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.
Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, June 11, 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 2012, Pardee was the first Stroke Capable Hospital in Henderson County. Since then, Healthgrades™ has recognized Pardee as a five-star recipient for treatment of stroke for 3 years in a row (2012-2014).
A stroke can happen to anyone, but the good news is that stroke is one of the most preventable of all life-threatening health problems. By making simple changes in your lifestyle like staying active, eating healthy and not smoking, you can reduce your risk for a stroke. Through our association with the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative and the National Stroke Association, Pardee is able to provide timely, quality treatment to all stroke patients. Strokes can be debilitating, and we are also doing our part to decrease the long-term effects of stroke in our community through our speech, occupational and physical therapy services.
Learn the signs of a stroke here.
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Joel Callahan, M.D., a neurologist with Pardee Neurology Associates, will discuss risk factors of stroke. Topics will include recognizing the symptoms of stroke, Atrial Fibrillation and how it relates to stroke, and stroke prevention. A stroke risk assessment and pulse check will also be available.
Thu., May 22, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center.
RSVP by calling (828) 692-4600.
Pardee Physical Therapist, Duane Young, MSPT, will discuss topics including the anatomy of the knee as well as common issues related to strains,sprains and weakness. Arthritis and joint-specific exercises, therapeutic and surgical remedies including knee replacements, and Pardee’s prehabilitation program will also be covered.
Thu. May 1, 12 – 1 p.m. at Pardee Signature Care Center. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.
Robert Laborde, M.D., and Stephen Capps, M.D., M.P.H.,from Laborde Eye Group, will discuss topics related to cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and other retinal diseases. Drs. Laborde and Capps will provide information on the latest treatments and will be available for questions and answers.
Tue., Apr. 29, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required by calling (828) 692-4600.