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Healthy Back Class

The Healthy Back Class is an informative session covering things everyone can do to prevent common back issues. The class is taught by David Gerrer, PT, who has been a Physical Therapist with Pardee Outpatient Rehab and Wellness since 2004. The class will emphasize the importance of Proper Posture and body mechanics and their relationship to spine problems. The class is facilitated by Karen Lewis, FNP of the Integrated Spine Center at Pardee.

The event will take place at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall, on January 23, from 1 – 4 p.m. The event is open to the community. For additional information and to RSVP call (828) 692-4600.    

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Pardee Neurology Associates welcomes David Fluech, PA-C, PT

Pardee is excited to announce that on January 20, David Fluech, PA-C, PT, will join Pardee Neurology Associates. Fluech is a Physician Assistant and received his degree from Wingate University. David's past experience includes working as a physical therapist for 17 years. He received his physical therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia.

David Fluech will join Dr. Callahan at Pardee Neurology Associates at 705-B Sixth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739. To learn more about David Fluech, please visit pardeeslect.org.

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Congratulations to Christy Parkhill, MSN

Pardee congratulates Christy Parkhill on the recent completion of her Master's of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Leadership, with honors, from Eastern Carolina University.

Parkhill is active in numerous national and regional nursing societies, ranging from the American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society and the Golden Key Honor Society. Parkhill is board-certified in Medical/Surgical Nursing as well as Gerontology.

Parkhill is excited to apply the things she has learned, through her educational journey. She encourages others to take the time to go back for another degree, stating that if she can start a degree after age 40, anyone can.

Parkhill has served at Pardee since 1993 in various roles throughout the hospital. Assignments have ranged from Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Radiology, Acute Medical Unit, Endoscopy, Discharge Planning and Nursing Coordinator.

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Total Hip Replacement: Truth and Fiction

Modern techniques for minimally invasive hip replacement

Pardee's Center for Orthopedics will present "Total Hip Replacement: Truth and Fiction" on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Edward G. Lilly III, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon from Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, will discuss modern techniques for a minimally invasive hip replacement.

This presentation is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hip replacements. Registration is required by calling (828) 692-4600.

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Prostate Screening

Pardee Hospital will be conducting prostate screenings at the Pardee Signature Care Center on Friday Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.   Recommended screening age begins at 50, unless there is a family history of prostate cancer.  

The cost of the screening is $10 and consists of both a PSA blood test and exam.  

Appointment is required by calling (828) 692-4600.

For more information on the PSA test, click here.  

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