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Pardee associates lend time and energy to the fight against cancer at Relay For Life

The totals are in and the number is huge. This year's Relay For Life of Henderson County raised an astonishing $180,000 in the fight against cancer!  Pardee continues to raise money for the event so the total Pardee pledge will not be available for a few weeks. Pardee had approximately 100 associates and nine teams at the event. The Pardee teams were the Lab Rats, Mom's Team, Pardee Fusion, Jim's Angels, 2 West, Oncology Angels, Beam Team, Psychlones and the Rx Rock Stars. With the money raised at Relay we are working toward an important goal - a future without cancer. -CJP [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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Pavilion hosts Open House

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] The Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services hosted an Open House on Sunday, May 23. Interested participants, caregivers, and current participants of the Pavilion came out to meet the staff and nurses, tour the facility, and enjoyed cookies and punch during the open house celebration. Ron Comeens with Pardee Lifeline was also on hand. Raffle prizes were given away thanks to the generosity of the Pardee Health Education Center as well as free glucose screenings. If you're caring for an elderly or mentally impaired adult in your home, then you know it can be difficult to run errands, shop, or find time for your own needs. Pardee Pavilion may be just the help you’ve been looking for. Or you may know someone, a friend, a relative, a neighbor, who needs a little extra assistance. The Pavilion may be just what the doctor ordered. Stop by for a tour of the Pavilion and speak with one of their knowledgeable staff members about how Pardee Pavilion can make a difference in your life, and the life of your loved one. The Pavilion is located in Flat Rock adjacent to Blue Ridge Community College. For more information call, (828) 697-7070.

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Register now for Hike to Health

Pardee Hospital is hosting a community outdoor event, “Hike to Health”, on Saturday, June 12, at DuPont State Forest. Participants will hike from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls. There is a kids hiking loop just a few steps away from the entrance to the Wintergreen Falls hiking trail. Registration for “Hike to Health” is quick and easy. Interested participants will register by calling 1-866-790-WELL. Registration is $15 per hiker, with no charge for children age 10 and under. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, hiking backpack, and healthy refreshments for before and after their hike. Pardee Hospital’s focus for Hike to Health is on community wellness to bring people together from Henderson County and the surrounding communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Our goal is to showcase hiking as a fun outdoors activity where you can get up and get active with your family and friends. The hike is also an opportunity for participants of Pardee Hospital’s Lighten Up 4 Life to kick-off the next trimester of weight loss. Directions to the Guion Farms parking lot at DuPont State Forest can be found by clicking on the links below. Directions from Pardee Hospital Directions from Asheville Directions from Brevard Space is limited, so be sure to sign up today!   -L

Posted in: Wellness

Excellence you expect. Proven results.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee has been honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Dr. Thomas Eisenhauer, Pardee Cancer Committee Chairman and Dr. John Hill, Cancer Liaison Physician recently presented Pardee CEO, Kris Hoce, with the award. Pardee's Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only cancer program in N.C. and one of 82 programs nation-wide to recieve the award. Congratulations to the physicians, associates and committee members who contribute to the success of the cancer program and provide outstanding care to our community.

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Congratulations to our Vision Henderson County 2010 Grads!

[caption id="attachment_817" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="From L to R: Nina Lovern, Steve Novak, Lilly Bonetti"][/caption] Pardee Hospital is proud to recognize three of our associates that recently graduated from Vision Henderson County 2010. Lilly Bonetti, Physician Recruiter, Nina Lovern, RN, Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Program Coordinator and Steve Novak, Director of Pardee Hospital Pharmacy, spent the last nine months in the Vision Henderson County program. The mission of Vision Henderson County is to promote informed and committed civic volunteerism. Accordingly, its 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. Vision Henderson County participants meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, September through May. Each day-long class is spent meeting with local officials, community leaders and touring businesses and organizations that make Henderson County viable. Vision covers local government, economic development, business and industry, law enforcement and public safety, cultural resources and arts, the environment and natural resources and education. This latest class (2009/10) was the 14th graduating class. -CJP

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