Pardee Hospital presented Shooting Star awards in March to Angela Hollingsworth, R.N., of 1 West and Debbie Gibbs, L.P.N., of 1 West. The Shooting Star Award recognizes Pardee associates who consistently go above and beyond in their jobs and serve as role models to their fellow associates. Winners are nominated by their co-workers to receive the award. Hollingsworth’s co-workers say she consistently shows up for work with a positive attitude and a smile for everyone. They say her caring nature and compassion are unsurpassed as recognized by the many cards and letters she receives from patients and families. She is extremely organized and instructs new graduate nurses and newly hired nurses to 1 West. Hollingsworth recently became an ACLS Instructor, and holds two national certifications in PCCN – Progressive Critical Care Nursing and Med-Surg. Gibb’s co-workers say that her positive attitude, tireless work ethic and helpful nature are commendable. She has an excellent bedside manner and is a true team player. They say Gibbs is very knowledgeable and always willing to help out when and wherever needed and that her vast experience and knowledge make her an invaluable resource.
Congratulations to these Shooting Stars.
The Henderson County Red Cross is celebrating American Red Cross Month by offering free CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) classes to the community on Saturday, March 13. Red Cross chapters throughout the Western N.C. region are waiving the normal $35 class fee for on day only on “CPR Saturday.” “We know that CPR saves lives and this CPR Saturday gives us the opportunity to introduce those valuable life-saving skills to more people than ever,” said Mike Williams, Henderson County Chapter executive director. “ “Pardee Hospital is demonstrating their commitment to our community and to safety preparedness by sponsoring our CPR Saturday. Together, we’re committed to helping more people be prepared to save a life if necessary.” Classes will be held at a total of 15 locations throughout the region, including four sites in Hendersonville. Spanish classes will also be available. Interested persons should call (828) 693-5605 or their local Red Cross office for more information on times, location, types of classes and reservations. For more information, visit www.hcredcross.org. *Classes will be offered at Pardee Health Education Center located inside Blue Ridge Mall at 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville.
Recently, The North Carolina Justice Center released a document with information about hospital systems that deserve special recognition for providing charity care levels that exceed the cost of living for their region. Guess what hospital made this list? That's right, Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital.
The executive summary is posted here.
You can find the entire document here.
The North Carolina Justice Center is the state's leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina's prosperity into opportunity for all.
Here’s a way to help yourself to a healthier weight while you help your hungry neighbors in WNC – plus getting credit on national television for your effort. All it takes is joining the national Pound For Pound challenge, where for every pound you pledge to lose, General Mills will donate 14 cents through its Feeding America program to MANNA, the local food bank serving Western North Carolina. Your pledge will be one of hundreds to be honored during an upcoming Biggest Loser episode to be aired in March in a segment about Asheville’s support for the Pound for Pound challenge. To be filmed on Feb. 23, it will feature Asheville mayor Terry Bellamy, volunteer teams at MANNA packing food for the hungry and participants in the Lighten Up 4 Life community weight loss challenge established by Mission Hospital. Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville and McDowell Hospital in Marion are also participating. To sign up for Pound for Pound, just go to pfpchallenge.com. Making your pledge takes about five minutes. It’s an honor system, so no follow-up is needed.