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Pardee Accepting Applications for Junior Volunteer Summer Program

Pardee Hospital is now accepting applications for the 2015 Junior Volunteer Summer Program. The Junior Volunteers provide an important service to the individuals they serve, and to the community as a whole.

The program’s primary goals are to teach the value of community service and to expose our Junior Volunteers to the healthcare field. Qualities that we are looking for in our Junior Volunteers include dependability, promptness, honesty and professionalism. Junior Volunteer responsibilities include but are not limited to escorting patients and visitors to their destinations, transporting patients and visitors in wheelchairs, working in the Garden Café, Orchard’s Café and assisting in various other departments.

In order to participate in the Junior Volunteer Summer Program, potential volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by April 1, 2015. The 2015 summer schedule runs from Wednesday, June 17 (Junior Volunteer orientation day) to Wednesday, August 12. Junior Volunteers are expected to work at least four hours per week (Monday through Friday) between 8:00am and 4:00pm. Junior Volunteers will not volunteer on weekends.

Completed applications and documents must be turned in by April 20. Orientation will be on June 17 or on June 19, and attendance to this session is mandatory. Program applicants must complete a Pardee Hospital Junior Volunteer Program Application, Junior Volunteer Health Form, Junior Volunteer Reference Form and a Junior Volunteer Questionnaire and Pledge Form.

Visit the “About Us” section of www.pardeehosptial.org and click on “Volunteer Opportunities” to find the Junior Volunteer Summer Program application form. For more information about the Junior Volunteer Summer Program, please contact Karla Reese at (828) 696-4240.

Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. The hospital has several locations separate from the main campus and a comprehensive physician practice network. For more information or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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Lynn Blythe and Joyce Maybin Receive DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to Lynn Blythe, RN, C-OB, MNN, and Joyce Maybin, RN, ION, IBCLC, for receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Lynn is the Nursing Director of the Pardee Women and Children’s Center. It was Lynn’s calling to become a nurse, and she strives to make a positive impact in someone’s care and outcomes. Lynn treats her patients as if she were treating her own family, and to have a patient know and feel how much she cares about them is very rewarding. When Lynn isn’t working, she enjoys crafting and assisting in preparations for her son’s wedding. She is also looking forward to becoming a grandmother in April.

Joyce is a lactation consultant and nurse at the Pardee Women and Children’s Center, and at Pardee Center for Women’s Health. Joyce enjoys educating patients and the sense of accomplishment when she sees new mothers acquiring the ability to care for themselves and their infant. The amount of success that a mother has in feeding and caring for her child only adds to her sense of accomplishment, and when Joyce has the opportunity to educate mothers, they acquire the knowledge and skills to accomplish their goals. When Joyce isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, entertaining and hiking.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national award that honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. If you would like to nominate a Pardee nurse for their excellence in patient care, click here.

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Pardee Hospital to Host Blood Drive Feb. 11

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Jamison Conference Room at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 N. Justice Street in Hendersonville.

In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. Request an appointment by calling (828) 696-4205 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donors will receive one movie ticket.

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Thomas Eisenhauer Appointed to NC Advisory Committee on Cancer

Thomas L. Eisenhauer, M.D., FACS, of Pardee Surgical Associates was recently appointed to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control by the North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. Dr. Eisenhauer will be serving on this committee through August 31, 2018.

Governor McCrory stated, "Dr. Eisenhauer's service will make an immediate and positive impact upon the changes we are making in our state. We need leaders such as him in public service to help promote our vision and realization of a better North Carolina."

The mission of the Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control is to facilitate the reduction of cancer incidence and mortality for all North Carolinians, enhance statewide access to quality treatment and support services, and maximize quality of life for all North Carolina cancer survivors, patients, and their loved ones through educating and advising government officials, policy makers, public and private organizations, and the public.Dr. Eisenhauer's commitment to the advancement of cancer treatment and prevention ensures that the residents in western North Carolina receive the very best care and treatment possible while remaining at the forefront of the minds of policy and decision makers.

"Pardee Hospital has always been dedicated to improving the health and well being of the region. It has been my pleasure to work alongside dedicated clinical staff that is willing to take this a step further, by working to improve health care at a state and national level. Dr. Eisenhauer's commitment to cancer treatment is one of many testaments to the quality of care found at Pardee Hospital and within the UNC Health Care family," stated Jay Kirby, President and CEO of Pardee Hospital.

In addition to Dr. Eisenhauer's role as a General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon with Pardee Surgical Associates, he is also active on a regional and national level in the fight against cancer. He has been an elected Diplomat to the Commission on Cancer (CoC), representing the American College of Surgeons, since 1994. He is a surveyor for the CoC, reviewing other cancer programs nationally, and serves as Chairman of the Field Staff Subcommittee, tasked with training and overseeing all national surveyors. He currently serves as the North Carolina State Chairman for the CoC Cancer Liaison Program and is a member of the Ethics Committee for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Eisenhauer has also been a featured speaker at numerous national meetings, speaking on behalf of the CoC.

Dr. Eisenhauer stated, "This appointment by Governor McCrory will enable me to bring to the state level the cancer activities and knowledge that I have been exposed to nationally through my roles with the CoC. By being involved with cancer care locally, regionally and nationally, I have the ability to help each of the programs at their specific levels of regulations. Ultimately, I hope this will be to the benefit of our cancer patients here locally, as well as far beyond."

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Pardee Spirit of Women Presents: Connecting the Dots

Pardee Spirit of Women Program Presents:

"Connecting the Dots: Your Digestive System and Feeling Healthy"

The Pardee Spirit of Women Program will host, "Connecting the Dots: Your Digestive System and Feeling Healthy" on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center.

Internist, Daniel Grace, M.D., from Pardee Fletcher Medical Associates, will discuss how the digestive system works, what organs play a role in digestion, and what to do when the digestive system is not functioning at its best. Information will be provided specifically on such topics as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, and gallstones. Laurie Steenwyk, a clinical dietician at Pardee, will provide insights on the role that diet plays in digestive health. Pardee pharmacist, Don Schoeff, will talk about medications available for addressing digestive problems.

Register by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600 or online at pardeesignaturecare.org. Refreshments will be available at the event.

Pardee is proud to be a Spirit of Women hospital – a network of hospitals and health care systems across the nation that inspire healthy lifestyle choices for women and their families. Pardee's Spirit of Women seminars, screenings and events will empower women to address and improve the health issues that affect them each day. Be a part of the movement and help us inspire the mothers, wives, sisters and friends in our community to take action and lead a healthy lifestyle.

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