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Pardee is a Relay for Life Platinum Level Donor

[caption id="attachment_395" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Michael McDuffie presents Kris Hoce with the Relay for Life plaque along side Rita Antonelli, Karla Ketwitz and Andrea Neumeyer."][/caption] The American Cancer Society Relay for Life awarded Pardee Hospital with a plaque for raising over $31,500 for the year 2009. Michael McDuffie, who works with nutrition services, presented the award to Kris Hoce, CEO.  Michael was the top donor for Pardee in 2009, raising over $4,000 for Relay for Life. Rita Antonelli, revenue cycle/budget manager, was the second highest donor. Pardee was considered a platinum level donor. The grand total collected by Henderson County was $201,000. Pardee Hospital made up 16% of the total money raised in the county and was the top team for the entire county. For more information about Relay for Life and how you can get involved with fundraising, click here.  -L

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Pardee offers Centering Pregnancy, prenatal care in groups

Pardee is offering women the option to participate in a new type of prenatal care called Centering Pregnancy, funded by a community grant from the March of Dimes. Centering Pregnancy features prenatal care provided in a group of six to ten women whose babies are due around the same time. Centering has been promoted by the March of Dimes as a healthier way to provide prenatal care. Women enter the groups after their new OB physical exam, usually between 12-22 weeks. New groups form every other month. Special groups are available for young moms (under 22 years of age) and Spanish-speaking women. Each group session has an overall plan. Meetings start with a short, individual checkup that will include measuring growth, listening to the baby’s heart, assessing for problems and a blood pressure check. Interactive discussions are held about typical problems in pregnancy and how to cope with them. Nutrition, exercise, signs of prematurity and preventing postpartum depression are common topics of discussion. Refreshments are provided. Research shows that Centering Pregnancy has very high satisfaction rates and improved outcomes. For information about how to sign up for Centering Pregnancy, or to find a physician or midwife, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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Vision Henderson County visits Pardee

[caption id="attachment_368" align="alignleft" width="448" caption="Joel Tipton, CPR coordinator, gives the Vision Henderson County participants a tour of the Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center"][/caption] Thursday, March 11, the Vision Henderson County class of approximately 24 individuals stopped by to tour Pardee Urgent Care and the Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center as part of their class visits for the day. The group also visited Sheriff Rick Davis, the WNC Agricultural Center, Advantage West, Wilson Art and the Henderson County offices. Tours of the Pardee facilities were led by Tim Auwarter, director of Rehab and Wellness, Joel Tipton, CPR coordinator, and Diane Ballard, assistant manager of Pardee Urgent Care. Tim and Joel were both graduates of the Vision program. Vision Henderson County promotes informed and committed civic volunteerism. Its programs are designed to help participants acquire both a fuller sense of the wide array of critical issues affecting Henderson County, and the leadership skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to resolve them.
While touring Pardee Urgent Care, the group was able to learn about excellent clinical services available at our Urgent Care facility including, adult and pediatric medical care, minor surgery, sports physicals, a physician on-site at all times, and convenient weekend and evening hours. Tim and Joel were able to inform the class of the benefits and services that Pardee Rehab & Wellness offers to the community. The Pardee Rehab team works together to create an individualized treatment program to maximize recovery from injury or illness, as well as exercise programs to increase and prolong good health. We are pleased to have been a stop on the schedule for the Vision Henderson County class for 2009-2010.

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Russians tour Pardee

[caption id="attachment_364" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Russian tour group visits Pardee's emergency dept."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_365" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Pardee president/CEO presents to the Russian tour group"][/caption] Recently a delegation of Russians from Open World visited Pardee Hospital.  Open World is a federally funded program that has a mission to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia and the Baltic States by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America's democratic, accountable government and its free-market system.  This particular group consisted of 10 physicians, two interpreters and two facilitators.  The facilitators are English speaking Russians whose job it is to facilitate the work of the delegates by acquainting them with American customs but not to translate.  This group visited due to their interest in healthcare and healthcare funding in the U.S.  In addition to Pardee Hospital, the group visited the Hendersonville Free Clinic and the Henderson County Health Department.  Representatives from Pardee provided them with a tour of the emergency department, intensive care unit and concluded with lunch and a lively discussion with Pardee president and CEO, Kris Hoce and CFO, Alan House. -CJP

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Dr. Crane gets an A+ from a recent patient visit

Stephen Wilson, sales manager for The Town Sparkle, a locally distributed free publication out of Hendersonville, recently blogged about his visit to Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center. Stephen's first appointment with Dr. Steven Crane offered several pleasant surprises and left Stephen feeling the need to share his experience with his fellow bloggers. To find out why Stephen is raving about Dr. Crane, click here to read his blog. For more information about Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center or to make an appointment with Dr. Steven Crane, click here. -L

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