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Pardee nurses complete their BSN degrees

Christie Satterfield, RN, of Psychiatric and Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services (PATHS) at Pardee Hospital and Julie Gebhart, RN, of One West, have both received their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degrees at Western Carolina University (WCU).  Satterfield has been with Pardee Hospital for one year in PATHS where she treats mentally ill and substance dependence patients.  She graduated from WCU Summa Cum Laude.  Gebhart has been with Pardee Hospital since August treating critically ill patients on the telemetry/step down unit.  Gebhart came to Pardee after four years working as an RN at Mission Hospital.  She received her nursing degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in 2006 and has also graduated from WCU Summa Cum Laude. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year academic degree in the science and principles of nursing, granted by a tertiary education university or similarly accredited school. The BSN prepares nurses for a professional role away from the bedside with coursework in nursing science, research, leadership and nursing informatics.

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Words of thanks - Pardee Home Care

Pardee Home Care recently received thank you notes from pleased patients who benefited from their services.  Since these patients took the time to thank the staff of Pardee Home Care, we would like to take time to share their words of thanks with the readers of our blog. "I have just completed several weeks of home based rehab therapy following a back operation that had some accompanying complications. As a result of my operation and follow-up needs, I was provided access to several weeks of a home therapist. The home therapist assigned to me was Tim Brooks. Tim did a superb job. He showed a sincere interest in me and his visits and therapy sessions were beneficial and always professionally done. As a result, I showed significant improvement both physically and in attitude. There was a time following my hospital stay when things looked bleak and I had the feeling that recovery would not be complete. Tim's positive attitude helped me overcome my initial fears and doubts and as a result I looked forward to his visits and had the feeling that each visit was a worthwhile experience. Tim is a true professional. He is pleasant, efficient, and competent and I want to acknowledge the benefits I received from his therapy sessions and his caring attitude." - W. Gordon "I'm more than happy to send compliments to Pardee Home Care for the services they provided me. I was in considerable pain the first weekend, I spent the first couple of nights attempting to sleep in a chair since I found no comfort or rest in a bed. Calling Home Care on Saturday and again about 2 a.m. on Sunday, I found Jeff to be a great listener, patient, kind and helpful, even calling me back Sunday morning about 9 a.m. to find out if some of his suggestions had been helpful. They had, and I consider him to be the closest to an angel that I'll ever meet. The nurses, Becky, Debbie and Amy showed great concern over complications with circulation problems in my lower leg. I told Jennifer I considered her my inspiration because her upbeat attitude was infectious and she always demanded the best I could offer. Luke was more than helpful and is a natural for the position he holds. May he be with Pardee Home Care for many years. Janie and Sandra made my life so much easier as they showed me that everything is possible if you keep stretching a bit more everyday to make it happen." - B. Corden Pardee Home Care offers a full range of in-home services provided by registered nurses, rehab specialists, social workers and home health aids. To find out more about the services offered at Pardee Home Care call  (828) 692-1846.

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A New Years Baby, two in-a-row

The Casimiro family had their baby Josue Giovanni Casimiro, born at 2:51 a.m. at Pardee Hospital on Jan. 1. He weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Josue was the first baby born in Henderson County for 2011. What is amazing, is that this is their second New Year baby! That is two firsts for Henderson County from the same family. There is an article in Time-News that can be found here. The proud mother received her care from Pardee Nurse Midwifery.

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Words of thanks - Pardee Home Care

Pardee Home Care recently received thank you notes from pleased patients who benefited from their services.  Since these patients took the time to thank the staff of Pardee Home Care, we would like to take time to share their words of thanks with the readers of our blog. "To whom it may concern, I thank God with all my heart for sending me Jennifer, Mike, Luke, LeeAnn, Gloria, Laurie, Celeste, and Jeff. Thanks to these exceptional people, I still need my walker, but so what? I can now get in and out of bed, the bathroom, cook and do the laundry and light cleaning. I can do normal things now. They are on a mission to help people  and I am thankful always." - Bruce B. Burns "All of you were so very helpful to me. You were always on time and very pleasant to have around. I will recommend you to any of my friends that need the type of services you provide. Excellent work and thank you so much for your superior quality of care." - Dovie H. Steppe (Joint Camper) Pardee Home Care offers a full range of in-home services provided by registered nurses, rehab specialists, social workers and home health aids. To find out more about the services offered at Pardee Home Care call  (828) 692-1846.

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Pardee Hospital Nurses Receive Board Certification

[caption id="attachment_2177" align="alignleft" width="218" caption="Sarah Bentley, RN II, BSN, BC"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2178" align="alignleft" width="221" caption="Janice Farmer, RN III, OCN, BC"][/caption]

Sarah Bentley, RN II, BSN, BC, and Janice Farmer, RN III, OCN, BC have passed a rigorous national exam and are now board certified in Medical/Surgical Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Bentley received her bachelor’s degree in science and nursing at Gardner Webb University. While pursuing national certification, she attended a specialty course through the Oncology Nursing Society to be certified to administer chemotherapy. She also became a nursing preceptor through the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville. Farmer received her nursing education at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. She is now dual-certified in Oncology Nursing (OCN) and Medical Surgical Nursing (BC). Certified through the Oncology Nursing Society to administer chemotherapy, Farmer is a member of the Pardee Cancer Committee and the Nursing Professional Development Committee. “Sarah are Janice are delightful, caring and highly competent nurses,” said Sandy Weeks, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, director of medical and oncology nursing at Pardee Hospital. “They provide wonderful patient centered care to in-patients and out-patients on the medical/oncology unit at Pardee.” The ANCC provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence.  It is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization. ANCC certification exams validate nurses’ skills, knowledge, and abilities. More than a quarter million nurses have been certified by ANCC since 1990.

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