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The Closing Ceremony for Pardee Hospital's Choice Campaign was celebrated on September 22. The event began with a procession of campaign leadership – Department Team Captains and members of the Pardee Choice Steering Committee. Myra Grant, VP Community Accountability and Philanthropy, welcomed everyone and expressed how gifts to the Pardee Foundation make a difference to patients and staff by providing new equipment, funding renovations, and financially assisting charity care patients. Executive Director of United Way of Henderson County, Ruth Birge, talked about how United Way helps residents of this community in regards to income, health, education and rebuilding lives.
Finally, Kris Hoce, President/CEO, congratulated Pardee associates on a successful campaign and commended the over 630 employees who participated. Hoce said, “We have an active culture of giving at Pardee Hospital. Each day our associates give their time and talents to patients, and are dedicated to delivering the highest quality healthcare to our community.” He announced the employee giving to date combined with corporate gifts totals over $145,000 and is still climbing.
Pardee Hospital associates really met the challenge of being the Pacesetter Campaign for the United Way and set a great example of giving for the entire county.
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.
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).
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.