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Pardee Hospital Collaborates to Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Henderson County

Pardee Hospital and Henderson County Emergency Medical Service System have joined forces to participate in the statewide RACE CARS project and the national CARES registry, aimed at increasing the chances for survival in sudden cardiac arrest and assessing performance for further improvement.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death among Americans. The average national survival rate is 8 percent, but that rate varies widely by geographic region. In North Carolina, only 1 in 5 victims receive bystander CPR, and only 1 in 20 survive to hospital discharge. RACE CARS (Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation System) coordinates local medical resources to provide the rapid diagnosis and high-quality emergency treatment necessary to improve sudden cardiac arrest rates. Part of this strategy includes reducing disparities in sudden cardiac arrest treatment.

To track the effectiveness of their efforts, Pardee Hospital, Henderson County EMS and other regional hospitals enter data about each cardiac event into the national Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES). The registry helps to determine where ongoing improvements can be made. In addition, the partners plan to collaborate on another important phase in the program: community education about CPR and AED use.

"Our goal is to help Henderson County meet or exceed the national survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest by the spring of 2014," says Robert Kiskaddon, M.D., FACEP, Pardee Hospital's chief medical officer and vice president of Medical Affairs. "Pardee and Henderson County EMS are working to streamline standards and techniques that are proven to be dramatically effective in improving sudden cardiac arrest outcomes. We are pleased to partner with the Henderson County EMS team to help our community reach this crucial goal. Not only will this increase the survival rate but it may increase quality of life after a cardiac arrest event."

RACE CARS standards indicate that a patient with no pulse should be given high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)—lasting for at least 20 minutes—at the scene of the event, ensuring that moving and transporting the patient creates no more than a 10-second pause in resuscitation efforts. Since adopting this new approach, the Henderson County EMS System has seen a marked improvement in cardiac arrest survival. The destination hospital's emergency department meanwhile prepares to provide the rapid, structured interventions that have been shown to improve the short- and long-term prognosis of the sudden cardiac arrest patient, including therapeutic hypothermia, immediate coronary reperfusion and neurologic diagnosis.

RACE CARS is the largest statewide system of emergency cardiovascular care participating as a partner in the HeartRescue Project, a nationwide effort to double out-of-hospital cardiac arrest surviv­al rates in the U.S. in five years. Further information about North Carolina's RACE CARS program can be obtained through the Medtronic Foundation's HeartRescue Project, at www.heartrescueproject.com/index.htm. More information about CARES can be found at www.mycares.net.

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Jamie M. Anthony, M.D., joins Pardee Hospital’s Select Group of Internal Medicine Physicians

Pardee Hospital welcomes Jamie M. Anthony, M.D., to the staff of Pardee Internal Medicine Associates.

Anthony Jamie

Dr. Anthony is board-certified in internal medicine and received her doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her residency training at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., and most recently worked at Premier Internal Medicine, an outpatient practice in Brighton, Mich..

Dr. Anthony's approach to patient care combines up-to-date medical standards with careful listening. "I enjoy getting to know my patients well and learning about their health goals," she says. "Whether they are dealing with an acute or chronic health issue, my job as a physician is to guide my patients in the right direction using the latest, proven standards in care." As a new resident of Hendersonville, Dr. Anthony says she and her husband are enjoying the friendliness and beauty of the area. They recently welcomed a baby to their family.

Pardee Internal Medicine Associates is a group of carefully selected and trained individuals who work as a team to offer courteous, compassionate health care. All physicians at the practice have full admitting privileges at Pardee Hospital. The practice is located at 709 North Justice Street, Ste. A, in Hendersonville.

Dr. Anthony is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 694-7630.

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Bear sighting

Pardee Hospital and Blue Ridge Community Health Services are partnering in the 11th Annual Bearfootin' Art Walk in downtown Hendersonville. We picked up the bear today and our friends at Blue Ridge are finalizing an artist soon. Look to the blog and Facebook for updates.

Pardee Hospital Downtown Hendersonville Bear


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Pardee Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

 Pardee Hospital will celebrate Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring board-certified nurses.

"Pardee nurses prioritize assuring high quality of care to our patients through seeking and maintaining board-certification in their specialty area of practice. We are proud and privileged that 38 percent of Pardee nurses are board-certified in one or more specialty areas, while nationally only 23 percent of registered nurses achieve these designations," said Pat Ashe, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Clinical Services at Pardee Hospital.

The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Amanda Adams – Progressive Care Nurse

Irene Agnaonao - Medical-Surgical Nursing

Jody Andrews – Certified Emergency Nurse

Pat Ashe - Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives

Debbie Austin - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Margaret Austin - Adult Critical Care Nurse

Deborah Ballard - Home Care Coding Specialist-D

Renee Barnett – Adult Critical Care Nurse

Bridget Barron - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Denise Barron – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant   

Sarah Bentley - Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Shelby Blackwell - Adult Critical Care Nurse, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners

Lucy Bloomingdale - Adult Critical Care Nurse

Lynn Blythe - Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Gwendolyn Bradley - Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing

Heather Bradley - Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Lee A. Bray - Gerontological Nursing

Donna Brown - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Cardiac Medicine Certification

Cathe Burleson - Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Jeanette A. Burrell - Medical-Surgical Nursing

Katherine Cantrell - Oncology Certified Nurse

Marcia Cage - Certified IRB Manager, Oncology Certified Nurse

Deb Cagle - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Cardiac Medicine Certification

Kristy Capps –Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Breast Imaging and Cancer Care

Elizabeth Chovan - Accredited Case Manager, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Michael R. Clarke - Adult Critical Care Nursing

Elizabeth Clements - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Laura Collins – Cardiac-Vascular Nursing

Susan Coppin – Certified Case Manager

April Cox – Adult Critical Care Nurse

David Crist – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Cheryl Davis – Oncology Certified Nurse

Eileen deCarle –PeriOperative Nursing

Linda Dukes – Certified Case Manager

Noreen Elshaw – Certified Clinical Research Professional

Nancy Farley – Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Janice Farmer – Medical-Surgical Nursing, Oncology Certified Nurse

Jane Ford –PeriOperative Nursing

Judy Fortune – Gerontological Nursing

Susan Fritts – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality

Kendra Galloway – Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Tony Galloway – Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Flight Nurse, Emergency Medical Services

Gail Garren – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality

Julie Gebhardt – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Progressive Care Nurse

Cynthia Hagat – Gerontological Nursing

Eva Hardesty – Informatics Nursing

Bonnie Hartel – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Erica Hathcock – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Jennifer Hensley – Certified Addictions Nurse

Peggy Hill – Progressive Care Nursing

Jennifer Hipp – Oncology Certified Nurse

Kristina Hornsby – Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Tiffany Hoyle – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Cathy Jenkins – Certified Clinical Research Professional

Karen Johnson – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Lori Johnson – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Margaret Ann Johnson – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality

Tangela Justice – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Abigail Karroubi – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Nancy Keenan – Adult Critical Care Nursing, Certified Case Manager

Cathy E. Kitchen – Orthopedic Nurse Certified

Gail Lance – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Jennifer Langdon – Certified Emergency Nurse

Christy Ledbetter – Accredited Case Manager

Maria LeMaster – Progressive Care Certified Nurse

Beth Long – Certified in Healthcare Compliance

Nina Lovern – Certified Diabetes Educator, General Nursing Practice

Susan Lyda – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Cheryl Mack – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Russell Marcus – Certified Emergency Nurse

Debbie Mathis – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Joyce Maybin – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Judy McClure –PeriOperative Nursing

Haley McEntire – Certified Wound Care Nurse

Deana McGuinn – Oncology Certified Nurse

Mirjam McHargue – Critical Care Nurse, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Susan McKenney – Advanced Diabetes Management Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Mills – Certified Nurse Manager Leader, Medical-Surgical Nursing

April Monnich – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Heidi Morgan –Medical-Surgical Nursing, Orthopedic Nurse Certified

Karen Morris – Certified Clinical Research Professional

Ashley Murphy – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Leann Noakes – Certified Clinical Research Professional

Sherrin Nolle – Progressive Care Nurse

Christy Parkhill – Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Beverly Phillips – Adult Cardiac Medicine, Progressive Care Nurse

Alberto Latino Rodriguez – Adult Critical Care Nurse

Deborah Rhodes – Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Teresa Rogers – Gerontological Nursing

Milissa Roper – Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse, Gerontological Nursing

Rennay Rudolph – Accredited Case Manager

Betty Sain – Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Gayle Sams – Critical Care Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Nurse Manager Leader

Kathryn Sanford – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Melanie Shelton – Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Alesha Simuel – Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Kelly Silver – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Jean Sitton – Accredited Case Manager, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Rebecca Sparks – Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

Bonnie Stanley – Certified Case Manager, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Brian Taylor – Certified Emergency Nurse

Kimberly Telles – Gerontological Nursing

Angela Templeton –Medical-Surgical Nursing, Progressive Care Nurse

Krista Theriot – PeriOperative Nursing

Marche Tucker – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Cynthia Van Deusen – Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Louise Vaughn – Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing

Donna Wadewitz – Medical-Surgical Nursing

Karen Waisman – Gerontological Nursing

Janet Walczak – Adult Critical Care Nursing

Connie Webb – Adult Critical Care Nursing

Victor Weisbeker – PeriOperative Nursing

Barbara West – Oncology Certified Nurse

Jennifer White – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

Ragena White – Oncology Certified Nurse

Darlene Young – PeriOperative Nursing

Board-certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. A registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice. However, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Pardee Hospital encourages national board-certification for nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, perioperative, gerontology, oncology, research, obstetrics, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others.

Please join Pardee Hospital and the nation's national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done.

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Lynde Mickey, MSN, and Christy Parkhill, BSN, serve as Nurse of the Day at the North Carolina General Assembly

Lynde Mickey, MSN, and Christy Parkhill, BSN, recently served as Nurse of the Day at the North Carolina General Assembly.


Nurse of the Day


As Nurse of the Day, Lynde and Christy were on site for medical assistance that may be needed for legislators and staff. They were also introduced on the floor for legislators to acknowledge them for their service and were invited to watch the remainder of the assembly.

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