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Pardee Hospital Foundation offers Making Rounds

It was another grand opportunity to visit Pardee through Pardee Hospital Foundation's Making Rounds Tour where eight members of our community recently toured the hospital, starting first thing in the operating room.  Drs. Das and Mackel were generous in their time to share with our guests the orthopedic surgeries they were performing.  Joe and Eileen from the day surgery crew also provided excellent information on processes in the surgical suites, the equipment the Foundation helped purchase, and data on Pardee’s low infection rates.  Our guests also visited the new Comprehensive Wound Center to see the new hyperbaric chambers.  Paul explained how oxygen therapy works and the types of patients who can benefit.  “I really liked observing surgery and the willingness of the staff to impart information to us,” said Ann N., one of the participants.  If you would like to participate in an upcoming Making Rounds tour, please contact the Foundation office at (828) 696-4666.

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Mission Pardee Health Campus :: Moving Forward

The Mission Pardee Health Campus is moving forward after yesterday's County Commissioners Meeting. The meeting was cover by multiple media outlets. From www.blueridgenow.com, "Pardee and Mission hospitals' proposed health facility on the county line reached another milestone Wednesday after the Henderson County Board of Commissioners gave the OK to move ahead with the project." From www.hvillscoop.com, ""I am pleased to say Mission's leadership has offered the concessions as requested," Kirby told the board during the afternoon session of their day long meeting, adding that the adjustments had been futher reviewed by both legal counsel for Pardee's Board of Directors and that of their parent organzation UNC Heath Systems. "We're excited to see this as a business venture for the town of Fletcher and they feel the same way. I feel it only appropriate that Pardee's Board of Trustees allow me to sign the memo of understanding next week and that we all move forward with this project." Visit missionpardeehealthcampus.org for details about the project.

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Pardee awarded by United Way for the largest employee giving campaign

Pardee Hospital's employees were recognized by the United Way of Henderson County on Friday with an award for the largest employee giving campaign. You can view the whole story on www.blueridgenow.com by clicking here.

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Pardee Podcasts - Radio Rounds, Adult Day Health

We are excited to bring a new health care experience to radio and podcasts with a brand new show, Radio Rounds.  George Henry from WTZQ AM 1600 is on the road visiting Pardee Hospital doctors and facilities.  Learning about what state of the art services are available at Pardee.  The show is recorded in an NPR type format and will also be available in the form of a television show on BRCC-tv.

To listen to the podcast click here: [audio:http://blog.pardeehospital.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/podcast.mp3|titles=Pardee Hospital Radio Rounds – Adult Day Health Care] To download the podcast click here: Pardee Hospital Radio Rounds – Adult Day Health Care

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Shirley Vernon, RN, retires from Pardee after 54 dedicated years of service

Shirley Vernon, RN, a registered nurse at Pardee Urgent Care, has retired after 54 dedicated years of service in nursing. Vernon has been with Pardee for 23 years working at both the main hospital and at Pardee Urgent Care.  She received her nursing degree in 1957 from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, located in Pittsburg, Pa.  Vernon has worked in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and previously served at Kent Nursing Home in Kent, N.Y., before coming to Pardee Hospital in 1988. “Shirley is an outstanding individual who is very caring and compassionate.  She is a pleasure to work with and she will be missed.  She is a professional who has given many years to her chosen vocation,” said Sherry Thompson, Interim Director at Pardee Urgent Care. Watch the story.

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