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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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Women share stories of survival with Times-News

Last Thursday, the three women recently named the 2011 Pardee Hospital Foundation Women of Hope spoke with the Time-News. They recieved this honor at the Pardee Foundation's annual Women Helping Women events. You can find the entire article here. Women of Hope Pardee Hospital Foundation is pleased to honor women in our community for sharing their stories of courage, determination and will, as they have faced cancer and other diseases. The Women of Hope display was created to highlight these very women.  This display is a collection of over 30 photographic portraits, each with a personal statement.  This display has grown over the years and is permanently housed in the lobby of Kayden Radiation Oncology Center and the Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center. There are traveling exhibits in English and Spanish that are available for short-term display at area businesses and other locations. If you are interested in hosting the traveling exhibit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Pardee Hospital Foundation to host free Workshop for Professionals

Pardee Hospital Foundation will host a Workshop for Professionals free of charge on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at The Orchards at Broadmoor, located on Highway 280 in Fletcher. Thomas S. Kaluzynski, M.D., F.A.C.P., with MemoryCare of Asheville, and Caroline T. Knox, J.D. with Van Winkle Law Firm will be speaking about ethics in elder care including normal cognitive aging and dementia, advance directives, Medicare and Medicaid, and special estate planning.  This workshop is designed to meet the standards of the NC State Board of CPA Examiners, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards for continuing education credit, the standards of the N.C. Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education, and the NC Department of Insurance continuing education requirements. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and breakfast will be provided at no charge.  Registration is required and space is limited.  To register for the Workshop for Professionals, please call the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pardee Hospital Foundation was established in 1996 to fund services, equipment and capital projects for Pardee Hospital. Pardee Foundation also serves as the charitable gift and grant receiving entity for Pardee Hospital. The foundation is dedicated to supporting excellence in healthcare through fundraising efforts. For more information, call the Pardee Foundation at (828) 696-4666.

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Speaker shares story of survival

Jessica Melore, an internationally known motivational speaker, was the guest speaker at the Women Helping Women Luncheon last Friday at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock. To see the whole story you can go to www.blueridgenow.com or click here. The Women Helping Women fund was established in 1998 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to uninsured women for health screenings, treatments and services at Pardee Hospital. The fund provides support in the following women’s health areas: Breast Cancer Osteoporosis Heart Disease Other Women’s Cancers Other Critical Needs for Women’s Health To find out if you or someone you care about qualifies to receive financial assistance through the Women Helping Women fund, please call Pardee Hospital Patient Financial Services at (828) 698-7306 to schedule an appointment. Patients must be uninsured and ineligible for Medicaid or Medicare, among other income and asset criteria. All enquires are treated in strict confidence.

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Pardee Hospital Foundation names Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year

Pardee Hospital Foundation named Kenneth Youngblood as its 2011 Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year at the annual donor recognition event held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher on June 23. Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors presents this award each year to a member of the community that has made an outstanding contribution to Pardee Hospital, the Pardee Hospital Foundation and for the improvement of the community’s healthcare.  The recipient acts as an advocate for philanthropy and perpetuates giving within the community.  Past winners of this award include Marcia Caserio, L. Howard Carl, Jr., Bob and Doris Eklund, Colin Thomas, M.D., Grace Vineyard, Phillip Sellers, M.D., and Dorothy (Dot) Marlow.  The award was presented to Youngblood by Dot Marlow. In selecting this year’s award recipient, previous winners of the award recognized Youngblood’s community work and unprincipled support of healthcare.  Youngblood has served the community as a driving force at Bruce Drysdale Elementary School where he raised community knowledge of the nurse to child ratio and drew attention to ways in which health programs in schools could improve academic performance.  His efforts led to the school health clinic that is still located at Bruce Drysdale Elementary School. Youngblood was also the recipient of the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s Sauer Award, and is a founding board member of Carolina Village in which he has continued to support for the past 35 years.  He was also involved in Pardee and Western Carolina University’s “Integrative Initiative for Aging”. The Prince, Youngblood, and Massagee Law Firm was recognized as the “Best Geriatric Practice of Law” in 2004 for it’s commitment in educating adults on the importance of later life planning.  Youngblood also served as Counselor to the North Carolina State Bar for the 29th Judicial District from 1972-1983 and is a Life Fellow in the American Bar Foundation.  His pro-bono legal work has also helped many organizations, including Henderson County Schools, Carolina Village and the Community Foundation.  “I think he is that ‘wise one’ who serves as the conscience of the community, drawing attention to the inequities in the lack of access in healthcare.  He has always used his respected stature to reach those of influence locally and beyond in an effort to enhance the health and well-being of young and old alike in Henderson County,” said Marcia Caserio. Pardee Hospital Foundation’s annual donor recognition event is held as a way of thanking the donors who support Pardee.  Since its inception in 1996, Pardee Foundation raised over $26 million in charitable gifts to assist Pardee services.  The event was supported through sponsorships from Pardee Hospital Foundation and lead sponsors First Citizens Bank and Frankie Bones Restaurant.  Additional contributions were made by Edward Jones, Carolina Village, the Fazio family, Chris, Judy and Desiree Ricker, TD Bank, Lake Point Landing, the Law Office of Lenbensburger & Gilreath, PLLC, Mountain Home Care and Geriatric Care Management, Economy Drugs, Times-News, Shelley’s Jewelry, and An English Flower Cottage.

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