Pardee will present "A Method to the Madness" on Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center at the Blue Ridge Mall. This race panel of experts will help prepare runners who are training, or those who are interested in training, for the Mad Mountain Mud Run and other upcoming road and adventure races in the area.
Attendees will learn how to prepare their body, select the best footwear and choose the right gear to ensure a successful and fun race experience. The expert race panel of area partners will cover a number of topics including:
"Overcoming Obstacles, Be Prepared" presented by Dr. Nathaniel Jablecki, Pardee Sports Medicine"Proper Footwear" presented by Aaron Saft, Foot Rx"Technical Clothing" presented by Lance Norton, Outdoor Area Manager, Mast General Store Hendersonville"How to Care for Injuries with Prehab" presented by Kym Schifino, Physical Therapist, Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center"A Training Regiment" presented by Rachel Health, Healthy Living Director, YCMA Hendersonville
"A Method to the Madness" is free to the public with limited space available. Attendees can register to attend as a team of four or as an individual runner. The first two teams of four to register will be eligible for a free race entry for the Mad Mountain Mud Run from Pardee. Only teams not already registered for the Mad Mountain Mud Run can win a free entry for their team members. Attendees could also receive prizes from Mad Mountain Mud Run race sponsors. To register for "A Method to the Madness" call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).
Pardee will host a community blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, May 10, from 12 – 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall.
In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and two movie passes. Appointments are requested by calling the Pardee Health Education Center at (828) 692-4600.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for supporting the hospital.
Pardee Hospital will hold an open house to welcome the hospital's newest internal medicine physician, Jamie Anthony, M.D.
The event will be held Thursday, May 2, from 4 - 6 p.m. at Pardee Internal Medicine Associates, located at 709A North Justice Street. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Anthony is board-certified in internal medicine and received her doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her residency training at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., and most recently worked at Premier Internal Medicine, an outpatient practice in Brighton, Mich.
Dr. Anthony's approach to patient care combines up-to-date medical standards with careful listening. "I enjoy getting to know my patients well and learning about their health goals," she says. "Whether they are dealing with an acute or chronic health issue, my job as a physician is to guide my patients in the right direction using the latest, proven standards in care." As a new resident of Hendersonville, Dr. Anthony says she and her husband are enjoying the friendliness and beauty of the area. They recently welcomed a baby to their family.
Pardee Internal Medicine Associates is a group of carefully selected and trained individuals who work as a team to offer courteous, compassionate health care. All physicians at the practice have full admitting privileges at Pardee Hospital. Dr. Anthony is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 694-7630.
Pardee Hospital Foundation presented a check for $1 million to Pardee Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, at the Cedars of Hendersonville in honor and celebration of its 60 years of continued health care services to Henderson County and the surrounding areas.
When Pardee Hospital Foundation was established in 1996, Pardee Hospital invested $1 million to assist in their efforts to run a charitable foundation that could make a difference in the health care needs of the community.
"With this generous investment, we began to realize interest income, and we began to raise money with the help of so many people in this room," said Dr. Colin Thomas, founding member of Pardee Hospital Foundation. "I had no idea when we stared this conversation 18 years ago that we would have raised millions of dollars and services for thousands of people at Pardee Hospital. Thank you for your support and encouragement in those early years, and congratulations to the foundation to be where you are today."
The foundation and Pardee have worked in partnership over the past 18 years to raise money to pay for capital purchases, renovations and specials needs of the hospital. The foundation has given $20 million to Pardee for countless initiatives, construction and capital projects including:
$1.1 million in 1997 for nursing facility and hospice house$5.1 million for emergency department renovations $2.3 million for surgery expansion$600,000 for renovations for orthopedic center10,000 women who have benefitted from free mammograms through Women Helping Women
"The time is right for us to celebrate Pardee's 60th anniversary and return the initial $1 million they invested in us as we were getting started in the community," adds Ryan Harman, President of Pardee Hospital Foundation Board. "To our donors here tonight, we could not have done this without your help over the years – your gifts have helped us grow our portfolio and make significant contributions to Pardee Hospital. Your investment in us and your partnership with us has been a vital element in our success over the years and we are proud to make this donation back to the hospital leadership."