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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.

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

Posted in: Pardee

Stephenson receives NE-BC certification

[caption id="attachment_1470" align="alignleft" width="167" caption="Lisa Stephenson, RN, BSN, NE-BC, BC"][/caption] Lisa Stephenson, RN, BSN, NE-BC, BC, nursing coordinator at Pardee Hospital, recently received her second national certification and is now dual certified in medical-surgical nursing and as a nurse executive. Stephenson received her nurse executive certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Stephenson received her BSN at Western Carolina University and is nearing completion of her MSN at Walden University. “Besides serving as a nursing coordinator at Pardee, Lisa is one of our Magnet coordinators, helping lead our journey to achieving Magnet recognition for nursing excellence at Pardee,” said Pat Ashe, chief nursing officer at Pardee. “This community is incredibly fortunate to have such professional nurses on staff in our hospital.” The American Nurses Credentialing Center provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas.

Posted in: Clinical

Local surgeon to discuss osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist

David Napoli, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone and Joint, will discuss the causes and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hand in a free presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center on Tue., Sept. 21, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage in one or more joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Among the approximately 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common, affecting over 20 million people in the United States. Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently as we age. Napoli specializes in hand and wrist disorders and injuries, as well as general orthopaedic surgery.  He serves on the medical staff at Pardee Hospital.  Napoli will offer time for questions after the presentation. Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). -CJP

Posted in: Pardee