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Register now for Hike to Health

Pardee Hospital is hosting a community outdoor event, “Hike to Health”, on Saturday, June 12, at DuPont State Forest. Participants will hike from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls. There is a kids hiking loop just a few steps away from the entrance to the Wintergreen Falls hiking trail. Registration for “Hike to Health” is quick and easy. Interested participants will register by calling 1-866-790-WELL. Registration is $15 per hiker, with no charge for children age 10 and under. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, hiking backpack, and healthy refreshments for before and after their hike. Pardee Hospital’s focus for Hike to Health is on community wellness to bring people together from Henderson County and the surrounding communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Our goal is to showcase hiking as a fun outdoors activity where you can get up and get active with your family and friends. The hike is also an opportunity for participants of Pardee Hospital’s Lighten Up 4 Life to kick-off the next trimester of weight loss. Directions to the Guion Farms parking lot at DuPont State Forest can be found by clicking on the links below. Directions from Pardee Hospital Directions from Asheville Directions from Brevard Space is limited, so be sure to sign up today!   -L

Posted in: Wellness

Excellence you expect. Proven results.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee has been honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Dr. Thomas Eisenhauer, Pardee Cancer Committee Chairman and Dr. John Hill, Cancer Liaison Physician recently presented Pardee CEO, Kris Hoce, with the award. Pardee's Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only cancer program in N.C. and one of 82 programs nation-wide to recieve the award. Congratulations to the physicians, associates and committee members who contribute to the success of the cancer program and provide outstanding care to our community.

Posted in: Clinical

Congratulations to our Vision Henderson County 2010 Grads!

[caption id="attachment_817" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="From L to R: Nina Lovern, Steve Novak, Lilly Bonetti"][/caption] Pardee Hospital is proud to recognize three of our associates that recently graduated from Vision Henderson County 2010. Lilly Bonetti, Physician Recruiter, Nina Lovern, RN, Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Program Coordinator and Steve Novak, Director of Pardee Hospital Pharmacy, spent the last nine months in the Vision Henderson County program. The mission of Vision Henderson County is to promote informed and committed civic volunteerism. Accordingly, its programs are designed to help participants acquire both a fuller sense of the wide array of critical issues affecting Henderson County, and the leadership skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to resolve them. Vision Henderson County participants meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, September through May. Each day-long class is spent meeting with local officials, community leaders and touring businesses and organizations that make Henderson County viable. Vision covers local government, economic development, business and industry, law enforcement and public safety, cultural resources and arts, the environment and natural resources and education. This latest class (2009/10) was the 14th graduating class. -CJP

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Pardee Breast Center Nurse Earns Breast Patient Navigator Certification

The National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) and Pardee Hospital’s Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center are proud to announce Kristy Capps, R.N., B.S.N., has received the designation of Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Imaging and Cancer (CBPN –IC) through the completion of the NCBC’s Breast Patient Navigator Certification Program. Capps received her associate and undergraduate nursing degrees from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. As a breast care navigator, she serves as a guide for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. From initial diagnosis thru recovery, Capps provides on-going support, advocacy and encouragement to each of her patients and their families. Capps also facilitates the Breast Friends Forever Support Group for women who are currently fighting breast cancer as well as those who previously fought the battle and won. The group meets monthly at the Kayden Center.

Posted in: Pardee

15th Annual Tournament of Champions a Success

The 15th Annual Pardee Foundation Tournament of Champions took place on Monday, May 17, at Kenmure Golf and Country Club. The event raised $93,236.88 to assist with the planned renovations to Pardee Hospital’s nationally recognized orthopedic unit. This year’s event featured a new 9-hole tournament in the morning with 27 golfers, followed by the traditional 18-hole tournament in the afternoon with a full field of 130 players. More than 40 volunteers ensured that the event ran smoothly. This event has raised more than $1 million since 1996 to support Pardee Hospital facilities, equipment and programs. Proceeds from the tournament will help fund planned renovations to Pardee’s orthopedic unit which is consistently benchmarked among other top orthopedic programs in the nation. These renovations include upgrades to the current 25 patient rooms and the addition of five patient rooms, enlargement of group therapy space, equipment purchases for orthopedic surgeries and a new conference area. All of these renovations will support the growth in orthopedic and spine procedures to address the growing needs of our community. Gladys Nesbitt, nursing director of orthopedics at Pardee Hospital, said, “As the number of patients in our Joint Camp program has steadily increased, it has become readily apparent that our facilities at Pardee need to be expanded and renovated. These changes will allow us to offer even more services to patients who chose our destination for their surgical needs.” Thank you to the many sponsors, volunteers, committee members, golfers, and staff who made this event such a great success. [gallery link="file" orderby="title"]

Posted in: Foundation