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Radio Rounds

Pardee Hospital Don't forget to tune in to Radio Rounds, a unique show that allows the radio host, George Henry, a chance come into Pardee Hospital and experience services first hand. George experiences  a mammogram, concussion treatment, day surgery and more. He also has a chance to talk to the doctors and staff about their roles at Pardee. Catch Radio Rounds at 10 am on Fridays. You can listen online at WTZQ or AM 1600.  If you miss a show you can listen to it on the Pardee Podcast section of the blog.  

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Lighten Up 4 Life Winners

The 2011 winners of Lighten Up 4 Life Sarah Shaw, Darlene Sain, Maggie Page and Kerri Hagedorn got their bikes yesterday as the grand prize from Sycamore Cycles in Hendersonville. We are proud you ladies and hope you enjoy your new bikes! Don't forget to sign up for Lighten Up 4 Life before kick off on April 30th. You can sign up here.

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Health Campus Fact Check 2

In Commissioner O’Connor’s blog post, http://district-5.livejournal.com/3598.html, he stated that: Statement: “…When I became a member of the Board of Commissioners (BOC), I found that Pardee’s management and trustees were rushing to enter into an agreement as a very junior partner to Mission...” Fact: Pardee will own equal shares of the Health Campus management organization with Mission. This is stated in the Letter of Understanding that has been reviewed by Mr. O’Connor multiple times.   Statement: “…I say rushing, because every conversation with the trustees emphasized the need to finish quickly because of the amount of time already spent planning, never because of a business case or for any benefit to Pardee or the taxpayers who own it..” Fact: Since September 2010, the Mission Pardee Health Campus has been discussed publically and with the County Commissioners.   Statement: “A majority of the Commissioners insisted that the deal be renegotiated with our direction to make it a true 50/50 partnership..” Fact: Pardee will own equal shares of the Health Campus management organization with Mission. This is stated in the Letter of Understanding that has been reviewed by Mr. O’Connor.   Statement: “That Commissioners duty of oversight includes asking questions and getting answers no matter how inconvenient and uncomfortable or diversionary the trustees and CEO find them to be. If their answers are not responsive to the concerns, the questions will continue.” Fact: Pardee Hospital, the Pardee Hospital Board of Trustees, UNC Health Care, and the legal counsel of Pardee and that of the County Commissioners’ have all been available to answer any questions that any of the  Commissioners’ may have.   Statement: “I have in fact grown more alarmed at each iteration of the continually changing memo that passes for a contract between our hospital and Mission..” Fact: The final version of the Letter of Understanding included comments made by the Board of Commissioners and their county attorney. It was offered for review to all 5 commissioners with their county attorney present; 4 of the 5 commissioners reviewed the document prior to it being signed in January.   Statement: “A key bone of contention is the ownership of the real estate under the project. Mission simply refuses to settle on a simple 50/50 ownership by the partners directly. It has invented one twisted proposal after another to avoid simple joint ownership of the real estate, ostensibly to keep the BOC at arm’s length since they are politicians, you know.” Fact: Again, ownership opportunities exist for the land, the building, and the management organization for the health campus. Pardee will own equal shares of the Health Campus management organization with Mission. This is stated in the Letter of Understanding that has been reviewed by Mr. O’Connor.   Statement: “The health care of all hereabouts will suffer without the vibrant, free, three way competition among the medically superior facilities we now have.” Fact: Whatever Health Care Reform brings to the residents of our region, there will be a newly insured population. Estimates in our area exceed 17,000 newly insured individuals. The current health care infrastructure is not prepared for this increase, without the Health Campus.  Free competition still exists among the local health care organizations with or without the health campus – we are simply offering our residents another choice to receive high quality healthcare in the rapidly growing Fletcher community.   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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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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