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Pardee Hospital Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety

Pardee Hospital Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2015

The Healthgrades study of patient outcomes in nearly 4,500 hospitals also recognizes Pardee Hospital as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for orthopedic care.

(Hendersonville, N.C.) Pardee Hospital has been named among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety in 2015 by Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers find the right doctor or hospital. The recognition is part of Healthgrades' 2016 Report to the Nation. In the report, Healthgrades also recognized Pardee Hospital as one of America’s 100 Best™ hospitals for Orthopedic Care out of nearly 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals both nationally and regionally. This variation in care may have a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2012 through 2014, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 222,392 lives could potentially have been saved and 166,086 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Pardee’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

“Pardee Hospital has consistently been recognized for its outstanding clinical and patient safety. The latest recognition from Healthgrades is a testament to the quality of the services and outstanding team at Pardee Hospital,” said Jay Kirby, President and CEO, Pardee Hospital. “I am also pleased that Pardee has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for Orthopedic Care. We have an excellent family of orthopedic surgeons in our community that share in this recognition. I hope that the people of Henderson County feel as proud as I do that our community hospital is one of only two in North Carolina, and the only one in the western half of the state, to receive this recognition.” said Kirby.

Pardee Hospital is also a recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2016, Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 13 Years in a Row (2004-2016), Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016), and Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2012-2016).

“The Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation reveals striking disparities in quality at the local level, and underscores why it is vital for consumers to understand outcomes performance at alternative hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. “Hospitals with superior outcomes for certain aspects of care may not perform as well in other areas. Moreover, a major metropolitan area may have many hospitals, but only a few may provide better-than-expected outcomes for the specific care a patient needs. Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and assessed hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3 star (not statistically different from expected), and 1 star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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 about Pardee Hospital visit www.pardeehospital.org, or visit pardeeselect.org for assistance in finding a physician.

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Pardee Hosts Learning About Menopause Event

The Pardee Spirit of Women program will host “Learning About Menopause” on Tuesday, September 15, from 6- 7 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center in the Blue Ridge Mall.

Today women live, on average, nearly a third of their lives after menopause with the post-menopause life expectancy being 30 years longer than it was a century ago. How can women optimize these additional years of life they now have? David Ellis, M.D., FACOG, and Betsy Merrill, M.D. from Pardee Hospital will be sharing information on menopause and its related symptoms as well as other common menopause and age-related conditions affecting women at midlife, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cognition and mood disturbances, and sleep issues.

Attend to learn more about women’s health from Pardee health care professionals. Register online at pardeesignaturecare.org or by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center at (828) 692-4600. Light refreshments will be served.

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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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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