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Pardee Hospital Named a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital

Pardee Hospital has been named as a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics.

The 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals rating highlights top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage's Hospital Strength INDEX™. The rating system measures hospitals across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.

"Having Pardee Hospital among the 2014 HealthStrong™ Hospitals, is a testament to the ability, passion and dedication to the men and women who work at this organization. We are committed to continual improvement of quality, safety and commitment in providing the best value in health care to the region," said Jay Kirby, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital.

"iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new health care environment by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making," said John R. Morrow, Executive Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics. "The Hospital Strength INDEX analysis reveals that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide."

More information can be found by visiting www.ivantagehealth.com and clicking on 2014 HealthStrongTM Hospitals.

iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company's unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new health care.

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Finding Answers for Knee Pain

Pardee Physical Therapist, Duane Young, MSPT, will discuss topics including the anatomy of the knee as well as common issues related to strains,sprains and weakness. Arthritis and joint-specific exercises, therapeutic and surgical remedies including knee replacements, and Pardee’s prehabilitation program will also be covered.


Thu. Apr. 24, 12 – 1 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.

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Healthy Eyes and Aging Eyes: What to Expect as We Age

Robert Laborde, M.D., and Stephen Capps, M.D., M.P.H.,from Laborde Eye Group, will discuss topics related to cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and other retinal diseases. Drs. Laborde and Capps will provide information on the latest treatments and will be available for questions and answers.
Tue., Apr. 29, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.

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NC Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop

Pardee Hospital and Compassion & Choices are partnering to offer a workshop to help participants better understand advance directives. Documents, notaries and witnesses will be available so that attendees may leave with a legal document. Please bring a valid driver's license or proof of identification. Space is limited to 40 attendees and attendees need to be present at 1p.m. to participate.
Sat., Apr. 26, 1 – 5 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.

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Are You Ready to Race into Summer?

Summer is coming and we want you to be in the best shape for all of your races, vacations and sports. This event is packed with information on how to get healthier and how to prepare for 5k and adventure races. Topics will include our Lighten Up 4 Life kick-off and how to prepare for upcoming races. A medical professional will discuss the importance of exercise, and a representative from Foot Rx will talk about the best type of running shoes and gear that are needed to be successful in exercising. This class is open to runners and walkers of all levels, as well as those who are interested in participating in a 5k or adventure race.

The informational discussion will take place Thursday, April 24, from 6 - 7:30 at the Pardee Signature Care Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Registration is required by calling (828) 692-4600 or click here to register online.

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