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Sign up today for Hike to Health

Make sure you sign up by Oct. 14 to receive a Hike to Health event T-shirt. Don't miss out on these awesome long sleeve T's, sign up today! Call 1-866-790-WELL. Pardee Hospital is hosting the next Hike to Health, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Chimney Rock. Participants will be able to choose from three different hikes to accommodate all skill levels. Choose from one of the following hikes (or stay later and do all three!): Great Woodland Adventure – .6 mile guided trail which includes 12 discovery stations for kids and the kids-at-heart. Hickory Nut Falls Trail – leisurely .75 mile hike to the base of the 404 ft. tall Hickory Nut Falls - 1.5 total round trip hike. Four Seasons Trail – a strenuous trail for the avid hiker which starts at the meadows parking area and runs all the way to the top of the mountain (with access to Hickory Nut Falls). Interested participants can register by calling 1-866-790-WELL.  Registration is $15 per hiker, with no charge for children age 10 and under. Once you register, your tickets for admission into Chimney Rock will be mailed to you. Sign-up by Oct. 14 to receive a Hike to Health T-shirt. Hikers receive giveaways, healthy refreshments, and free admission into Chimney Rock.  Pardee Hospital promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Join us at Chimney Rock on October, 23 for our second Hike to Health.  Hike begins at 9 a.m. Register today by calling 1-866-790-WELL.

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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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