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"The Diabetic Chef" Coming to Pardee

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"] Chef Chris Smith, author of  the Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, both 1ed by the American Diabetes Association, will be coming to the Pardee Health Education Center for a cooking demo on Friday, June 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. Chris has over 20 years experience in the culinary field. Focusing on healthy cuisine, Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation.  He has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Web MD, and Southern Living magazines.  National television appearances include DLIFE and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Currently, Chris is working as a researcher with Wake Forest University, in the development of lifestyle skills and applications. “Cooking with Chef Chris” public radio program is currently in production.  He is the Chef for Team Type I as they compete in the 2010 RAAM  Race or “Race across America.” Chris also rides and is currently training for the JDRF “Ride to Cure Diabetes” in Death Valley, CA held this fall. Chris Smith is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes.  He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating not only for people affected with diabetes, but for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Signed copies of Chris' latest cookbook will be for sale at the event for $20. Pre-registration for the  cooking presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center is required. To register call 1 (866) 790-WELL or (828) 692-4600. -L

Posted in: Wellness

Pardee Home Care receives words of thanks

Our mother fell recently and within a week she was walking with the aid of her walker. Jennifer from Pardee’s Home Care came to the house regularly to start her on an exercise program.  We have been pleased with the therapy and the suggestions given and the care and concern of the home care team. Our dad has also used the services of Pardee Home Care and we appreciated the services and care that time also. Thank you all! Martha T. F. -CJP

Posted in: Quality

Thank you to everyone involved in care

I was browsing blueridgenow.com this morning and saw the note posted below, from Wayne and Sheila McCall. We are happy that you had such a good experience, we are a tight-knit community and it is a privilege to be able to provide you with the healthcare that you deserve. "Dear Community: My husband and I would like to thank everyone involved in the care for him during his tough times. Thanks to Dr. Alan Verm for doing a thorough job during a regular eye exam and discovering the melanoma in his eye and getting us scheduled with a retina specialist who referred us to Duke Medical Center. Before being able to go to Duke, Wayne fell and broke his hip during the last snow storm. We would like to thank everyone who helped him at Pardee Hospital. We have a very special thank you to Dr. Brian Seng for the wonderful job he did replacing the hip. His care, concern and professionalism were above and beyond anyone could expect. Also thanks to Dr. David Mackel and Dr. Paul Walker and their terrific office staff. We also want to let those who called, came to visit, sent cards and just kept us in their thoughts and prayers it meant a lot to us both. Thanks to everyone and your thoughtfulness will always be remembered." Wayne and Sheila McCall Hendersonville

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Prenatal care takes an innovative twist

Barbara Davenport, a certified nurse-midwife with Pardee Nurse-Midwifery,  wrote an article about Centering Pregnancy, a new model of prenatal care in groups.  The article, in it's entirety, can be viewed by clicking on Times News, Be Our Guest column.  It was 1ed in the newspaper today.  The following is an excerpt.
Centering Pregnancy is a model of prenatal care in groups that is changing the way people think about obstetrical care.  The model has three components: health care assessment, education, and support. It’s provided in a group facilitated by a credentialed healthcare provider and a co-facilitator.  Instead of traditional visits one-to-one with a physician or midwife, a small group of pregnant women and their provider come together on a regular basis for their prenatal visit in a group setting. Women enter centering groups after three months of pregnancy, when initial lab tests and pelvic exams have been completed.  By the time they are ready to deliver, they know everyone in their group like old friends.  Many times they continue to get together even after their babies are born. "Pregnant women wonder if the changes going on in their body are normal and want information about how to stay healthy.  It’s hard to address everything in the typical fifteen minute appointment.  Women also need to connect with other women going through pregnancy, to learn from each other," says Vicki Fleury, MSN, CNM, and co-facilitator of the groups. “Centering is the perfect place to do that since we have two hours together each month."

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Pardee associates lend time and energy to the fight against cancer at Relay For Life

The totals are in and the number is huge. This year's Relay For Life of Henderson County raised an astonishing $180,000 in the fight against cancer!  Pardee continues to raise money for the event so the total Pardee pledge will not be available for a few weeks. Pardee had approximately 100 associates and nine teams at the event. The Pardee teams were the Lab Rats, Mom's Team, Pardee Fusion, Jim's Angels, 2 West, Oncology Angels, Beam Team, Psychlones and the Rx Rock Stars. With the money raised at Relay we are working toward an important goal - a future without cancer. -CJP [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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