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Russians tour Pardee

[caption id="attachment_364" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Russian tour group visits Pardee's emergency dept."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_365" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Pardee president/CEO presents to the Russian tour group"][/caption] Recently a delegation of Russians from Open World visited Pardee Hospital.  Open World is a federally funded program that has a mission to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia and the Baltic States by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America's democratic, accountable government and its free-market system.  This particular group consisted of 10 physicians, two interpreters and two facilitators.  The facilitators are English speaking Russians whose job it is to facilitate the work of the delegates by acquainting them with American customs but not to translate.  This group visited due to their interest in healthcare and healthcare funding in the U.S.  In addition to Pardee Hospital, the group visited the Hendersonville Free Clinic and the Henderson County Health Department.  Representatives from Pardee provided them with a tour of the emergency department, intensive care unit and concluded with lunch and a lively discussion with Pardee president and CEO, Kris Hoce and CFO, Alan House. -CJP

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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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