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Chris Smith cooking demonstration a success

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Chris Smith, "The Diabetic Chef", was at the Pardee Health Education Center on Friday, June 3 for a cooking demonstration focusing on preparing and purchasing foods for individuals with diabetes and their families. Chris showcased three recipes and demonstrated how to prepare these recipes from start to finish. Recipes included simple chicken, seared and baked in the oven, maple carrots, and Chris's own version of strawberry shortcake made with fresh strawberries and toasted angel food cake croûtons for dessert. The audience of nearly 50 participants were able to purchase a Chris Smith cookbook and have it signed by the author after the cooking event. Be sure to register for our next cooking demonstration. John Pirrello, chef at Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge in Asheville, will be at the Pardee Health Education Center on Wednesday, June 30 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  John will be showing participants how to cook some of our favorite foods traditionally known as "unhealthy" in a healthy fashion. Registration is required prior to this free event. To register, call 1-866-790-WELL. -L

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Hike to Health: Registration Perks

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] If you haven't already signed up for Hike to Health, it's not too late! Pardee Hospital is hosting a community outdoor event, “Hike to Health”, on Saturday, June 12, at DuPont State Forest. Participants will hike from Guion Farms to Wintergreen Falls, a total of 3 miles round-trip. There is a kids hiking loop just a few steps away from the entrance to the Wintergreen Falls hiking trail. Registration for “Hike to Health” is quick and easy. Interested participants will register by calling 1-866-790-WELL. Registration is $15 per hiker, with no charge for children age 10 and under.  The hike will begin at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, hiking backpack, and healthy refreshments for before and after their hike. Pardee Hospital’s focus for Hike to Health is on community wellness to bring people together from Henderson County and the surrounding communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Our goal is to showcase hiking as a fun outdoors activity where you can get up and get active with your family and friends. The hike is also an opportunity for participants of Pardee Hospital’s Lighten Up 4 Life to kick-off the next trimester of weight loss. Organic coffee will be provided by Jongo Java and snacks donated by the Hendersonville Community Co-Op and Immaculate Baking. A "Hiker's Basket" will be given away at the event, along with other free goodies including: $10 FootRX gift certificates to all hikers, Jongo Java coupons, REI water bottles and reusable bags, event posters, and more! Don't miss this great opportunity to enjoy a great outdoor activity, and earn some awesome items just by registering. See you on June 12! -L

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Pardee associates lend time and energy to the fight against cancer at Relay For Life

The totals are in and the number is huge. This year's Relay For Life of Henderson County raised an astonishing $180,000 in the fight against cancer!  Pardee continues to raise money for the event so the total Pardee pledge will not be available for a few weeks. Pardee had approximately 100 associates and nine teams at the event. The Pardee teams were the Lab Rats, Mom's Team, Pardee Fusion, Jim's Angels, 2 West, Oncology Angels, Beam Team, Psychlones and the Rx Rock Stars. With the money raised at Relay we are working toward an important goal - a future without cancer. -CJP [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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Pavilion hosts Open House

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] The Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services hosted an Open House on Sunday, May 23. Interested participants, caregivers, and current participants of the Pavilion came out to meet the staff and nurses, tour the facility, and enjoyed cookies and punch during the open house celebration. Ron Comeens with Pardee Lifeline was also on hand. Raffle prizes were given away thanks to the generosity of the Pardee Health Education Center as well as free glucose screenings. If you're caring for an elderly or mentally impaired adult in your home, then you know it can be difficult to run errands, shop, or find time for your own needs. Pardee Pavilion may be just the help you’ve been looking for. Or you may know someone, a friend, a relative, a neighbor, who needs a little extra assistance. The Pavilion may be just what the doctor ordered. Stop by for a tour of the Pavilion and speak with one of their knowledgeable staff members about how Pardee Pavilion can make a difference in your life, and the life of your loved one. The Pavilion is located in Flat Rock adjacent to Blue Ridge Community College. For more information call, (828) 697-7070.

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Pardee Breast Center Nurse Earns Breast Patient Navigator Certification

The National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) and Pardee Hospital’s Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center are proud to announce Kristy Capps, R.N., B.S.N., has received the designation of Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Imaging and Cancer (CBPN –IC) through the completion of the NCBC’s Breast Patient Navigator Certification Program. Capps received her associate and undergraduate nursing degrees from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. As a breast care navigator, she serves as a guide for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. From initial diagnosis thru recovery, Capps provides on-going support, advocacy and encouragement to each of her patients and their families. Capps also facilitates the Breast Friends Forever Support Group for women who are currently fighting breast cancer as well as those who previously fought the battle and won. The group meets monthly at the Kayden Center.

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