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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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Victoria Power Receives International Lactation Certification

Victoria Power, MSN , CNM, IBCLC, of Pardee Center for Women's Health, recently received a certificate of competency in lactation consultation from the International Board of Lactation Consultation Examiners (IBLCE). Power is now in a select group of professionals who are both nationally certified in nurse-midwifery and internationally certified in lactation.

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. To receive this certification, Power provided at least 1,000 hours of lactation support services, completed 90 hours of lactation-specific continuing education and passed a rigorous examination.

Breastfeeding support for new families was spotlighted in 2011 by the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina Benjamin. The Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding challenges the entire nation to work toward removing obstacles that can make it difficult for women to achieve their breastfeeding goals, and serves as a model roadmap for governments across the world to robustly address similar challenges.

"As a certified nurse midwife and lactation consultant, my goal is to support the Surgeon General's call to action and to do my part to ensure that the women of Western North Carolina have the care and support they need during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum," said Power. Victoria Power serves as a certified nurse midwife at the Pardee Center for Women's Health providing gynecological, prenatal, delivery, postpartum and lactation care. To Schedule an appointment with Victoria Power, call (828) 698-7181.

The IBLCE is a non-profit organization established to develop and administer the certification examination for lactation consultants. The IBLCE examination is the premier, internationally recognized measure of competence in lactation consulting. Founded in 1985, the IBLCE has administered annual examinations, in multiple languages and at numerous sites around the world. IBLCE is fully accredited by the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the body which sets stringent standards for certifying organizations.


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Kenmure Fights Cancer

Kenmure Fights Cancer donates more than $31,000 to local cancer programs

Hendersonville, N.C. (December 5, 2013) – Kenmure Fights Cancer of Flat Rock donated more than $31,000 to Park Ridge Health and Pardee Hospital on October 16 at a luncheon held at Kenmure Country Club. Each hospital received a check for $15,662 specifically designated to support their respective cancer programs.

In five years, Kenmure Fights Cancer has donated $145,668 to Park Ridge Health and Pardee Hospital. Beginning in January of each year, the Kenmure Fights Cancer committee hosts a series of fundraising events and activities targeting a wide variety of interests. The culmination is a golf tournament, dinner and silent auction in late May.

With the help of Kenmure Fights Cancer, in recent years, Pardee has been able to upgrade digital mammography equipment to state-of-the-art at the Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center, purchase patient tracking software for the cancer center, and purchase blanket warmers which add to the comfort of patients daily. In 2013, Kenmure Fights Cancer gifts have been used to purchase a high-definition, flexible video nasoscope which will be used to examine the nasal passages and voicebox to evaluate for cancers and follow up after treatment. This device has the added capability of recording high-definition still or video images to share with patients or other medical personnel, bringing to Henderson County an innovative diagnostic tool.

At Park Ridge Health, recent contributions from Kenmure Fights Cancer helped provide an electronic door opener at Park Ridge Health's Oncology & Infusion Center for enhanced wheelchair access, and technology to aid in locating patients' veins for more comfortable treatment. This year, Kenmure Fights Cancer's contributions are allocated toward the purchase of a stereotactic breast biopsy unit. Stereotactic biopsy is extensively used by radiologists and breast surgeons specializing in breast imaging to obtain tissue samples containing microcalcifications, which can be an early sign of breast cancer. Patients benefit greatly from this advanced technology because it identifies the exact location of the abnormality by using a computer and X-rays taken from at least two different angles.

About Kenmure Fights Cancer:Kenmure Fights Cancer is a community-focused initiative that raises money exclusively for cancer programs offered by hospitals in the Hendersonville area. All of Kenmure Fights Cancer's contributions are earmarked specifically for equipment and technology to enhance patient care in the realm of cancer treatment. The committee's mission is to "Remember" those we have lost to cancer; "Honor" those who have survived the battle; and "Support" those who are struggling against the disease. Kenmure Fights Cancer's motto is, "Cancer Doesn't Take a Day Off."


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Pardee Urgent Care open on Christmas

Pardee Urgent Care, located off Four Seasons Road, will be open on Christmas Day from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. We are here for all your minor illness or injuries all year long.

 

UC Holiday Flyer

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Pardee welcomes Drs. Clary and Ward

Pardee Hospital welcomes Gail Clary, M.D., and Robert Ward, M.D., to the Pardee Physician Practice Network on December 2. They will continue to take new patients and remain in their current location at 617 Sixth Avenue West, under the new name of Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee until December 26, 2013. Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee will relocate to 705-A Sixth Avenue West on December 27, 2013.

Gail Clary, M.D., is a board-certified pulmonologist with Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee. Dr. Clary received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed a residency and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients that span from asthma and other pulmonary disorders, to critical care and sleep disorders. Dr. Clary is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. She is also a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Christian Medical and Dental Society, North Carolina Thoracic Society, Henderson County Medical Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Robert Ward, M.D., is a board-certified pulmonologist with Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Ward enjoys building relationships with his patients, listening to their medical issues and partnering to find the best solution for them. Dr. Ward is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Medical Association of the State of North Carolina, American Lung Association; Western Carolina Branch and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


Please speak with a primary care provider about how Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee can benefit patients. Patients may also contact Carolina Lung and Sleep directly at (828) 696-2570.

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