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AARP Safe Driving Course

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

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Pardee Hospital to Host Blood Drive

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.

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) 696-4225 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donors will receive one movie ticket or one shirt.

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.

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Pardee Accepting Applications for Junior Volunteer Summer Program

Pardee Hospital is now accepting applications for the 2014 Junior Volunteer Summer Program. The Junior Volunteers provide an important service to the individuals they serve, and to the community as a whole. The program’s primary goals are to teach the value of community service and to expose our Junior Volunteers to the healthcare field. Qualities that we are looking for in our Junior Volunteers include dependability, promptness, honesty and professionalism. Junior Volunteer responsibilities include but are not limited to escorting patients and visitors to their destinations, transporting patients and visitors in wheelchairs, working in the Garden Café, Orchard’s Café and assisting in various other departments. In order to participate in the Junior Volunteer Summer Program, potential volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by April 1, 2014. The 2014 summer schedule runs from Monday, June 16th (Junior Volunteer orientation day) to Friday, August 8th. Junior Volunteers are expected to work at least four hours per week (Monday through Friday) between 8:00am and 4:00pm. Junior Volunteers will not volunteer on weekends. Completed applications and documents must be turned in by April 16. Orientation will begin on June 16. Program applicants must complete a Pardee Hospital Junior Volunteer Program Application, Junior Volunteer Health Form, Junior Volunteer Reference Form and a Junior Volunteer Questionnaire and Pledge Form. Visit the “About Us” section of www.pardeehosptial.org and click on “Volunteer Opportunities” to find the Junior Volunteer Summer Program application form. For more information about the Junior Volunteer Summer Program, please contact Karla Reese at (828) 696-4240.

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Comprehensive Wound Care Center at Pardee Receives Center of Distinction and Center of Excellence National Awards

The Comprehensive Wound Center at Pardee is pleased to receive the Center of Distinction Award, which was given by Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Comprehensive Wound Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction over 92 percent, a minimum 91 percent wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal and other quality outcomes. The Wound Center was one of only 157 centers who achieved this high honor. The center also received the Robert A. Warriner Center of Excellence Award, recognizing centers that have received the Center of Distinction Award for two consecutive years (2012 and 2013).

"The Clinical Staff at The Comprehensive Wound Center demonstrates innovative, outcomes driven wound care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in a compassionate and safe environment. I frequently receive compliments about the excellent care and treatment that the patients receive at the center. The entire staff is truly fantastic," stated Anne Sweeney, Program Director, Comprehensive Wound Center at Pardee.

The Comprehensive Wound Center at Pardee offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies. The Wound Center is a member of the Healogics Network, which provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating over two million chronic wounds.

The Comprehensive Wound Center at Pardee is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Physician's office referrals are not necessary to make an appointment. For more information call (828) 696-4284.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage more than 550 Wound Care Centers in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please visit www.healogics.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, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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Pardee Hospital Listed Among the Most Affordable Hospitals in North Carolina

Pardee Hospital was recently ranked as the sixth most affordable hospital in North Carolina by independent consumer financial advisor, NerdWallet. This ranking looked at the highest number of affordable treatments along with patient satisfaction to compile rankings. The University of North Carolina Hospitals, a Pardee affiliate also placed ninth on this distinguished list. Pardee was one of only two hospitals within western North Carolina, the other being MedWest-Haywood.

Alan House, Chief Financial Officer at Pardee Hospital, commented, "Every hospital strives to be recognized for both quality and affordability. Pardee Hospital has shown that it is dedicated to providing the best value to patients in western North Carolina."

NerdWallet had the following remarks about Pardee Hospital, "This non-profit's commitment to high standards of care and cost efficiency yields a patient satisfaction rate of 73 percent. Pardee provides affordable treatments for pacemaker implantation, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and heart rhythm disorders. It was the first and only hospital in North Carolina to be accredited for quality care by the International Organization for Standardization."

NerdWallet assists consumers nationwide with comparative data that allows for more informed decisions, and their "Best Hospitals" tool is getting attention as price transparency becomes more prominent. For a list of the top ten hospitals, visit NerdWallet.

Using CMS Medicare Provider Charge Data, NerdWallet calculated which of the 50 largest hospitals in North Carolina (of 88 total) has the lowest price for each of the 100 most common medical procedures. They then summed the number of times that each hospital had the lowest price and ranked based on which hospitals had the highest number. The data are for services billed for Medicare patients. Patient satisfaction ratings were obtained from HCAHPS, a nationally administered survey on patient satisfaction. "Satisfied" was taken to be patients who reported, "I would definitely recommend this hospital" on this survey.

NerdWallet offers an unbiased ranking of data collected, in a clear and easy to understand format. NerdWallet offers financial guidance on finance, investing, education shopping and health care. NerdWallet has been recognized as a "Best For Your Health" in Kiplinger's best financial products for consumers catagory. It has received recognition by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their "Best Hospitals" application that helps consumers understand health prices and quality together. It has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Reuters and MSN Money.

To view the rankings please visit Nerdwallet at: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/health/2014/02/18/best-hospitals-north-carolina/

 

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