Sen. Kay Hagan from Greensboro made a special visit to the hospital on Saturday. She met with a team from Pardee and other health professionals to get information as healthcare legislation heads to the Senate next week. Pardee Hospital and others in North Carolina are considered to be on the cutting-edge of implementing the "medical home" model. The full article is here.
[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Pardee Hospital Foundation's Women Helping Women Committee sponsored their 12th annual events on Oct. 15 and 16 at Kenmure County Club. The purpose of both events was to raise funds to provide financial assistance for uninsured women in Henderson County for screenings and treatment services at Pardee Hospital. Since 1998, the Pardee Foundation's Women Helping Women Committee has raised over $1.3 million for equipment, facilities, and services for women. In that time, the funds have helped over 850 women in need. In support of Pardee Hospital's strategic plan to expand their women's health services, Women Helping Women has extended its focus this year to include breast cancer as well as other women's cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis and other critical women's health needs. This year's featured speaker, Dr. Holly Atkinson, is the author of the best-selling book "Women and Fatigue" and a former medical correspondent for NBC's TODAY show and The CBS Morning News. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Her presentation was titled, The 5 Keys to Maximum Health... the ways to achieve maximum health in our busy lives. This year's events raised over $110,700. The generosity of 95 sponsors and numerous supporters helps us continue to help one woman at a time.
We ventured out into the popular East Fork of the French Broad this weekend to get some photos of Dr. Amal Das doing what he loves, fly fishing. I can attest to his fishing abilities because he gave a great lesson that lead to the landing of 18 rainbows.[gallery columns="4" orderby="title"]
He may love hunting trout, but he is also a great orthopedic surgeon. He is offering a free presentation about anterior hip replacements on Friday, December 18th if you are interested. Understanding what a joint replacement means to people who want to get back to their active lifestyles is something he is good at. He knows better than anyone that joints are replaceable, but fishing is not.
Pardee announced in August that it is the first hospital in the state of North Carolina to receive DNV Healthcare certification, a new quality-based accreditation program that focuses on the clinical quality of patient care and patient safety throughout an entire health care system. DNV’s service is the first new federally-approved accreditation program in more than 40 years, and offers Pardee the opportunity to simultaneously satisfy its Medicare accreditation requirements and implement the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. ISO 9001 is recognized by businesses around the world as the benchmark for continuous quality improvement. Innovative hospitals are embracing ISO as a way to identify and focus on the most successful approaches to the delivery of the highest quality patient care, and also improve billing and other critical aspects of running a modern hospital.