Pardee Hospital and Mission Health announced today that a collaboration between both health care organizations and YMCA of Western North Carolina will be based onsite at the Mission Pardee Health Campus property that is currently being constructed.
Pardee, Mission and the Y plan on delivering new programming designed to offer a broad array of effective and accessible health and wellness services for the community. The Y will provide healthy living programs such as cooking classes, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the Y, group exercise classes, and a variety of additional wellness programs to support the health needs of the community.
“Whenever like-minded, community-focused organizations can partner for the sake of the community, everyone wins,” said Jay Kirby, President/CEO of Pardee Hospital. “It is more important than ever for organizations such as ours to make these valuable health and wellness services more accessible and more convenient to the people we serve.”
“The Y looks forward to expanding its service in Buncombe and Henderson County with a focus on healthy living ,” said Paul Vest, President & CEO, YMCA of Western North Carolina. “Through this partnership we will create a lasting, positive impact on the lives of families, neighbors and youth in the community. This brings us one step closer to realizing the Y’s 10 year strategic plan of building healthier communities in Western North Carolina.”
“We are very excited about this community collaboration,” said Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, President of Mission Hospital and Mission Medical Associates. “Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina and having the YMCA of Western North Carolina as a partner is a significant step toward helping make that mission a reality."