Lynde Mickey, MSN, and Christy Parkhill, BSN, recently served as Nurse of the Day at the North Carolina General Assembly.
As Nurse of the Day, Lynde and Christy were on site for medical assistance that may be needed for legislators and staff. They were also introduced on the floor for legislators to acknowledge them for their service and were invited to watch the remainder of the assembly.
This is a letter that we received from a patient's family member this week. Great job to the whole team in Radiology!
Dear Pardee Hospital Radiology Department,
I am the daughter of a patient that received the highest quality of care from your staff. I first spoke with someone in person to express my gratitude for the quality of care that my mother acquired. What I wasn't expecting was to be overcome by my emotions of the reality of my sick loved one, and I did not get to say everything that was needed to be said.
My family entered the emergency department fearful for what really could be happening with my mother, only to be sent home with unanswered questions. The next day she was admitted and through all of the pain she was enduring, my parents could not stop raving about how wonderful the radiology staff was. She had a test/procedure in almost every modality in radiology. Although she did not remember all names, Chuck in Nuclear Medicine was the name that stuck out the most. We apologize that we could not remember all names, but I heard wonderful comments about every modality!
I am also writing this letter today, because as a fellow radiology professional from a neighboring hospital, I know that the radiology department does not get a lot of glory when it comes to the inpatients. This time is different. The other staff that she received care from was great, but your department was exceptional. In closing, I cannot express enough how I appreciate that your "work family" took care of my family, so from the bottom of my heart thank you so much.
Kayla & Family
Alesha Simuel, RN, C-EFM, has received national certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring from the National Certification Corporation.
This certification was achieved by Simuel for her expertise in electronic fetal monitoring, equipment, physiology, pattern management, legal aspects and adjunct fetal assessment. Simuel is one of 18 nationally certified nurses at Pardee Women & Children's Center.
Incorporated in 1975, the National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a national credentialing for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel. The NCC grants certification to nurses in the obstetric, gynecologic and neonatal nursing specialties, and subspecialty certificates of added qualification are awarded to licensed health care professionals.
Pardee Women & Children's Center features a birth suite as well as private, single birthing rooms in a friendly and comfortable environment. With water labor, water birth and massage services available for patients, the Pardee Women & Children's Center is committed to facilitating exceptional birth experiences, providing personal attention and delivering the highest quality of care.
Pardee will host a community blood drive for The Blood Connection on Friday, Mar. 8 from 12 – 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education 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.