The newly renovated Orchards Cafe at Pardee Hospital is now open to the public. We are excited to announce the new service areas which include a full service grill, offering fresh, hot and cold dishes including sandwich specials as well as additional healthy options. There is also a special cook-to-order international menu selection offered on a regular basis. The Orchards Cafe has a pleasant, modern atmosphere is now available to our community.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our team members, their families, and a few dogs for coming out this Saturday for the Christmas Parade. Downtown Hendersonville's annual Christmas Parade was especially wonderful this year, highlighted by beautiful weather. We had over 50 people representing Pardee including our CEO, Jay Kirby and his family, our physicians, nurses, and team members from a multitude of departments. You can find coverage of the Parade in the Times-News here.
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On Friday last week, the Times-News covered a great story about a very important initiative to end Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Pardee Hospital is raising awareness of the Period of Purple Crying this month. Pardee Auxiliary members and community knitters and crocheters have knitted more than 45 purple-colored baby caps to be distributed during the month.
"There were times I was on the brink of insanity," Stepp said. "Sometimes, our expectations of a newborn are unrealistic. Your baby will cry, and that is normal."
This time of their life is called the "Period of Purple Crying," coined by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. To help parents understand and get through the stage, the center decided to lead a national awareness effort, providing resources such as DVDs and literature to medical facilities and parents.
You can view the entire article here.
For more on Pardee's Women and Children's Center.
Robert Ward, M.D., FCCP, Medical Director at Pardee Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Pulmonologist with Carolina Lung and Sleep Physicians, will discuss chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall.
“COPD recently became the third leading cause of death and its prevalence is expected to continue rising. Approximately half of those who presently have COPD are not aware. Any history of smoking is the most common factor associated with developing COPD. Certainly anyone with difficulty breathing or unusual shortness of breath needs to see their doctor and discuss this,” said Joel Tipton, MA, RCEP, Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program Coordinator at Pardee.
During this discussion, Dr. Ward will review and discuss what causes COPD, how it can be evaluated, and the latest developments in treatment options that are available for those who are living with this condition. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).