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Setting the Pace

Today is the official kickoff for United Way's 2010 campaign. The day began with a breakfast held at Blue Ridge Community College and will continue throughout the day as volunteers spread out through Henderson County to participate in the Day of Caring. Pardee has 57 participants involved with the Day of Caring. We are proud to be the pacesetter for this years campaign.  With three more months left in our campaign, Pardee associates have already raised $145,000 to set the pace.  Since 1996, Pardee has given over $1.2 million dollars through our Pardee Choice campaign that benefits the hospital and United Way. Thank you to all of our associates for their support of United Way and our community. Read more about United Way's Kickoff Event. View more photos from the Day of Caring at United Way's Facebook Page[gallery link="file"]

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Free counseling to quit tobacco use

Henderson County is fortunate to have tobacco-free schools, parks, restaurants and community hospital. As a NC Prevention Partner, Pardee Hospital is offering free counseling to our employees, their families, our patients and our community to assist them with quitting tobacco use. Research has shown that counseling, in person or by phone, is most effective at helping people quit the use of tobacco (Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 2008 Update). NC Prevention Partners provides a free telephone counselor at your convenience who will provide the information and support needed for success. For more information on quitting tobacco call the NC Prevention Partners at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.  -CJP

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Local surgeon to discuss osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist

David Napoli, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone and Joint, will discuss the causes and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hand in a free presentation at the Pardee Health Education Center on Tue., Sept. 21, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage in one or more joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Among the approximately 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common, affecting over 20 million people in the United States. Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently as we age. Napoli specializes in hand and wrist disorders and injuries, as well as general orthopaedic surgery.  He serves on the medical staff at Pardee Hospital.  Napoli will offer time for questions after the presentation. Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). -CJP

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SHHH...Silent Hospitals Help Healing

Pardee Hospital implemented a new quiet time for patients on Sept. 7 - Silent Hospitals Help Healing (SHHH) is a unique quiet time that has been put in place on all units except PATHS at Pardee, Joint Camp and the Women and Children’s unit. Quiet time is everyday from 2-3:30 p.m. and patients are encouraged to rest and nap for an uninterrupted 90 minutes while lights are dimmed, voices lowered and visiting time limited. This program has been adopted by many hospitals nation-wide and has been confirmed successful. An uninterrupted time period will allow patients to catch up on much needed rest which will ultimately accelerate healing time. By participating in a specific 'quiet time' Pardee Hospital can create a calm and relaxing environment for our patients to heal. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping all noises to a minimum during 2-3:30 p.m. -L

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Lifeline offering one month free and free installation

Pardee Lifeline, a system that summons help immediately at the touch of a button, is offering the first month free and free installation that expires Oct. 15.  This has never been offered before and is a total savings of $90.50. The service is ideal for those with high-risk medical conditions, chronic illnesses or individuals with limited mobility.  Lifeline offers other services as well, such as a speakerphone function allowing individuals to answer the telephone without using a handheld receiver and the ability to leave reminders of important things to do throughout the day. Subscription to this service is available for a low monthly fee, based on the types of options selected.  To take advantage of this free installation and free first month offer, call (828) 692-9061 and use coupon code FD6.

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