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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

Posted in: Wellness

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"]

Posted in: Pardee

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.

Posted in: Foundation

Flu shot clinic today and tomorrow :: Sept 2010

Don't forget to stop by the Pardee Health Education Center today (Thursday, Sept. 16) between 1 and 7 p.m.  or tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 17) between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a seasonal flu shot. This year's shot includes H1N1 vaccine. The cost is $25 per person and Medicare and major insurance is accepted. These clinics are for adults 19 and older. The Pardee Health Education Center is located in the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville. -CJP

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Free counseling to quit tobacco use

Henderson County is fortunate to have tobacco-free schools, parks, restaurants and community hospital. As a NC Prevention Partner, Pardee Hospital is offering free counseling to our employees, their families, our patients and our community to assist them with quitting tobacco use. Research has shown that counseling, in person or by phone, is most effective at helping people quit the use of tobacco (Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update). NC Prevention Partners provides a free telephone counselor at your convenience who will provide the information and support needed for success. For more information on quitting tobacco call the NC Prevention Partners at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.  -CJP

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