellness inspired bear! Click here for the Times-News article on the recent auction. -CJP

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Local orthopedic surgeon to discuss minimally invasive spine surgery

John Hicks, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, will present “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery” at the Pardee Health Education Center on Thu., Nov. 4, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.  Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some time in their lives.  Hicks will discuss the latest innovations in spine surgery that allow for less pain and a shorter recovery.  Time for questions and answers will be included in the presentation.  Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).  Hicks received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, S.C., and completed a combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.  Hicks specializes in spinal disorders and surgery as well as general orthopedic surgery.  He serves on the medical staff at Pardee Hospital. -CJP

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