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Pardee Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Pardee Hospital is the only hospital in Henderson County to earn the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. Approximately 15%, or about 700 hospitals in the United States have received this award. The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services. Hospitals that meet QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines. Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who work under physician’s orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and other lung or lung-related conditions. They also care for premature infants and are key members of lifesaving response teams charged with handling medical emergencies

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What is the Pardee Pavilion?

Pardee Pavilion director, Karla, speaks to us about Adult Day Health and the services provided at the Pardee Pavilion.

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French Broad River Classique Canoe & Kayak Race

Pardee is sponsoring the 2010 French Broad River Classique Canoe & Kayak Race. This race is hosted by FB Canoe Racing, Inc., a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is set for the weekend of April 24-25. You still have time to sign-up for the Classique or for The Fun Race.

Canoeing and kayaking are low impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. They also provide health benefits such as:
  1. Cardiovascular fitness
  2. Increased muscle strength from moving the paddle, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest
  3. Increased torso and leg strength, this from rotating the torso and applying pressure with your legs
  4. Paddling is a low impact activity, this reduces the risk of wear-and-tear on joints and tissues
  5. Kayaking and canoeing can be peaceful and meditative or can be exhilarating
Canoeing and kayaking can be done as a hobby, a competitive sport or as a fun activity. A Canoeing exercise program doesn't just help you to lose fat, it also helps you to strengthen arm and shoulder muscles, reduce your waistline and lower blood pressure. And remember that before beginning any exercise program, it is recommended that you should first consult a physician or other qualified health care provider.

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Pardee Pavilion - a mother's story

A participant's mother speaks to us about her daughter's experience with Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health.

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Sixty Second Parent - Separation anxiety in young children

Does your young child cry and protest when you leave them with a friend or at daycare? Separation anxiety is normal and eventually most young children will experience it. This clip includes tips for making separation easier.

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