It is a daily occurrence here at our office to have folks stop by and ask for directions. Most people are looking for their doctors, but some need help finding their vacation rental, their lawyer, or even the nearest doughnut shop. (And really, don’t we all need to know where to find the nearest doughnut shop?) We have become a direction hub, and we’ve heard it all.

Two of the most common follow up questions after the direction inquiry are “So what ARE you all exactly?” and “What is it that you DO?” We’d like to answer these questions by sharing our mission.

By the books, the mission of Pardee Hospital Foundation is to
inspire and educate the community to support Pardee Hospital.

Established in 1953, Pardee Hospital is a 222-bed, not-for-profit community hospital that provides quality, compassionate care to improve the health of the communities it serves.

First, how do we inspire our community? For one of the best examples, register for our Women Helping Women luncheon on October 30th and see for yourself!


WHW is a program that supports women in WNC by offering both financial and emotional support to those who need it. By attending and contributing to this event, you’ll support those who are without the means to pay for the screenings, treatments, and care they need.

Every year, Women Helping Women event speakers share powerful, inspiring stories. This year, Samantha Harris (of Dancing With The Stars and Entertainment Tonight) will share her triumphs and struggles overcoming an awful hurdle – a breast cancer diagnosis. Her positivity and energy are contagious, and you may leave with inspiration enough to save the world!

Check back in the next couple of weeks to hear more about the second part of our mission: educating the community.

If you’re already feeling inspired to get involved with PHF, let us know by contacting us, donating, or registering for the Women Helping Women luncheon. (We’re almost at half capacity, so reserve your seat soon!)