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Pardee To Host Blood Drive

Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, August 5, 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.

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) 696-4205 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donors will receive 800 TBC Reward Points a $20 value. For more information on TBC Reward Points, visit TBCRewards.com.

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, visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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Lunch and Learn: “Taking Your Medicine: Challenges and Solutions”

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Taking Your Medicine: Challenges and Solutions,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will discuss coping methods to deal with common fears associated with the return of cancer after treatment.

Presenter, Michelle Gardiner, PharmD, BCOP, has been a Pharmacist for the past 8 years and currently works in the Adult Outpatient Infusion Department at UNC Hospitals. She serves on the Chemotherapy Policy Advisory Group at UNC and is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the North Carolina Oncology Pharmacists Association.
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 July 28.

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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June Lunch and Learn

The community is invited to a Lunch and Learn workshop entitled “Living with the Fear of Recurrence,” from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at Pardee Hospital, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville. This workshop will discuss coping methods to deal with common fears associated with the return of cancer after treatment.

Presenter, Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN,obtained her under-graduate degree in nursing from the University of Virginia. She 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 June 23.

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Free Childbirth Classes for July

Pardee Women and Children’s Center has announced free childbirth classes for July, to help prepare for the birth, breast feeding, infant care and infant CPR.

Labor and Birth Class will prepare expectant parents for the challenges of birth including the labor and delivery process, relaxation and breathing techniques, positioning and comfort measures. A tour of the Pardee Women & Children’s Center is included. The class will be held July 2, in the Orientation Classroom at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The Infant Care Class covers the basics of infant care including newborn characteristics, feeding, bathing, cord care, diapering and swaddling. The class will be held July 9, in the Orientation Classroom at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The Art of Breastfeeding class is led by an internationally board certified lactation consultant and covers the basics of breastfeeding. The class will be held July 16, in the Video Conference Room at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The Infant CPR class is teaches the procedure adults should follow when providing CPR to an infant. The class will be held July 30, in the Orientation Classroom at Pardee Hospital from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

All classes are free and are held at Pardee Hospital. Register for our classes by calling 1-828-696-4230. A minimum of two participants must be registered and present for a class to be held. Favor de llamar al siguiente numero para registrarse para ambas clases: 1-828-694-7714.

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Pardee Hosts Spring Pill Drop

As a continuation of joint community service, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Pardee Hospital and HopeRx are teaming together once again to host a Pill Drop to help the fight against prescription drug abuse. We will be collecting all unwanted, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication with the exception of chemotherapy medications and needles.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Pardee Medical Office Building Parking lot on Wednesday, May 20.

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