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Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy

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David Gerrer, physical therapist, COMT, with Pardee Hospital, will present Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy at the Pardee Health Education Center on Monday, Nov. 15, from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.

This free presentation will give a physical therapist’s perspective on basic review of spinal anatomy, normal and pathological conditions and how physical therapy addresses various conditions.  Gerrer will discuss the benefits of physical therapy intervention and recommendations for physician referral for those seeking advice on diagnosing their condition and/or seeking referral to a physical therapist.

Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

Posted in: Wellness

Pardee CEO announces resignation

The Board of Directors of the Henderson County Hospital Corporation has announced it has received a letter of resignation from Kris Hoce, President and CEO of Pardee Hospital. “Mr. Hoce has been a highly regarded leader of our community hospital and we are extremely disappointed in this news,” stated Bill Lapsley, Chairman of the Board. “However, we understand the success of Pardee Hospital has caught the attention of a number of larger health systems, and Kris Hoce has been heavily recruited because of the great work he has done in this community. We understand that success breeds interest and we are very proud of Hoce, his accomplishments and this organization.” Hoce has accepted a position leading Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., which will provide a significant career advancement. Morton Plant is part of Morton Plant Mease and the Baycare Health System. The Board’s Executive Committee will establish a Search Committee to oversee the selection process for Pardee’s next President/CEO and will consider the appointment of an interim President/CEO within the next few weeks. The selection process is expected to take approximately six months. “Residents of Henderson County should know that the management of your community hospital is in great hands,” Lapsley added. “We have a tremendous team here at Pardee Hospital. We may be losing the captain, but 99 percent of the team is still in place, working hard every day to provide high quality, low cost healthcare services to our community.” According to Lapsley, “The Pardee Board will periodically update Pardee associates, medical staff, volunteers and the community about the CEO selection process as we proceed in the coming months.”

Posted in: Uncategorized

Interim Cafeteria is now open

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] The interim cafeteria is now open for business as renovations begin on the Pardee cafeteria.  Current hours of operation for the interim cafeteria are 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The interim cafeteria is located in the Education Classroom on the ground floor of the hospital (please look for directional signage) or ask a Pardee staff member or Auxiliary member to direct you. The Garden Café is also open for dining and has extended their seating area to accommodate the larger lunch crowds. The Pardee Auxiliary operates the Garden Café Snack Shop, which offers a variety of selections from breakfast to sandwiches to salads. Snack food items are also available. It is located on the 1st floor on the Fleming Street side of the hospital. The Garden Café is open Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. As always, we thank you for your patience during this time of renovation. -L

Posted in: Renovations

Just 4 Girls Health - Free event

Pardee Hospital, Girl Scouts and the Henderson County Family YMCA will present a health event designed for girls 12 – 19 years old on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall. Just 4 Girls Health will feature refreshments, gifts, information and several interactive discussions with healthcare providers about keeping girls safe and healthy. Topics include healthy bodies, stress, depression, peer pressure, coping, dating, fitness and nutrition.  Mothers are welcome to attend with their daughters. The event is free and open to the public.  To register for this event, please call 1-866-790-WELL.  

Posted in: Pardee

Diabetes Awareness Day - November 17

Pardee Hospital will host a Diabetes Awareness Day on Wed., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Attendees at this free event will learn about diabetes and how to manage the disease. Blood pressure, body fat analysis and foot screenings will be offered at no cost.  A1C screenings will be available for $20. In addition, healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions and provide information helpful in the self-management of diabetes.  Registration for this event is not required. Click here to download the Diabetes Awareness Day flyer. Diabetes Awareness Day is provided by Perspectives Diabetes Education at Pardee.

Posted in: Wellness