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Take Time, Take Charge

Keynote speaker, Diane Sieg, will present Chaos to CALM [caption id="attachment_1142" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Diane Sieg"][/caption] These are uncertain and challenging times we’re living in.  With the transitions we are all facing in this “new normal” we can find our ourselves living with a lot of fear, uncertainty and chaos, trying to do more, better, faster. Whatever place you are in right now--unemployed, under-employed, struggling in a relationship or with your weight, now is the perfect time to open to grace and go from chaos to calm.  Discover the secret of living a more powerful and purposeful life by learning how to open to grace.  This program gives you the perspective of an ER Nurse turned yogi and supports you in setting an intention and how to focus on it–with remarkable results.  This program is based on the recently released CD, 30 Days to Grace; A Daily Practice to Achieve Your Ultimate Goals and the book, CHAOS to CALM to be released in 2010. From the chaos of the emergency room to the calm of her yoga mat, professional speaker, 1ed author, certified yoga teacher, and life coach Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP, will give you life-saving strategies by showing you how to take care of yourself, take charge of your life, and take daily action. With high energy and heartfelt stories, Diane provides a clear and strong message about the importance of life balance and self care.  Attendees will leave the presentation with the permission and practical skills they need to be more authentic, productive, and balanced in every area of their lives.  Diane holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest certification for a speaking professional, earned by less than 10% of the professional speakers in the world. Join us for a full day of informative speakers, free gifts, lunch and networking opportunities at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women on Friday, Sept. 17 at the Hilton at Biltmore Park. Keep watching the blog for more information about our speakers. Reserve your spot and register today by calling 1-866-790-WELL.

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Join us for Camp Liberty

[caption id="attachment_1134" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Camp Liberty 2009"][/caption] Pardee Hospital is proud to once again offer Camp Liberty, an annual weekend camp for adult cancer patients and survivors receiving treatment in Henderson County.  Camp Liberty will be held from Aug. 27-29 at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC.  Camp Liberty provides a free weekend retreat for male and female cancer patients and survivors, age 25 years and older, who received or are receiving their treatment in Henderson County.  The camp includes two nights of lodging, meals and various activities.  During the weekend, patients and survivors will have the opportunity to interact in a relaxed and supportive environment. A Celebration of Life picnic will be held on the final day of the camp for family members. For more information about attending Camp Liberty contact Stephanie “Brooke” Allen at (828) 696-1330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited.

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Take Time, Take Charge

Pardee Hospital is excited to announce that we are hosting a spectacular women’s event this fall. The event is called, “Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women,” and it will be held at The Hilton at Biltmore Park on Friday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  It will include informative speakers on a variety of subjects (health, wellness, lifestyle, business) for empowering women of all ages, goodie bags filled with great gifts, a scrumptious sit down lunch with our keynote speaker, Diane Sieg, and a laid back networking hour.  The cost for the day is $40 per person and space is limited so, I urge you to register early by calling 1-866-790-WELL.  Keep watching the blog for more details about our fabulous speakers. Grab your mother, daughter, best friend or co-worker and make plans to spend the day with us in Biltmore Park. You do not want to miss this event.  There will be something for every woman.

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Create your own personal health record

Jean Sitton, R.N., BC, BSN, MHS, of Pardee Hospital’s case management department, will present “How to Create Your Own Personal Health Record” at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, Aug. 20, from 1:30 until 3 p.m.  Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). “A personal health record, or PHR, is typically a health record that is initiated and maintained by an individual. An ideal PHR provides a complete and accurate summary of the health and medical history of an individual by gathering data from many sources and making this information accessible at all times,” according to Sitton. “The presentation will examine several options for PHR’s, including written and electronic choices, and provide attendees with the tools and knowledge they need to develop their own potentially life-saving personal health record,” said Sitton.

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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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