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Lunch & Learn: Working Towards Becoming Tobacco-Free

The community is invited to hear Susan Trout and Laurel Sisler present "Working Towards Becoming Tobacco-Free," a Lunch and Learn workshop, from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at Pardee Hospital, located on 800 North Justice Street in Hendersonville.

Susan Trout, MSW, MSPH, is a certified tobacco treatment counselor with UNC's Nicotine Dependence Program (NDP). She has been a part of NDP since 2010 and has experience working with both NDP's I20 (Inpatient to Outpatient) Program and the Cancer Center Program. She has spent the last nine years working in the health care system. Her interests include: health education and counseling, public health social work, preventative health care and evidence based practices for healthy lifestyles.

Laurel Sisler, MSW, is the newest member of the Nicotine Dependence Program and is the UNC Hospital Inpatient Program Manager. Her interests include holistic person-centered health care delivery, smoking cessation and other behavioral addictions and health policy. She is excited to share information with community members about how to make quitting smoking a little easier.

This free community event will be located in the Video Conference Room on the ground floor of Pardee Hospital. Directional signs will be posted at the main entrance as well as the parking garage. A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact (828) 696-1341. Seating is limited and registration is requested by 4:30 p.m. on Feb 18.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee offers the latest cancer treatment technology available today while focusing on a commitment to patient-centered care. This is done by providing compassionate care for all patients and their families. Their efforts are focused on research, providing quality care close to home, education and offering cancer screenings throughout the community. The mission of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is to support the National Cancer Institute's goal to ultimately eliminate suffering and death due to cancer in Henderson County and western North Carolina.

The UNC Cancer Network seeks to improve cancer care and support across the state of North Carolina through the integration of cancer support programs. These programs include telemedicine, patient navigation and clinical research. Our affiliation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee allows the community to receive world class cancer care right here in Henderson County.

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Ask the Pharmacist

Pharmacists will be on-site to provide free information and counseling regarding medications. Please be sure to bring all of your medications, including and herbal supplements.    

The event will take place at the Pardee Signature Care Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall, on January 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is open to the community. For additional information and to RSVP call (828) 692-4600.   

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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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