Tax Surprise

Tax Surprise

I was visiting a friend the other day and he told me about his tax surprise. Normally, a tax surprise is never good but he was pleasantly surprised. He said after calculating all of his charitable deductions, the new Standard Deduction was higher and the paperwork was much simpler. He expects to receive an increased refund.

I asked if the new standard deduction would discourage him from giving to charities. “On the contrary,” he said, “I intend to give more!”

Many people are experiencing similar pleasant surprises when doing their
taxes this year. The new Standard Deduction- $12,000 for individuals
($13,600 for 65+), $24,000 for couples ($26,300 for 65+)- has provided a wonderful opportunity to give to the causes and charities that you support throughout the year.
Instead of spending it on something that you won’t remember in a couple of weeks, consider donating it to Pardee Hospital with the satisfaction that you are giving the gift of health to a patient. If you decide to donate all or part of your refund to Pardee, you could designate your gift to: The Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Annual Fund which supports the greatest needs of the hospital; or The Foundation’s Cardiac Fund, which helps to acquire much-needed equipment as the Cardiology program grows.

Donations to either fund will help someone regain their health. And the donations are deductible from your next years’ taxes. Remember, this year’s refund is taxable income for next year!

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Pardee Hospital will honor their Volunteers with an annual luncheon at the Hendersonville Country Club on April 11th. The theme this year is: VOLUNTEERS: EVERY MOMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Pardee volunteers are so dedicated. They share their time by volunteering in a number of areas including: The Garden Café, Day Surgery, Emergency Department, Transport, Gift Shop, Reading Cart and Cancer Center.
Our Volunteers continue to grow with the organization, as evidenced by graciously responding to requests for new services including Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Mammography and as Patient Safety Attendants.

We are very thankful for and proud of our Volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering at Pardee, please contact Karla Reese at 828-696-4240 or karla.reese@unchealth.unc.edu. You can also go to Pardeehospital.org/about us/volunteer and complete the volunteer application.

2019 Summer Junior Volunteer Program

2019 Summer Junior Volunteer Program

Qualities we are looking for in our Junior Volunteers include dependability, promptness, honesty and professionalism. To be considered for a Junior Volunteer position, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years old by April 1, 2019
  • Submit All Application Documents:

1. Pardee Hospital Junior Volunteer Program Application
2. Junior Volunteer Health Form
3. Junior Volunteer Reference Form
4. Junior Volunteer Questionnaire and Pledge Form (both are on the same page)

Application Deadline is Thursday, April 11, 2019.
COMPLETE (include required signatures of both the student and parent/guardian)
RETURN all application documents, 1 through 4, to Karla Reese, Volunteer Services Manager.
ATTEND the REQUIRED orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

OR Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You must complete this orientation in its entirety – no exceptions.

  • To apply you may…
  • Email – karla.reese@unchealth.unc.edu OR Hand-deliver your completed application packet to Karla Reese personally. OR
  • Hand-deliver your completed application packet to Barbara Alexander, in the Spiritual Care Services Department. 828-696-1168. OR
  • You may mail it to:
    Pardee UNC Health Care Volunteer Services – Box 2 Attention: Karla Reese 800 N. Justice Street Hendersonville, NC 28791

The last day of the Junior Volunteer Program is Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Call Karla Reese with any questions: 828-696-4240

Patient Safety Attendant Program

Patient Safety Attendant Program

Pardee UNC Health Care is proud to introduce the Volunteer Patient Safety Attendant Program.

This program is designed to support the clinical staff as they provide for the safety and well-being of our patients. We have an increasing number of patients in the Pardee  Hospital Emergency Department who need extra support, and we are asking our community to help those who are most vulnerable.

Pardee is looking for compassionate, caring, personable and reliable volunteers to become Patient Safety Attendants. These volunteers will operate under the direct supervision of the patient’s nurse or charge nurse.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent, ability to read and write, and interpersonal skills to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of patients. Prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Volunteers will need to be on call for specific blocks of time at their convenience.
For more information:
Contact Karla Reese, Volunteer Services Manager at 828-696-4240, or karla.reese@unchealth.unc.edu

To complete an Adult Volunteer Application, go to: Pardeehospital.org/about us/volunteer

Cardiac Care at Pardee- Right Here, Right Now!

Cardiac Care at Pardee- Right Here, Right Now!

“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 frightening 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. 

April Inside Pardee

April Inside Pardee

Chaplain Molly Garnett, M.A., BCC
Pardee Spiritual Care Manager

Do you know who would make medical decisions for you if you suddenly could not speak for yourself?
Do your loved ones know your wishes for emergency medical care?
What difference can it make to have these conversations before
a crisis hits?
How does Pardee encourage and support you and your family to make sure your voice is heard above all others?