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We have a new YouTube Channel

In our recent past, we have been working diligently on quite a few video projects. We are proud of this work so we put together a YouTube Channel of the work and of our stories. When you are perusing the videos remember that all of the images are images that we took of the local area and of our physicians, employees and supporters. I think that is what I'm most proud of.  - R

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Vision Henderson County tours Pardee

[caption id="attachment_77" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Tony Galloway shows the Vision group one of the Pardee trauma suites"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_76" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Kristy Capps provides Vision group with tour of Pardee's Breast Center"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_75" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Rhonda Fain shows off one of the Pardee CT scanners to the Vision group"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_74" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Vision Henderson County group with MAMA"][/caption]

On Thursday, January 14 Pardee hosted the Vision Henderson County group for a half day of tours and presentations.  Vision Henderson County is led by John Boyd, whose long list of civic activities includes time as president of Western North Carolina Entrepreneurial Council, president of the Business and Merchants Association and a Chamber board member of Henderson and Transylvania Counties.  Vision Henderson County's mission is to promote informed and committed civic volunteerism, and programs are designed to help participants acquire both a fuller sense of the wide array of critical issues affecting Henderson County and the leadership skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to resolve them.  During the day the tour group of about 30 individuals including our own Nina Lovern, Lilly Bonetti and Steve Novak, had the opportunity to listen to presentations by Dr. Steven Crane, our CEO Kris Hoce and Terry Layne of Henderson County EMS.  They also had in-depth tours of the ED, Radiation Therapy and the Breast Center.  One of the many highlights of the day was when the Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) copter touched down on our helicopter deck for the group.

-CJP

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Foundation Makes Plans for 2010

For 2010, we have some new ideas that will spark our donors’ and community interest in the programs and services at Pardee.   Our new “Making Rounds” program will bring donors in to see behind-the-scenes areas of interest--like a tour of renovations that are planned or in progress, an operating room to see specific surgical equipment, and meeting hospital administrators they may not otherwise have contact.  A reception thanking our physicians is long in the making to let them know we share their vision and investment in our patients.   A revised Donor Gala format, with entertainment, will bring some amusement into the usual round of community events.  One of our top initiatives in 2010 will be raising the funds for the Orthopedic Renovation that is underway.  You will often see us guiding tours of individuals through the hospital.  And, we will continue with luncheons that provide education and resources for our donors and community about Pardee, philanthropy and healthcare.  In total, we will raise $2.3 million in 2010. Check back for updates on this and other Foundation news!

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Feed the hungry Pound for Pound

I just checked out the Pound for Pound website.  General Mills, Subway and other corporate partners have taken the lead in helping out the hungry with the Pound for Pound program.  For every pound you lose, they have agreed to donate 14 cents to go to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic charitable hunger-relief organization, and local food agencies like MANNA FoodBank.  Lighten Up 4 Life , the community weight loss program sponsored by Pardee Hospital, is proud to be a part of this Pound for Pound challenge.  Go to the Lighten Up 4 Life site to find out more about this program, and how you can help feed the hungry while losing weight.  -CJP

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Congrats to the Material Girls!

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. -CJP

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