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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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Terry Rogers, RN III-BC, receives national certification in Gerontology Nursing

Terry Rogers, RN III-BC, receives national certification in Gerontology Nursing Terry Rogers, RN III-BC, received national certification in Gerontology Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Rogers has been employed with Pardee for 19 years and works as a charge nurse and certified preceptor for new nurses and nursing students.  She received her Associate’s of Applied Science in Nursing from Blue Ridge Community College.   Rogers is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the National Gerontological Nursing Association and was recognized as the June recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. 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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Joel Callahan, M.D., to discuss diabetic neuropathy at the Pardee Health Education Center

Joel Callahan, M.D., with Pardee Neurology Associates, will discuss diabetic neuropathy on Wed., Nov. 16, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. During this presentation, Dr. Callahan will provide a basic understanding of diabetic neuropathy, why it occurs, and discuss the risk factors that are associated with this chronic condition.  There will also be a discussion on treatment strategies as well as strategies on living with neuropathy.  “According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, about 60 – 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage, and diabetes nerve disease is a major contributing cause of lower-extremity amputations.  By learning more about how neuropathy affects the body and taking positive steps to control diabetes, people can lower the risk of this serious complication,” said Nina Lovern, BSN, RN-BC, CDE, Nurse Educator and Perspectives Diabetes Program Coordinator. This presentation is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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