Recently Pardee Hospital and Henderson County’s first community-oriented weight-loss program, Lighten Up 4 Life (LU4L), awarded Team Material Girls for achieving their weight loss goals. Team Material Girls won the Pardee LU4L first trimester with a 6.5% (50.5 lbs) total weight loss. Team Material Girls is comprised of Sandy Camp, Pam Guy, Shelby Gaillard and Tabitha Calloway. I know each of the members of this team. They all work in the hospital's Materials Management Dept. I took their photo right after they were each presented with a $150 VISA check card. I am on a LU4L team as well, but we didn't do as good as expected. However, it was the holidays and we will trudge on! We hope to do better the next LU4L trimester which kicks off this week.
See the news article here.
After recently visiting the new birth suite in the Pardee Women & Children’s Center, I can honestly say that I forgot I was in a hospital. The décor is absolutely beautiful and looks more like someone's home or an upscale hotel. This newly renovated birth suite was designed for healthy, low risk mothers and babies. The suite is large enough to accommodate family involvement and support people. It is equipped with a full sized bed instead of a hospital bed, a garden tub, birth ball and stool. Each mother receives careful guidance from a certified lactation consultant in the first few hours after birth to breastfeed and bond with their newest family member. Best of all, a relaxing massage session is offered after delivery. The Pardee Women & Children’s Center is committed to facilitating exceptional birth experiences, providing personal attention and delivering the highest quality of care. Feel free to give them a call for a tour at (828) 696-4230.
Pardee is a charter member of Practice Greenhealth. Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit organization founded on the principals of positive environmental stewardship. As a member of Practice Greenhealth, we are committed to the virtual elimination of mercury, overall waste reductions, minimizing the use of toxic substances and the design, construction and operation of healthcare facilities that significantly improve the collective impact of human and environmental health.
The other aspect of this initiative is evident in all of our decision making for the hospital. After all, we consider ourselves the community's hospital, so whenever we print marketing pieces they are FSC certified 100% recycled. We recycle cans, bottles, internal papers and pretty much everything else that we can get our hands on.
If you have any recommendations or ideas, let us know. We have some interesting projects in the works, stay tuned.
If you haven't seen this video yet, it is some great work done by Providence St. Vincent Medical Center employees in Portland, Oregon. They put together this video to generate breast cancer awareness throughout their hospital system.