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Pardee Hospital Foundation receives Kate B. Reynolds Grant

Pardee Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a grant to assist with the treatment of behavioral health and substance abuse patients who come to Pardee’s emergency department from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, N.C. The project will improve the lives of residents of Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties by assisting with the implementation of a transitional care model of specialized, group and recreational therapies for behavioral health patients awaiting transfer to other facilities in North Carolina. With a growing mental health patient base, this program expands Pardee’s existing continuum of care for the more than 200 mental health patients per month. In addition to the $145,228 grant from the Trust, other funds will be provided by Pardee Hospital and Pardee Hospital Foundation. “The ED Psych Transitional unit is a patient centered area that will facilitate beginning therapies by specialized social workers and recreational therapist to the mental health patient during the time they are awaiting placement. We anticipate patients will actually have a lower length of stay, with appropriate patients being discharged with a plan to include an outpatient appointment.  This overall plan will assist Pardee, the primary provider of mental health services in Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties by saving admissions to inappropriate or higher cost services and opening some beds for other emergency patients in the main ED,” said Gayle Sams, Director of Emergency Services at Pardee Hospital. Pardee’s emergency department is the second largest in the WNC region, serving over 30,000 patients per year and an additional 22,000 in our urgent care facility. The base of patients with substance abuse and mental health issues has steadily been growing over the past three years and is averaging over 150 per month.  This new service will allow for a higher percentage of behavioral health patients to be served by Pardee’s therapy resources in a local setting and transferred to state facilities for only the most extreme/violent cases.

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Pardee Foundation golf tournament raises over $115,000 for Pardee Hospital

Pardee Foundation’s Seventeenth Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised more than $115,000 to purchase medical equipment for Pardee Hospital. “The goal of the 2012 Tournament of Champions – to raise at least $95,000 to help Pardee buy portable x-ray units that create instant digital views for physicians at patients’ bedsides was exceeded,” said William Lapsley, co-chair of Pardee Foundation’s 2012 Tournament Committee and a member of Pardee Hospital’s Board of Directors. “Everyone I talked to had positive comments about this year’s Tournament,” Lapsley said. “I got several comments from people who thought it was great that we had so many volunteers helping with the tournament.” Lapsley, who also serves on Pardee Hospital’s Board of Directors, served as co-chair of this year’s Tournament Committee with Pardee Foundation President Lynn Matykiewicz. Lapsley played with a team in the 18-hole tournament in the afternoon and Matykiewicz played in the morning’s 9-hole event. More than 160 golfers competed in Pardee Foundation’s popular 9 and 18-hole tournaments to give back to our community’s health care. UNC Health Care System, generously served as the Lead Sponsor of this year’s Tournament of Champions. Hendersonville Health & Rehab/Beystone Health & Rehab, a Sanstone Community, and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville served as Diamond Sponsors. Eight other organizations – Ameri-Quipt of NC, Inc., HealthCare Claims Management, LINCARE, Pardee Hospital, ParsecFinancial Management, Inc., the Times-News, Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, PA., and USB Financial Services/Bill Gold, supported the Tournament as Gold Sponsors. In all, 51 sponsors supported the tournament. Click here for a great video of the tournament. Since 1996, the Tournament of Champions has raised more than $1.4 million to expand Pardee Hospital, improve services and purchase equipment to strengthen patient care. For more information, please call the Pardee Foundation at 696-4666, visit  www.pardeehospitalfoundation.org  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Myra Grant honored with 2012 Athena Award

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Myra Grant, our Vice President, Philanthropy and Community Accountability was just announced as the recipient of the 2012 Athena Award.

Myra was one of 11 women nominated for the annual ATHENA Leadership Award® in Henderson County in memory of Vanessa Y. Mintz.  The award is given to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential. ATHENA Leadership Award® Recipients are presented a hand-cast, bronzed and crystal sculpture that symbolizes the strength, courage and wisdom of ATHENA Recipients. The award is the highlight of the Business and Professional Women's Luncheon held every year as part of Henderson County's observance of National Small Business Week. You can find coverage of this event here: Times-News Hendersonville Lightning

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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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