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Henderson County's first born of 2012

Virginia Hernandez was born at 12:32 p.m. Sunday at Pardee Hospital to become Henderson County’s first New Year’s baby. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was born to Tina Duncan and Rigoberto Hernandez.     Check out the coverage from Times News    

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Mirjam McHargue, RN, BSN, CMSRN, receives national certification in Critical Care Nursing

Mirjam McHargue, BSN, RN, CMSRN, recently received a Critical Care Nursing certification from the American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN). McHargue has been employed with Pardee since 2006, and works in the intensive care unit as a staff nurse and relief charge nurse. She received her nursing degree from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Fla. McHarge is also certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS), and is an instructor of Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS). AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who are charged with the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. The association is dedicated to providing its members with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to critically ill patients.

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Pardee Hospital and Foundation recognized with marketing awards

Pardee Hospital and Pardee Hospital Foundation received two awards Thursday, Dec. 8, at Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society’s annual Wallie’s Awards banquet held at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, located in Asheville, N.C. Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (CHPRMS) has awarded Pardee’s orthopedic newsprint campaign, entitled “I live without pain” a Gold Wallie Award. Pardee Hospital Foundation’s annual donor event, “The Big Broadcast” that was held in June, received a Golden Tusk which is one of the highest honors awarded from CHPRMS. “We were delighted to accept the Gold Wallie for our “I live without pain” orthopedics campaign and for being recognized with a Golden Tusk for the “Big Broadcast” event marketing, along with the Pardee Foundation. I’m proud that our organization gets this level of recognition while being compared to other health care marketing campaigns from all over the region,” said Rick Prudhomme, Director of Creative Marketing and Communications at Pardee Hospital. CHPRMS maintains a close relationship with the North Carolina Hospital Association and the South Carolina Hospital Association. They are also affiliated with the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (formerly the American Society For Health Care Marketing and Public Relations) of the American Hospital Association. The majority of CHPRMS members represent health care organizations and businesses that focus on health care throughout the states of North and South Carolina. For more information visit http://www.chprms.com/.

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A Note Of Thanks To Pardee Home Health

We're always excited to receive thank you notes from our patients.  Below is a note we recently received from a patient who received of our Home Health services. 9/11/11 To the staff at Pardee Home Health, Your kindness, concern and mostly your professionalism was greatly appreciated.  My husband and I want to thank you all for your great service.You are all very special in your dedication and professionalism.  Thank you so much.   Sincerely, Rachel M.

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November is Home Health Care Month

Home health care describes a wide variety of health and health related services provided in a home setting to maintain or restore an individual’s health and well-being. Services provided by Home Health agencies include skilled nursing, medical social work, intravenous (IV) therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, home medical equipment, and personal care services. Care is provided in the comfort and security of an individual’s home through a licensed agency gives individuals, their family, and friends, a sense of control and peace of mind. While it helps keep families together and promotes independence and patient dignity. In-home health providers compassionately care for individuals of all ages, from prenatal care to geriatric care. The services provide the greatest degree of independence, freedom and dignity possible for patients, allowing them to remain at home, close to their family and friends, in familiar surroundings.  To request Home Health services please ask your physician or the hospital discharge planner for a referral for Pardee Home Health, or call our office at 828-692-1846 for more information.

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