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Pardee Pavilion to host presentation on Alzheimer’s disease

Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services is hosting a free educational presentation on Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss on Monday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. until noon. The presentation entitled, “Questions about Memory Loss” will be held at the Pardee Pavilion located at 114 College Dr. in Flat Rock, adjacent to Blue Ridge Community College.  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is required by calling (828) 697-7070. Participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related causes of memory loss and community resources for families affected by memory loss.  This event is provided by, the Alzheimer’s Association (Mountain Regional office), Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s Family Caregiver Support program, and Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services. Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services provides quality day services for adults who cannot or should not stay home alone during the day because of physical or mental impairments and the frailties associated with aging. Adults at the Pavilion participate in activities, take day trips and remain active in the community. Call 1-866-790-WELL today for more information.

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Take Time, Take Charge

Keynote speaker, Diane Sieg, will present Chaos to CALM [caption id="attachment_1142" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Diane Sieg"][/caption] These are uncertain and challenging times we’re living in.  With the transitions we are all facing in this “new normal” we can find our ourselves living with a lot of fear, uncertainty and chaos, trying to do more, better, faster. Whatever place you are in right now--unemployed, under-employed, struggling in a relationship or with your weight, now is the perfect time to open to grace and go from chaos to calm.  Discover the secret of living a more powerful and purposeful life by learning how to open to grace.  This program gives you the perspective of an ER Nurse turned yogi and supports you in setting an intention and how to focus on it–with remarkable results.  This program is based on the recently released CD, 30 Days to Grace; A Daily Practice to Achieve Your Ultimate Goals and the book, CHAOS to CALM to be released in 2010. From the chaos of the emergency room to the calm of her yoga mat, professional speaker, 1ed author, certified yoga teacher, and life coach Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP, will give you life-saving strategies by showing you how to take care of yourself, take charge of your life, and take daily action. With high energy and heartfelt stories, Diane provides a clear and strong message about the importance of life balance and self care.  Attendees will leave the presentation with the permission and practical skills they need to be more authentic, productive, and balanced in every area of their lives.  Diane holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest certification for a speaking professional, earned by less than 10% of the professional speakers in the world. Join us for a full day of informative speakers, free gifts, lunch and networking opportunities at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women on Friday, Sept. 17 at the Hilton at Biltmore Park. Keep watching the blog for more information about our speakers. Reserve your spot and register today by calling 1-866-790-WELL.

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Take Time, Take Charge

Pardee Hospital is excited to announce that we are hosting a spectacular women’s event this fall. The event is called, “Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women,” and it will be held at The Hilton at Biltmore Park on Friday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  It will include informative speakers on a variety of subjects (health, wellness, lifestyle, business) for empowering women of all ages, goodie bags filled with great gifts, a scrumptious sit down lunch with our keynote speaker, Diane Sieg, and a laid back networking hour.  The cost for the day is $40 per person and space is limited so, I urge you to register early by calling 1-866-790-WELL.  Keep watching the blog for more details about our fabulous speakers. Grab your mother, daughter, best friend or co-worker and make plans to spend the day with us in Biltmore Park. You do not want to miss this event.  There will be something for every woman.

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Create your own personal health record

Jean Sitton, R.N., BC, BSN, MHS, of Pardee Hospital’s case management department, will present “How to Create Your Own Personal Health Record” at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, Aug. 20, from 1:30 until 3 p.m.  Registration for this free presentation is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355). “A personal health record, or PHR, is typically a health record that is initiated and maintained by an individual. An ideal PHR provides a complete and accurate summary of the health and medical history of an individual by gathering data from many sources and making this information accessible at all times,” according to Sitton. “The presentation will examine several options for PHR’s, including written and electronic choices, and provide attendees with the tools and knowledge they need to develop their own potentially life-saving personal health record,” said Sitton.

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Chovan receives certification for hospital case management

[caption id="attachment_1109" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Libby Chovan, R.N. "][/caption] Elizabeth “Libby” Chovan, R.N., case manager at Pardee Hospital, recently passed the Accredited Case Manager (ACM) certification test. She is now a Certified Hospital Case Management Professional. “I am always striving to improve my practice and felt this was an important milestone in my career,” said Chovan.  The ACM certification was created by the Accredited Case Manager Association in 2005 and is designed specifically for hospital case management professionals. This certification is unique among case management certifications because the examination specifically addresses case management in the hospital setting by testing core case management knowledge as well as competency in individual skills.  The examination utilizes clinical simulation testing methodology to test “competency beyond knowledge.”  A passing score on both the core and the discipline-specific portions entitles individuals to the ACM credential.

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