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Pardee Hospital Sponsors Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy's White Squirrel Hiking Challenge

(Hendersonville, N.C.) – Pardee Hospital announced today that it has agreed to sponsor Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy's (CMLC) White Squirrel Hiking Challenge. The challenge encourages outdoor enthusiasts – and anyone interested in keeping Western North Carolina's mountains beautiful – to explore and discover the lands CMLC has helped conserve, while staying healthy and active in the process. Pardee's first guided hike took place Sunday, June 12 at the Trombatore Trail. Sarah Philipp, an athletic trainer at Pardee Sports Medicine, discussed the importance of using hiking poles while trail walking and Pardee Signature Care Center coordinator Chelsea Darley shared information about Pardee's Heels in Motion community walking program. For more information, visit http://www.carolinamountain.org/.

Throughout the challenge, participants will have opportunities to hear health and wellness advice from Pardee Hospital orthopedic surgeons, health and wellness coaches, and other providers. CMLC members and Pardee participants who complete all eight hikes will earn the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy's coveted white squire embroidered hiking patch, a certificate of completion, recognition in print and online publications, and a $10 gift certificate for hiking gear at Hendersonville's Mast General Store. The hikes in this year's challenge include Alexander's Ford, Bearwallow Mountain, Whitewater Falls, Wintergreen Falls, Buffalo Creek Park, Little Bearwallow Trail, Vaughn Creek and Trombatore Trail to Blue Ridge Pastures.

"When Pardee gets community members to sign up for the White Squirrel Hiking Challenge, we're getting people to be more active, more often, which translates to a healthier Western North Carolina," said Johnna Reed, chief administrative officer for Pardee Hospital. "The partnership with Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is just one more way Pardee is working to keep our community healthy."

Pardee Hospital is a nationally recognized not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee Hospital has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physicianformation or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.

n practice network, two urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more iCarolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) improves the quality of life for all who live in Western North Carolina by promoting and implementing land conservation and stewardship. CMLC protects land, water resources, and natural habitats in Henderson, Transylvania and surrounding counties. Dedicated to saving the places you love, CMLC works to permanently conserve and actively care for a regional network of farms, forests, parks and natural lands within the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hickory Nut Gorge and French Broad watershed. By working with landowners and partnering with local organizations, CMLC strives to enhance our community by safeguarding clean drinking water, establishing new parks, protecting rare species, building public trails, preserving cultural history and maintaining our mountains' natural scenic beauty. To learn more, visit www.carolinamountain.org.

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Dr. Alyson Miletich Joins Pardee OB/GYN Associates

(Hendersonville, N.C.) – Pardee Hospital announced today that obstetrician and gynecologist Alyson Miletich, M.D., has joined Pardee OB/GYN Associates effective Monday, July 18.

Dr. Miletich is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Pardee OB/GYN Associates. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Miletich earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville.

She is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal health and wellness. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Miletich's areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery for gynecological problems; treatment of menstrual disorders, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence; adolescent and adult female wellness; and prenatal care. To contact Pardee OB/GYN Associates, call 828-696-0897.

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee Hospital has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, two urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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Dr. Benjamin D. Weinberg Joins the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee

(Hendersonville, N.C.) – Pardee Hospital announced today that radiation oncologist Benjamin D. Weinberg, M.D., has joined the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee Radiation Oncology department effective Tuesday, July 5. He will provide radiation therapy for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Dr. Weinberg earned his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He then completed an internship in general surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and completed his residency training in radiation oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he was chief resident.

He holds a master's degree in physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and is a graduate of Asheville City Schools. His research has been published in several medical journals and publications.

To contact Pardee's Radiation Oncology Department, call 828-696-1330.

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee Hospital has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, two urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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5th Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run

We had so much fun sponsoring the 5th Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run on Saturday, June 4th at Berkeley Park. The 3+ mile, mad & muddy, crazy & filthy race, which benefited Hendersonville’s only children’s museum, Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery, featured unexpected and challenging obstacles to keep racers slipping and sliding through the course.

Photographer, Julie Mallett of Julie Mallett Photography, was able to capture some amazing photos of the 250 teams who competed. We've featured a few of them here, but encourage you to check out the link below to view and download more photos from the race.

We hope to see you again next year!

 

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Pardee Hospital Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

Pardee Hospital has been announced as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on Medicare data weighed according to the preference of women in a 2016 national survey of 1,000+ female respondents.

“Women are the Chief Medical Officer for the household, making upwards of 90 percent of all health care decisions. Considering she bears the responsibility of making these incredibly important decisions, the Women’s Choice Award offers a trusted solution by identifying the hospitals that have proven superior patient experience. Finally, a source that shares her values and priorities is available,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of the Women’s Choice Award.

The list of award winners, including Pardee Hospital, represents hospitals that create an extraordinary patient experience for women and their families by providing exceptional care.

"The team at Pardee Hospital seeks to not only provide the best in health care, but also the best patient experience," said James M. Kirby, II, president and CEO of Pardee Hospital. "We recognize patients are also consumers and have a choice where they receive their health care. Patient satisfaction is hugely important to us and we are proud to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience."

The America’s 100 Best Hospitals scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on what matters most to women when choosing a hospital. For 2016, the most important considerations were patient’s willingness to recommend, doctor and nurse communications, staff help, pain management, cleanliness and explanation of medications, in that order.

The qualification process begins with scores derived by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for each hospital in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. Our national survey of women determines which questions in the HCAHPS survey, completed by patients after discharge, are most important to them in determining their satisfaction with their hospital stay. A weight is given to each of the most important questions.

The responses to those questions, weighted accordingly, results in a numeric score for each hospital reporting valid HCAHPS data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the four hospital bed size categories (less than 100 beds, 101-250 beds, 251-400 beds, and more than 400 beds) determine the recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience award.

For more information on the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/100s-best/.

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. The hospital has several locations separate from the main campus and a comprehensive physician practice network. For more information or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.

The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored as #1088 on the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2015, as well as selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch in 2015, a statewide program managed by GrowFL, which celebrates the Florida’s top second stage companies. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.

 

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