Change for Change

Change for Change

See an example of how Caring Cent works in the graphic above before reading how to sign up!

Caring Cent is an easy and affordable way to support Pardee Hospital. Each time you make a purchase with your credit or debit card, the amount will round up to the next dollar and the change from your purchases will be sent in your name to the Pardee Hospital Foundation. 100% goes toward patient care.

Here’s how it works…

  1. Go to pardeehospitalfoundation.org/caring cent.
  2. Click on the “Sign Up Today” button to the right of our page
  3. Click the “Support Pardee Hospital Foundation” button on our Caring Cent page
  4. Complete the online registration form.
  5. Select the bank that issues the credit or debit card you plan to use.
  6. Enter your bank’s online login information and follow the easy steps to link the card of your choice to round up all purchases made on that card.
  7. Use your card, as you normally do, and know that with every purchase on that card, you’re supporting the hospital through the Pardee Hospital Foundation.
  8. You can set a limit to the amount donated each month.

 

 

Take Home a Slice of Hendo

Take Home a Slice of Hendo

Perfect for the upcoming Fall Season, these natural, clean burning wax candles bring the aroma of apple orchards, autumn cider and small town charm to your home.

Purchase the large candle with wooden lid for $25, or the jar candle for $20 at either the Pardee Hospital Foundation office or at High Country Style 318 N. Main Street in Hendersonville.

All proceeds help to support continuing quality and compassionate care at your local, non-profit hospital.

 

Kelly Coriggan Book Sale

Kelly Coriggan Book Sale

Support Women Helping Women with the Purchase of a New York Times Bestseller by Kelly Corrigan

Corrigan is a mother, a writer, and the creator of CircusofCancer.org, a website that teaches people how to help a friend with cancer. She will be the keynote speaker at Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Women Helping Women luncheon.

You can currently purchase her books at the Foundation office. They will also be on sale at the luncheon on Friday, October 19. Following the luncheon, Corrigan will be available to autograph her book(s). All proceeds go to Women Helping Women—a program to support uninsured and underinsured women in our community.

Annual Fund Celebration Reception at Lake Pointe Landing

Annual Fund Celebration Reception at Lake Pointe Landing

Did you know that your unrestricted gift allows Pardee Hospital Foundation to invest in your community’s health? Like the gifts from the contributors pictured above at the Annual Fund Reception, your gift will provide ongoing, outstanding, compassionate care close to home.

A celebration of the contributions and the impact of our donors’ generosity was held Thursday, August 9 at Lake Pointe Landing. Guests were welcomed by Annual Fund Committee Co-Chair Ali Thomas and Annual Fund Officer Karen Yagerhofer.

Nearly 80 guests were treated to presentations by members of Pardee Hospital’s leadership including Lynn Smith, ICU/PCU Nursing Director; Lenore Threlkeld, Executive Director-Physician Network; Susan Odom, Cardiovascular Service Line Administrative Director; Robyn Bryson, Oncology Pharmacy Manager; Craig Franks Director/Planning, Design and Construction; and Dr. Christopher Edwards, Pardee Bariatric Surgeon.

Jay Kirby, Pardee Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer brought the guests up-to-date with “How Well Do You Know Pardee,” a presentation filled with facts about the not-for-profit, locally supported hospital’s many achievements and future plans.

Carol Adams, Committee Co-Chair concluded the afternoon with words of thanks and gratitude to all who have supported Pardee Hospital with their gifts.

If you are interested in donating to the Pardee Hospital Foundation, simply click here to be directed to our donate page. Your donation supports your community hospital and assures quality compassionate care for your friends and family. 100% of your contribution goes directly to patient services.

HCC Women Helping Women Luncheon

HCC Women Helping Women Luncheon

On August 7, with the help and cooperation of the Hendersonville Country Club, we were excited to host a luncheon dedicated to spreading the word about Women Helping Women. Although many people think that Women Helping Women is simply an annual luncheon, it is so much more. Women Helping Women is a program dedicated to improving the health of uninsured and underinsured women in our area.

At this year’s luncheon we enjoyed fabulous fare prepared by the Hendersonville Country Club chef, Steve Boeger, as well as an informative talk delivered by Pardee Hospital’s own Dr. Jennifer McAlister. Dr. McAlister is a board certified surgeon specializing in breast surgery.

She spoke to attendees about how far breast research has come in the last 20 years. Our mammograms and follow-up surgeries have gone from a full mastectomy at any sign of a lump, to 4-D mammograms that can target exactly the size of the lump, leading to less invasive surgeries. We are so lucky to have surgeons like Dr. McAlister who are interested in utilizing these healthcare advancements here in Hendersonville.

At this year’s luncheon, we raised over $5,600 through donations and raffle ticket sales. We want to extend a special thank you to Kiki Matthews who initiated the organization of this event last year in an effort to ramp up our Women Helping Women fundraising and spread awareness about the program. Thank you also to the Hendersonville Country Club for hosting a wonderful and informative luncheon.

If you are interested in hearing more about the types of advancements that Dr. McAlister has been implementing at Pardee Hospital, you can attend her Inside Pardee presentation. She will be speaking at Flat Rock Cinema on Friday, September 28 at 12 pm. Call Nancy Christy at the Foundation, 828-233-2700, to place your complimentary lunch order and reserve your spot today!

 

Women Helping Women Committee Meeting

Women Helping Women Committee Meeting

Last Tuesday, August 14, we kicked off our Women Helping Women planning with our first committee meeting. Woman of Hope, Jan Richards, generously hosted the event at her home. While we enjoyed homemade quiche, pastries and coffee, we learned about the 21-year history of Women Helping Women.

Jan Richards spoke of her time as a Woman of Hope. She talked about how personal the program became when she was faced with a cancer journey of her own. Jan’s story is similar to those that we hear from many of our past Women of Hope.

A national Women of Hope movement, complete with a traveling display, inspired our Women of Hope award. Instead of recognizing prominent women from across the US, we wanted to create a locally-focused award that acknowledges women in our community who can then serve to inspire women who are embarking on their own journeys.

One of the original visionaries and current co-chair, Debbie Rouse, spoke to the committee members about how Women Helping Women has evolved throughout the years. At its time of inception, Hendersonville had the highest rate of breast cancer for both women and men in the state. This fact was attributed to the many women who did not have the funds required for a yearly mammogram. The idea was to host a luncheon where the cost of a ticket would cover the cost of a mammogram for an uninsured or underinsured woman. In its inaugural year, the Women Helping Women luncheon sold out.

What started as an initiative solely surrounding breast cancer, has expanded now to include women’s complete health. A common misconception about Women Helping Women is that it is a single day event, rather than a year-round program. Although our annual luncheon in October is our greatest fundraiser for this program, we strive to make women’s healthcare an important topic year round.

Over the years, this program has grown to include women from neighboring counties and to cover all types of women’s health, including mental health. Women Helping Women seeks to provide healthcare services to the uninsured or underinsured that will make their lives whole and happy.