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Eva Hardesty, MSN, BSN, receives national certification as an Informatics Nurse

Eva Hardesty, MSN, BSN, recently received national certification as an Informatics Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Hardesty has been employed with Pardee for five years, and works in Information Technology as an Application Analyst. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Walden University. Hardesty also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize health care organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Magnet Recognition Program® and the Pathway to Excellence® Program; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education.

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Paul Martin, CHT, of The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee Hospital receives certification as a Hyperbaric Technologist

Paul Martin, CHT, received national certification as a Hyperbaric Technologist from the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology. Martin joined Pardee Hospital in May 2011 with the addition of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers at The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee. He currently serves as the Lead Hyperbaric Technologist and Safety Director at the Center. Martin is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and has worked in Emergency Medicine and rural health care for over 30 years. The National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology is a non-profit certifying organization designed to meet the clinical, technical and safety needs of the discipline of undersea and hyperbaric medicine.

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Pardee welcomes Shawn Fiora, FNP, to the Pardee Pain Center

Pardee is proud to announce Shawn Fiora, FNP, has recently joined the Pardee Pain Center and is affiliated with the Comprehensive Pain Consultants of the Carolinas. Fiora received her Master of Science and completed her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Wright State University, located in Dayton, Ohio. Fiora is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pardee Pain Center provides treatment for chronic pain and diseases of the spine and is located within Pardee Hospital. The medical director, Edward A. Lewis, M.D., is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. The Pain Center offers a variety of treatment options for chronic pain and diseases of the spine including x-ray guided diagnostic and therapeutic injections, medical management, facet, sacroiliac and nerve root blocks, spinal cord stimulation and opioid management. For more information, contact your primary care physician, or call the Pardee Pain Center directly at (828) 694-4548.

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Sarah Bentley, BSN, RN-BC, receives national certification in Gerontology Nursing

Sarah Bentley, BSN, RN-BC, recently received national certification in Gerontology Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Bentley has been employed with Pardee for three years and provides exceptional in-patient and out-patient care for the medical/oncology unit. She serves as a charge nurse as well as precepts student nurses and newly hired nurses.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gardner-Webb University, located in Boiling Springs, N.C.   Bentley is nationally certified in both medical/surgical nursing and gerontological nursing and she is chemotherapy certified. She is a member of the Magnet Task Force at Pardee and attended the 2011 National Magnet Conference in Baltimore, Md. Bentley was also recognized as Pardee Hospital’s Employee of the Year in 2011. The American Nurses Credentialing Center is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and provides resources to nursing individuals and organizations to achieve excellence in their specialty nursing practices.

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UNC Cancer Network attends Pardee Hospital’s cancer conference to introduce new clinical trials for local cancer patients

The University of North Carolina Cancer Network visited Pardee Hospital at the end of December 2011 to meet with Pardee’s Cancer research staff and physicians to discuss additional clinical trials here for local cancer patients. “Participation in clinical trials is an opportunity for patients to receive the most-advanced cancer treatment, and at the same time, make a real difference for patients who will be diagnosed with cancer in coming years.  Pardee has a long record of making this opportunity a reality for our patients, and the partnership with the UNC Cancer Network will expand those opportunities, bringing our patients state-of-the-art treatment close to where they live and work,” said James Radford, M.D., principal investigator for the cancer clinical trials program at Pardee. Currently, Pardee is offering 52 clinical trials. Pardee’s partnership with UNC Cancer Network will result in additional clinical trials available to patients locally at Pardee. These additional will be a benefit to both the patients and the physicians, and will help Pardee’s Comprehensive Cancer Center maintain national standards. As a nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is dedicated to using the latest technology and innovative therapies.  The Cancer Center hosts community education programs, support groups, provides cancer screenings and holistic support and care for patients and their families dealing with cancer.

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