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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.

Posted in: Clinical

"...thank all Pardee personnel..."

"My wife, had day surgery at Pardee on Wednesday, January 12th. Due to problems after the surgery, she was then admitted to the hospital and assigned a room on 2-West. I would like to thank all Pardee personnel, both in Day Surgery and on 2-West, who participated in her care. We were extremely impressed with the quality of care she received and with the professionalism and caring attitude of all of the medical staff. This is especially true of the the nursing staff, who were, to a person, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and caring. We were truly impressed with each and every one of them and with Pardee in general." Sincerely, R. Flat Rock, NC

Posted in: Quality

Lighten Up 4 Life winners

The winning Pardee Lighten Up 4 Life team was highlighted in the Citizen-Times on Saturday. Click here to read the story. Click here to sign up for Lighten Up 4 Life, and explore the secrets to successful weight loss.
  1. Make gradual changes. In other words, don’t try to do too much too soon. Start by finding out how many calories you need to lose 1 – 2 pounds a week. Then count your daily calories to make sure you stay within that range.
    1. Use Lighten Up 4 Life’s A Calorie Needs Calculator to figure out the correct amount of calories for your age, height and weight.
  2. Add exercise gradually. Start by walking 30 minutes three times a week and then increase slowly to more time or days. If you try to do too much too soon you might set yourself up for failure.
  3. Make it public. If you announce to your team mates, friends and family that you are going to lose weight and become healthier you will be more accountable to your goals. You will most likely gain support from your team and your family.
    1. Put your goals or challenge your team to a 5K on Lighten Up 4 Life’s Facebook Page. Once it is out there for everyone to see you’re more likely to do it!
  4. Allow for failure. No one can be perfect all the time. You’re going to mess up occasionally. The trick is to keep going. Don’t allow one cookie or missed workout to make you lose confidence in yourself. Just start again. It all adds up in the long run and one mess up doesn't have to stop you from succeeding!
  5. Buddy Up. Eat lunch with people who are trying to lose weight too. You can help each other to stay on track. Plus once a week bring in a healthy, low calorie dish to share.

Posted in: Wellness

New Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee Commercial on air

Our new Cancer Commercial went live on TV this month. It features one of our patients and our medical staff and technology. We are proud  that The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The center offers a full range of advanced treatment and diagnostic services performed by highly qualified cancer specialists. Our services include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, advanced radiology and laboratory diagnostic support and clinical treatment trials. We have community education programs, cancer screenings, support groups and holistic patient and family support are also available. Three of our cancer doctors were named the Best in North Carolina as well. Not too shabby.

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