Pardee Hospital Foundation 6th Annual Cornhole Tournament is in the books as an “AMAIZING” Success!!
With 100 players, both recreational teams and self proclaimed competitive “ringers”, the cornhole bags were flying and a good time was had by all, including the throng of spectators cheering the players along! At the end of the day, more than $10,000 was raised for the Pardee Sports Medicine Concussion Helmet Program for Henderson County High School Football Players through food and beverage sales, registrations and fabulous sponsors!
The “CREAM OF THE CROP” – Pardee Hospital Foundation Cornhole Tournament Champions: David Escobar & Hunter Davis (4 years in a row for David!)
2nd Place Chrissy Kovacevic & Richard Whitmire
3rd Place Mike Mincey & Vince Honeycutt
AND YOU CAN STILL HELP WITH THIS INITIATIVE!!EACH HELMET COMES WITH A $500 PRICE TAG!
High school football is shown to be the sport with the greatest proportion of concussions, and these helmets help to alert the athletic trainers when a player has sustained a concussion-like hit. The future goal of supplying the high schools with these helmets is to use the tracking device in conjunction with on-field evaluations, taking a pro-active approach to concussion treatment. The danger of concussion damage is prevalent in sports, and Pardee is dedicated to protecting our community athletes, especially in our high schools. If you would like to make a donation towards the Concussion Helmet Initiative, visit pardeehospitalfoundation.org
Chaplain Molly Garnett, Spiritual Care Manager, assists a visitor with information and documents for completing Advance Directives.
Pardee’s Spiritual Care Department promoted National Healthcare Decision Day April 16 with a table in the lobby offering Advance Directives forms, education, and even a notary. Many team members and visitors stopped by to get information and complete their documents.
Spiritual Care Manager Molly Garnett was interviewed on WTZQ and featured in a Times-News column about the importance of talking with your loved ones about your healthcare wishes before a crisis occurs. She was also the guest for April’s Inside Pardee luncheon with the topic “My Voice. My Choice.”
For more information about Advance Directives, or to invite Molly to speak to your civic group, workplace or congregation, contact Spiritual Care at 828/696-1168.
The Annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon took place April 11th at the Hendersonville Country Club. More than one hundred volunteers and guests attended.
The Theme for the luncheon was VOLUNTEERS—Every Moment Makes a Difference. Karla Reese, Manager of Volunteer Services, and Jay Kirby, Pardee CEO, welcomed the volunteers and talked about their importance in the Pardee Organization. Kirby expressed appreciation that the team of volunteers continues to grow and change with the organization.
Keynote speaker was Barbara Morgan who shared her story about creating a
non-profit organization called Project Dignity. She shared her personal health journey and gratitude for the dedicated healthcare staff at Pardee Hospital.
Volunteers shared their personal stories about why they love to volunteer at Pardee. Myrl Jean Hughes and Dave Weber talked about what inspires them to volunteer, which in turn, inspired the whole audience! Molly Garnett, Spiritual Care Manager, shared a Volunteer moment that made a difference for a patient in the Emergency Department.
If you are interested in volunteering at Pardee please contact Karla Reese at 828-696-4240 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pardee Hospital Foundation Major Gifts Officer Jim Brewer, Foundation Board Vice President Patsy Farmer Jones, and Annual Fund Officer Karen Yagerhofer draw the winning ticket!
Congratulations to Gail Garren—winner of the two box seat tickets and VIP parking to Paul McCartney’s Freshen Up Concert at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on May 30, 2019.
Thank you to Entegra Bank for donating the concert tickets to Pardee Hospital Foundation.
Everyone who gave to the Pardee Cancer Center believed it was going to be some-thing special and they wanted to be a part of its future. In the two years since the Cancer Center opened their faith has been justified.
- The number of patients treated daily has increased from 85 to 129, a 50% increase!
- The number of research protocols has risen from 40 to 54, a 30% increase.
- The number of patients enrolled in a research protocol has grown from 9% to 14%.
- In January, Pardee enrolled the 1000th patient in a clinical research trial. Patients are traveling to Pardee from throughout the Southeast, sometimes
driving more than 3 hours.
- Our cancer treatment capabilities now include gene therapy and immunotherapy.
- Dr. Radford, head of our research program, was named as one of the Top Physicians in North Carolina.
Your support of the Cancer Center helped to make the above achievements possible. This year, the physicians and team members at the Center asked for our help in acquiring new equipment and enhancements, totaling $100,000. To date, $88,000 has been given by grateful patients and others. With two months to go, we need your help to raise the final $12,000.
We are asking you to consider a gift to help our cancer patients. You can give by contacting Jim Brewer at 828/233-2710, email@example.com,
or by going online to www.pardeehospitalfoundtion.org.
Or click on this link to be directed to our secure donation page.
“In an acute heart attack, the heart muscle begins to die within 20-60 minutes”. – Dr. Eduardo Balcells
In January, interventional cardiologist Eduardo Balcells, M.D. and the Pardee cardiac catheterization lab team performed their 100th percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A PCI, also called a coronary angioplasty, is a nonsurgical procedure to open up a coronary artery narrowed by plaque buildup where stents are placed to restore blood flow to a portion of the heart that was compromised.
Bill Sinclair knows from his own experience that minutes are critical during a heart attack. He was working in his yard when he began experiencing what he thought were minor heartburn symptoms. Barbara, his wife of 44 years, disagreed with his self-diagnosis and drove him immediately to Pardee’s emergency department. Bill was admitted within minutes and Dr. Balcells informed him that he was indeed having a heart attack. His treatment involved implanting a stent in an artery that was 99 percent blocked! Bill received his life-saving therapy within 33 critical minutes of his arrival at Pardee.
The specialized cardiac care that Bill received has not always been available in our community. Many of our neighbors have had to make the ever growing trip to Asheville to receive treatment for an active heart attack. Please consider making a gift to support Pardee’s commitment to providing the highest standard of cardiovascular care close to home.