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Pardee Hendersonville Family Health Center to have an open house in Etowah

Pardee Hendersonville Family Health Center’s Etowah office will have an open house celebration on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 5 until 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The office is located at 6503 Brevard Road (Hwy 64) in Etowah.  “Pardee would like to take this opportunity to introduce Dr. Elizabeth Saft to the community. She recently graduated from the Hendersonville MAHEC Family Residency Program,” said Robert Kiskaddon, Chief Medical Officer at Pardee. “We are delighted to offer health services to the Etowah community and look forward to Dr. Saft providing many years of service to our community.”  Dr. Saft has special interests in obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and women’s health. She has full medical privileges at Pardee Hospital and is currently accepting new patients.  The open house will include tours, refreshments and giveaways. Call (828) 890-4156 for additional information. Reservations are not necessary. -CJP

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Register TODAY for Hike to Health

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. Hikes include:  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 (one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River) 1.5 total round trip hike, and the 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) – Four Seasons Trail alone is .6 miles, once it connects to Hickory Nut Falls Trail this adds on an additional .5 miles, making for a total round trip of approximately 2.2 miles. Registration for Hike to Health is now open. 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. -L

Posted in: Wellness

Commercial Shoot for Hike to Health

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] A group of us went hiking today at Chimney Rock to film a commercial for our next Hike to Health to take place on Saturday, Oct. 23at Chimney Rock located at Chimney Rock State Park.  We wanted to give you a behind the scenes sneak peak at a few of the shots you will see in the commercial, and also a look at some of the views you will be able to enjoy if you register for Hike to Health. Filming the commercial was videographer, Ben, with The Obsidian Collective, located on Main Street in Hendersonville.  We had a few extras join us as the commercial talent, including two furry friends, Bear and Olive.  Talent also included Tiffany, Rick, Rob, Dale, Ester and myself.  Ben filmed our group hiking the Hickory Nut Falls trail at Chimney Rock up to the base of Hickory Nut Falls. Ben collected enough footage for at least a five minute television ad, but unfortunately our commercial won't be quite that long.  In the next couple of days, I will go to the Obsidian Collective and record the voice-over for the commercial.  Be sure to check out the blog in the next couple of weeks when we post the commercial, and be sure to watch for our ads on your local television stations and in the newspaper! Enjoy the photos from the commercial shoot, it was a beautiful morning for a hike.  We hope you will join us for the next Hike to Health on October 23.  Registration opens today!  Call 1-866-790-WELL to register. -L

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Setting the Pace

Today is the official kickoff for United Way's 2010 campaign. The day began with a breakfast held at Blue Ridge Community College and will continue throughout the day as volunteers spread out through Henderson County to participate in the Day of Caring. Pardee has 57 participants involved with the Day of Caring. We are proud to be the pacesetter for this years campaign.  With three more months left in our campaign, Pardee associates have already raised $145,000 to set the pace.  Since 1996, Pardee has given over $1.2 million dollars through our Pardee Choice campaign that benefits the hospital and United Way. Thank you to all of our associates for their support of United Way and our community. Read more about United Way's Kickoff Event. View more photos from the Day of Caring at United Way's Facebook Page[gallery link="file"]

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Behind the Red Line

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] In November 2009, Charlie Bertini had his hip replaced at Pardee Hospital.   In August 2010, less than a year later, he returned to the Orthopedic Unit.  This time, however, he and his wife Joan were part of a tour group of eight who walked the Pardee halls to see expansions and upgrades underway in the Orthopedic Department as well as to view a surgery. It was all part of Making Rounds, the behind-the-scenes tour designed to give members of the community greater awareness of what goes on at Pardee.   After each person signed a confidentiality agreement and put on scrubs, they were introduced to Eileen Stepp, nursing director of Surgical Services.  She took them “behind the red line” where the public generally can not go. Seeing the surgical procedure remains a highlight for Charlie.  “I was really impressed with the efficiency, cordiality and how everyone worked together.  This was an extremely professional team,” he said following the experience. Does Charlie recommend Making Rounds to others?  “Absolutely,” he responded.  “Seeing an operation is a unique experience and I appreciated getting an understanding of all that is involved.” Tours are organized by the Pardee Hospital Foundation.  If you would like to learn more, please contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666.

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