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Day of Dance: Dance Through the Decades

The Pardee Spirit of Women program will host the second annual Day of Dance: Dance Through the Decades on Saturday, Mar. 7, from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall.

The Pardee Signature Care Center will be transformed into a decade-inspired dancing frenzy. Participants are encouraged to dress and dance to their favorite decade ranging from the 1960’s to the 90’s. Attendees can speak with various health professionals from Pardee Hospital and area health organizations about their controllablerisk factors, speak with specialty physicians and beentered to win a FitBit™ and a membership to the YMCA of WNC.

Register by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600 or online at pardeespirit.org. Refreshments will be available at the event. Those that pre-register are entered to win a $50 Visa gift card.

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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UNC Telemedicine: Living with the Fear of Recurrence

Pardee Presents: UNC Health Care Telemedicine Lunch and Learn:

Living with the Fear of Recurrence

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Living with the Fear of Recurrence,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will empower cancer survivors to cope with common fears associated with cancer recurrence.

Presenter, Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN, has worked in Gynecologic Oncology for over 25 years at Stanford, Duke and now at UNC as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Filip is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and served as the first Nurse appointed to their 2012 Program Committee.

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 February 24.

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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Lynn Blythe and Joyce Maybin Receive DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to Lynn Blythe, RN, C-OB, MNN, and Joyce Maybin, RN, ION, IBCLC, for receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Lynn is the Nursing Director of the Pardee Women and Children’s Center. It was Lynn’s calling to become a nurse, and she strives to make a positive impact in someone’s care and outcomes. Lynn treats her patients as if she were treating her own family, and to have a patient know and feel how much she cares about them is very rewarding. When Lynn isn’t working, she enjoys crafting and assisting in preparations for her son’s wedding. She is also looking forward to becoming a grandmother in April.

Joyce is a lactation consultant and nurse at the Pardee Women and Children’s Center, and at Pardee Center for Women’s Health. Joyce enjoys educating patients and the sense of accomplishment when she sees new mothers acquiring the ability to care for themselves and their infant. The amount of success that a mother has in feeding and caring for her child only adds to her sense of accomplishment, and when Joyce has the opportunity to educate mothers, they acquire the knowledge and skills to accomplish their goals. When Joyce isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, entertaining and hiking.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national award that honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. If you would like to nominate a Pardee nurse for their excellence in patient care, click here.

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Pardee Hospital to Host Blood Drive Feb. 11

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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 one movie ticket.

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Thomas Eisenhauer Appointed to NC Advisory Committee on Cancer

Thomas L. Eisenhauer, M.D., FACS, of Pardee Surgical Associates was recently appointed to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control by the North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. Dr. Eisenhauer will be serving on this committee through August 31, 2018.

Governor McCrory stated, "Dr. Eisenhauer's service will make an immediate and positive impact upon the changes we are making in our state. We need leaders such as him in public service to help promote our vision and realization of a better North Carolina."

The mission of the Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control is to facilitate the reduction of cancer incidence and mortality for all North Carolinians, enhance statewide access to quality treatment and support services, and maximize quality of life for all North Carolina cancer survivors, patients, and their loved ones through educating and advising government officials, policy makers, public and private organizations, and the public.Dr. Eisenhauer's commitment to the advancement of cancer treatment and prevention ensures that the residents in western North Carolina receive the very best care and treatment possible while remaining at the forefront of the minds of policy and decision makers.

"Pardee Hospital has always been dedicated to improving the health and well being of the region. It has been my pleasure to work alongside dedicated clinical staff that is willing to take this a step further, by working to improve health care at a state and national level. Dr. Eisenhauer's commitment to cancer treatment is one of many testaments to the quality of care found at Pardee Hospital and within the UNC Health Care family," stated Jay Kirby, President and CEO of Pardee Hospital.

In addition to Dr. Eisenhauer's role as a General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon with Pardee Surgical Associates, he is also active on a regional and national level in the fight against cancer. He has been an elected Diplomat to the Commission on Cancer (CoC), representing the American College of Surgeons, since 1994. He is a surveyor for the CoC, reviewing other cancer programs nationally, and serves as Chairman of the Field Staff Subcommittee, tasked with training and overseeing all national surveyors. He currently serves as the North Carolina State Chairman for the CoC Cancer Liaison Program and is a member of the Ethics Committee for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Eisenhauer has also been a featured speaker at numerous national meetings, speaking on behalf of the CoC.

Dr. Eisenhauer stated, "This appointment by Governor McCrory will enable me to bring to the state level the cancer activities and knowledge that I have been exposed to nationally through my roles with the CoC. By being involved with cancer care locally, regionally and nationally, I have the ability to help each of the programs at their specific levels of regulations. Ultimately, I hope this will be to the benefit of our cancer patients here locally, as well as far beyond."

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