Victoria Power, MSN , CNM, IBCLC, of Pardee Center for Women's Health, recently received a certificate of competency in lactation consultation from the International Board of Lactation Consultation Examiners (IBLCE). Power is now in a select group of professionals who are both nationally certified in nurse-midwifery and internationally certified in lactation.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. To receive this certification, Power provided at least 1,000 hours of lactation support services, completed 90 hours of lactation-specific continuing education and passed a rigorous examination.
Breastfeeding support for new families was spotlighted in 2011 by the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina Benjamin. The Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding challenges the entire nation to work toward removing obstacles that can make it difficult for women to achieve their breastfeeding goals, and serves as a model roadmap for governments across the world to robustly address similar challenges.
"As a certified nurse midwife and lactation consultant, my goal is to support the Surgeon General's call to action and to do my part to ensure that the women of Western North Carolina have the care and support they need during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum," said Power. Victoria Power serves as a certified nurse midwife at the Pardee Center for Women's Health providing gynecological, prenatal, delivery, postpartum and lactation care. To Schedule an appointment with Victoria Power, call (828) 698-7181.
The IBLCE is a non-profit organization established to develop and administer the certification examination for lactation consultants. The IBLCE examination is the premier, internationally recognized measure of competence in lactation consulting. Founded in 1985, the IBLCE has administered annual examinations, in multiple languages and at numerous sites around the world. IBLCE is fully accredited by the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the body which sets stringent standards for certifying organizations.
Pardee Hospital welcomes Gail Clary, M.D., and Robert Ward, M.D., to the Pardee Physician Practice Network on December 2. They will continue to take new patients and remain in their current location at 617 Sixth Avenue West, under the new name of Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee until December 26, 2013. Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee will relocate to 705-A Sixth Avenue West on December 27, 2013.
Gail Clary, M.D., is a board-certified pulmonologist with Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee. Dr. Clary received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed a residency and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients that span from asthma and other pulmonary disorders, to critical care and sleep disorders. Dr. Clary is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. She is also a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Christian Medical and Dental Society, North Carolina Thoracic Society, Henderson County Medical Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.
Robert Ward, M.D., is a board-certified pulmonologist with Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Ward enjoys building relationships with his patients, listening to their medical issues and partnering to find the best solution for them. Dr. Ward is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Medical Association of the State of North Carolina, American Lung Association; Western Carolina Branch and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Please speak with a primary care provider about how Carolina Lung and Sleep at Pardee can benefit patients. Patients may also contact Carolina Lung and Sleep directly at (828) 696-2570.
In honor of our 60th anniversary, we are taking a journey back in time. See what Pardee was up to in the 1950's.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, Pardee hosted a Celebration of Life event for the Breast Friends Forever support group at the Pardee Signature Care Center. Over 30 members of the support group attended this annual event that celebrates women who have overcome issues related to breast cancer and survivorship.
At the Celebration of Life, the support group members shared their experiences with each other and then listened to guest speaker, Susan Albers, as she shared her cancer journey. The ladies were then led outside where members of the Hendersonville Fire Department expressed their support and presented a pink rose to each of the ladies. A special dinner was held afterwards catered by Iannucci's of Hendersonville, and local Mary Kay consultants were also onsite to give free makeovers.
The Breast Friends Forever support group meets monthly at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee and is open to women who currently have breast cancer or have previously been treated for the disease. The group is free and open to the public. For more information about this support group, contact Kristy Capps at (828) 698-7334.