Please join me in welcoming Denise Lucas to Pardee Hospital as Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Denise joins us from Pennsylvania where she served as Vice President of Patient Services/CNO at Dubois Regional Medical Center for over 22 years. More recently, she has been working at Providence Hospitals/St. Augustine Sisters of Charity Health System in Columbia, SC serving in a leadership consulting capacity for their clinical departments. She holds a MSN from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has her NEA-BC (Nursing Executive Advanced, Board Certified) certification through the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
Denise brings with her the experience and vision to inspire and lead our nursing and clinical services while developing strong, effective partnerships with physicians, staff and leaders. She will continue our focus on patient satisfaction and safety through building effective collaborations and creative measures to achieve the strategic goals set forth by the organization. Her energy and commitment will no doubt advance the quality of our patient care and contribute to the continuing success of Pardee Hospital.
Pardee Hospital would like to congratulate Nayeli and Jesus Pineda on the birth of Vittoria Nayeli. Vittoria was born at 8:59 a.m. on January 1, 2014, making her the first baby born in Henderson County during 2014. Vittoria was 6 lbs 14 oz, and is the fourth child of Nayeli and Jesus.
You have made it through the holidays, and now you are ready to make New Year's resolutions. Before determining your health goals for the year, learn about appropriate diet and exercise programs to fit your lifestyle. Realistic health goals, the importance of having an accountability partner and smart phone apps that can help you on the go will be discussed.
Thu., Jan. 16, 6 – 7 p.m. Registration suggested by calling (828) 692-4600.
Pardee will host a blood drive for the Blood Connection on Friday, Jan. 10, 12 - 5 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall on Four Seasons Boulevard.
In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. Request an appointment by calling (828) 692-4600
Pardee Hospital is now offering a free monthly general cancer survivor support group. This support group is for individuals who have been treated or who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and meets from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.
The January 16, meeting will feature a guest speaker from Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.
For more information about the General Cancer Support Group, and to RSVP, please contact Leann Noakes at (828) 698-7317. For a complete listing of the support groups Pardee Signature Care Center offers, please visit www.pardeehospital.org and click on the event calendar.