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Pardee’s Center for Joint Replacement celebrates 10th anniversary

[caption id="attachment_196" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Ribbon Cutting at Pardee's Orthopedic Center of Excellence"][/caption] Pardee’s Joint Replacement Center recently celebrated 10 years of providing thorough pre- and post-operative care and a unique “Joint Camp” experience for patients.  On Monday, Feb. 1 Pardee celebrated with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, tours and refreshments.  Last year more than 500 joint replacement surgeries were performed at Pardee Hospital.   Pardee is building on the success of the Joint Center by developing an Orthopedic Center of Excellence.  The expansion plans include five new patient rooms, an expanded group physical therapy space and a new salon and massage room.  In addition, keeping patient comfort and care in mind, the entire orthopedics unit will undergo an interior renovation.  “We celebrated the fact that we have had a successful Joint Center for ten years.  We also recently welcomed several orthopedic physicians including a spine surgeon to our medical staff.  But just as important, we wanted to celebrate the new journey we are taking to expand, renovate and develop this center into a medical tourism destination for orthopedics,” said Debbie Patrick, development director of Pardee Hospital Foundation.  “Pardee consistently benchmarks among the top orthopedics programs in the nation.”  Close to one hundred physicians, area executives, government officials, Chamber members and associates attended the celebration.  This summer, a large community event is being planned once the renovations and expansion have been completed.  For additional information on Pardee’s Orthopedic Center of Excellence go to http://www.pardeewellness.org/.  The site features physician bios, video testimonials and ways to give.  -CJP

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In the news: Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center

People in the community are talking about Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center.  And why shouldn't they be? Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center provides a patient-centered medical home that  incorporates advanced concepts into primary care such as same-day appointments, appointments  made online, e-visits and group medical visits.  Established patients have access to non-urgent medical advice through e-mail and telephone consultations and share access to their medical information through a secure site.  See the latest news about the practice here on BlueRidgeNow.com and watch their video interview with Dr. Crane below.

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NBC’s Biggest Loser is Coming to Asheville

NBC’s Biggest Loser is Coming to Asheville to showcase Lighten Up 4 Life and the Pound for Pound Challenge. Be part of it! People in Western North Carolina are transforming their lives through Lighten Up 4 Life . Now you can help others while you reach a healthier weight: Help Others: Pardee’s Lighten Up 4 Life has joined with MANNA Food Banks to help feed our neighbors who are hungry by joining the Pound for Pound Challenge.  It’s fast and easy! Just go to www.pfpchallenge.com and pledge YOUR weight loss. That’s it! For every pound you pledge, General Mills will donate 14 cents to MANNA the regions local food bank through its “Feeding America” program. BE A STAR: The Biggest Loser is coming to town to do a segment on Lighten Up 4 Life and our Pounds for Pound challenge.  They will be filming volunteers at MANNA packing food for the hungry. Join us and help give Biggest Loser a great turnout! Tuesday February 23rd 1 pm MANNA Food Bank, 623 Swannanoa River Road All welcome!  Let’s give Biggest Loser a winning turnout!

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Pardee is now composting.

[caption id="attachment_170" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Typical industrial composting center"][/caption] Compost is rich soil that is made from yard and kitchen waste. It is comprised from a mixture of green or nitrogen containing material and brown or carbon containing material. Pardee Hospital Nutrition Services has their food waste sent to Crowell Farms for composting. Composting is inexpensive and easy to do at home. Go to http://www.hendersoncountync.org/solidwaste for more information. -CJP

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Return Visit

Debbie interviews one of our patients, a repeat customer. I still can't believe she is standing the whole time.

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