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Pardee Hospital Foundation Raises Nearly $85,000 at 19th Annual Tournament of Champions

Pardee Hospital Foundation's 19th Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised nearly $85,000 to purchase vital medical equipment for Pardee Hospital.

A total of 148 golfers competed in this year's two 18-hole tournaments that help give back to our community's health care. This year's tournament proceeds will help the foundation purchase a new BK Medical Flex Focus 400 Urology Ultrasound unit with superb imaging capabilities to detect the early signs of prostate cancer in a less invasive process.

"Being surrounded by individuals and professionals that truly care so much about the well-being and health of the people in their community is why I am a part of and support the Pardee Hospital Foundation. It's truly a blessing to know that what you do today and the time you spend will be used to possibly save a life tomorrow, and that my friends is what it's all about," said Mark Staicar, co-chair of the 19th annual tournament of champions, Vendor Sales Manager for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company.

A total of 40 sponsors supported this year's Tournament of Champions. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville and SanStone Health and Rehabilitation served as Diamond Sponsors. MagMutual; Andy Oxy Co., Inc.; First Citizens Bank; Pardee Hospital; HealthCare Claims Management; Wells Fargo; Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, PA.;Carolina Village; Times-News; WTZQ, served as Gold Sponsors.

Since 1996, the Tournament of Champions has raised more than $1.9 million to expand Pardee Hospital, improve services and purchase equipment to strengthen patient care.

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Knee Arthritis: End Pain with New Surgical Techniques

Do not let knee pain keep you from enjoying life! Edward G. Lilly III, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, will discuss the newest techniques used to treat arthritis in the knee. These techniques include partial knee replacements, new implants and custom knee replacements. Dr. Lilly will be available to answer your questions about knee pain and offer options to help get you moving again.

Wed., May 14, 1 – 2 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center.

Register by calling (828) 692-4600.

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Pardee Signature Care Center Hosts Blood Drive

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, May 9, from 12 - 4:30 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard.

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) 692-4600.

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Pardee Hospital Named a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital

Pardee Hospital has been named as a 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics.

The 2014 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals rating highlights top performing hospitals rated as part of iVantage's Hospital Strength INDEX™. The rating system measures hospitals across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.

"Having Pardee Hospital among the 2014 HealthStrong™ Hospitals, is a testament to the ability, passion and dedication to the men and women who work at this organization. We are committed to continual improvement of quality, safety and commitment in providing the best value in health care to the region," said Jay Kirby, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital.

"iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new health care environment by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making," said John R. Morrow, Executive Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics. "The Hospital Strength INDEX analysis reveals that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide."

More information can be found by visiting www.ivantagehealth.com and clicking on 2014 HealthStrongTM Hospitals.

iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company's unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new health care.

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Happy Certified Nurses Day

Pardee Hospital will celebrate Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring board-certified nurses.

"The health care environments in which nurses work today are the most complex that have ever been faced and the profession demands the very best knowledge and skills. 118 nurses at Pardee Hospital have obtained national certification in their chosen specialties and this is the gold standard for professional practice. We are quite proud of the caliber of our nurses," said Denise Lucas, Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Pardee Hospital.
The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:
Amanda Adams – Certified Progressive Care Nurse
Jody Andrews – Certified Emergency Nurse
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 – Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Denise Barron – International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
Sarah Bentley – Certified Gerontological Nursing, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Shelby Blackwell - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Certified International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiner
Lucy Bloomingdale - Adult Critical Care Nurse
Lynn Blythe – Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse, Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse
Gwendolyn Bradley - Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse, Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse
Lee A. Bray – Certified Gerontological Nursing
Donna Brown - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Cardiac Medicine Certification
Cathe Burleson - Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Jeanette A. Burrell – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Katherine Cantrell - Certified Oncology Nurse
Marcia Cage - Certified IRB Manager, Certified Oncology 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, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Michael R. Clarke - Adult Critical Care Nurse
Elizabeth Clements - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Laura Collins – Certified Cardiac-Vascular Nurse
Susan Coppin – Certified Case Manager
April Cox – Adult Critical Care Nurse
David Crist – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Nancy Danneker – Certified Wound Specialist
Cheryl Davis – Oncology Certified Nurse
Eileen deCarle – Certified PeriOperative Nurse
Linda Dukes – Certified Case Manager
Melody Englert – Certified Emergency Nurse
Noreen Elshaw – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Nancy Farley – Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Janice Farmer – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Certified Oncology Nurse
Judy Fortune – Certified Gerontological Nurse
Susan Fritts – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Kendra Galloway – Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Tony Galloway – Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Flight Nurse, Emergency Medical Services
Gail Garren – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality
Keri Garrison - Certified Oncology Nurse
Andrea Green – Accredited Case Manager
Cynthia Hagat – Certified Gerontological Nurse
Eva Hardesty – Certified Informatics Nurse
Bonnie Hartel – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health
Erica Hathcock – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Jennifer Hensley – Certified Addictions Nurse
Peggy Hill – Certified Progressive Critical Care Nurse
Jennifer Hipp – Certified Oncology Nurse
Kristina Hornsby – Certified Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Tiffany Hoyle – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Cathy Jenkins – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Karen Johnson – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Lori Johnson – Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Margaret Ann Johnson – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality
Allison Diane Jones – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Morgan Justice - Certified Oncology Nurse
Tangela Justice – Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Denise Lucas – Board-Certified Nurse Executive Advanced
Abigail Karroubi – Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Cathy E. Kitchen – Certificate in Orthopedic Nursing
Gail Lance – Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
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
Susan Lyda – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Heather MacAllister – Certified Gerontological Nurse
Cheryl A. Mack – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Debbie Mathis – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Joyce Maybin – International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Judy McClure – Certified PeriOperative Nursing
Haley McEntire – Certified Ostomy Care Nurse, Certified Wound Care Nurse
Deana McGuinn – Certified Oncology Nurse
Mirjam McHargue – Certified Critical Care Nurse, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Susan McKenney – Advanced Diabetes Management Nurse Practitioner
Patricia Mills – Certified Nurse Manager Leader, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
April Monnich – Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Manda Morad – Certified Emergency Nurse
Heidi Morgan – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Certified Orthopedic Nurse
Karen Morris – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Ashley Murphy – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Leann Noakes – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Sherrin Nolle – Certified Progressive Care Nurse
Christy Parkhill – Certified Gerontological Nurse, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Beverly Phillips – Adult Cardiac Medicine, Certified Progressive Care Nurse
Alberto Latino Rodriguez – Adult Critical Care Nurse
Deborah Rhodes – Certified Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Cynthia Rogers – Accredited Case Manager
Teresa Rogers – Certified Gerontological Nursing, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Milissa Roper – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse, Certified Gerontological Nurse
Rennay Rudolph – Accredited Case Manager
Betty Sain – Certified Gerontological Nurse, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Gayle Sams – Critical Care Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Nurse Manager Leader
Melanie Shelton – Certified Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Alesha Simuel – Certified Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Kelly Silver – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Jean Sitton – Accredited Case Manager, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Bonnie Stanley – Certified Case Manager, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Suzan C. Stewart – Board-Certified Holistic Nurse
Brian Taylor – Certified Emergency Nurse
Kimberly Telles – Certified Gerontological Nursing
Angela Templeton – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Certified Progressive Care Nurse
Krista Theriot – PeriOperative Nursing
Marche Tucker – Certified Ambulatory PeriAnesthesia Nurse, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Rebecca Vallieres – Certified Case Manager
Louise Vaughn – Certified Gerontological Nurse, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Donna Wadewitz – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Karen Waisman – Certified Gerontological Nurse
Janet Walczak – Adult Critical Care Nurse
Connie Webb – Adult Critical Care Nurse
Victor Weisbeker – Certified PeriOperative Nursing
Barbara West – Certified Oncology Nurse
Jennifer White – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Ragena White – Certified Oncology Nurse
Darlene Young – Certified 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.

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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