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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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Pardee wins gold in 2010 Aster Awards competition

Honored for excellence in advertising in the 2010 Aster Awards, Pardee Hospital, received three gold recognitions in this year’s competition. The Aster Awards, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for the calendar year 2009. Pardee received gold awards for the 2009 Cancer Annual Report, the Recruitment brochure, and the Pardee Hospital Foundation newsletter, Voice.  The Aster Awards receives entries from across the United States as well as Canada and South America. Participant’s entries compete against similar-sized organizations in their category. Entries must score at least in the top 85% to receive an award. Judging criteria includes creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal. “The quality of this year’s entries went well beyond the judges’ expectations,” said Melinda R. Lucas, Aster Awards program coordinator. Pardee placed in the top 5% in the nation with the three gold level awards.

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Dr. Radford "puckers up" for a good cause

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] The Relay for Life team at Hendersonville Hemotology & Oncology used their physician's to creatively help raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay coming up at the end of May. The fundraiser was set up by having buckets with each of their physician's names on them, and the doctor with the most money in their bucket at the end of the fundraiser would have to the kiss a cow brought in by one of their patients' local cow farms, Three Arrows Cattle Company, out of Flat Rock.  The idea for the fundraiser came from Dr. John K. Hill, II who finished dead last in the competition, something he was actually excited about. Dr. William D. Medina and Dr. James Radford went back and forth throughout the competition and finally Dr. Radford came out the winner by a little over $66. The lucky lady was Molly, a calf born in February, her mom, Maria, was originally the cow Dr. Radford was going to kiss, but she was scared off by his lipstick he applied prior to puckering up. Molly gladly stepped in and took a sweet kiss on her nose from Dr. Radford with his pinkish red lipstick in front of a small crowd of family, patients, and staff of the Hendersonville Hemotology & Oncology office. Dr. Radford was happy to be a part of a good cause and Molly was delighted to get off the farm for a few hours and some extra attention. -L

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Bearfootin' begins in downtown Hendersonville

[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] The Pardee bear, "The Many Paths of Wellness", as well as 12 other bears have taken over Main Street in Hendersonville. "Bearfootin' in Hendersonville 2010" is celebrating its eighth year as the premier public art exhibit in Western North Carolina. The exhibit is open now and will continue through Saturday, October 23. On this day the adorned bears will gather at the Historic Courthouse at noon for music, food, fun, and a public auction of the bears. A percentage of every winning bid will go to a local charity designated by the winning bidder. Over the past seven years, the auctions have raised over $129,387 for local Henderson County charities. The Pardee bear can be found at the corner of Main Street and 2nd Avenue. We would like to extend a special thank you to artists, Constance Vlahoulis "The Conn-Artist" and her mother, Barbara Hipwell, for painting the Pardee bear for 2010. Be sure to stop by and check out each of the bears and the amazing artistry and creativity that went into the making of each of these pieces of art. You can even take a photo with your favorite bear, don't worry, they won't bite!  To view a map of the location of the bears click here. New to this years' exhibit is an online voting poll where a "People's Choice" award will be given out.  To vote for your favorite bear, click here. -L

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