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Take Time, Take Charge

Take Time for Better Nutritional Habits [caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Leah McGrath"][/caption] Leah McGrath, a registered dietitian, will discuss the ways that we often sabotage our nutritional habits and will dispel some of the myths and mysteries about food at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women.  She will also give attendees some kitchen and shopping shortcuts that won't short circuit you or your family's nutrition. Leah McGrath has been a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association since 1996. She holds degrees in Speech Communications and Human Nutrition and has completed course work towards a master's degree in Marketing. Additionally, Leah has received certification from the Cooper Institute on Health Promotion and completed certification courses in food safety, neonatal nutrition and as a breastfeeding consultant.  Leah completed her dietetic internship with the US Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and then became the Chief, Clinical Dietetics at Moncrief Army Hospital, Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC. After resigning her active duty commission in the Army, Leah worked for almost two years with the South Carolina Department of Public Health. Initially, she worked as the lead nutritionist for the Low Country Health District, but soon became the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and nutrition director for that district. In 2000, Leah accepted the position with Ingles Supermarkets as their Corporate Dietitian and moved to Asheville, NC where she now lives with her husband Tim Riddle. Leah writes regularly for WNC Parent Magazine and Sophie Magazine. She is a weekly guest on WLOS (ABC) and WMYA 40 (MY 40) in Asheville where she presents recipe and nutrition information segments. She also appears monthly on a local radio station, WOXL 96.5. Leah acts as the host for the weekly radio show the "Ingles Information Aisle" on WWNC 570AM (www.wwnc.com) that airs each Saturday morning. To register for Take Time, Take Charge - call 1-866-790-WELL.

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Area firefighters join Pardee in the Lighten Up 4 Life Challenge

[gallery link="file" columns="2"] Today marks the start of the new 2010/11 Lighten Up 4 Life Weight Loss Challenge. Firefighters from across Western North Carolina joined 57 other organizations in the county, including Pardee Hospital, in leading the way. Volunteer and full time firefighters are taking on the challenge to live healthier lives. These professionals often work long and erratic shifts with interrupted sleep which can make living a healthy lifestyle challenging.  Because firefighters know the importance of staying in shape and eating healthier, departments across the mountains have decided to join the Lighten Up 4 Life Challenge this fall. To join and sign up go to www.lightenup4life.com/pardee. Since its beginning in 2008, Lighten Up 4 Life has empowered thousands of people in Western North Carolina to lose more than 58,000 pounds. Some Lighten Up 4 Life participants have lost up to 125 pounds. In addition to Pardee, other hospitals in the region participating are the Mission Health System, including Mission Hospital in Asheville, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine and McDowell Hospital in Marion. You can follow Lighten Up 4 Life on Facebook and Twitter. The first weigh-in date for the new season is Sept. 6. For more information on Lighten Up 4 Life contact Pardee representative Jill Geis at (828) 692-7754. -CJP

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Don't forget our Twitter page

Check out our Twitter page. https://twitter.com/pardeehospital

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New Pardee Center for Women’s Health

The Henderson County Chamber took these great photos of our After Hours event. A big thanks to all that attended.

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Pardee nurses receive state-wide honors

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Joyce Maybin, R.N., RNC-OB, IBCLC staff nurse and lactation consultant with Pardee Women and Children’s Center, and Debbie Austin R.N., CCRN, CPAN staff nurse in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit, were recently named as two of The Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina for 2010.

These extraordinary nurses were selected by their peers for their continued excellence in patient care and commitment to the nursing profession. Pardee Hospital is proud to honor Maybin and Austin’s achievement and to have them serve on our team of dedicated and compassionate nurses. They are two of many Pardee nurses that make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and the community. The Great 100 is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina. The organization annually acknowledges 100 North Carolina nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession, and contributes scholarships funds for registered nurse education. “We are extremely fortunate to have Joyce and Debbie working at Pardee, and we’re pleased that they are being recognized in this most significant way at the state level,” said Pat Ashe, vice president of nursing for Pardee Hospital.

Maybin and Austin will be honored during the Great 100 Gala on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

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