Pardee Hospital today took part in a joint announcement of a five-way partnership with the City of Hendersonville, Henderson County, Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) and Wingate University to build an educational facility on the Pardee campus. The 60,000-square-foot facility, expected to be completed by December 1, 2015, is aimed toward the betterment of Henderson County and will improve educational opportunities and medical care for County residents by strengthening ties between the hospital, higher education institutions and municipal groups.
"The partnership wouldn't have been possible without the support and leadership of City and County officials and we are thrilled to partner with BRCC and Wingate University as the education programs to be offered are key to the expansion of Henderson County's future workforce," said Jay Kirby, president and CEO of Pardee Hospital. "This initiative is good for the overall economic growth of our region. Program offerings through both BRCC and Wingate University will provide certificate and degree programs to expand the future healthcare workforce in our region."
Specifically, the facility will offer BRCC allied health education programs and coursework including nursing, surgical technology, nursing assistant, and phlebotomy and Wingate University will initially offer courses toward its physician assistant, pharmacy, and MBA programs. Over 400 students, faculty, and staff will be based in the facility.
This partnership reflects Pardee's longstanding relationship with BRCC. The high quality students who BRCC graduates exemplify its commitment to excellence and ensure high quality care for the community for years to come. As western North Carolina continues to grow, this facility ensures there is a well-trained workforce to care for its citizens.
Additionally, approximately 25,000 square feet of space are designated for Pardee to provide health care services. This will increase access to care to world-class physicians in downtown Hendersonville and provide space for future growth of services.
Pardee Hospital also partners with the YMCA, Blue Ridge Community Health Services, MAHEC and others on other important programs and services for the community.
"Strong community partnerships are integral to our community," noted William L. Moyer, Chair of Pardee's Board of Directors. "We believe this endeavor will spur our community's growth and will position us as a leader in transforming healthcare regionally." He continued "I would like to commend Commissioners Thompson and Edney for their leadership on both Boards in helping make this a reality."
Pardee has received multiple national quality awards and was recently named one of the safest hospitals in the U.S. This is a reflection of its continued collaboration with its medical staff, team members, Blue Ridge Community College, Wingate University, and community.
Suzanne Hall, M.D. an orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained shoulder specialist at Appalachian Orthopaedics, will discuss common causes of shoulder pain, signs of trouble, the latest treatment options and how to keep your shoulders healthy. This presentation is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about shoulder health.
Wed., Apr. 23, 1 – 3 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.
David Napoli, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, and Courtney Maloney, Registered Occupational Therapist at Pardee, will explain common causes of hand pain and share tools to keep your hands active and your garden blooming.
Thu., Apr. 17, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.
Cars have changed; so have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. By taking the AARP Safe Driving course, you'll learn about the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, how changes in our bodies affect driving, proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakesand new technologies used in cars. This brand new edition of the AARP Safe Driver Program is a fast paced four-hour in-classroom course.
Tue., May 6, 12:45 – 5 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center.
Please pre-register in person at the Pardee Signature Care Center. To secure your space, pay in advance by check made payable to AARP.
Cost is: $15- AARP Members, $20 Non-Members
Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, Apr. 9, 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.
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, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.