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NAMI Four Seasons focuses on Mental Illness Awareness Week

In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Four Seasons will be hosting speaker and New York bestselling author, Pete Earley, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Bo Thomas Auditorium, located at Blue Ridge Community College.  Earley, author of “Crazy:  A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness” has been recognized by the Washington Magazine as one of the ten journalists in America who “have the power to introduce new ideas and give them currency”.  A book signing will follow Earley’s presentation. NAMI Four Seasons encourages law enforcement officers, judicial representatives, mental health providers, elected officers, families and residents of the community to attend.  Admission is $10 and proceeds will go to crisis intervention training.  To purchase tickets, please call NAMI Four Seasons at 1-888-955-6264.  For more information, please visit namifourseasons.org.

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A Note Of Thanks To Pardee Home Health

  We received the message below from a patient expressing her sincere thanks to Pardee Hospital's Home Health services.   It’s always great to hear about such a wonderful experience. I have written to you before expressing my satisfaction for Pardee’s Home Health Care.  This time I wish to tell you how satisfied and impressed I have been with nurse Louise Vaughn who has been caring for a wound I received from a bad fall Lousie is thorough, careful, patient, and cares about the patient.  I have been very grateful to have someone like Louise responsible for the superb care I have received.  I just wanted you to know that Louise is a marvelous representative of Pardee’s Home Health Care Sincerely, Nancy B.

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A Note Of Thanks To Home Health

Below is a note we recently received from a patient who wanted to thank Pardee Home Health for their wonderful service.  Dear Pardee Home Care, I've received very good care from the Pardee Home Health nurses and physical therapist.  Your program is excellent!  The encouraging words from these care givers are what help a patient feel that they're recovering.  I want you to know how important this was to me. Sincerely, Beryl F.

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Pardee nurses recognized in Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina

Nina Lovern, BSN, RN-BC, CDE, Nurse Educator and Perspectives Diabetes Program Coordinator, Barbara Davenport, MSN, CNM, RN-BC, Advance Practice Nurse and Nurse Midwife, and Bridget Barron, BSN, RN-BC, Nursing Director of Psychiatric & Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services, were recently named as three of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina for 2011. These extraordinary nurses were selected by their peers for their continued excellence in patient care and commitment to the nursing profession.  Pardee is proud to honor Lovern, Davenport and Barron’s achievement and are three of many Pardee nurses that make a difference everyday in the lives of their patients and the community. Lovern, Davenport and Barron will be recognized and receive their awards at a black tie celebration event on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at the Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, North Carolina. The Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina. The organization annually acknowledges 100 North Carolina nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession, and contributes scholarships funds for registered nurse education.  To learn more about the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina, please visit www.great100.org.

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Roger Freed, D.C., to speak at Pardee Health Education Center about lower back pain

Roger Freed, D.C., a local chiropractic physician, will speak about lower back pain Friday, Sept. 9, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. During the presentation, Dr. Freed will discuss the mechanical and structural causes of lower back pain and how the options of physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments are used in reducing pain and restoring function following an episode of lower back pain. This presentation is free and open to the public.  Registration is required by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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