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Pardee Hospital Foundation Names Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year

Pardee Hospital Foundation named Dorothy (Dot) Marlow, as its 2010 Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year at the annual donor recognition and cultivation event held at Rainbow Row in Flat Rock on June 3. Pardee Foundation’s board of directors presents this award each year to a member of the community that has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee Hospital, the Pardee Foundation and for the improvement of the community’s health care. The recipient acts as an advocate for philanthropy and perpetuates giving within the community. Past winners of this award include Marcia Caserio, L. Howard Carl, Jr., Bob and Doris Eklund, Colin Thomas, M.D., Grace Vineyard, and Phillip Sellers, M.D. The award was presented to Marlow by Dr. Sellers. In selecting this year’s award recipient previous winners of the award recognized Marlow’s long-time dedication to Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation, Pardee’s Chaplaincy program as well as numerous other organizations in Henderson County. Marlow’s selfless determination and proven leadership has been demonstrated in multiple settings. Her achievements include 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award from the WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals and 2005 recipient of the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s Sauer Award. For over 25 years Marlow has served as board member of Pardee’s Chaplaincy program, and a board member of Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation. Marlow led the effort as chair of Pardee’s public relations board helping to complete the history of Pardee Hospital book entitled, “Generations of Excellence” which was authored by Louise Bailey. Marlow was the first female board chair of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, president of the United Way campaign, fundraising chair for a community campaign for Vocational Solutions, leader in Pardee’s $5 million emergency department fundraising campaign, and Hendersonville United Methodist Church fundraising campaign. “Not the least of her involvements has included the teaching of the Alma Lee Chevis Sunday School class at the First Methodist Church for many years. She has perpetuated her strong faith in her many interactions with organizations. Her positive work has benefitted so many,” remarked Sellers. Pardee Foundation’s annual donor recognition event is held as a way of thanking the donors of the Generations of Excellence Society. Members of this society donate $1,000 or more to Pardee each year to enhance the services provided by the hospital. The event was supported through sponsorships from Pardee Hospital Foundation, Carolina First Bank, Edward Jones-Ryan Harman and lead sponsor, ParsecFinancial. Additional contributions were made by Boyd Automotive, The Fresh Market, Flat Rock Village Hall, Singleton Centre, and Michaelian Home.

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"The Diabetic Chef" Coming to Pardee

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"] Chef Chris Smith, author of  the Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, both 1ed by the American Diabetes Association, will be coming to the Pardee Health Education Center for a cooking demo on Friday, June 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. Chris has over 20 years experience in the culinary field. Focusing on healthy cuisine, Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation.  He has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Web MD, and Southern Living magazines.  National television appearances include DLIFE and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Currently, Chris is working as a researcher with Wake Forest University, in the development of lifestyle skills and applications. “Cooking with Chef Chris” public radio program is currently in production.  He is the Chef for Team Type I as they compete in the 2010 RAAM  Race or “Race across America.” Chris also rides and is currently training for the JDRF “Ride to Cure Diabetes” in Death Valley, CA held this fall. Chris Smith is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes.  He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating not only for people affected with diabetes, but for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Signed copies of Chris' latest cookbook will be for sale at the event for $20. Pre-registration for the  cooking presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center is required. To register call 1 (866) 790-WELL or (828) 692-4600. -L

Posted in: Wellness

Pardee Home Care receives words of thanks

Our mother fell recently and within a week she was walking with the aid of her walker. Jennifer from Pardee’s Home Care came to the house regularly to start her on an exercise program.  We have been pleased with the therapy and the suggestions given and the care and concern of the home care team. Our dad has also used the services of Pardee Home Care and we appreciated the services and care that time also. Thank you all! Martha T. F. -CJP

Posted in: Quality

Thank you to everyone involved in care

I was browsing blueridgenow.com this morning and saw the note posted below, from Wayne and Sheila McCall. We are happy that you had such a good experience, we are a tight-knit community and it is a privilege to be able to provide you with the healthcare that you deserve. "Dear Community: My husband and I would like to thank everyone involved in the care for him during his tough times. Thanks to Dr. Alan Verm for doing a thorough job during a regular eye exam and discovering the melanoma in his eye and getting us scheduled with a retina specialist who referred us to Duke Medical Center. Before being able to go to Duke, Wayne fell and broke his hip during the last snow storm. We would like to thank everyone who helped him at Pardee Hospital. We have a very special thank you to Dr. Brian Seng for the wonderful job he did replacing the hip. His care, concern and professionalism were above and beyond anyone could expect. Also thanks to Dr. David Mackel and Dr. Paul Walker and their terrific office staff. We also want to let those who called, came to visit, sent cards and just kept us in their thoughts and prayers it meant a lot to us both. Thanks to everyone and your thoughtfulness will always be remembered." Wayne and Sheila McCall Hendersonville

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Prenatal care takes an innovative twist

Barbara Davenport, a certified nurse-midwife with Pardee Nurse-Midwifery,  wrote an article about Centering Pregnancy, a new model of prenatal care in groups.  The article, in it's entirety, can be viewed by clicking on Times News, Be Our Guest column.  It was 1ed in the newspaper today.  The following is an excerpt.
Centering Pregnancy is a model of prenatal care in groups that is changing the way people think about obstetrical care.  The model has three components: health care assessment, education, and support. It’s provided in a group facilitated by a credentialed healthcare provider and a co-facilitator.  Instead of traditional visits one-to-one with a physician or midwife, a small group of pregnant women and their provider come together on a regular basis for their prenatal visit in a group setting. Women enter centering groups after three months of pregnancy, when initial lab tests and pelvic exams have been completed.  By the time they are ready to deliver, they know everyone in their group like old friends.  Many times they continue to get together even after their babies are born. "Pregnant women wonder if the changes going on in their body are normal and want information about how to stay healthy.  It’s hard to address everything in the typical fifteen minute appointment.  Women also need to connect with other women going through pregnancy, to learn from each other," says Vicki Fleury, MSN, CNM, and co-facilitator of the groups. “Centering is the perfect place to do that since we have two hours together each month."

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