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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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Katherine Volatile, M.D., to speak about aging effects of the eye at Pardee Health Education Center

Katherine Volatile, M.D., with Looking Glass Eye Center, will speak about aging effects of the eye on Tue., Nov. 15, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. In this presentation, Dr. Volatile will explain the changes that occur in the eyes as we age as well as how to maintain ocular health. This presentation is free and open to the public.  Registration is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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Prostate screenings offered at Pardee Health Education Center

Prostate screenings will be offered Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Seth Novoselksy, M.D., with Padee Urological Associates, will perform the prostate exams.  Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood work will also be available.  This testing is highly recommended for men over the age of 50 on a yearly basis. The cost for PSA testing is $10.  Appointments are required by calling the Pardee Health Education Center at 692-4600.

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Wound Center Open House

Pardee was pleased to host the opening of the new Comprehensive Wound Healing Center last night. The new center is on the 2nd floor inside Pardee Hospital. The Chamber of Commerce was present for a ribbon cutting. The new center will have the addition of hyperbaric oxygen chamber (HBO) for patients to use for non-healing wounds. “Our expanded space – along with HBO capability – affords this community with a state of the art facility for the treatment of non-healing wounds. The physical plant, coupled with the dedicated staff and the knowledge base of DCS is unparalleled.” - Charles Albers, MD, FACS, Medical Director

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