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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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Pardee Welcomes Primary Care Physician, Magdalena Michael

Pardee Hospital is proud to announce that Magdalena Michael, M.D., a family practice physician, recently joined its medical staff, and is currently accepting new patients at Pardee Hendersonville Family Health Center. Dr. Michael received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.  She completed her residency at UCLA Family Medicine Residency in Santa Monica, Calif. Dr. Michael is interested in the full spectrum of family medicine including pediatrics, low-risk obstetrics, contraception, women’s health, prevention and wellness.  She is originally from Asheville and recently moved back to the area. Dr. Michael enjoys hiking, cooking and the outdoors. She serves on the active medical staff at Pardee Hospital and is a faculty member at the Hendersonville MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Program. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael, call (828) 696-1234. “I’m glad to back in the mountains of Western North Carolina and am excited to join the Pardee medical community. Pardee has a great reputation for quality services and I am excited to be part of the team,” said Michael. -CJP

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Pardee's Bear- "The Many Paths to Wellness" is back on top, but not by much.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite downtown bear at the Downtown Hendersonville website - http://www.downtownhendersonville.org/index.php/component/poll/19-bear. Votes are tallied for the People’s Choice Award. The Pardee sponsored bear is leading the polls but only by a little. The bear – "The Many Paths to Wellness" was painted by the mother-daughter artist team of Barbara Hipwell and Connie Vlahoulis. The bear is located in front of the historic courthouse on Main Street. -CJP

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