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Health Campus Fact Check 1

As your community hospital, it is our duty to keep you informed of hospital news and to be transparent about our initiatives. We want to address some inaccuracies that were in the public today regarding Pardee and our Health Campus project with Mission Hospitals. In Commissioner Young’s Be Our Guest editorial, in www.blueridgenow.com he stated that: Statement: “…Several months ago when the joint venture between Mission Hospital and Pardee Hospital was started at the county line..” Fact: This occurred on September 7, 2010. The link to the board minutes is here, on page six. Statement: “…The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously that Pardee would own 50 percent of the property, 50 percent of the facility and 50 percent of the business.” Fact: The vote was not unanimous. On September 21, 2011, Chairman Edney made the motion that the Board authorizes the Pardee Board to move forward with negotiations but with the understanding that approval of the Joint Venture is subject to final legal documents. The motion passed 4-1 with Commissioner O’Conner voting nay. The link to the board minutes is here, on page nine. Statement: “As of this date, all we have received from the hospital board is a memorandum of understanding that is not a legally binding agreement.” Fact: This is the only agreement that Pardee Hospital has signed. The other documents are currently in progress.   Kris Peters Vice President, Strategy & Development Chief Strategy Officer Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital If you have any questions feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Pardee Hospital Foundation hosts annual Tournament of Champions

Pardee Foundation will host its 17th Annual Tournament of Champions Golf Tournament at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock on Monday, May 14. “The lead sponsor of this year’s event is UNC Health Care, which began a management relationship with Pardee Hospital last year,” said William Lapsley, co-chair of the 2012 Tournament of Champions. “As a member of Pardee Hospital’s Board of Trustees, I have seen first-hand how committed Pardee Hospital’s physicians, nurses and staff are to providing excellent care to the residents of Henderson and neighboring counties. The medical staff at Pardee truly cares about each patient and the equipment the tournament will purchase will enhance that care.” The event will feature a 9-hole tournament with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and an 18-hole tournament with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format will be four-person captain’s choice teams with prizes given for longest drive and closest to the pin. Entry fees are $125 for the 9-hole tournament and $250 for the 18-hole tournament. Fees include golf, lunch and player gifts. An awards banquet is also included with the 18-hole tournament that will follow that evening. Proceeds from this year’s charity tournament will help purchase two new mobile x-ray units that create instant digital views for Pardee physicians to diagnose seriously injured and critically ill patients with and increased comfort. Pardee Foundation’s tournament has raised more than $1.3 million at Kenmure Country Club since 1996. Every dollar Pardee Foundation raises for Pardee Hospital is invested back into the hospital to improve patient care through purchases of new medical equipment, renovations and expanded services. Sponsorships and player spots are still available. For information, please contact Pardee Hospital Foundation at 696-4666, visit  www.pardeehospitalfoundation.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Pardee Board of Directors names 2012 officers

The Pardee Hospital Board of Directors has announced its officers and new board members for 2012. William L. Moyer, retired attorney, will serve as chair. Peter Goodfield, M.D., cardiologist with Hendersonville Cardiology, will serve as vice-chair. Jack Summey, president of Summey Plumbing and Heating will serve as secretary. Joseph W. Smith, III, retired senior director of operations at ArvinMeritor, will serve as treasurer. Fielding Lucas, a retired businessman, and Walter Carpenter, an attorney-at-law are the latest elected board members for 2012. Charlie Messer, county commissioner and small business owner, continues to hold the Henderson County Commissioner appointed seat on the board.

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Micromanagement Hinders Mission Pardee Health Campus

A letter from Jay Kirby, our President and CEO, was 1ed in today's Times-News, Be Our Guest column. "As a new resident of Mills River and Henderson County and new CEO of Pardee Hospital, I have had the opportunity over the past few months to view the challenges we face from a fresh perspective. While there is no doubt that our county commissioners will play an important role in the future of Pardee Hospital, it is important to consider what that role is.
That is why I read with great interest the Times-News editorial of March 24, “Time to see fine print for joint project.” That editorial outlined concerns from both the editorial board of the Times-News and a minority of Henderson County commissioners who are continually raising concerns about a joint agreement Pardee and Mission hospitals entered into to better serve the patients of Fletcher." You can find the entire column here.

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Doctor's Day 2012

In celebration of Doctor's Day Pardee Hospital hosted an event for our physicians to bring their families to Camp Ton-A-Wandah for a BBQ dinner, music and fellowship. There was canoeing and horseback rides for kids and a few received s'mores by the fire pit before the rain came. All ages learned line dances and enjoyed the music. We really appreciate all our physicians do here at Pardee and we hope they know that!            

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