Pardee Hospital has launched a new Virtual Screening Center, a free tool aimed at helping the community identify risks for various health issues.
These virtual step-by-step risk assessments review hereditary and behavioral factors that could be putting individuals at risk for developing a health issue. At the end of the risk assessment, a comprehensive report will walk participants through their answers and explain how each factor can increase their risk. These reports are printer-friendly, and Pardee encourages individuals to share the risk assessment with their primary care provider to see if further steps need to be taken. The virtual screening tool can be accessed at www.pardeesignaturecare.org.
Those without a provider can visit www.pardeeselect.org and take Pardee's online compatibility tool to find providers that match their personality and approaches to health care.
Pardee Hospital is pleased to announce John Kogoy, M.D., will be joining the newly formed Pardee Surgical Associates on August 18, 2014. Dr. Kogoy is coming to Pardee from the Mount Carmel Health System Department of Surgery, where he served as the Chief Administrative Resident.
John Kogoy, M.D. is a surgeon at Pardee Surgical Associates. Dr. Kogoy received his medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in W.Va. and completed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.
Pardee Surgical Associates provides patients with the most advanced inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures available. Pardee's surgical team also provides in-office procedures including biopsies, endocrine treatments, skin disease treatments, ultrasounds, outpatient vascular procedures and wound care.
The new Pardee Surgical Associates office is located at 835 Fleming Street, to make an appointment call (828) 693-7230.
Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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.
Unlock the Secrets to Healthy Bones & Joints
Pardee Orthopedics is inviting women on a journey to Greece! The Mediterranean culture is centered around an active, balanced daily lifestyle and healthy nutrition, which promotes muscle and joint health. Health professionals will provide discussions on current information regarding common orthopedic issues in women, including joint pain, available treatments and prevention. Another feature of this evening will include a taste of Greek cuisine.
Part of Pardee Spirit of Women program.
Pardee Signature Care Center, Hendersonville Fire Department and Safe Kids WNC is holding car seat inspections Monday July 28, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Mall. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will perform inspections and train parents and caregivers to install and adjust their car seats properly.
"Think of it as a private lesson in the correct use of your car seat," says Vickie Killough, Safe Kids WNC coordinator.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children under 14. "Under North Carolina law, all children under the age of eight and 80 pounds must be restrained in an appropriate child safety seat — whether in the family car, traveling with friends or relatives, or in a rental car or taxi," says Killough.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 73 percent of all child passenger restraints — more than 80 percent of car seats and about 40 percent of booster seats — are used incorrectly. "It's a parent's responsibility to make sure a child's car seat is properly installed and adjusted. We're here to show you how. In a crash, a child restrained incorrectly is 3.5 times more likely to be seriously injured than a child who is properly restrained," says Killough.
The Blue Ridge Mall is located on Four Seasons Boulevard in Hendersonville. Inspections are being held on a drop-in basis.
Safe Kids WNC provides car seat inspections throughout the year as well. To find additional car seat inspection sites or certified technicians near you, call (828) 213-5548 or visit www.safekids.org. An inspection is free and usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. Bring children and the owner's manuals for vehicle and designated car seats.
Safe Kids WNC is part of Safe Kids Worldwide, the first and only national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury — the number one killer of children ages 14 and under. More than 300 state and local Safe Kids coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico make up the Campaign. Safe Kids WNC is led by Mission Children's Hospital in Asheville, NC.