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Behind the scenes at WTZQ

Each Friday at 10:02 a.m., tune in to WTZQ AM 1600 for Health Talk.  During Health Talk, we provide health education information along with the latest news and community events from Pardee Hospital and the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall.  Each week we feature a special guest to discuss health issues.  This week, I interviewed Hope Lindsey, infection preventionist at Pardee, about the flu season and flu shots.

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Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology joins Pardee

Pardee Hospital is proud to announce a new relationship with Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology.  The practice has officially joined Pardee and is now known as Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee. Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology continues to offer a full range of diagnostic, consultative and treatment services relating to adult blood and cancer disorders. Genetic and at-risk counseling is provided when needed. The office hours and location remain the same.  Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee is located at 1824 Pisgah Drive, in Hendersonville. The nationally recognized Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee and Pardee Hospital are honored to continue working with John Hill, M.D., William Medina, M.D., James Radford, M.D., and their staff.  [gallery order="DESC"]

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Pardee Urgent Care celebrates Urgent Care Awareness Week

 It matters where you go. Pardee Urgent Care provides expert medical attention for your unscheduled urgencies. With a physician on-site at all times, rest assured that your minor medical needs will be addressed with high-quality care. We now offer online appointment scheduling in advance of your arrival, making your visit to Pardee Urgent Care quicker than ever before, in addition to our convenient evening and weekend hours. For more information about Pardee Urgent Care, call (828) 697-3232 or visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy

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David Gerrer, physical therapist, COMT, with Pardee Hospital, will present Managing Back Pain with Physical Therapy at the Pardee Health Education Center on Monday, Nov. 15, from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.

This free presentation will give a physical therapist’s perspective on basic review of spinal anatomy, normal and pathological conditions and how physical therapy addresses various conditions.  Gerrer will discuss the benefits of physical therapy intervention and recommendations for physician referral for those seeking advice on diagnosing their condition and/or seeking referral to a physical therapist.

Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

Posted in: Wellness

Pardee CEO announces resignation

The Board of Directors of the Henderson County Hospital Corporation has announced it has received a letter of resignation from Kris Hoce, President and CEO of Pardee Hospital. “Mr. Hoce has been a highly regarded leader of our community hospital and we are extremely disappointed in this news,” stated Bill Lapsley, Chairman of the Board. “However, we understand the success of Pardee Hospital has caught the attention of a number of larger health systems, and Kris Hoce has been heavily recruited because of the great work he has done in this community. We understand that success breeds interest and we are very proud of Hoce, his accomplishments and this organization.” Hoce has accepted a position leading Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., which will provide a significant career advancement. Morton Plant is part of Morton Plant Mease and the Baycare Health System. The Board’s Executive Committee will establish a Search Committee to oversee the selection process for Pardee’s next President/CEO and will consider the appointment of an interim President/CEO within the next few weeks. The selection process is expected to take approximately six months. “Residents of Henderson County should know that the management of your community hospital is in great hands,” Lapsley added. “We have a tremendous team here at Pardee Hospital. We may be losing the captain, but 99 percent of the team is still in place, working hard every day to provide high quality, low cost healthcare services to our community.” According to Lapsley, “The Pardee Board will periodically update Pardee associates, medical staff, volunteers and the community about the CEO selection process as we proceed in the coming months.”

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