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Stephenson receives NE-BC certification

[caption id="attachment_1470" align="alignleft" width="167" caption="Lisa Stephenson, RN, BSN, NE-BC, BC"][/caption] Lisa Stephenson, RN, BSN, NE-BC, BC, nursing coordinator at Pardee Hospital, recently received her second national certification and is now dual certified in medical-surgical nursing and as a nurse executive. Stephenson received her nurse executive certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Stephenson received her BSN at Western Carolina University and is nearing completion of her MSN at Walden University. “Besides serving as a nursing coordinator at Pardee, Lisa is one of our Magnet coordinators, helping lead our journey to achieving Magnet recognition for nursing excellence at Pardee,” said Pat Ashe, chief nursing officer at Pardee. “This community is incredibly fortunate to have such professional nurses on staff in our hospital.” The American Nurses Credentialing Center provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas.

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Local surgeon to discuss osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist

David Napoli, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone and Joint, will discuss the causes and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hand in a free presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center on Tue., Sept. 21, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage in one or more joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Among the approximately 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common, affecting over 20 million people in the United States. Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently as we age. Napoli specializes in hand and wrist disorders and injuries, as well as general orthopaedic surgery.  He serves on the medical staff at Pardee Hospital.  Napoli will offer time for questions after the presentation. Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). -CJP

Posted in: Pardee

Register today for Take Time, Take Charge!

Today is the last day to register for Take Time, Take Charge – an event for all women!  Grab a friend and make plans to spend the day with us in Biltmore Park.  If you have been thinking about attending, you must register today by calling 1-866-790-WELL.  The  event will be held at The Hilton at Biltmore Park on Friday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  It will include informative speakers on a variety of subjects (health, wellness, lifestyle, business), gift bags, lunch with our keynote speaker, Diane Sieg, and a networking hour with free chair massages.  The cost for the day is $40 per person. Click on the photo for the full schedule of events and double click to increase the size. We hope to see you there! Register by calling 1-866-790-WELL today.

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SHHH...Silent Hospitals Help Healing

Pardee Hospital implemented a new quiet time for patients on Sept. 7 - Silent Hospitals Help Healing (SHHH) is a unique quiet time that has been put in place on all units except PATHS at Pardee, Joint Camp and the Women and Children’s unit. Quiet time is everyday from 2-3:30 p.m. and patients are encouraged to rest and nap for an uninterrupted 90 minutes while lights are dimmed, voices lowered and visiting time limited. This program has been adopted by many hospitals nation-wide and has been confirmed successful. An uninterrupted time period will allow patients to catch up on much needed rest which will ultimately accelerate healing time. By participating in a specific 'quiet time' Pardee Hospital can create a calm and relaxing environment for our patients to heal. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping all noises to a minimum during 2-3:30 p.m. -L

Posted in: Pardee

Linda Dukes becomes certified case manager

Linda Dukes, CCM, works in the community case management department at Pardee Home Care and recently earned her certified case manager credential.  “This certification is a demonstration of Linda’s commitment to her job and her abilities to case manage,” said Wanda Moore, director of Pardee Home Care.  “Linda is a great ambassador for Pardee.” Case managers who have earned the Certified Case Manager (CCM) credential have the expertise, knowledge and professional experience to provide the right services to patients with serious or complex medical conditions, and/or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.  Certified Case Managers have proven experience working to provide services such as: designing and monitoring a care plan, coordinating among care providers, facilitating communication among multiple parties, evaluating patient progress, and more. Pardee Home Care offers a full range of in-home services provided by registered nurses, rehab specialists, social workers and home health aide. In-home services include:  physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, orthopedic and cardiac care, diabetes management, home safety evaluations, full range of nursing services, wound care and medication management.  For more information, contact Home Care services at (828) 692-1846.

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