December is a busy month, but be sure to check out our events going on at Pardee and the Health Education Center. Dr. Albers will be discussing wounds and Pardee's Comprehensive Wound Healing Center. Come to the Center for Women's Health to join in a discussion about menopause. Interested in learning how to make your own personal health record? Jean Sitton will be at the Health Education Center showing you how. As always the Health Education will host health screenings and support groups.
To register for any of our events, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).
View our calendar anytime to see other upcoming events.
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center recently received several thank you notes from recent patients who received treatment at the center. Since these patients took the time to thank the staff of the wound center, we would like to take time to share their words of thanks with the readers of our blog.
"Dear Wound Healing staff: Yes, yes, thank you all for your dedicated care and support. You are all the best. I am so thankful to have been in your skillful hands. Bless you all and may the new season be kind to you all." - Joyce Maile and Jaye Peterson"Thank you, Wound Center. To all the nurses and support staff for taking such good care of me. A special thanks to Dr. Albers and Anne Campbell for the extra attention to my health and well-being. You are all greatly appreciated. Best wishes in the future growth of your department." - Katherine Fox"Dr. Jones and Wound care staff: I just wanted to thank you so very much for the care you provided my mother. She has been dealing off and on with open sores on her leg for nearly two years. The miraculous treatment you provided healed her antibiotic resistant infection, and her sores are closed. I feel so thankful that there is a treatment out there for her should this occur again. Again, thank you all for most likely saving my mother's leg!" - Sandy Camp
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Centerat Pardee is dedicated to the provision of state-of-the-art, outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine for acute and chronic wounds. If you have a wound that has not responded to treatment, contact the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee by calling (828) 696-4284.
Karen Winch, an aquatic therapist at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center, recently became certified in aquatic therapeutic exercise. Winch is the only aquatic therapist in Western North Carolina and one of only 17 in the entire state to have received this certification.
Winch has been with Pardee for 12 years. She began working as a physical therapist assistant and moved over to aquatics in 2006. Winch received her certification through the Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute.
“The certification required 15 hours of hands-on work and classroom education, followed by a comprehensive exam,” said Winch. “In a year, I will go back to continue my education and renew the certification.”
Winch stated that her certification and the recent certification of other Pardee associates show the hospital’s encouragement and interest in continuing education. The addition of Winch’s certification will allow for the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center to offer state-of-the-art aquatics rehabilitation therapy where each patient receives a tailored program specific to their diagnosis.
For more information about the aquatic therapy program at the Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).
Nina Lovern with Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education appeared on Medical Monday at WHKP. Click below to see a behind the scenes look at the radio show broadcast and Nina speak about diabetes education.
On the first and third Monday of the each month, WHKP brings you Medical Monday with Pardee Hospital. We have special guests that join us to discuss health issues and community events. Larry Freeman with WHKP and Debbie Patrick, Director of Development for the Pardee Foundation, co-host the show which begins at 9:05 a.m. You can listen live on www.whkp.com.
Pardee Hospital hosted a Diabetes Awareness Day on Wed., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Attendees of this free event were able to learn about diabetes and how to manage the disease. Blood pressure, body fat analysis and foot screenings were available at no cost. In addition, healthcare professionals were also available to answer questions and provide information helpful in the self-management of diabetes. Diabetes Awareness Day was provided by Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Pardee. See below some photos from Diabetes Awareness Day: [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]