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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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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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