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Pardee protects patients from flu

Pardee Hospital has enforced the Visitor Restriction Policy which limits hospital patient's visitation to immediate family only and no one under 18 years of age.

"The health of our patients and the community are the highest concern of Pardee Hospital. Our policies and actions are designed to protect those at greatest risk during the flu season," said Robert T. Kiskaddon, M.D., FACEP Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Medical Affairs at Pardee.

This policy was put in action based off new information released from the Center of Disease Control (CDC). From statewide data of the 72 samples submitted to the State Laboratory of Public Health (SLPH) for viral testing, 50 tested positive for influenza during the past week. One tested positive for influenza B and one for 2009 H1N1; the rest were influenza A/H3. Hospital-based Public Health Epidemiologists (PHEs) reported 363 positive influenza results for week ending 12/15/12: 304 influenza A (not subtyped), 58 influenza A/H3 and 1 influenza B.

CDC can't predict how severe the upcoming flu season will be. However, the agency recommends that everyone six months of age and older get vaccinated against influenza each year. More than 112 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine already have been distributed by vaccine manufacturers in the United States this season and more is expected.

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Pardee Internal Medicine Associates

Beginning January 21, 2013, the offices of Drs. Douglass and Kilfoil will be housed with the offices of Drs. Forth, Murphy and Reis.

For questions or more information, please call (828) 694 -7630. To find out more information about our comprehensive physician network, visit www.pardeeselect.org.

The address for Pardee Internal Medicine Associates is 709 A North Justice Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

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Pardee Hospital Foundation under new leadership

Kimerly Hinkelman assumed the role of Pardee Hospital Foundation Executive Director on July 23. “With over 15 years of experience in the hospital resource development setting and her various community activities we are confident that Kimerly will bring value to our team as executive director of the Foundation,” said Lynn S. Matykiewicz, President of the Pardee Foundation Board. Hinkelman joins the Pardee Hospital Foundation from The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia and brings an additional 30 years of experience to Henderson County. Hinkelman’s impressive resume demonstrates her willingness to not only help raise funds but to give of her time volunteering.

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Celebrate the Carolinas- Hendersonville

Pardee was out at Fox Carolina's Celebrate the Carolinas yesterday demonstrating how Pardee Select works and sharing information about our comprehensive physician network. It was great to see all the performers and downtown businesses out to welcome the camera crews. The Blood Connection was also there hosting a blood drive to benefit Henderson County.   Click here to see the Fox Carolina recap.

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Construction Begins For Mission Pardee Health Campus

Mission Health and Pardee Hospital today announced that initial construction has begun at the future site of the Mission Pardee Health Campus in Fletcher, N.C. This two-level, 80,000-square-foot healthcare facility is slated to open in late 2013. The Campus is a collaboration between Mission Health and Pardee Hospital to provide high-quality, comprehensive and convenient outpatient care for a growing area of western North Carolina. Services to be offered at the Campus include:
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Endoscopy Suite
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary and Specialty Care Doctors’ Offices
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Urgent Care with Extended Hours
  “The population surrounding Fletcher has dramatically increased in recent years,” said Kristi Sink, Vice President of Ambulatory and Ancillary Services at Mission Health. “This outpatient facility will offer the high-quality medical services needed to support our growing community. We, at Mission, are excited to partner with Pardee in this effort and to collaborate to provide more convenient, locally-based care.” “Site work has begun in Fletcher and plans for a late 2013 opening are moving forward. Additional site work is planned to continue in August with construction activities ramping up in October,” said Kris Peters, Vice President Strategy & Development. Mission and Pardee have jointly hired The Keith Corporation as the developer of the project. Early site work began this summer. Construction is planned to ramp up in October and continue through 2013. For more information about the Mission Pardee Health Campus please visit http://www.missionpardeehealthcampus.org/. The Hendersonville Lightning reported on the Health Campus click here to read. The Times-News also covered the story here.

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