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Behind the Red Line

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] In November 2009, Charlie Bertini had his hip replaced at Pardee Hospital.   In August 2010, less than a year later, he returned to the Orthopedic Unit.  This time, however, he and his wife Joan were part of a tour group of eight who walked the Pardee halls to see expansions and upgrades underway in the Orthopedic Department as well as to view a surgery. It was all part of Making Rounds, the behind-the-scenes tour designed to give members of the community greater awareness of what goes on at Pardee.   After each person signed a confidentiality agreement and put on scrubs, they were introduced to Eileen Stepp, nursing director of Surgical Services.  She took them “behind the red line” where the public generally can not go. Seeing the surgical procedure remains a highlight for Charlie.  “I was really impressed with the efficiency, cordiality and how everyone worked together.  This was an extremely professional team,” he said following the experience. Does Charlie recommend Making Rounds to others?  “Absolutely,” he responded.  “Seeing an operation is a unique experience and I appreciated getting an understanding of all that is involved.” Tours are organized by the Pardee Hospital Foundation.  If you would like to learn more, please contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666.

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CEO Luncheon

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] On Tuesday, August 31, the Pardee Hospital Foundation sponsored a special luncheon for loyal donors at Highland Lake Inn.  Kris Hoce, President/CEO of Pardee Hospital, presented “Navigating Change”, an explanation of how Pardee Hospital is positioned for the emerging changes of federal healthcare reform. The sold out crowd was eager to learn what aspects of healthcare reform will impact our community the most, as well as what they should expect as individuals receiving healthcare.  When asked about the future of The Free Clinics, Dr. Colin Thomas reported necessary services will continue, such as pharmacy and diabetes care, and he commended Pardee for the recent restructuring of its charity care policies to now include outpatient services.  “This is a great service for our low-income population.” Attendees were very appreciative for the comprehensive information and look forward to future educational events from the Foundation.

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Pardee Foundation's Women Helping Women

Pardee Foundation’s Women Helping Women program began in 1998 when a group of community-minded women wanted to address critical women’s health needs in Henderson County. Their goal was that no woman should face financial barriers to finding care. The Women Helping Women program provides financial assistance for the uninsured, specifically for procedures in cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and other critical women’s health needs. When your journey, or the journey of someone you know, takes an unexpected turn, the funds provided by Women Helping Women can be there to help. To qualify for our financial assistance, you must be: Uninsured Ineligible for Medicaid or Medicare Meet specific income and asset criteria Your information is completely confidential and private. We want you to focus on healing. Let us care for your financial needs.To find out if you or another woman you care about qualifies, please call Pardee Hospital Patient Financial Services at (828) 698-7306 to schedule an appointment. Support our fund by being a part of our events: Meet the Speaker Dinner Thursday, October 21, 6 p.m. Mélange Inn 13th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon Friday, October 22, 11:30 a.m. Kenmure Country Club Download the WHW Brochure Call (828) 696-4666 for more information.

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Smokehouse Soiree

The Pardee Foundation hosted their annual donor recognition and cultivation event at Rainbow Row in Flat Rock on June 3. Check out the photos from the event posted below and click here to view the blog featuring the 2010 Healthcare Philanthropist of the year recipient, Dot Marlow. The donor recognition event is held as a way of thanking the donors of the Generations of Excellence Society. Members of this society donate $1,000 or more to Pardee each year to enhance the services provided by the hospital. The event was supported through sponsorships from Pardee Hospital Foundation, Carolina First Bank, Edward Jones-Ryan Harman and lead sponsor, ParsecFinancial. Additional contributions were made by Boyd Automotive, The Fresh Market, Flat Rock Village Hall, Singleton Centre, and Michaelian Home. Thank you to all of our donors, event volunteers, staff, board members, and sponsors for their support and making this event a huge success.[gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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Pardee Hospital Foundation Names Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year

Pardee Hospital Foundation named Dorothy (Dot) Marlow, as its 2010 Healthcare Philanthropist of the Year at the annual donor recognition and cultivation event held at Rainbow Row in Flat Rock on June 3. Pardee 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 Foundation and for the improvement of the community’s health care. 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, and Phillip Sellers, M.D. The award was presented to Marlow by Dr. Sellers. In selecting this year’s award recipient previous winners of the award recognized Marlow’s long-time dedication to Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation, Pardee’s Chaplaincy program as well as numerous other organizations in Henderson County. Marlow’s selfless determination and proven leadership has been demonstrated in multiple settings. Her achievements include 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award from the WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals and 2005 recipient of the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s Sauer Award. For over 25 years Marlow has served as board member of Pardee’s Chaplaincy program, and a board member of Pardee Hospital and Pardee Foundation. Marlow led the effort as chair of Pardee’s public relations board helping to complete the history of Pardee Hospital book entitled, “Generations of Excellence” which was authored by Louise Bailey. Marlow was the first female board chair of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, president of the United Way campaign, fundraising chair for a community campaign for Vocational Solutions, leader in Pardee’s $5 million emergency department fundraising campaign, and Hendersonville United Methodist Church fundraising campaign. “Not the least of her involvements has included the teaching of the Alma Lee Chevis Sunday School class at the First Methodist Church for many years. She has perpetuated her strong faith in her many interactions with organizations. Her positive work has benefitted so many,” remarked Sellers. Pardee Foundation’s annual donor recognition event is held as a way of thanking the donors of the Generations of Excellence Society. Members of this society donate $1,000 or more to Pardee each year to enhance the services provided by the hospital. The event was supported through sponsorships from Pardee Hospital Foundation, Carolina First Bank, Edward Jones-Ryan Harman and lead sponsor, ParsecFinancial. Additional contributions were made by Boyd Automotive, The Fresh Market, Flat Rock Village Hall, Singleton Centre, and Michaelian Home.

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