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Pardee Hospital becomes first hospital in North Carolina to receive ISO accreditation for quality standards

Pardee Hospital has received ISO 9001:2008 accreditation - the first and only North Carolina hospital to be accredited with this international quality standard for care. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation is a rigorous process in which a hospital improves and monitors the delivery of patient care, measures quality, and places the highest priority on eliminating errors. ISO standards are used internationally in different fields including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, aerospace, medical devices and healthcare. “Pardee is extremely proud to receive ISO accreditation. Our mission is to provide quality and compassionate and safe services to improve the health of the people in the communities that we serve, and this accreditation validates our efforts,” said Beth Long, Compliance and Accreditation Officer at Pardee Hospital. ISO standards are globally known and are considered the “gold” standard for all industries. The standards help Pardee to provide consistent patient care, ensuring that operational processes lead to both expected and improved patient outcomes. “From a business perspective, the ISO certification is important because a third party entity verifies that an organization has quality management standards that meet and exceed what would be expected in an organization,” said Andrew Tate, CEO of Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development. More than 32,000 organizations in the United States are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Currently, only 40 hospitals are certified in the United States.  For more information about the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation please visit iso.org. Pardee Hospital produced ISO explanation video: click here

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Pardee broadcasts childbirth to Marine serving overseas

Pardee Hospital got the unique honor of helping a Marine who is serving overseas experience the birth of his daughter and help support and encourage his wife. Times News reported on the story, click here to read the details.  

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Footsteps to Fitness featured on WLOS

Pardee Hospital’s Footsteps to Fitness program began Monday, Jan. 2, to kick off a new year of healthy lifestyles. WLOS came out to the Pardee Health Education Center today to meet some of the participants and hear experiences with the 13-year-old program. Footsteps to Fitness is a walking program to keep members of the community active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Participants will keep a log of their walking minutes throughout the year while enjoying various prize incentives. Participants at any fitness level are welcome to join and can walk anywhere they choose. Enrollment fee is five dollars for the full year and includes a log book. Footsteps to Fitness  began taking registrations on Jan. 2. Enrollees must register in person at the Pardee Health Education Center. Here are some sneak peek photos of the WLOS filming in the Blue Ridge Mall. Check back for air time information.  

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Pardee Board Elects New Leadership

The Hville Scoop reported on the Pardee Board's New Leadership going into 2012. Click here to check it out.

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Three Pardee Physicians Named Best Doctors in NC

W. Mark McCollough, M.D., William D. Medina, M.D., and James E. Radford, M.D., were recently nominated by their peers as three of the best doctors in North Carolina. The physicians were featured in Business North Carolina’s 2011 Best Doctor list. Dr. McCollough is board-certified in radiation oncology. Dr. Medina is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Radford is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. McCollough, a physician with Mountain Radiation Oncology, received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla., and completed a residency at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville. This is the seventh year he has received this nomination. Dr. Medina, a physician with Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee, received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Ky., and completed a residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He completed a fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. This is the third year he has received this nomination. Dr. Radford, a physician with Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee, serves as the principal investigator for Pardee’s cancer clinical trials program, which currently has more than 52 open studies. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich., and completed a residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. This is the seventh year he has received this nomination. “We are proud to have these three outstanding physicians here at Pardee Hospital to serve Henderson County. It’s a true testament to the exceptional cancer program we offer here at Pardee,” said Jay Kirby, President and CEO of Pardee Hospital. Best Doctors Inc., a Boston, Mass.-based company, surveyed physicians nationwide, asking them to grade other doctors in their specialty area. Those with the highest averages made the final list. A copy of the list is available online at businessnc.com. 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 dealing with cancer and their families.

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