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Pardee Foundation’s 17th Annual Tournament of Champions scores big

Despite gloomy forecasts for flash flooding and 90 percent chance of rain, Executive Director Myra Grant racked up her 17th rain-free tournament record in her final year overseeing Pardee Foundation’s annual golf tournament. The golfers participating in the tournament didn’t let the weekend deluge leading up to the tournament dampen their spirits.  Amazingly, full fields of golfers – 163 players, supported by 46 sponsors – turned out to support this year’s 9 and 18-hole tournaments. The rain stopped as registration for the 9-hole morning tournament began and didn’t start back up again until the last 18-hole players headed into Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock for the awards ceremony and reception. This year’s Tournament of Champions raised more than $112,000 on May 14 to support the purchase of two new mobile X-ray units for Pardee Hospital. Winning teams in the 9 hold tournament:
  • First Place: Coerver Team: 25 (25-15-7-2). Dale Coerver, Charlie Porter, Robert Stover, Henry Van Gieson
  • Second Place: Scott Financial: 27 (27-17-8-3). Larry Scott, Stuart MacRoberts and Arnie House
  • Third Place: Maier Team: 27 (27-17-8-3)  Jerry Maier, Bryce Malsbary, Eileen DeCarle, Mike DeCarle
  • Fourth Place:  27 (27-17-8-3) Richard Pilarski, Richard Reimels and Larry Mobley
Winning teams in the 18 hole tournament:
  • First place: Mountain 1st Bank, 54 (25-17-8-3) Dick Grey, Edward Harrelson, Mark Isabelli and Michael Wollinger
  • Second place: The Times News, 54 (27-17-7-3) Lee Beason, Dick Burns, Bob Payton and Joe Polak
  • Third place: Andy Oxy: 55 (26-17-8-3) Darren Cady, Britt Lovin, Scott Pritchard and Chris Noel
  • Fourth place: Team #19: 55 (26-18-8-3) Paul Beiler, Jeremy LeMaster, Buddy Riebel and Todd Webb
  • Fifth place: Team #30, 55 (26-18-8-3) Eddie Webber, George Clark, Todd Capps and Don Rummage
  • Sixth place: GE Lighting Solution: 56 (26-16-8-4) Terry Collins, Keith McGough, Patrick Peterson and Matt Pulley

Pardee Foundation sincerely thanks its generous sponsors, led by UNC Health Care System, Pardee Hospital’s partner. UNC Health Care System served as the Lead Sponsor followed by Diamond Sponsors Hendersonville Health & Rehab/Beystone Health & Rehab (a Sanstone Community) and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville. Gold sponsors included Ameri-Quipt of NC, HealthCare Claims Management, LINCARE, Pardee Hospital, ParsecFinancial Management, the Times-News, Wright McGraw Beyer Architects and UBS Financial Services/Bill Gold.


We also thank all of our loyal volunteers, including terrific team members like Tabitha Calloway, Pam Herbst, Wanda Moore, Alan House, Pat Ashe, Bridget Barron, Jennifer Hoots, Tim Smith, Rosa Panchyshyn, Gail Garren, Wanda Cannon and Andrea Neumeyer.


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Pardee Hospital Foundation honors physicians for Doctor's Day

The celebration of Doctor’s Day this year provided an opportunity for many of our staff and community to honor the care provided by physicians.
$12,786 in the form of 236 individual gifts were received by the Pardee Hospital Foundation to honor 86 Pardee physicians. The Foundation also invited those who gave gifts in honor of a physician a chance to write a brief note thanking them for their service.
“If I could pledge a million dollars, it would not be enough to express my admiration for my doctor.” -Anonymous donor

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Pardee Hospital Foundation announces 2012 officers

Pardee Hospital Foundation recently elected officers and board members for the 2012 year. Lynn Matykiewicz, retired financial analyst, will serve as President. Ryan Harman, owner/broker of Edward Jones, will serve as Vice President of Development and Fundraising. Donalee Wermeister, retired human resources manager, will serve as Vice President of Board Development. Michael Wollinger, City Executive at Mountain 1st Bank, will serve as Treasurer and James Wert, retired from the Dupont Corporation, will serve as Secretary. Other board members include Stephanie Bailey, Greg Burnette, Rich Cooke, Jim Honeycutt, Kellie Kanipe, Mary Jackson, Sharon Koffman, W. Mark McCollough, M.D., Ross Sloan, Alan Verm, M.D., Ragan Ward, Deborah Wilkinson, Jay Kirby, President/CEO of Pardee Hospital, Larry Freeman and Peggy Judkins. Pardee Hospital Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, educates the community on ways to support Pardee Hospital and its services with charitable giving. The best known events which the Foundation sponsors are the Tournament of Champions, the Women Helping Women Program which assists low-income patients with their care, and the Health Care Philanthropist of the Year Award. During the Foundation’s 16 year history, over $28 million has been raised and contributed by individuals, businesses and private foundations to enhance and expand the health care services at Pardee.

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TD Bank awards health care grant to Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women program

TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, has awarded a $15,000 grant to Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women program to increase Pardee Hospital’s breast cancer screenings and medical care to uninsured women in Henderson County and neighboring communities. “At TD Bank, our hope is to educate and create awareness about health issues that impact the lives of so many people in our communities,” said Charles Frederick, Western NC Market President for TD Bank. “The Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women Fund has made a significant impact on the community and we are proud to support their efforts.” This new grant from TD Charitable Foundation will enable Pardee Hospital to screen and care for 45 or more additional uninsured patients in the coming year. “Pardee Foundation is extremely grateful to TD Charitable Foundation for this grant,” said Sharon Koffman, who chairs the Women Helping Women Committee. “This generous Women Helping Women grant will help remove the financial barriers that prevent many patients from receiving needed mammograms and life-saving medical treatments.” Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women Fund was established in 1998 to raise funds to help lower the high incidence of breast cancer in Henderson County and neighboring communities. At that point, Henderson County had the second highest incidence rate of breast cancer in the state. The Women Helping Women program, which has raised more than $1.6 million to provide nearly 1,000 uninsured patients with life-saving and life-extending cancer screenings and medical care, has recorded dramatic results. These funds have enabled Pardee Hospital to increase its breast cancer screenings and medical treatments, which has helped lower Henderson County’s incidence rate for breast cancer, now well below the state average. Grants and funds raised by Pardee Foundation have helped Pardee Hospital purchase mammography, biopsy and other critical medical equipment.

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Pardee Hospital Foundations offers Meet The CEO at Lake Point Landing

More than 90 people turned out for the Meet the CEO event at the Lake Pointe Landing retirement community in Hendersonville on Jan. 23 to hear Pardee Hospital CEO, Jay Kirby, discuss Pardee Hospital’s plans for continued success in the ever-changing health care climate. Pardee Hospital Foundation board members and staff welcomed Lake Pointe Landing residents and shared complementary educational materials with attendees before and after Jay Kirby’s presentation.  Highlights of Kirby’s presentation included:
  • Pardee Hospital’s latest accolade as the only hospital in North Carolina to receive ISO (International Organization for Standards) Certification for its top quality standards. Pardee is one of only 40 hospitals in the U.S. that has earned this distinction.
  • Discussion of the community benefits Pardee provides – a payroll of $74 million, annual revenues of more than $132 million, $9 million in uncompensated care, $10.1 million in unreimbursed care, Henderson County’s largest employee giving campaign to United Way and more.
  • An overview of the hospital’s recent community partnerships including the approved Mission Pardee Health Campus in Fletcher and the services Pardee provides through Blue Ridge Community Health Services to underserved patients in Henderson County. 
 Lake Pointe Landing graciously treated attendees to punch, wine and cheese during the event. Kirby wrapped up his presentation with a question and answer session.  Debbie Patrick, Pardee Foundation’s director of development and donor relations, and Lake Pointe Landing residents Dana Carpenter, a Pardee Hospital Auxiliary member and grateful patient, thanked the group for attending.  Twenty attendees signed up for one of Pardee Foundation’s popular, by invitation only, Making Rounds tours before leaving. Meet the CEO receptions are sponsored by Pardee Foundation’s Generations of Excellence Committee, chaired by Rich Cooke and Greg Burnette.


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