Major Win for Major Gifts Officer

Major Win for Major Gifts Officer

Congratulations to the Foundation’s Major Gifts Officer Jim Brewer for his award winning  performance at the National Senior Games held in Albuquerque, NM, June 14-25.

Jim won the Bronze Medal in the Discus Throw with a throw of 125’6” which qualifies him to complete in the World Masters Athletic Games  being held in Toronto in August 2020.

After medaling in the state games, Jim traveled to Albuquerque to represent North Carolina in his division, and he bested more than twenty competitors from other states to capture the bronze.

Patsy Farmer Jones is Honored at Athena Luncheon

Patsy Farmer Jones is Honored at Athena Luncheon

Pardee Foundation Board Vice-Chair of Governance Patsy Farmer Jones was one of five 2019 nominees for the prestigious Henderson County Athena Award.

Athena honors women and men who work diligently to lift up and shine a light on women in our community. The awards ceremony took place at the Business & Professional Women’s Luncheon at Kenmure Country Club on May 16th.

Athena is an international program that recognizes individuals for professional excellence, for providing valuable service to their community and for assisting women in the attainment of professional goals and leadership skills. Its mission is to support, develop and honor women leaders. Patsy has a proven record and still advocates for those who are vulnerable and voiceless, lifting up women early in their careers to be their best selves.

Pardee Executive Director Kim Hinkelman said,”It is an honor to know Patsy and work with her as she serves on the Pardee Hospital Board of Directors.”

Patsy shared her special day with granddaughters Katherine and Anne, her son Bradley, husband Dr. Donald Jones and Pardee Foundation Executive Director, Kim Hinkelman.

Also on hand to honor Patsy: Pardee Chief Administrative Officer, Johnna Reed; Pardee Community and Government Relations Officer, Amy Treece; 2019 Athena recipient, Barbara Morgan; Pardee Foundation Adm. Asst., Nancy Christy;  Pardee Business Development Specialist, Maureen Scullin; with Jones and Hinkelman.

New Technology for Pardee Nurses

New Technology for Pardee Nurses

Pardee Hospital’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are one component of the larger Sexual Assault Response Team Program, which is a partnership of the two local hospitals and several County agencies and providers. To help gather verifiable medical evidence of sexual assault crimes, while preserving the dignity of the victim, Pardee Foundation requested funds to purchase a CortexFlo Photographic Examination System, which is less invasive than the current scope method now commonly used in these assault cases. In  order to gain a conviction in sexual assault cases, it is critical that evidence is collected and protocols be followed.

The Pardee UNC Health Care Emergency Department (ED) saw at least 197 cases of assault from June 2016 until November 2017. Each year at least 100 adult Henderson County residents report being sexually assaulted, yet more than a decade has passed without a local sexual assault conviction.

Victims of sexual assault will no longer undergo potentially invasive ex-ams in the emergency room. The CortexFlo System allows for evidence gathering and documenting remotely with less invasion so the SANE nurses can operate the system while giving comfort and reassurance to the understandably distraught patient. Utilizing better equipment and having trained staff will produce verifiable medical evidence that will be admissible in legal proceedings, which should lead to more sexual assault convictions, thereby helping to make our communities safer.

We are very grateful to the Rudnick Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County for its grant to purchase the Cortex Flo system.

Dedications at the Pardee Cancer Center

Dedications at the Pardee Cancer Center

On Friday, May 24, donors dedicated Infusion Bays in the Pardee Cancer Center. Mrs. Diana Hoffman, accompanied by her daughter, Stephanie and her son, Evan dedicated Infusion Bay #7 to her late husband, Bill. “Bill received wonderful treatment at Pardee,” said Diana, “While we wanted a different outcome, we as a family are proud to dedicate this room in his memory, knowing our support will help other patients receive the same compassionate care.”

James T. and Elizabeth Logan dedicated Infusion Bay #8 in honor of the doctors and nurses at the Cancer Center. “I have worked in healthcare facilities and have been treated in some fine ones, and Pardee stands up there with the best of them,” said James. “The people at the Cancer Center are top notch.”

Elizabeth Logan and James T. Logan at the dedication with Foundation Board members Deanna Ellis and Patsy Farmer Jones.

The Hoffmans’ and Logans’ support will help the staff and Center acquire new and upgraded equipment. $11,000 is still needed for the purchase of additional exam tables and an upgraded Brevera Breast Biosys system.

Please consider a gift so future patients can continue to receive the same excellent care and treatment as these generous donors.
Contact Major Gifts Officer Jim Brewer at jim.brewer@unchealth.unc.edu to make your gift.

Pardee Concussion Helmet Initiative

Pardee Concussion Helmet Initiative

Delivering Concussion Monitoring Helmets to Henderson County High School Football Programs.

On a daily basis, Pardee athletic trainers perform evaluations, treatments and rehab programs in 20 middle and high schools, serving over 16,500 students in Henderson County and 4 surrounding counties. With high school football reported to be the sport with the greatest proportion of concussions, Pardee Sports Medicine’s Concussion Helmet Initiative is making a strong impact on the safety of these athletes.

Riddell Concussion Monitoring helmets provide immediate feed-back to a trainer on the field and one in the media box and alert these professionals when a possible concussion has occurred. An injured player is immediately evaluated and treated by a medical professional.

As a result of the Pardee Hospital Foundation Cornhole Tournament held in April, along with direct appeals to the community, over $8,500 has been raised to date! A recent one-day online giving campaign raised even more money for additional helmets.

A gift of $500 buys a helmet!! Our GOAL is to supply 12 Helmets to each high school. Every gift helps!!