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.
Sen. Kay Hagan from Greensboro made a special visit to the hospital on Saturday. She met with a team from Pardee and other health professionals to get information as healthcare legislation heads to the Senate next week. Pardee Hospital and others in North Carolina are considered to be on the cutting-edge of implementing the "medical home" model. The full article is here.
[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Pardee Hospital Foundation's Women Helping Women Committee sponsored their 12th annual events on Oct. 15 and 16 at Kenmure County Club. The purpose of both events was to raise funds to provide financial assistance for uninsured women in Henderson County for screenings and treatment services at Pardee Hospital. Since 1998, the Pardee Foundation's Women Helping Women Committee has raised over $1.3 million for equipment, facilities, and services for women. In that time, the funds have helped over 850 women in need. In support of Pardee Hospital's strategic plan to expand their women's health services, Women Helping Women has extended its focus this year to include breast cancer as well as other women's cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis and other critical women's health needs. This year's featured speaker, Dr. Holly Atkinson, is the author of the best-selling book "Women and Fatigue" and a former medical correspondent for NBC's TODAY show and The CBS Morning News. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Her presentation was titled, The 5 Keys to Maximum Health... the ways to achieve maximum health in our busy lives. This year's events raised over $110,700. The generosity of 95 sponsors and numerous supporters helps us continue to help one woman at a time.