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N.C. Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop

On Sat., Sept. 11, from 2 until 4 p.m., Pardee Hospital and Compassion & Choices will offer a free workshop on the N.C. healthcare power of attorney document.  The workshop will be held at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.  A health care power of attorney document is based on N.C. law and allows an individual to appoint someone to act as their healthcare agent to make their health decisions should it be determined by a physician that they are no longer able to make these decisions for themselves. This workshop will help participants better understand this important document.  Documents, notaries and witnesses will be available so that attendees may leave with a legal document.  Medical rights will also be covered in this workshop.” Participants need to bring a valid drivers license and proof of identification.  All attendees must arrive by 2 p.m. in order to participate.  Registration is required for this workshop by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).  Contact the Pardee Hospital Chaplain’s office at (828) 696-1168 for more information. -CJP

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Orthopedic Expansion and Renovations Continue

Wallpaper is now up in the five new patient rooms and new flooring is scheduled to be installed over the next couple of days. Thanks to your continued support the Pardee Orthopedic Center of Excellence will have five new patient rooms and an expanded group physical therapy area. I’ll continue to post images as the unit renovation continues. -CJP

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When is a woman unique?

When the woman is you. You're a unique individual.  You have the fingerprint to prove it. What you need are doctors and nurses who'll treat you like one. At Pardee Hospital's Center for Women’s Health we are focused on keeping you well through regular screenings, routine visits to your physician, digital mammograms and routine gynecological care. The Center for Women’s Health features board-certified OB/GYNs, family physicians offering obstetrics, certified nurse-midwives and some of the most highly-trained nurses and staff in our region. From general practitioners to specialists and sub-specialists, we can find the right doctor for you. Call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit our website, and start receiving healthcare that’s as individual as you are. Be on the lookout for our new women's health ads.  They will appear in local newspapers, grocery store carts and in our newest issue of Healthy Horizons.

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Take Time, Take Charge

Being prepared for life changing events [caption id="attachment_1217" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Caroline Knox"][/caption] Take time to be prepared for whatever life throws at you.  Caroline Knox will discuss the essential legal documents to have in place in case of a life changing event or emergency such as accidents, illness, incapacity or the death of a loved one.  Caroline is in the Hendersonville office of Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis, P.A., where she has worked since receiving her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2000. While at Wake Forest, she was Notes & Comments Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. She received her B.A. degree in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary in 1992. Her primary practice areas are estate planning, estate administration and elder law. Caroline is certified as an elder law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar.  She was in the first class to be certified in 2009, along with only nine other attorneys in the state. Caroline's practice centers on traditional estate and trust planning and administration, with an emphasis on special needs trusts and other planning tools for clients with disabilities or with children with special needs. She also does guardianship work and Medicaid and other public benefits planning. To register for Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, call 1-866-790-WELL.

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Pardee Welcomes Anesthesiologist, Joshua Paschke

Pardee Hospital is proud to announce that Joshua K. Paschke, D.O., an anesthesiologist, recently joined its medical staff, and is currently accepting new patients at Piedmont Anesthesia Associates in Hendersonville. Dr. Paschke received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens. Ohio. He completed his residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Paschke is an outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys hiking, soccer and mountain biking. He serves on the active medical staff at Pardee Hospital. “I really look forward to my new life and career in Western North Carolina,” said Paschke. -CJP

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