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Pardee announces new board member

Pardee Hospital recently announced the addition of Jack Summey to its Board of Directors. Summey is a local business owner and mechanical contractor, incorporating his business Summey Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in 1975. He is a charter member and past director of the Hendersonville Home Builders Association, and a charter member and past president of the Henderson County Mechanical and Electrical Association. Summey is a governor appointee and past chairman of the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors as well as a past board member of the Hendersonville Country Club and Mills River appointee to the Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee. Summey resides in Henderson County with his wife, Penny. He is the proud father of two daughters and has four grandchildren in Dallas and Grand Prairie, Texas.

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Pardee Lifeline offering free installations for the month of July

Pardee Lifeline, a system that summons help immediately at the touch of a button, is offering free installations during the month of July.  This is a savings of $52.50. The service is ideal for those with high-risk medical conditions, chronic illnesses or individuals with limited mobility.  Lifeline offers other services as well, such as a speakerphone function allowing individuals to answer the telephone without using a handheld receiver and the ability to leave reminders of important things to do throughout the day.  Lifeline recently launched the new AutoAlert button featuring the only pendant-style help button that can automatically call for help if a fall is detected and a senior is unable to push his or her help button.  According to an internal laboratory study of simulated falls, Lifeline with AutoAlert detected 95 percent of many types of falls and had a low rate of false alarms. Lifeline operators are available to answer questions or provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Lifeline also retains pertinent health history and information on who to contact in the case of an emergency, when an individual is unable to provide this information. “Lifeline’s personal medical alert service and equipment options make it easy to select the safety and convenience features that work best for you and your family,” said Ron Comeens, Lifeline coordinator for Pardee Hospital.  Subscription to this service is available for a low monthly fee, based on the types of options selected.  For more information about this free installation offer, call 1-800-242-1306, x4748.

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Smokehouse Soiree

The Pardee Foundation hosted their annual donor recognition and cultivation event at Rainbow Row in Flat Rock on June 3. Check out the photos from the event posted below and click here to view the blog featuring the 2010 Healthcare Philanthropist of the year recipient, Dot Marlow. The donor recognition event is held as a way of thanking the donors of the Generations of Excellence Society. Members of this society donate $1,000 or more to Pardee each year to enhance the services provided by the hospital. The event was supported through sponsorships from Pardee Hospital Foundation, Carolina First Bank, Edward Jones-Ryan Harman and lead sponsor, ParsecFinancial. Additional contributions were made by Boyd Automotive, The Fresh Market, Flat Rock Village Hall, Singleton Centre, and Michaelian Home. Thank you to all of our donors, event volunteers, staff, board members, and sponsors for their support and making this event a huge success.[gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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Hike to Health

[gallery link="file"] Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors for making Hike to Health a huge success with an excellent turnout of over 100 hikers. This past Saturday, Pardee hosted Hike to Health at DuPont State Forest. The community wellness event was very well received and participants were able to enjoy wonderful weather and a fun morning exercise. Participants hiked a total of three miles from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls. Adults, kids, and family pets came out to enjoy the great outdoors and hike to the beautiful Wintergreen Falls. Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday! We hope to see you again next year. A BIG thank you to our sponsors as well for their support of Hike to Health.  Sponsors of this year's hike included: Lighten Up 4 Life, Mission Children's Hospital, Mission Foundation, Morris Broadband, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Ken Shelton, M.D., Pepsi-Cola, WTZQ, Jongo Java, Hendersonville Community Co-Op, Immaculate Baking, FootRX and REI. Check out our photos from Hike to Health and send us your photos if you came out to the event. We would love to see them! Photos can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -L

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Chris Smith cooking demonstration a success

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Chris Smith, "The Diabetic Chef", was at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, June 3 for a cooking demonstration focusing on preparing and purchasing foods for individuals with diabetes and their families. Chris showcased three recipes and demonstrated how to prepare these recipes from start to finish. Recipes included simple chicken, seared and baked in the oven, maple carrots, and Chris's own version of strawberry shortcake made with fresh strawberries and toasted angel food cake croûtons for dessert. The audience of nearly 50 participants were able to purchase a Chris Smith cookbook and have it signed by the author after the cooking event. Be sure to register for our next cooking demonstration. John Pirrello, chef at Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge in Asheville, will be at the Pardee Health Education Center on Wednesday, June 30 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  John will be showing participants how to cook some of our favorite foods traditionally known as "unhealthy" in a healthy fashion. Registration is required prior to this free event. To register, call 1-866-790-WELL. -L

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