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Join us for Camp Liberty

[caption id="attachment_1134" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Camp Liberty 2009"][/caption] Pardee Hospital is proud to once again offer Camp Liberty, an annual weekend camp for adult cancer patients and survivors receiving treatment in Henderson County.  Camp Liberty will be held from Aug. 27-29 at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC.  Camp Liberty provides a free weekend retreat for male and female cancer patients and survivors, age 25 years and older, who received or are receiving their treatment in Henderson County.  The camp includes two nights of lodging, meals and various activities.  During the weekend, patients and survivors will have the opportunity to interact in a relaxed and supportive environment. A Celebration of Life picnic will be held on the final day of the camp for family members. For more information about attending Camp Liberty contact Stephanie “Brooke” Allen at (828) 696-1330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited.

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Take Time, Take Charge

Pardee Hospital is excited to announce that we are hosting a spectacular women’s event this fall. The event is called, “Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women,” and it will be held at The Hilton at Biltmore Park on Friday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  It will include informative speakers on a variety of subjects (health, wellness, lifestyle, business) for empowering women of all ages, goodie bags filled with great gifts, a scrumptious sit down lunch with our keynote speaker, Diane Sieg, and a laid back networking hour.  The cost for the day is $40 per person and space is limited so, I urge you to register early by calling 1-866-790-WELL.  Keep watching the blog for more details about our fabulous speakers. Grab your mother, daughter, best friend or co-worker and make plans to spend the day with us in Biltmore Park. You do not want to miss this event.  There will be something for every woman.

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Create your own personal health record

Jean Sitton, R.N., BC, BSN, MHS, of Pardee Hospital’s case management department, will present “How to Create Your Own Personal Health Record” at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, Aug. 20, from 1:30 until 3 p.m.  Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). “A personal health record, or PHR, is typically a health record that is initiated and maintained by an individual. An ideal PHR provides a complete and accurate summary of the health and medical history of an individual by gathering data from many sources and making this information accessible at all times,” according to Sitton. “The presentation will examine several options for PHR’s, including written and electronic choices, and provide attendees with the tools and knowledge they need to develop their own potentially life-saving personal health record,” said Sitton.

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Chovan receives certification for hospital case management

[caption id="attachment_1109" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Libby Chovan, R.N. "][/caption] Elizabeth “Libby” Chovan, R.N., case manager at Pardee Hospital, recently passed the Accredited Case Manager (ACM) certification test. She is now a Certified Hospital Case Management Professional. “I am always striving to improve my practice and felt this was an important milestone in my career,” said Chovan.  The ACM certification was created by the Accredited Case Manager Association in 2005 and is designed specifically for hospital case management professionals. This certification is unique among case management certifications because the examination specifically addresses case management in the hospital setting by testing core case management knowledge as well as competency in individual skills.  The examination utilizes clinical simulation testing methodology to test “competency beyond knowledge.”  A passing score on both the core and the discipline-specific portions entitles individuals to the ACM credential.

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The 2010 Pardee Apple Festival 8K Race is coming up fast

[gallery] Join us on Saturday, September 4 when the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Pardee Hospital Apple Festival 8K Road Race and the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile. Participants have the opportunity to run a scenic eight kilometer (about five miles) course through Hendersonville and Laurel Park. The Mini Moo Mile is perfect for both children and walkers of all ages. Participants can also enter the Foot Rx team Challenge. Teams of four will compete against other teams in the 8K event. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in over a dozen age groups. Both events start promptly at 8 a.m., and start and finish at the Medical Office Building on the Pardee Hospital main campus. For more information and a registration form, visit us online at www.pardeehospital.org, or call 828-696-4712. You can also register online at www.active.com. -CJP

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