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Pardee Hospital to host community blood drive

Pardee Hospital will host a community blood drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Jamison Conference Room on the first floor. 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. Appointments are required by calling (828) 696-4225 or emailing Judy Bolster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Donors should enter the hospital through the main entrance on Justice St.  All donors are entered for a chance to win two domestic roundtrip tickets on Delta Airlines.

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Pardee Inches Forward Towards Joint Venture

The Hvillescoop reports on Pardee inching forward towards the Pardee- Mission Health Campus. Hvillescoop reporter, Jonathan Rich,  gives the overview of what happened in the January County Commissioners meeting. Click here to read the full story

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Pardee Hospital becomes first hospital in North Carolina to receive ISO accreditation for quality standards

Pardee Hospital has received ISO 9001:2008 accreditation - the first and only North Carolina hospital to be accredited with this international quality standard for care. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation is a rigorous process in which a hospital improves and monitors the delivery of patient care, measures quality, and places the highest priority on eliminating errors. ISO standards are used internationally in different fields including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, aerospace, medical devices and healthcare. “Pardee is extremely proud to receive ISO accreditation. Our mission is to provide quality and compassionate and safe services to improve the health of the people in the communities that we serve, and this accreditation validates our efforts,” said Beth Long, Compliance and Accreditation Officer at Pardee Hospital. ISO standards are globally known and are considered the “gold” standard for all industries. The standards help Pardee to provide consistent patient care, ensuring that operational processes lead to both expected and improved patient outcomes. “From a business perspective, the ISO certification is important because a third party entity verifies that an organization has quality management standards that meet and exceed what would be expected in an organization,” said Andrew Tate, CEO of Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development. More than 32,000 organizations in the United States are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Currently, only 40 hospitals are certified in the United States.  For more information about the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation please visit iso.org. Pardee Hospital produced ISO explanation video: click here

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Pardee broadcasts childbirth to Marine serving overseas

Pardee Hospital got the unique honor of helping a Marine who is serving overseas experience the birth of his daughter and help support and encourage his wife. Times News reported on the story, click here to read the details.  

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Footsteps to Fitness featured on WLOS

Pardee Hospital’s Footsteps to Fitness program began Monday, Jan. 2, to kick off a new year of healthy lifestyles. WLOS came out to the Pardee Health Education Center today to meet some of the participants and hear experiences with the 13-year-old program. Footsteps to Fitness is a walking program to keep members of the community active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Participants will keep a log of their walking minutes throughout the year while enjoying various prize incentives. Participants at any fitness level are welcome to join and can walk anywhere they choose. Enrollment fee is five dollars for the full year and includes a log book. Footsteps to Fitness  began taking registrations on Jan. 2. Enrollees must register in person at the Pardee Health Education Center. Here are some sneak peek photos of the WLOS filming in the Blue Ridge Mall. Check back for air time information.  

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