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Pardee Hosts Learning About Menopause Event

The Pardee Spirit of Women program will host “Learning About Menopause” on Tuesday, September 15, from 6- 7 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall.

Today women live, on average, nearly a third of their lives after menopause with the post-menopause life expectancy being 30 years longer than it was a century ago. How can women optimize these additional years of life they now have? David Ellis, M.D., FACOG, and Betsy Merrill, M.D. from Pardee Hospital will be sharing information on menopause and its related symptoms as well as other common menopause and age-related conditions affecting women at midlife, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cognition and mood disturbances, and sleep issues.

Attend to learn more about women’s health from Pardee health care professionals. Register online at pardeesignaturecare.org or by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600. Light refreshments will be served.

Pardee is proud to be a Spirit of Women hospital – a network of hospitals and health care systems across the nation that inspire healthy lifestyle choices for women and their families. Pardee’s Spirit of Women seminars, screenings and events will empower women to address and improve the health issues that affect them each day. Visit pardeespirit.org for more information.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Melanoma

Pardee Presents UNC Health Care Telemedicine Lunch and Learn:

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Melanoma”

 

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Melanoma,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, August 28, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will discuss Melanoma including the different types of moles, the role of sunscreen, and why tanning beds should be avoided.

Presenter, Stergios Moschos, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his medical degree in 1997 at the University of Athens, Greece. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training in 2002 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, MA and his clinical fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology in 2005 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He came to UNC, Chapel Hill in 2012. Dr. Moschos is a melanoma physician-scientist specializing in melanoma research and treatment.

This free community event will be located in the Video Conference Room on the ground floor of Pardee Hospital. Directional signs will be posted at the main entrance as well as the parking garage. A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register, please call (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers the latest cancer treatment technology available today while focusing on a commitment to patient-centered care. This is done by providing compassionate care for all patients and their families. Their efforts are focused on research, providing quality care close to home, education and offering cancer screenings throughout the community. The mission of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is to support the National Cancer Institute’s goal to ultimately eliminate suffering and death due to cancer in Henderson County and western North Carolina.

The UNC Cancer Network seeks to improve cancer care and support across the state of North Carolina through the integration of cancer support programs. These programs include telemedicine, patient navigation and clinical research. Our affiliation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee allows the community to receive world class cancer care right here in Henderson County.

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Pardee To Host Blood Drive

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, August 5, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Jamison Conference Room at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 N. Justice Street in Hendersonville.

In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. Request an appointment by calling (828) 696-4205 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donors will receive 800 TBC Reward Points a $20 value. For more information on TBC Reward Points, visit TBCRewards.com.

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.

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Pardee Hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Pardee Hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2015 'Best Hospitals' rankings

Three procedures/conditions recognized as "high performing"

 

Pardee Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's 2015 'Best Hospitals' rankings, earning the No. 13 spot in North Carolina. The hospital was also named a Best Regional Hospital in the Mountains region. Additionally, three adult procedures/conditions were recognized as "high performing," including heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.

U.S. News & World Report's annual "American's Best Hospitals" issue reveals the results of nearly 5,000 hospital evaluations nationwide. This is the first year that Pardee has made the U.S. News & World Report list.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a top hospital in our state and region," says James. M. Kirby II, president and CEO of Pardee Hospital. "As a community hospital, we look forward to continuing our high standard of care for those in Henderson County and the surrounding areas."

"This recognition is a testament to the great work of our physicians and staff," says David Ellis, M.D., chief medical officer at Pardee Hospital. "It is through their dedication and service to our patients that this achievement is possible."

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Lunch and Learn: “Taking Your Medicine: Challenges and Solutions”

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Taking Your Medicine: Challenges and Solutions,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will discuss coping methods to deal with common fears associated with the return of cancer after treatment.

Presenter, Michelle Gardiner, PharmD, BCOP, has been a Pharmacist for the past 8 years and currently works in the Adult Outpatient Infusion Department at UNC Hospitals. She serves on the Chemotherapy Policy Advisory Group at UNC and is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the North Carolina Oncology Pharmacists Association.
This free community event will be located in the Video Conference Room on the ground floor of Pardee Hospital. Directional signs will be posted at the main entrance as well as the parking garage. A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register, please call (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on July 28.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers the latest cancer treatment technology available today while focusing on a commitment to patient-centered care. This is done by providing compassionate care for all patients and their families. Their efforts are focused on research, providing quality care close to home, education and offering cancer screenings throughout the community. The mission of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is to support the National Cancer Institute’s goal to ultimately eliminate suffering and death due to cancer in Henderson County and western North Carolina.

The UNC Cancer Network seeks to improve cancer care and support across the state of North Carolina through the integration of cancer support programs. These programs include telemedicine, patient navigation and clinical research. Our affiliation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee allows the community to receive world class cancer care right here in Henderson County.

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