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Jablecki to present on kids’ sports injuries at Health Education Center

Nathaniel Jablecki, M.D., of Pardee Family Medicine Associates will host a Kids’ Common Sports Injuries talk on Sat., Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center located inside the Blue Ridge Mall. Registration is required for this free presentation. “This is a must-hear for parents of athletes and their coaches,” said Dr. Jablecki. “Many common injuries in sports can be prevented through proper training, equipment and awareness.” Attendees will learn about injury prevention in team sports. Information on throwing injuries in baseball and softball, concussions in football and other contact sports and injuries regarding the lower extremities such as the ankle sprains.

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Anne Campbell joins the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center

Charles Albers, M.D., FACS, and Michael Jones, M.D., FACS, are proud to welcome Anne Campbell, RN, to the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee. “Her nursing experience in home health, as a wound care educator and inpatient wound consult nurse, make Anne an excellent addition to our team,” said Charles Albers, M.D., FACS, medical director of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee. Campbell will join Dr. Albers and Dr. Jones at the center, a partnership between Pardee Hospital and Diversified Clinical Services, the leading national provider of wound care services with an 88 percent healing rate within 31 median days-to-heal and extremely high patient satisfaction rates. As the center’s clinical coordinator, Campbell will be responsible for clinical management of the center, quality improvement and educating other nurses in problem wound management and hyperbaric medicine.  She takes on this new role after 18 years of service to the community as a nurse with Pardee. “Anne’s positive attitude is contagious,” said Michael Jones, M.D., FACS. “Not only is she clinically competent, but we have seen her presence make the treatment experience more enjoyable for patients.” Campbell is originally from Western North Carolina and enjoys swimming, biking and the outdoors. She serves on the Ethics Committee at Pardee Hospital and teaches problem wound management as part of the hospital’s orientation process. For more information on the center, please call (828) 696-4284.

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Pardee Auxiliary gives Pardee $335,675

Last night at the annual Auxiliary Dinner, Bob Bolster and Myrl Jean Hughes handed  a check to Kris Hoce for $335,675.  The money will go towards new equipment, the Orthopedics Unit renovations, and Pardee Hospital Foundation's Women Helping Women. The Auxilary volunteers work throughout the hospital, helping at the front desk, delivering newspapers to patients, staffing the Garden Cafe, plus much more.  Several members of the Auxiliary were recognized last night for completing 5,000+ hours of service.  A big thank you to all of our volunteers for all you do for Pardee.

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Local physician to discuss chronic kidney disease

Winfield Word-Sims, M.D., a physician with Mountain Kidney & Hypertension  Associates, will address the prevalence of end-stage kidney disease, how it is treated and the outcomes of treatment in a free presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center on Mon., Oct. 18, from 3 until 4:30 p.m. Chronic kidney disease occurs when one suffers from gradual and usually permanent loss of kidney function over time. Another name for kidney failure is renal failure.  Mild kidney disease is often called renal insufficiency. During the presentation, Dr. Word-Sims will cover chronic kidney disease - how it is staged, what effects it has and how it is treated. He will offer time for questions after the presentation.  Registration is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).  -CJP

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