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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"]

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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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