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Chovan receives certification for hospital case management

[caption id="attachment_1109" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Libby Chovan, R.N. "][/caption] Elizabeth “Libby” Chovan, R.N., case manager at Pardee Hospital, recently passed the Accredited Case Manager (ACM) certification test. She is now a Certified Hospital Case Management Professional. “I am always striving to improve my practice and felt this was an important milestone in my career,” said Chovan.  The ACM certification was created by the Accredited Case Manager Association in 2005 and is designed specifically for hospital case management professionals. This certification is unique among case management certifications because the examination specifically addresses case management in the hospital setting by testing core case management knowledge as well as competency in individual skills.  The examination utilizes clinical simulation testing methodology to test “competency beyond knowledge.”  A passing score on both the core and the discipline-specific portions entitles individuals to the ACM credential.

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The 2010 Pardee Apple Festival 8K Race is coming up fast

[gallery] Join us on Saturday, September 4 when the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Pardee Hospital Apple Festival 8K Road Race and the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile. Participants have the opportunity to run a scenic eight kilometer (about five miles) course through Hendersonville and Laurel Park. The Mini Moo Mile is perfect for both children and walkers of all ages. Participants can also enter the Foot Rx team Challenge. Teams of four will compete against other teams in the 8K event. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in over a dozen age groups. Both events start promptly at 8 a.m., and start and finish at the Medical Office Building on the Pardee Hospital main campus. For more information and a registration form, visit us online at www.pardeehospital.org, or call 828-696-4712. You can also register online at www.active.com. -CJP

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Tanner Geis to provide cooking demonstration

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Tanner Geis"][/caption] Tanner Geis, South Central gold medalist and national bronze medalist for Young Chef Rotisseur, will provide a cooking demonstration at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, Aug. 13 from 1 until 2:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and registration is required by calling 1-866-790- WELL (9355). Geis will be demonstrating what can be done with the abundance of summer fruit.  He will be using his own healthy recipes to show that there is more to fruit than pies and cobblers.  Geis, who appeared on the Food Network, has been a chef at many local dining establishments including the Richmond Hill Inn, the Woodfield Inn and the Bistro at Biltmore Estate.  Registration is required and space is limited for this cooking demonstration. -CJP

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Pardee orthopedics construction and renovations rolling along

[caption id="attachment_1082" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Construction Nearing Completion in Group Therapy Area"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1083" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Framing Going up in new Patient Rooms"][/caption] Over the past few weeks Pardee Hospital has been taking some giant steps forward to improve the experience for our orthopedics patients. Construction has been rolling along and in the next couple of months patients on our Orthopedic Center of Excellence will have five new patient rooms, increased space in the salon and massage area and a major expansion of the group physical therapy space.  Plus, cosmetic renovations for the entire unit will help ensure that our orthopedic patients receive the best care in a comforting and healing environment.  The group therapy space should open in the next couple of weeks.  To find out more about Pardee’s Orthopedic Center of Excellence, take a tour, or help us with these plans, please call (828) 696-4666. -CJP

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Pardee physical therapist to present shoulder pain seminar

Jason Morgan, a licensed physical therapist at Pardee Hospital, will host a presentation about shoulder pain on Thur., Aug. 12 from 3 until 4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center.  Registration is required for this free presentation by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Shoulder pain is a common problem that can interfere with daily activities, and it is important to understand the cause of the pain in order to apply the appropriate treatment. This free presentation will focus on causes of shoulder pain and the range of treatments available from medication and therapy to stretching exercises. The Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall is a unique community outreach program of the hospital that provides an array of services from health fairs and screenings to seminars and support groups. Last year, the center provided more than 10,000 free and low-cost screenings to community members.

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