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Pardee’s Comprehensive Cancer Center receives Outstanding Achievement Award

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee has been honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.  A facility receives the OAA following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program and also receives a compliance rating for the remaining 29 standards. “We’re proud to be the only hospital in North Carolina and one of only 59 in the United States to receive the OAA award in 2009,” said Pardee CEO Kris Hoce. “Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our cancer program physicians and staff, residents in our community have access to the most advanced and comprehensive cancer screenings and treatments available.” The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers a full range of advanced treatment and diagnostic services performed by highly qualified cancer specialists. Services include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, advanced radiology and laboratory diagnostic support and clinical treatment trials. Community education programs, cancer screenings, support groups and holistic patient and family support are also available.

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Dr. Crane gets an A+ from a recent patient visit

Stephen Wilson, sales manager for The Town Sparkle, a locally distributed free publication out of Hendersonville, recently blogged about his visit to Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center. Stephen's first appointment with Dr. Steven Crane offered several pleasant surprises and left Stephen feeling the need to share his experience with his fellow bloggers. To find out why Stephen is raving about Dr. Crane, click here to read his blog. For more information about Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center or to make an appointment with Dr. Steven Crane, click here. -L

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Pardee Pavilion receives words of thanks

In the Times-News on Thursday, Mar. 11, Doris Tyler of Hendersonville, submitted a lovely letter acknowledging the excellent care that her late husband received at Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services.  Thank you, Doris for your kind words.  We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  To read her words of thanks click here. -L

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H1N1 Flu Vaccines Still Available

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the H1N1 influenza strain continues to affect younger adults in disproportionate numbers, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. High risk groups include pregnant women, people with chronic illness, children and young adults up to 24 years of age, and the caregivers of young children. Contact your physician to schedule an appointment if you would like a vaccine and have not yet received one this season. If you do not have a physician, please call 1-866-790-WELL to find a physician. You can also contact the Henderson County Health Department at 694-4040 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon to speak with someone about scheduling an appointment for a free vaccine.  More than 80 million people in the United States have been vaccinated. In North Carolina, more than 1.6 million doses have been administered, impacting approximately 20% of our population. Don't forget to participate in respiratory etiquette such as covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and observing the proper hand washing techniques.

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Pardee presents Shooting Star Awards

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Debbie Gibbs
Pardee Hospital presented Shooting Star awards in March to Angela Hollingsworth, R.N., of 1 West and Debbie Gibbs, L.P.N., of 1 West. The Shooting Star Award recognizes Pardee associates who consistently go above and beyond in their jobs and serve as role models to their fellow associates. Winners are nominated by their co-workers to receive the award. Hollingsworth’s co-workers say she consistently shows up for work with a positive attitude and a smile for everyone. They say her caring nature and compassion are unsurpassed as recognized by the many cards and letters she receives from patients and families. She is extremely organized and instructs new graduate nurses and newly hired nurses to 1 West. Hollingsworth recently became an ACLS Instructor, and holds two national certifications in PCCN – Progressive Critical Care Nursing and Med-Surg. Gibb’s co-workers say that her positive attitude, tireless work ethic and helpful nature are commendable. She has an excellent bedside manner and is a true team player. They say Gibbs is very knowledgeable and always willing to help out when and wherever needed and that her vast experience and knowledge make her an invaluable resource. Congratulations to these Shooting Stars.

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