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"]
Since November is Caregiver Awareness Month, the Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services decided to thank caregivers for all they do by hosting a gathering at the Pavilion. A combination of former and current users of the Pavilion program and their family members attended. Terry Wetton played the guitar and sang. Check out the photos below from the caregiver appreciation event. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
We filmed a virtual tour of the breast center last week so our patients could see what it is like to be in the center. The Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center at Pardee Hospital gives women and men access to the most advanced breast diagnostic and treatment services available today. Pardee's Comprehensive Breast Center includes state-of-the-art technology, advanced and innovative treatment options, highly skilled and compassionate staff, and it has recently been renovated. Click here for more detail about the center.