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Area firefighters join Pardee in the Lighten Up 4 Life Challenge

[gallery link="file" columns="2"] Today marks the start of the new 2010/11 Lighten Up 4 Life Weight Loss Challenge. Firefighters from across Western North Carolina joined 57 other organizations in the county, including Pardee Hospital, in leading the way. Volunteer and full time firefighters are taking on the challenge to live healthier lives. These professionals often work long and erratic shifts with interrupted sleep which can make living a healthy lifestyle challenging.  Because firefighters know the importance of staying in shape and eating healthier, departments across the mountains have decided to join the Lighten Up 4 Life Challenge this fall. To join and sign up go to www.lightenup4life.com/pardee. Since its beginning in 2008, Lighten Up 4 Life has empowered thousands of people in Western North Carolina to lose more than 58,000 pounds. Some Lighten Up 4 Life participants have lost up to 125 pounds. In addition to Pardee, other hospitals in the region participating are the Mission Health System, including Mission Hospital in Asheville, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine and McDowell Hospital in Marion. You can follow Lighten Up 4 Life on Facebook and Twitter. The first weigh-in date for the new season is Sept. 6. For more information on Lighten Up 4 Life contact Pardee representative Jill Geis at (828) 692-7754. -CJP

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Don't forget our Twitter page

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New Pardee Center for Women’s Health

The Henderson County Chamber took these great photos of our After Hours event. A big thanks to all that attended.

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Pardee nurses receive state-wide honors

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Joyce Maybin, R.N., RNC-OB, IBCLC staff nurse and lactation consultant with Pardee Women and Children’s Center, and Debbie Austin R.N., CCRN, CPAN staff nurse in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit, were recently named as two of The Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina for 2010.

These extraordinary nurses were selected by their peers for their continued excellence in patient care and commitment to the nursing profession. Pardee Hospital is proud to honor Maybin and Austin’s achievement and to have them serve on our team of dedicated and compassionate nurses. They are two of many Pardee nurses that make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and the community. The Great 100 is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina. The organization annually acknowledges 100 North Carolina nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession, and contributes scholarships funds for registered nurse education. “We are extremely fortunate to have Joyce and Debbie working at Pardee, and we’re pleased that they are being recognized in this most significant way at the state level,” said Pat Ashe, vice president of nursing for Pardee Hospital.

Maybin and Austin will be honored during the Great 100 Gala on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

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When is a pregnancy unique?

When it's your pregnancy. You're as special as the child you're carrying and as unique as your own fingerprint. What you need is a hospital that treats you that way. That hospital is Pardee, and here's what we offer: The latest obstetrics and gynecology care: Board-certified OB/GYNs, family practice physicians offering OB care, Nurse-Midwives accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Your choice of birthing options: Traditional, natural or water birth Birthing Classes: Our skilled educators will help you prepare for the birth of your baby, teach you how to care for your newborn, and provide advice on helping with the changes at home Expert care for you and your family: Health Centers in Hendersonville, Bat Cave, Fletcher, Mills River, Flat Rock and Etowah Meet our OB/GYNs and our Nurse-Midwives Visit our website to find out more information about our women's services and take a tour of the birth suite.

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