Chaplain Molly Garnett, M.A., BCC
Pardee Spiritual Care Manager
Do you know who would make medical decisions for you if you suddenly could not speak for yourself?
Do your loved ones know your wishes for emergency medical care?
What difference can it make to have these conversations before
a crisis hits?
How does Pardee encourage and support you and your family to make sure your voice is heard above all others?
Pardee Hospital Foundation hosted the 3rd annual Volunteer Appreciation Drop-In Social on Friday, February 15th. An Orthopedic program on Fragility Fractures was presented by Dan Hein, Service Line Director for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Keith Maxwell gave an informative presentation explaining patient characteristics and criteria they must meet to be in the fragility fracture category. Dr. Maxwell announced plans to have a Fragility Fracture Clinic in the near future, located near Pardee’s main campus.
Karla Reese, Director of Volunteer Services, presented a program on Infection Prevention. Barbara Morgan founder of Project Dignity of WNC spoke about her organization.
The volunteers were treated with great food, education and fellowship thanks to the generosity and support of the foundation.
Who: Sponsored by Pardee Volunteer Services
What: $5 Jewelry and Accessories sale
When: March 21, 7am-4pm, March 22 7am-3pm
Where: Hospital Orientation Room on the Ground Floor
During March’s Inside Pardee, attendees will hear from Dr. Sayyad Zia, M.D Radiation Oncologist.
He will be talking about Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer.
Inside Pardee will take place on Friday, March 29 from 12-1
Seating is limited, so please call Nancy Christy at the Foundation office to reserve your spot.
Karli Simon experienced firsthand what it is like to watch a family member go through cancer treatments at Pardee Hospital. In 2015 when Karli was a Hendersonville High School freshman, her mother Kim was diagnosed with cancer. Karli observed her mother’s healthy lifestyle and wondered if there was a correlation between healthy living and cancer diagnoses.
When her junior year arrived, she began to brainstorm ideas for her senior project. Her research paper explored whether living a healthy lifestyle could decrease the risk of cancer.
The second part of Karli’s project began in her senior year. She utilized her sister’s craft skills to learn how to make homemade soaps. She sold these soaps throughout Hendersonville and raised over $1,200, which she will be donating to the Pardee Cancer Center.
Karli was inspired by the quality of care her mother received from the physicians and medical staff at Pardee. She wants the money she raised to support the place that helped heal her mom. She hopes her contribution will encourage others to give to the Pardee Hospital Foundation to honor Pardee doctors. It’s a wonderful way to say, “Thank you.”