AMAZON SMILE IS A SIMPLE AND AUTOMATIC WAY FOR YOU TO SUPPORT PARDEE HOSPITAL EVERY TIME YOU SHOP, AT NO COST TO YOU!
When you shop, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and shopping experience as with Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Pardee Hospital Foundation. You can use your existing Amazon.com account information. Your cart, Wish List, and registries are also the same.
GETTING STARTED ‘
- Type smile.amazon.com into your browser.
- If you have an existing account, you will be asked to enter your username and password. If not, you will be asked to create a new account.
- Enter Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation in the “Pick your own charitable organization” ﬁeld and click SEARCH.
- Select Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation from the list.
- While logged into Amazon Smile, you should notice the logo in the upper left corner of the webpage and an indication that you are supporting the Foundation with your purchase(s).
- If you are already registered with Amazon Smile, supporting another charity, you can change that designation to Pardee under:Your Account — Settings — Change Your Charity
Thank you for your support.
Every gift helps to bring quality, compassionate care and innovative improvements to your community hospital.
Dennis Berman is a man of many talents and wears more than one “volunteer hat” in his service to Pardee Hospital. “Volunteering with Team Health, I see how a hospital does its best to keep the hospital employees healthy,” he explains. He believes that good health for our community hospital begins with the Team Health program. Dennis also volunteers for Pardee Home Health and has learned what it takes for hospital caregivers to treat citizens in their homes.
Dennis spent a week over the Christmas season volunteering in Accounts Receivable and he got a first hand look at the huge task it is to pay the hospital’s bills.
Most recently, Dennis has been helping at the Pardee Foundation. “The people at the Foundation work hard to keep in touch with the people, businesses, institutions and other non-profit organizations to maintain Pardee Hospital’s fine standing in the community. Their work in fundraising and obtaining donations contributes to the compassionate care for patients, and innovative additions to the hospital, like the state-of-the art Cancer Center.”
A high school band and orchestra member, Dennis attended public schools in St. Louis, MO and loved all sports—his favorite being baseball. After high school, he attended Harris Teachers College and earned a B.A. degree in Elementary Education followed by an M.S. degree from Southern Illinois University. He is an accredited Reading Specialist and taught in the St. Louis and Hazelwood public schools for 14 years. He then taught Computer Literacy to eighth-graders in South Plainfield, NJ for 17 years.
I have always been drawn to the helping professions with an interest in how institutions like Pardee Hospital functions. I especially enjoy volunteering with people who are friendly and appreciative of my efforts.”
“I owe my life to the concern and care of Pardee Hospital and the associated doctors too numerous to list. I count it a privilege and an honor to be a member of the Pardee Hospital Foundation Board.”
Board member Dr. Kohlan Flynn has already made a great impression as one of the newest Foundation board members. But…he’s not new to Pardee Hospital, having been treated for a variety of issues since the 1980’s including double knee replacement in 1991. Kohlan is eager and willing to talk about his positive experiences as a patient, and those with whom he shares his stories soon understand why he is one of Pardee’s “biggest fans!”
It’s no surprise to those who’ve known Kohlan that he is an active board member who lends his vast history in the educational field to the Foundation. From the first graduating class at West Henderson High School, Dr. Flynn went on to earn a B.S. degree in Education from Western Carolina College. He followed that with a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Administration and earned the first Audio Visual Director’s Certificate issued at Western Carolina. He holds an Education Specialist degree from WCU and a Doctoral Degree in Administration from the University of Georgia.
Kohlan retired in 2004 after a 38 year career in education as a teacher, audio visual consultant for the South Carolina Department of Education, principal at Walhalla High School in S.C. and at his alma mater West Hendersonville H.S. He served as Secondary Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent for Henderson County Schools. Dr. Flynn has taught at Western Carolina College, the University of South Carolina and at Mars Hill University.
On a personal note, Kohlan has been married to wife Linda for 51 years and they have two daughters, Jennifer Zarins and Lindy Rose and twin 8-year old grandchildren Addison and Caden.
“Pardee Hospital is really a community hospital and deserves our personal and financial support.”
Join us Friday, October 26 for our second to last Inside Pardee of the 2018 calendar year. October’s Inside Pardee will feature Dr. David Ellis, Chief Medical Officer at Pardee Hospital, speaking about Opioids, Past, Present and Future. Dr. Ellis is also a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Pardee Center for Gynecology. He has been a member of the Pardee team for over 30 years. Although Dr. Ellis specializes in women’s well being and health, his Inside Pardee talk will focus on the opioid epidemic sweeping through America.
Dr. Ellis’s interest on this particular topic sparked when he read Sam Quinones’ Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Since reading this nonfiction, Dr. Ellis has partnered with HopeRx in an effort to raise awareness about the opioid crisis both locally and regionally. He has interviewed with news stations, taken part in panels and delivered speeches on the topic of opioid abuse. We are excited to hear from Dr. Ellis himself on October 26 at noon. RSVP to Nancy Christy at the Pardee Foundation to secure your spot.
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.
THANK YOU Norm’s Minit Wash on Kanuga for your generous donation to the Pardee Hospital Foundation!
During the months of June and July, Norm’s Minit Wash on Kanuga Road donated $1.00 from every Rain-X Car Wash to Pardee Patient Care through the Pardee Hospital Foundation. Windshield flyers letting people know “YOU’VE BEEN SPOTTED BY THE DIRTY CAR PATROL” were placed on vehicles needing a sparkling wash at Norm’s. These “gentle” reminders helped to raise over $1,800.