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Pardee Foundation's Women Helping Women

Pardee Foundation’s Women Helping Women program began in 1998 when a group of community-minded women wanted to address critical women’s health needs in Henderson County. Their goal was that no woman should face financial barriers to finding care. The Women Helping Women program provides financial assistance for the uninsured, specifically for procedures in cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and other critical women’s health needs. When your journey, or the journey of someone you know, takes an unexpected turn, the funds provided by Women Helping Women can be there to help. To qualify for our financial assistance, you must be: Uninsured Ineligible for Medicaid or Medicare Meet specific income and asset criteria Your information is completely confidential and private. We want you to focus on healing. Let us care for your financial needs.To find out if you or another woman you care about qualifies, please call Pardee Hospital Patient Financial Services at (828) 698-7306 to schedule an appointment. Support our fund by being a part of our events: Meet the Speaker Dinner Thursday, October 21, 6 p.m. Mélange Inn 13th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon Friday, October 22, 11:30 a.m. Kenmure Country Club Download the WHW Brochure Call (828) 696-4666 for more information.

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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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