Pardee Hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2015 'Best Hospitals' rankings
Three procedures/conditions recognized as "high performing"
Pardee Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's 2015 'Best Hospitals' rankings, earning the No. 13 spot in North Carolina. The hospital was also named a Best Regional Hospital in the Mountains region. Additionally, three adult procedures/conditions were recognized as "high performing," including heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.
U.S. News & World Report's annual "American's Best Hospitals" issue reveals the results of nearly 5,000 hospital evaluations nationwide. This is the first year that Pardee has made the U.S. News & World Report list.
"It is an honor to be recognized as a top hospital in our state and region," says James. M. Kirby II, president and CEO of Pardee Hospital. "As a community hospital, we look forward to continuing our high standard of care for those in Henderson County and the surrounding areas."
"This recognition is a testament to the great work of our physicians and staff," says David Ellis, M.D., chief medical officer at Pardee Hospital. "It is through their dedication and service to our patients that this achievement is possible."
The Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall will host the free Spirit of Women presentation on Migraines entitled “It’s All in Your Head” on Tuesday, July 14, from 6-7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Joel Callahan Jr., M.D., who is fellowship-trained in Neuro-Muscular Disease and board certified in Neurology from Pardee Neurology Associates in Hendersonville. Dr. Callahan will discuss what causes migraines, common triggers and when to determine if you need to see a neurologist.
It is estimated that approximately 12 percent of Americans, about 30 million people, suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines are a neurological disorder in which a person suffers recurrent moderate to severe headaches that worsen during routine physical activity and can last from four hours to three of more days when left untreated. Though anyone can suffer from migraines, they are most common between the ages of 30 and 60, and women are three times as likely to get them as men.
This Spirit of Womenpresentation is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about migraines. Please register online at pardeesignaturecare.org or by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600.
The Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall will host the free presentation “Shoulder Pain: Don’t Shrug It Off” on Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. - 12p.m. Guest speaker will be Suzanne Hall, M.D., a fellowship trained shoulder specialist and board certified orthopedic surgeon at Appalachian Orthopedics in Hendersonville, NC. Dr. Hall will discuss common causes of shoulder pain, signs of trouble, the latest treatment options, and how to keep your shoulders healthy. This presentation is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the care of their shoulders.
Please register online at pardeesignaturecare.org or by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600.
Pardee Hospital’s Signature Care Center is hosting a free informative class titled “Medicare Choices Made Easy” on Thursday, July 23 from 3 – 5 pm at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Sponsored by the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) of Henderson County and the Buncombe County Council on Aging, this program explains the sections of Medicare, when to sign up, how to avoid penalties and how to make the most cost-effective choices. People new to Medicare, care givers and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance are encouraged to attend.To register, please call (828) 692-4600 or go to coabc.org/events.
Pardee Hospital Foundation Announces Physician and Philanthropist of the Year at Annual
Pardee Hospital Foundation raises over $100,000 at annual gala and donor recognition event on Friday, June 19.
Pardee Hospital Foundation has named Dr. Stuart Glassman as Pardee Hospital’s Physician of the Year and Mary Ball Jackson of Hendersonville as Philanthropist of the Year. The two recipients were honored at the Foundation’s annual gala and donor recognition event that was held at Blue Ridge Community College on Friday, June 19. The event for Pardee Hospital drew over 385 attendees and rose over $100,000 in funds that will benefit Pardee Hospital’s Operating Room Integration Project.
Each year, the Foundation hosts the gala to inspire community support for Pardee Hospital, through education of the Hospital’s latest achievements and recognition of physicians and philanthropists that have made a difference in the lives of many in the community. Both Dr. Glassman and Ms. Jackson were chosen as award recipients by an appointed committee, selected from nominations made by patients, community members, Pardee staff, and fellow physicians and philanthropists.
Dr. Glassman is a very engaged member of the Pardee Hospital staff and has had a thriving general and peripheral vascular surgery practice in Hendersonville for nearly 30 years. He has a passion for the arts, which is what connected him to his wife Barbara, and lead him to his “alternative” career – a professional ceramic artist. Dr. Glassman’s dedication to his patients and his intent to always push Pardee Hospital towards excellence is why he stood out as a top candidate for the award of Physician of the Year. His acceptance speech at the Gala was one full of praise and accolades for Pardee, further reinforcing his dedication to not only his profession, but to the hospital as well.
“Both Dr. Glassman and Ms. Jackson embody a spirit of caring and professionalism,” said Kimerly Hinkelman, Executive Director of the Pardee Hospital Foundation. “We are honored that they have chosen to share their gifts and talents with us at Pardee Hospital.”
Philanthropist of the Year award recipient, Mary Ball Jackson, retired to Hendersonville with her husband over 20 years ago. Since she has been here, she has donated her time and her talent to the Pardee Hospital Auxiliary, working in the Garden Café, and serving on the Pardee Hospital Board both as a member as well as President. Ms. Jackson has also served on the Pardee Hospital Foundation Board and helped establish the Generations of Excellence Committee. She has also given her time to her church and to the Garden Club over the years.
The funds raised from this year’s event will benefit the Operation Room Integration Project, aimed to simplify the surgery suite, one of the most complex environments in the hospital. The integration will allow doctors and nurses to focus less on manipulating cumbersome machines and focus more on patient care. Improved technology will complement the surgeons’ skills and allow the entire surgical team to work more safely and efficiently.
The “Under the Stars” theme for the event was pulled together with a significant donation of time and materials from local businesses, Gala Committee members, and Pardee Hospital Foundation staff. Gala Committee Chairs Lisa Hamlin, William F. Gold, Deanna Ellis, and Kandi Hendricks along with the following businesses helped make the event possible: AAA Vacations, Common Saints, Corner Kitchen, Flowers by Larry, Lindsay Cromartie, Empire Distributing, Jaguar Land Rover Asheville, Diamond Rush Jewelers, Pat Lance with Spintastic Sounds, U-Rent-A- Plant, and Shelley’s Jewelry. “We are very grateful for the support we received from our volunteers, sponsors, and donors,” said Hinkelman. “Their support has an incredible impact not only on helping us advance our technology, but on the communities we serve. It is because of them that we can assure our patients and their families receive the best health care experience possible.”
The evening concluded with dinner, dancing, and the announcement of the big raffle winner. Reverend David Hinkelman won the all-inclusive Alaskan Cruise trip for two.