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Pardee celebrates new partnership with Albers and Jones

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Pardee celebrates new partnership with Dr. Charles Albers and Dr. Michael Jones, opening of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center

After 30 years of service to the Hendersonville community in private practice, Charles Albers, MD, FACS, and Michael Jones, MD, FACS will be leaving Carolina Surgeons, to launch a new Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee this October. “We are excited to be adding this vital service to the existing continuum of care,” says Dr. Albers, who will provide clinical leadership as the Center’s Medical Director.  “Not only will the new, enhanced wound care center complement the quality care already available at the hospital, but it also can serve as a key adjunct to the practices of our referring physicians—both of which will positively impact the health of our community.” The center, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville, is currently enhancing their existing wound care service through partnership with nationally known Diversified Clinical Services, a market leader in the clinical treatment of chronic wounds and the adjunctive use of state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).  Through this partnership, plans are in place to provide HBOT in early 2011, a treatment which quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds. According to Dr. Jones, “Our community is ready for a comprehensive center for wound care and we are ready to provide it to them.” For more information on the center, please call (828) 696-4284.

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A Neighborly Thing to Do

Color her world beautiful.  Whether tending the vibrant floral garden alongside her enclosed porch or opening the doors of her home for a casual, informational evening, Joan Martin spends her time making a difference in the world around her.  When a Pardee Foundation volunteer asked her to host an event she knew it could be a positive way to help the hospital. Being a cancer-survivor, she picked a program about cancer services including the nationally recognized Comprehensive Cancer Center located at the hospital.  She and husband Jerry invited friends from their Sugar Hollow neighborhood to gather for wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as to hear W. Mark McCollough, MD, with Mountain Radiation Oncology, speak about oncology research and the value of the Center of Excellence to the community. Joan believes that her neighbors are lucky to have Pardee nearby.  And the Foundation knows that it is fortunate to have the friendship of the Martins.  Thanks, Joan and Jerry, for the gracious hospitality and wonderful evening of sharing.  If you would like to host an event or give in other ways, please contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666.

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Did you know that Pardee Hospital has a toll free physician finder/referral number?

Since the launch of the new Pardee brand nearly two years ago, we have been providing our community with a free number to assist in locating both primary care physicians and specialists. The number is 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Representatives at the call center are available 24/7 to help callers locate physicians in our area who are currently accepting new patients. The number is also used for taking reservations for our many hospital and community events. -CJP

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October Events

October is right around the corner.  Check out our calendar to see what is happening at the Hospital and the Health Education Center.  This month we have 4 physicians presentations about shoulder issues, kidney disease, kids sports injuries, and menopause.  Grab your hiking boots. Pardee Hospital is also announcing the 2nd Hike to Health that will take place at Chimney Rock. To register for any of our events, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355). View our calendar anytime to see other upcoming events.

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Pardee Hendersonville Family Health Center to have an open house in Etowah

Pardee Hendersonville Family Health Center’s Etowah office will have an open house celebration on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 5 until 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The office is located at 6503 Brevard Road (Hwy 64) in Etowah.  “Pardee would like to take this opportunity to introduce Dr. Elizabeth Saft to the community. She recently graduated from the Hendersonville MAHEC Family Residency Program,” said Robert Kiskaddon, Chief Medical Officer at Pardee. “We are delighted to offer health services to the Etowah community and look forward to Dr. Saft providing many years of service to our community.”  Dr. Saft has special interests in obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and women’s health. She has full medical privileges at Pardee Hospital and is currently accepting new patients.  The open house will include tours, refreshments and giveaways. Call (828) 890-4156 for additional information. Reservations are not necessary. -CJP

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