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The new year of Lighten Up 4 Life started September 1st, but you can sign up anytime here. Lighten Up 4 Life is a community-wide weight loss challenge that’s FREE to join! This  program provides you resources such as; healthy recipes, cooking videos, exercise videos and loads of local events to help you lose weight.

Posted in: Wellness

Take Time, Take Charge - Gift Bags

We hope everyone is getting excited for Take Time, Take Charge: an event for all women scheduled for Sept.  17 at the Hilton at Biltmore Park—if you haven’t signed up already, it’s not too late. The number to call is 1-866-790-WELL. Registration is $40 per person and the event begins at 8:30 a.m. Each gift bag will include: Hendersonville Co-Op donated coupons, vitamins and supplements Cosmetic bags from Pardee Women and Children’s Center RUSH Fitness free 30-day passes Sensibilities Day Spa samples … and much more! Several gift bags will include special prizes, so be sure to take a peak inside your bag. You may have one of the following items: Biltmore 3-day passes, necklace and earring set from Marthaler JewelersFlat Rock Playhouse tickets, and gift certificates to local restaurants. To make the event even more relaxing the Asheville School of Massage & Yoga will be doing free chair and table massages during the networking hour. Also, Star 104.3 will be doing a live remote broadcast on the back patio of the Hilton. Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy an all-day women’s event and leave with awesome items. See you on the 17th!

Posted in: Pardee

'Jewel of a Hospital'

From today's (9/08/10) issue of the Times-News: They say there are emeralds in those hills, and Brooks Lancaster doesn't doubt it, but he says the biggest jewel is in his hometown of Hendersonville. He's bragging on Pardee Hospital. Seeking treatment for an injured ankle, the patient says the hospital staff impressed him. "They were so expedient," he says. "Within five minutes of arriving, I was directed to radiology, and after four X-rays, I was on my way. We definitely have the jewel of the isle right here. We can be thankful for that." -CJP

Posted in: Quality

CEO Luncheon

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] On Tuesday, August 31, the Pardee Hospital Foundation sponsored a special luncheon for loyal donors at Highland Lake Inn.  Kris Hoce, President/CEO of Pardee Hospital, presented “Navigating Change”, an explanation of how Pardee Hospital is positioned for the emerging changes of federal healthcare reform. The sold out crowd was eager to learn what aspects of healthcare reform will impact our community the most, as well as what they should expect as individuals receiving healthcare.  When asked about the future of The Free Clinics, Dr. Colin Thomas reported necessary services will continue, such as pharmacy and diabetes care, and he commended Pardee for the recent restructuring of its charity care policies to now include outpatient services.  “This is a great service for our low-income population.” Attendees were very appreciative for the comprehensive information and look forward to future educational events from the Foundation.

Posted in: Foundation

Take Time, Take Charge

[caption id="attachment_1404" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Kristy Capps"][/caption] 10 Myths About Breast Cancer Kristy Capps, RN III, BSN, is a certified breast care navigator with the Pardee Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center, and will dispel many of the myths women may have heard about breast cancer at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women.  Capps will provide attendees with the facts about breast cancer prevention, exams, detection, family history and treatment. It’s important for all women to be aware of the facts about breast cancer. There are many misconceptions passed down from woman to woman unknowingly. The information in this presentation could be life-saving for you or someone you know. Kristy Capps, RN III, BSN, received her associates and undergraduate nursing degree from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.  Capps is a lifelong resident of Henderson County and has a special interest in the people that comprise the community in which she was raised.  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.  Her role is multifaceted as she coordinates the clinical, educational, financial and emotional needs of breast cancer patients.  Capps works diligently to ensure that each patient receives the care and treatment they need in a timely fashion.  Capps facilitates the Breast Friends Forever Support Group consisting of women who are currently fighting breast cancer as well as those who previously fought the battle and won.  The group meets monthly in Hendersonville at the Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center. To register for Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, call 1-866-790-WELL.

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