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Pardee nurses receive state-wide honors

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Joyce Maybin, R.N., RNC-OB, IBCLC staff nurse and lactation consultant with Pardee Women and Children’s Center, and Debbie Austin R.N., CCRN, CPAN staff nurse in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit, were recently named as two of The Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina for 2010.

These extraordinary nurses were selected by their peers for their continued excellence in patient care and commitment to the nursing profession. Pardee Hospital is proud to honor Maybin and Austin’s achievement and to have them serve on our team of dedicated and compassionate nurses. They are two of many Pardee nurses that make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and the community. The Great 100 is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina. The organization annually acknowledges 100 North Carolina nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession, and contributes scholarships funds for registered nurse education. “We are extremely fortunate to have Joyce and Debbie working at Pardee, and we’re pleased that they are being recognized in this most significant way at the state level,” said Pat Ashe, vice president of nursing for Pardee Hospital.

Maybin and Austin will be honored during the Great 100 Gala on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

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When is a pregnancy unique?

When it's your pregnancy. You're as special as the child you're carrying and as unique as your own fingerprint. What you need is a hospital that treats you that way. That hospital is Pardee, and here's what we offer: The latest obstetrics and gynecology care: Board-certified OB/GYNs, family practice physicians offering OB care, Nurse-Midwives accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Your choice of birthing options: Traditional, natural or water birth Birthing Classes: Our skilled educators will help you prepare for the birth of your baby, teach you how to care for your newborn, and provide advice on helping with the changes at home Expert care for you and your family: Health Centers in Hendersonville, Bat Cave, Fletcher, Mills River, Flat Rock and Etowah Meet our OB/GYNs and our Nurse-Midwives Visit our website to find out more information about our women's services and take a tour of the birth suite.

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Still time to enter the 2010 Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race & Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile

Join us on Saturday, September 4 at the Pardee Medical Office Building when the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2010 Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race and Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and events start at 8 a.m. This USTAF certified course winds through the historic streets of Hendersonville and Laurel Park. The first 250 to register receive free event t-shirt and awards presented 3-deep to M/F standard age groups. Enter as an individual or part of the Foot Rx 4-person Team Challenge. Registration forms and course map available at the Pardee Hospital front lobby information desk, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County YMCA, Foot Rx or online at www.pardeehospital.org/race and http://www.active.com/. This event is part of the Four Seasons Running Club Grand Prix, the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix and the Blue Ridge Outdoors Blue Ridge Cup Series. It is also the final event for the 2009/10 Lighten Up 4 Life campaign. There is still space for runners and volunteers are always needed. For more information, please contact Chris Power at (828) 696-4712. -CJP

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September Events at Pardee

Pardee has a lot of exciting and informative events coming up for the month of September. Dr. David Napoli will be speaking on Osteoarthritis of the Hand and the Wrist on September 21.  Also the week of September 20 is Active Aging Week.  Stop by the Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall for a week of events.  As always, we have health and fitness classes, support groups, health screenings and parenting classes.  On September 17, Pardee is hosting "Take Time, Take Charge," an event for all women at the Biltmore Hilton.  Find out more information by calling 1-866-790-WELL or visit our other blog posts. To register for any of our events, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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Pardee Psychiatric and Medical Detoxification Expand Services

On Sept. 1, Pardee Hospital’s Psychiatric and Medical Detoxification units will expand into one comprehensive unit inside the hospital.  As a result of this expansion, the patients who struggle with mental illness and/or substance dependence will benefit from the structured group setting in which the existence of the group is a key force in the outcome of treatment. “This comprehensive unit will allow patients to take advantage of the combined skills of the psychiatric and medical detox staff,” said Pat Ashe, chief nursing officer. The expanded services will be recognized as PATHS at Pardee (Psychiatric Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services).  In addition to the formation of this new unit, Pardee psychiatric and medical detoxification is expanding to include Outpatient Psychiatric Services.  This will be a specialty clinic focused primarily on the psychiatric and substance abuse needs of patients referred by their primary care physicians. Referrals for outpatient clinic services can be made by calling (828) 694-4545.  PATHS referrals can be made by calling (828) 696-4250.  Referrals can be made by mental health providers, physicians, nurse practitioners or emergency departments.

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