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Pardee Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates Volunteers

The Pardee Hospital Auxiliary recently held a celebration dinner for all of those who volunteer at the hospital. The event provided special recognition to four individuals who have volunteered over 9,000 hours to the hospital. Ruth Tillman with over 9,000 hours, Myrl Jean Hughes with over 11,000 hours, William "Skip" Alison with over 12,000 hours and Betty Alison has surpassed an amazing 14,000 hours. A number of volunteers have contributed time and resources to the hospital for over 20 years, including Sandy Wagner who began her service in 1971.

Parker Roberts, President of the Pardee Hospital Auxiliary, saluted the more than 200 members of the Auxiliary who volunteered a total of 25,894 hours of service to Pardee Hospital during the past year. He stated that, "according to federal guidelines the value of these hours equates to $480,324, but the greater value is the warm and friendly assistance rendered to the thousands of patients and visitors who come to the hospital every year."

The Auxillary work in a variety of areas and services that include but are not limited to the Information Desk, Transporter, the Garden Café, Out-patient Lab, Courier Service, Newspaper Service, and Wellness and Rehabilitation. These volunteers not only support patients and visitors, but also provide critical support to staff members.

Each year the hospital recognizes the work of the Auxiliary with the Annual Awards Dinner and a Spring luncheon, celebrating National Volunteer Week. Positions available for the Auxiliary vary, and can provide opportunities for qualified individuals with all types of previous employment experience. As Pardee continues to expand and grow, it continues to need additional volunteers, and is accepting applications for various volunteer positions. For more information, please call Karla Reese, Auxiliary Services Manager at 696-4240.


Pardee Hospital Auxiliary Service Hour Awards

500 Hours

Marsh Blunt

Vicki Caldwell

Mary Edgerton

David Litogot

Judy Roberts

Carol Schneck

Phyllis Sheldon

Patty Synder

Robert Walrath

1,000 Hours

Marida Buell

Chris Eppeneder

John Knapp

Steve Lysiak

Sarah Markham

Norma Pryor

Marion Rickert

Bill Rutten

Richard Todd

Phyllis Vogt

Patricia Whiteside

2,000 Hours

Carlyn Elliott

Glenn Forsythe

Parker Roberts

3,000 Hours

Nancy Clement

Roz Harris

John Mitchell

Evelyn Renda

Jane Rose

Debbie Rutten

4,000 Hours

Patti Jane Dutcher

9,000 Hours

Ruth Tillman

11,000 Hours

Myrl Jean Hughes

12,000 Hours

William (Skip) Alison

14,000 Hours

Betty J. Alison

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Pardee Protects Patients From the 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. There is an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. The number of cases showing influenza like symptoms has surpassed the safe levels set by the North Carolina Public Health Division. As a result Pardee has implemented flu restrictions as of Friday, December 5. Early data suggests the 2014-2015 flu season could be severe, and Pardee Hospital's flu-restrictions will provide a safe environment for our patients and team members" stated Andrea Whitmire, Infection Prevetionist for Pardee Hospital.

This policy was put in action based off new information released from the Center of Disease Control (CDC). The restriction will remain in effect infection rates drop below the critical levels within the region.

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UNC Health Care Telemedicine Lunch and Learn: Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitles "Coping with Cancer During the Holidays," from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, December 12, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville.

Presenter, Justin Yopp, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with the North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry and the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. He provides clinical services to children, adolescents and adults with cancer or affected by cancer.

This free community event will be located in the Video Conference Room on the ground floor of Pardee Hospital. Directional signs will be posted at the main entrance as well as the parking garage. A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register, please call (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on December 9.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers the latest cancer treatment technology available today while focusing on a commitment to patient-centered care. This is done by providing compassionate care for all patients and their families. Their efforts are focused on research, providing quality care close to home, education and offering cancer screenings throughout the community. The mission of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is to support the National Cancer Institute's goal to ultimately eliminate suffering and death due to cancer in Henderson County and western North Carolina.

The UNC Cancer Network seeks to improve cancer care and support across the state of North Carolina through the integration of cancer support programs. These programs include telemedicine, patient navigation and clinical research. Our affiliation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee allows the community to receive world class cancer care right here in Henderson County.

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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Spain: Your Adventure Against Diabetes

The Pardee Spirit of Women Program will host, "Spain: Your Adventure Against Diabetes" on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center.

Pardee will promote female health regarding diabetes through education regarding managing weight, lowering diabetes risk and boosting overall health. Through the application of simple choices, influenced by the culture of Spain, attendees will learn to lower chances of acquiring diabetes and lower risks of complications for individuals with the disease. Presenters include Nina Lovern, from the Perspectives Diabetes Education Program, Erin Calloway, from the YMCA of WNC, and Rachel Heath, from Pardee Rehab & Wellness. Other Pardee Services, Pardee physician offices and the YMCA will also be present and provide information at the event.

A taste of Spanish cuisine is included. Register by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600.

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.

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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April Monnich Recognized as 100 Great Nurses in North Carolina

April Monnich, -BC, CMSRN, Clinical Nurse III, Clinical Coordinator, PATHS, was recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina.

This extraordinary nurse was selected by her peers for her continued excellence in patient care and commitment to the nursing profession. Pardee is proud to honor April's achievement, as she is a shining example of the many Pardee nurses that make a difference everyday in the lives of their patients and the community.

April was recognized and received her award at a black tie celebration event on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. April is one of 11 nurses from the UNC Health Care system to receive this recognition.

The Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina. The organization annually acknowledges 100 North Carolina nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession, and contributes scholarships funds for registered nurse education. To learn more about the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina, please visit www.great100.org.

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