Women Helping Women Luncheon
October 19, 2018
Blue Ridge Community College
Please make your reservation today for the annual Women Helping Women Luncheon on Friday, October 19th at 11:30 a.m. More than $2 million has been raised through this program that impacts and SAVES lives.
Guest speaker Kelly Corrigan is a New York Times best selling author and frequently has appeared as a guest on shows like The Today Show and as a columnist for publications including O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine; Glamour; and Good Housekeeping. Her message is inspirational and her storytelling is entertaining. We look forward to sharing the reveal of our 2018 Women of Hope —always a moving and inspirational part of the annual event.
Simply click here for Women Helping Women Event for ticket/reservation information. If you can’t join us this year, please consider making a gift to the WHW fund. For more information, call the Foundation office at (828)233-2700.
We look forward to seeing you as you join women who are giving strength, courage and hope to women in need.
Please join us Friday, September 28th at Flat Rock Cinema for another informative presentation about Pardee Hospital. These monthly lunch and learns are gaining in popularity so early reservations are strongly recommended. Beginning at 12:00 noon with a complimentary light lunch, September’s featured speaker is Dr. Jennifer McAlister. Her topic is “The Breast Care Clinic – a Holisitic Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Breast Health Issues at Pardee.”
Dr. McAlister has over a decade of experience as a board-certified surgeon, specializing in breast surgery. As the only fellowship trained breast surgeon in Western North Carolina, Dr. McAlister evaluates and manages patients with breast pain, benign lumps and cysts, abnormal mammograms, and those with breast cancer. She believes in treating each patient as an individual, and educating and empowering them to make the best health care decisions.
Pardee’s Breast Center has been nationally recognized as a Certified Quality Center of Excellence. Pardee Hospital is the ONLY hospital in the state of North Carolina to earn this achievement. Dr. McAlister will explain what it took to receive this honor and what it means for Pardee patients.
Call Nancy Christy at the Foundation office – (828) 233-2700 today for reservations and to place your luncheon order. Seating is limited.
“My involvement with the Pardee Hospital Foundation has given me the opportunity to learn many things about our sixty-five year old non-profit hospital which has seen much growth and many changes over the years.
Did you know that Pardee is the second largest hospital in Western North Carolina? Pardee receives no county funding and no tax revenue and relies heavily on private support from the community.
We benefit greatly from our affiliation with UNC Health Care with access to the technology and updated medical research they offer, however, we receive no funding from them. The addition of the Pardee Cancer Center in December 2016 prompted most folks in our community to realize that Pardee Hospital is now practicing ‘big time’ medicine! The Elizabeth Riley Breast Center, an integral part of Pardee prior to the Cancer Center, is now a part of the Center where women, AND men, have access to the most advanced breast diagnostic and treatment services available. We now have the only fellowship-trained breast surgeon in Western North Carolina on staff.
New areas of treatment are being added to services offered by Pardee such as the Heart and Vascular program and the Bariatrics and Weight Loss program.
If you would like to know more about these programs, feel free to contact the Pardee Foundation Office and/or schedule a tour of the treatment areas at the hospital.”
Pardee Hospital recently received the following letter from a patient and his wife following their positive experience with the medical staff.
They’ve given us permission to reprint their letter.
(Their names have been omitted to protect their privacy).
My husband has been a patient of Pardee Urological Associates for years. Chasity Calhoun,PA-C, has been a wonderful part of the team that treats his frequent needs. She is able and willing to explain all my questions, is caring and cares for his needs.
One of the satisfying responses to our needs in meeting our problems is we have not been delayed for any extended period of time. Because of adequate staff and a sincere sense of service to our needs, our needs were addressed in a timely fashion.
While some of our needs can be handled by the ER or Urgent Care, there are times when we feel a need for support as well as physical help.
Looking for a great way to thank your medical team at Pardee?
Honor your caregivers, like the appreciative patients who wrote this letter, with a gift that continues to give!
When you make a donation of any size to the Pardee Hospital Foundation, you’ll be showing your appreciation in a way that makes a difference today, and for future Pardee patients. Your gift will help support continued state-of-the-art technology and top-notch professional staffing for Pardee. You can direct your contribution to the hospital area, caregiver, or function of your choice and they will be notified of your generous gift.
- The Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Operating expenses are underwritten by the hospital so 100% of your gift directly supports the care of patients.
- Contributions can be by check, payable to ‘Pardee Hospital Foundation’ or by credit card.
- Visit our website at www.pardeehospitalfoundation.org and click on the “Donate Now” link.
- If your place of employment offers matching funds, or if you wish to donate stock, we can assist you.
- Questions? Call the Foundation office today (828)233-2700
Pardee Hospital hosted an annual thank you luncheon for its junior volunteers. This year our volunteer base consisted of 45 students representing 13 local schools volunteering in 18 different hospital locations and departments.
At the end-of-summer thank you luncheon, they shared things they learned through the experience. Here are some of the things that our volunteers said they enjoyed:
- Helping patients
- Discovering new career opportunities
- Communicating with patients and visitors
- Being kind
- Getting to know the hospital staff
- Learning compassion
- Experiencing the hospital environment
- Working with other departments
- Making new friends
Karla Reese, manager of Pardee Volunteer Services said, “We appreciate their hard work, dedication and professionalism. MANY thanks to the students and the hospital employees who mentored them!
Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Volunteer of the Month for August is Michael “Flash” Gordon, owner/manager of Norm’s Minit Marts—
a business he has taken over from this father, the namesake and late founder. Always willing to participate, volunteer, and donate to local charitable events, Flash is a valuable friend of the Pardee Foundation. He and his mother, Marilyn, regularly support and attend many Foundation fundraising events.
During June and July of this year, Flash donated $1 for every Rain X carwash purchased at his Kanuga Road location, to Pardee Hospital Foundation. More than
$1,800 was raised.
Flash served in the military, has an interest in Vintage cars and is a board member for the Blue Ridge Humane Society. Norm’s Mini Marts have three Hendersonville locations—Spartanburg Highway, Kanuga Road and Dana Road.