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Pardee Hospital to host community blood drive

Pardee Hospital will host a community blood drive on Fri., Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.  Appointments are required by calling (828) 692-4600. 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.  -CJP

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Dr. Suzanne Hall to offer free presentation on shoulder injuries

Suzanne Hall, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon with Appalachian Orthopaedics, will offer a free presentation on how shoulders work, techniques to avoid injury and the latest treatment options. The presentation will be held at the Pardee Health Education Center on Wed., Oct. 6 at from 1 until 2:30 p.m. During her presentation, Dr. Hall will discuss shoulder physiology and help attendees recognize red flags that indicate the need for immediate shoulder evaluation. She will also offer time for questions after the presentation.  Registration is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). -CJP

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Pardee celebrates new partnership with Albers and Jones

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Pardee celebrates new partnership with Dr. Charles Albers and Dr. Michael Jones, opening of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center

After 30 years of service to the Hendersonville community in private practice, Charles Albers, MD, FACS, and Michael Jones, MD, FACS will be leaving Carolina Surgeons, to launch a new Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Pardee this October. “We are excited to be adding this vital service to the existing continuum of care,” says Dr. Albers, who will provide clinical leadership as the Center’s Medical Director.  “Not only will the new, enhanced wound care center complement the quality care already available at the hospital, but it also can serve as a key adjunct to the practices of our referring physicians—both of which will positively impact the health of our community.” The center, located at 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville, is currently enhancing their existing wound care service through partnership with nationally known Diversified Clinical Services, a market leader in the clinical treatment of chronic wounds and the adjunctive use of state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).  Through this partnership, plans are in place to provide HBOT in early 2011, a treatment which quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds. According to Dr. Jones, “Our community is ready for a comprehensive center for wound care and we are ready to provide it to them.” For more information on the center, please call (828) 696-4284.

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Did you know that Pardee Hospital has a toll free physician finder/referral number?

Since the launch of the new Pardee brand nearly two years ago, we have been providing our community with a free number to assist in locating both primary care physicians and specialists. The number is 1-866-790-WELL (9355). Representatives at the call center are available 24/7 to help callers locate physicians in our area who are currently accepting new patients. The number is also used for taking reservations for our many hospital and community events. -CJP

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October Events

October is right around the corner.  Check out our calendar to see what is happening at the Hospital and the Health Education Center.  This month we have 4 physicians presentations about shoulder issues, kidney disease, kids sports injuries, and menopause.  Grab your hiking boots. Pardee Hospital is also announcing the 2nd Hike to Health that will take place at Chimney Rock. To register for any of our events, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355). View our calendar anytime to see other upcoming events.

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