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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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Alesha Simuel, RN, C-EFM, receives national certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring

DSC 0017Alesha Simuel, RN, C-EFM, has received national certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring from the National Certification Corporation. 

This certification was achieved by Simuel for her expertise in electronic fetal monitoring, equipment, physiology, pattern management, legal aspects and adjunct fetal assessment. Simuel is one of 18 nationally certified nurses at Pardee Women & Children's Center. 

Incorporated in 1975, the National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a national credentialing for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel. The NCC grants certification to nurses in the obstetric, gynecologic and neonatal nursing specialties, and subspecialty certificates of added qualification are awarded to licensed health care professionals.  

Pardee Women & Children's Center features a birth suite as well as private, single birthing rooms in a friendly and comfortable environment. With water labor, water birth and massage services available for patients, the Pardee Women & Children's Center is committed to facilitating exceptional birth experiences, providing personal attention and delivering the highest quality of care.

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Pardee Hospital to accept Aetna insurance for patients

Pardee Hospital will begin accepting Aetna insurance starting March 1, 2013.

"We are very pleased to be part of the Aetna network of providers. The addition of Aetna will provide several businesses and retirees in the area easier access to Pardee Hospital, Pardee Urgent Care and Pardee's physician network services," said Alan House, Chief Financial Officer at Pardee Hospital.

Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. Patients are encouraged to speak to their physician to see if they are in the network.

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