UNC Health Care Telemedicine Lunch and Learn:
Integrative Medicine: Is Taking Supplements Worthwhile?
The community is invited to hear Dr. Gary Asher presents “Integrative Medicine: Is taking supplements worthwhile,” a Lunch and Learn workshop, from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11th at Pardee Hospital, located on 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville.
Gary Asher, M.D., MPH, is a board-certified family medicine physician and medical acupuncturist at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Department of Family Medicine. Among a variety of areas in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, he has trained in Ayurvedic Medicine, Western Botanical Medicine, Massage Therapy and Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Asher serves as Director of Integrative Medicine Services at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he provides Integrative Medicine consultations for cancer patients and survivors.
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 contact (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on October 8th.
About the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee
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 will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, August 14, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Jamison Conference Room at Pardee Hospital located at 800 N. Justice Street in Hendersonville.
Pardee Urgent Care will be offering extended summer hours.
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Pardee Urgent care is located at 212A Thompson Street in Hendersonville, just off Four Seasons Boulevard beside Epic Theaters.
Pardee Hospital Recognized as one of
Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award™ Recipients
Hendersonville, NC (June 18, 2013) – Pardee Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physician and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes Pardee Hospital as a top performing hospital in women’s health, which includes care provided to women for common conditions and procedures treated in the hospital.
“I am passionate about Women’s Health. I feel fortunate to work at Pardee Hospital where quality care for patients is the top priority. Pardee has a remarkable team of health care providers who are both knowledgeable and compassionate. I feel honored to be a part of Pardee’s team. This award is an affirmation of the truth that I see every day. Our home town hospital is an exceptional place both to give care and to get care,” Maridee Spearman, MD, Pardee Center for Women’s Health.
“The Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality of care for women,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
The 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Awards are presented to the 176 hospitals, out of the nation’s 4,783 hospitals evaluated. These hospitals excelled in the treatment of women in a variety of specialties, as measured by in-hospital complication and mortality rates across 15 of the most common hospital – based conditions and procedures.
Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save women’s lives. Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10% from 2009 through 2011, Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients as a group had a 55% lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21% lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures. If all hospitals nationwide performed at the level of the Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award hospitals:
To see the complete Healthgrades Women’s Health Report 2013: ‘Lean In’ When Making Healthcare Decisions to Get Your Best Outcome, including full methodology, please visit: www.healthgrades.com/quality.
Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. It is the first and only hospital in North Carolina to be accredited with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2008) for quality health care standards. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds and is the second largest employer in Henderson County. The hospital has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network. For more information or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit http://www.pardeehospital.org/ http://www.pardeehospital.org/" href="http://www.pardeehospital.org/">www.pardeehospital.org.
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs. Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action. For more information please visit www.healthgrades.com and www.bettermedicine.com.
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Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, July 12 from 12:00-4:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall.
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. You may request an appointment by calling (828) 692-4600. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and two movie passes.