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Pardee Cancer Resource Room Moves to Kayden Center


[caption id="attachment_420" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="Kristy Capps & Rhonda Fain provide tours of the new cancer resource room at the recent Doctor's Day reception."][/caption] The cancer resource room has moved to the Kayden Center to provide more convenient access to the patients of the Pardee Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center. The move also provides a much larger space. The resource room was previously housed at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall. The cancer resource room allows women undergoing cancer treatment to find the right wig, prosthesis, turban, scarf, mastectomy bra, clothing or hat at no charge. The room is provided in cooperation with the American Cancer Society. Congratulations to Kristy Capps and Melanie Tecklenburgh for creating such a warm, beautiful space for our female cancer patients. [caption id="attachment_421" align="alignnone" width="420" caption="Cancer Resource Room at the Kayden Center"][/caption]

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Pardee celebrates Doctor’s Day

[caption id="attachment_417" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Guests enjoy the Doctor's Day reception at Pardee"][/caption] On Tuesday, March 30 Pardee Hospital celebrated the national observance of Doctor’s Day, an annual day to recognize our physicians for providing the best in healthcare. The celebration started bright and early in the morning at the physicians lounge. Complimentary cholesterol screenings were offered along with a healthy breakfast buffet.  In the evening the celebration resumed at Pardee’s Kayden Center.  Every physician with privileges at Pardee and their guests were invited to a special reception in their honor.  Kris Hoce, Pardee Hospital President and CEO and Jim Wert, Pardee Foundation board member and Generations of Excellence co-chair thanked our physicians for their service to the community and their efforts to help Pardee provide quality healthcare.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres and tours of the Center were enjoyed by all. The physicians also received thumb drives in appreciation for all they do for Pardee hospital and our community. - CJP

Posted in: Foundation

Sixty Second Parent - The importance of reading aloud

Learn why reading aloud is so important to young children's learning. One of the most important skills a parent can teach a child is how to communicate -- how to speak, listen and read. This clip includes practical tips for reading at home.

Posted in: Pardee

Pardee bear well on its way

Constance Vlahoulis, owner of "The Conn-Artist" Studios and Art Gallery in Hendersonville, has started painting the Pardee Hospital bear in her studio. The bear, which will be put on display in downtown Hendersonville during the eighth annual public art display, Bearfootin' 2010, can be seen in the window of Connie's studio as she paints and designs the artwork for this year's bear. This year will mark the sixth year that bears will be used in the display, after using goats and apples for the past couple of years. Once completed, the Pardee bear and other bears from local businesses, will be showcased on the streets of downtown. The exhibit will open in April and run through October 2010. Be sure to stop by Connie's studio at 611 Greenville Hwy. in Atha Plaza to check out the progress of the bear. To view more photos of the bear click here. -L

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Pardee Welcomes Dr. Carol Copenhaver

[caption id="attachment_401" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Carol Copenhaver, M.D."][/caption] Pardee Hospital is proud to announce that Carol Copenhaver, M.D., M.S.P.H., has recently joined its medical staff, and is currently accepting new patients at Pardee Mills River Family Health Center located at 9 Crossroad Drive in Mills River, N.C.  Dr. Copenhaver received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine also in Chapel Hill.  She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Rochester’s Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.  Dr. Copenhaver also received her master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Prior to moving to North Carolina, she was in private practice with a family medicine group in Allentown, Pa. Dr. Copenhaver is a board certified family practice physician and joins the long-established practice of Bob Webb, M.D. and William A. Hull, PA.  She lives in the area with her husband, Chris Copenhaver, an allergist with Allergy Partners, and their three children.  She is excited to take advantage of the mountains and enjoys running, hiking and camping. “I enjoy family medicine because I like to focus on keeping people as healthy as possible,” said Copenhaver.  “I look forward to getting to know families from the youngest to oldest members, hearing their stories and sharing in their successes as well as their setbacks.” -CJP

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