A Whatcast? A Podcast?

A Whatcast? A Podcast?

Those of you who have been on our website or are a friend on Facebook may have noticed the accumulation of some funny little things called “podcasts”. Maybe your friends have talked about them and you’ve nodded your head, hoping that nobody recognizes that you have no idea what they’re talking about. You’re happy for us to have them and for people to appreciate them, but all of this begs the question: what in the world IS a podcast?


For you academics, we found a quick video with lots of information. To make a long story short for the rest of us, podcasts are (typically) audio files produced as a series, much like a radio show you can listen to online at your convenience! Podcasts can be about anything; just check out the list of podcasts that NPR has to see how many different topics only one radio station is covering. (We here at the office are big StoryCorps fans.)

PHF has partnered with local radio station WTZQ to share with our community all the best details about our Capital Campaign, with different stories running regularly. We’ve got scientific details with Dr. Eisenhauer, incredible cancer survival stories with the beautiful Marcia Caserio and everybody’s favorite math teacher, Rachel Willingham, plus administrative insight from our knowledgeable staff. Click on one of the links above and learn a little bit while you’re driving to work, doing the dishes, or brushing your teeth. You have to anyway!

Gala Honorees

For the third and twelfth year respectively, Pardee Hospital Foundation is honored to have recognized the Physician and Philanthropist of the Year at our Gala on Friday, June 19th. We already knew that our honorees, Dr. Stuart Glassman and Ms. Mary Ball Jackson, are dedicated and caring individuals, but we weren’t anticipating them being fantastic dancers as well!IMG_4421

Since we are so proud of our award recipients this year, we’d like to brag a little more about how great they are. Mary Jackson has been a member of our community for over 20 years, and during that time, she has given tremendously to the Hospital and Foundation. An Auxiliary member, past member and president of the Hospital Board of Directors, and past Foundation Board member, we can’t think of anything this woman can’t do. (We hear she’s a fantastic gardener to boot.) Mary, we are so grateful to you for your support and for sharing your beautiful family with us at the Gala!


IMG_4495Dr. Glassman has been practicing in Hendersonville for almost thirty years, and during his time with us, he has always moved Pardee Hospital towards higher standards and been an advocate for his patients. To quell the rumors, no, we did NOT script his acceptance speech the evening of the Gala. All of the laud for our hospital and articulate presentation was the product of Dr. Glassman alone!

The evening was a great success; over 385 attendees came to Blue Ridge Community College to enjoy cocktails and a huge silent auction, dinner by Corner Kitchen, dancing to music by Common Saints, and the much-anticipated raffle drawing. Most importantly, however, everyone in attendance worked together to raise over $100,000 to benefit Pardee Hospital’s Operating Room Integration Project. IMG_4673

Special thanks go out to our fearless leader/special event coordinator, Tammy McCurdy, and our fabulous committee chairs who put in endless effort: Lisa Hamlin, Bill Gold, Deanna Ellis, and Kandi Hendricks. The following businesses made the magic happen:

AAA Vacations

Flowers by Larry

Lindsay Cromartie

Empire Distributing

Jaguar Land Rover Asheville

Diamond Rush Jewelers

Pat Lance with Spintastic Sounds


Shelley’s Jewelry

See more photos by Julie Mallett here!

Consider A Tribute Gift For Dad This Father’s Day

Consider A Tribute Gift For Dad This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Even if the old man rivals these stories or this level of embarrassment, he still deserves something special! What if you lay off the neckties this year and give Dad something a little more meaningful? Making a tribute gift to Pardee Hospital Foundation is a great way to honor your loved ones while supporting your favorite non-profit. Whether it’s to celebrate a momentous birthday, a newlywed couple, or just to say thank you, tribute gifts can be made at any time by calling our office at 233-2700 or filling out this form on our website. When you make tribute and memorial gifts to PHF, the honoree will receive acknowledgement that a gift has been made in their honor. But, just like taking off the price tag before gift-wrapping in the store, we don’t disclose the amount of your gift.

Giving Back

Although it may feel a bit macabre to think about now, writing in your obituary or estate plans that you would like PHF to be the recipient of memorial gifts can unburden family members and offer friends the opportunity to remember you in a substantial way. Sometimes that can be the best thing you can give to your loved ones in this season of gift-giving. We realize no one likes to work on things like this, so we’ve made it easy for you. Just copy and paste this into your obituary: “In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial gift to Pardee Hospital Foundation (http://pardeehospitalfoundation.org/donate/) or mailed to 561 Fleming St. Hendersonville, NC 28791.” There! Done! You’ve done something great for your family and PHF, so you can stop thinking about your mortality! Go have a cup of tea.


"Playing in the Grass" by Chris Gladis is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Pardee Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Over $75,000

Pardee Hospital Foundation’s 20th Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised more than $75,000 for the purchase of an Electronic Medical Records Computer Software program for the Cancer Center at Pardee Hospital.  More than 130 golfers competed in this year’s event featuring two 18-hole tournaments that help give back to our community’s health care. This year’s tournament proceeds helped the foundation purchase software that will enhance patient safety, personalize treatment experience, streamline order accuracy of chemotherapy treatments and facilitate physician to physician communication.

Champion Level Fundraising

“As a new member of the Pardee Hospital Foundation board, I’m very happy to be able to join the group of great sponsors, volunteers and players who supported this year’s 20th anniversary Tournament of Champions. The Tournament plays a small but important part in how we support the long term success of Pardee Hospital,” stated Vaughan Matthews, co-chair of this year’s planning committee.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

A total of 36 sponsors supported this year’s Tournament of Champions. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville and Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation / The Lodge at Mills River – A SanStone Community served as Diamond Sponsors.

Andy Oxy Co., Inc.; First Citizens Bank; HealthCare Claims Management; Pardee Hospital and Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, PA., served as Gold Sponsors.

And the Winners Were…

Players on “Fazio Design & Billy Nodine’s” team were the overall victors for the day. Will Hendricks, Nathan Smith and Meridith Elliott Powell took individual awards for the longest drives. Tim Mullinax, Bill Lapsley, Will Hendricks, Larry Russell and Noah Ratner all received awards for the closest to the pin.

If you’d like to join in all the fun that we do to raise money in support of Pardee Hospital, just let us know! We will find the right fit for your fundraising preferences. You can always call our office as well -828.233.2700 – we love to chat!

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to Our New Website!

It’s an exciting year for Pardee Hospital Foundation, and we can’t think of a better way to start things off than with a new look and a new website! We hope you’ll take a few moments to look around and learn not only about the work that the Foundation does to support Pardee Hospital, but also, how you can get involved. If you need a starting point, here are a few things that shouldn’t be missed:

Events Page

We love putting on our annual events, and we’re thrilled to now have updated event pages and registration to go with them. Go to our Events page to see what’s coming up next.  From there, you can follow a link to any of the individual pages to learn more about a specific event, like our annual Cornhole Tournament or Women Helping Women.

Ready to book your spot? You’ll know that the registration is open for an event when the Registration Form appears at the bottom of the page. Simply fill out the form and hit “Submit” at the bottom. You’ll then be re-directed to PayPal’s website to complete the transaction. Don’t have a PayPal account? Don’t worry, you can always choose to pay using your credit card. This option will be located to the left of the PayPal login.Event Registration

Once you’ve completed payment through PayPal, you’ll be sent a registration confirmation with all of the important details. If you need more information, simply call our office at 828-233-2700.

Want to learn more about some of our most popular events? Visit our Tournament of Champions, Gala and Women Helping Women event pages.

Also be sure to check out the Photos page to see all the fun that was had in the past!

Support the Foundation Page

There are many different ways that YOU can make a difference at Pardee Hospital Foundation, and you can learn all about them on our Support the Foundation page.  Whether it’s contributing in Women Helping Women to support the women of our community, or joining our Generations of Excellence Society with an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, or giving your time by volunteering on a committee for one of our events, we could not do any of the work we do without the generous support of our community and donors. Your contributions are what make Pardee Hospital a leader in providing advanced, compassionate care to patients. There is no amount too big or too small, and we accept secure donations online.

Projects Page

Want to see your donations in action? Head over to our Projects page, where we’ll be documenting and posting updates on our projects at Pardee Hospital funded through donations to the Pardee Hospital Foundation. We may be known for our events, but our real pride comes from our efforts to support Pardee Hospital in providing advanced compassionate care to WNC.

From everyone at Pardee Hospital Foundation, thank you for your continued support of our efforts and of Pardee Hospital.