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Day of Dance: Dance Through the Decades

The Pardee Spirit of Women program will host the second annual Day of Dance: Dance Through the Decades on Saturday, Mar. 7, from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall.

The Pardee Signature Care Center will be transformed into a decade-inspired dancing frenzy. Participants are encouraged to dress and dance to their favorite decade ranging from the 1960’s to the 90’s. Attendees can speak with various health professionals from Pardee Hospital and area health organizations about their controllablerisk factors, speak with specialty physicians and beentered to win a FitBit™ and a membership to the YMCA of WNC.

Register by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600 or online at pardeespirit.org. Refreshments will be available at the event. Those that pre-register are entered to win a $50 Visa gift card.

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. Visit pardeespirit.org for more information.

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UNC Telemedicine: Living with the Fear of Recurrence

Pardee Presents: UNC Health Care Telemedicine Lunch and Learn:

Living with the Fear of Recurrence

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Living with the Fear of Recurrence,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will empower cancer survivors to cope with common fears associated with cancer recurrence.

Presenter, Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN, has worked in Gynecologic Oncology for over 25 years at Stanford, Duke and now at UNC as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Filip is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and served as the first Nurse appointed to their 2012 Program Committee.

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 February 24.

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.

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Congratulations to our DAISY Award Recipient, Laura Collins

Congratulations to Laura Collins, BSN, RN-BC, SANE, RN III, for receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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Laura is a clinical coordinator and staff nurse in the Emergency Department Psychiatric Transitional Unit. She enjoys being a nurse because it gives her the opportunity to help those who have no one or nothing to help them; whether they are underserved, the least cared for, forgotten or neglected. When Laura isn't caring for patients, she likes to swim, travel, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with her children.


The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national award that honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. If you would like to nominate a Pardee nurse for their excellence in patient care, click here.

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Pardee Hosts Final Spirit of Women Seminar for 2014

We had a great turnout at our final Spirit of Women seminar for 2014 - Spain: Your Adventure Against Diabetes.

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Those who attended did not only learn how to manage and prevent diabetes, but they also enjoyed a taste of Spanish cuisine, compliments of Ingles Markets. Our engaging speakers for the night included Nina Lovern from Pardee's Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, Erin Calloway from YMCA of Western North Carolina and Jason Lasuzzo from Pardee Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness.

The YMCA also led everyone in light exercises, followed by Q&A with Pardee and YMCA services.

This was a great way to wrap up our 2014 Spirit of Women series, and we're excited to release our 2015 event and seminar schedule soon.

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Foundation Announces Dates for Women Helping Women Events

Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that its annual Women Helping Women dinner and luncheon will be held on October 23 and 24 at Kenmure Country Club. Each year, the Foundation hosts these two events to honor women of hope, celebrate caregivers, and to raise funds that provide financial assistance for treatment and preventive services for women's cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer and breast health.

The October 23 dinner event will celebrate caregivers and feature guest speaker Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, Division of Surgical Oncology at the UNC Department of Surgery who will speak about advances in cancer research, care and treatment. The evening will also honor the caregivers present in the room that evening including Dr. Bill Medina.

Steve Ford, actor and son of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford will be the featured speaker for the luncheon on October 24. Ford will share his story and inspirational message about his mother's courage to talk frankly about her breast cancer, a subject only whispered about in the 1970s. This year's Woman of Hope will be announced at both the dinner and the luncheon, an honor received last year by Marcia Caserio.

"Think of Women Helping Women as a first responder to women in financial distress," says Kim Hinkelman, Executive Director of Pardee Hospital Foundation. "What we want women to hear this year, more than ever, is that Women Helping Women can – and does- provide assistance for a multitude of diseases and preventive services that women in our community so desperately need. The support of our community allows Pardee Hospital to continue to provide advanced, coordinated, compassionate care for these women." Women Helping Women started in 1998 primarily to assist women who needed preventive services like a mammogram, or treatment for breast cancer. The program and its parameters for assistance have expanded over the years to include all women's cancers, as well as heart disease, osteoporosis, and other diseases. If you know someone in need today, have them call 698-7334.

The cost for the dinner or luncheon is $125. Each ticket sold allows one uninsured or under-insured woman to receive a mammogram or another important screening that can prevent and treat cancers and other serious medical conditions. For more information about Women Helping Women or to register for the luncheon or dinner, visit www.pardeehospital.org/foundation or call 696.4666.

 

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