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Pardee Hosts Blood Drive

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, Jan. 10, 12 - 5 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard.

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. Request an appointment by calling (828) 692-4600


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Pardee Hospital Offers New General Cancer Support Group

Pardee Hospital is now offering a free monthly general cancer survivor support group. This support group is for individuals who have been treated or who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and meets from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.

The January 16, meeting will feature a guest speaker from Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

For more information about the General Cancer Support Group, and to RSVP, please contact Leann Noakes at (828) 698-7317. For a complete listing of the support groups Pardee Signature Care Center offers, please visit www.pardeehospital.org and click on the event calendar.


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Pardee Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Pardee Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Pardee Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

The Pardee Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

 

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Nash Health Care joins the UNC Health Care Family

Nash Health Care Systems today announced that it will affiliate with UNC Health Care. This management services agreement allows Nash Health Care to acquire managerial and operational resources from UNC Health Care. This agreement does not involve any sale or exchange of assets. Nash Health Care Board of Commissioners members say the agreement can help achieve cost savings and increased hospital-based clinical services for area patients. The agreement will go into effect on April 1, 2014.

Today's agreement follows many months of careful consideration by the Nash Health Care Board of Commissioners on how to strengthen its position as a regional medical center provider while responding to the turbulent health care environment. In June 2013, the Board issued a Request for Proposal to five pre-selected regional tertiary hospitals for evaluation of an expanded affiliation relationship.

"After review of the proposals, it was clear that UNC Health Care is the right partner to help strengthen and guide our organization into the future," said Vincent C. Andracchio II, Chairman of the Nash Health Care Systems Board of Commissioners. "Nash Health Care has enjoyed growth and success throughout its history. However, we know that it will be virtually impossible for community hospitals to operate independently in the ever changing health care environment. We are joining a strong and growing hospital system with experience in working in communities across our state. UNC Health Care has an excellent track record of improving the quality of the local health care delivery system. In addition, keeping local hospital leadership, governance and traditions intact is vitally important."

The expanded affiliation agreement will allow Nash Health Care to provide a broader scope of resources to benefit patients in its four county service areas. Some of the primary benefits include:
· Expansion of locally-available patient care services
· Measured improvements in patient care quality outcome indicators
· Enhancements to patient satisfaction and patient experience
· Lowering the cost of operations
· Improving the revenue and collections cycle to strengthen financial performance
· Recruitment of additional highly-trained and skilled physicians
· Access to cutting-edge research and treatments at UNC Health Care

"Since 1971, Nash Health Care has successfully pursued its mission to provide superior quality health care services and to help improve the health of the community in a caring, efficient and financially sound manner," said Larry Chewning, Nash Health Care CEO. "By affiliating with UNC Health Care, we become clinically and financially stronger, and better prepared to meet the challenges of the future. UNC Health Care has a strong history of working in communities like ours, and I anticipate that our relationship will lead to even higher quality care, improved access and enhanced patient experiences."

The Nash Health Care Systems Board of Commissioners will maintain ownership of Nash Health Care, and CEO Larry Chewning will continue to report to the Nash Health Care Board, as well as to UNC Health Care.

"We are pleased to welcome Nash Health Care into our system," said David Strong, chief operating officer of system affiliations for UNC Health Care. "This agreement combines the successful health care delivery at Nash Health Care with the managerial experience and capabilities of our system. Nash Health Care will help advance our system's mission of providing excellent care, training the next generation of North Carolina's physicians, and conducting groundbreaking research."

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ABOUT NASH HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
Nash Health Care is a non-profit hospital authority comprised of five licensed hospitals totaling 403 beds: Nash General Hospital, Nash Day Hospital, the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center, Community Hospital and Coastal Plain Hospital.

ABOUT UNC HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. UNC Health Care is comprised of UNC Hospitals, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; community practices; home health and hospice services in seven central North Carolina counties; Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, NC; Chatham Hospital in Siler City, NC; High Point Regional Medical Center in High Point, NC; Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC; and Rex Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County.

 

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Lunch and Learn: Using Exercise to Battle Cancer Related Fatigue

The community is invited to hear Lori Hart, MSPT, present "Using Exercise to Battle Cancer Related Fatigue." This Lunch and Learn workshop is from 12 - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Pardee Signature Care, located at 1800 Four Seasons Boulevard in Hendersonville. This talk will introduce the principles behind the STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) program at Pardee Hospital.

Key topics of discussion for the event will include:

What is cancer related fatigue?
How can I feel better?
Is it really safe to exercise?
What exercise should I do?
How can I feel like I did before the cancer diagnosis?
What does it mean to be treated by a STAR trained clinician?

Lori Hart, MSPT, completed her master's degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. She has been practicing physical therapy for 17 years in multiple health care settings including inpatient acute care, skilled nursing rehab, outpatient rehab and aquatic rehab. She has also served as adjunct professor at Western Carolina University. Lori has been working with cancer patients for the last five years and is STAR certified. Her passions include working with cancer patients and amputees.


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