Mark Your Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

Before you know it, October 18th will be here and it will be time for the Pardee Hospital Foundation’s annual Women Helping Women luncheon.
For 22 years, Women Helping Women has been an initiative to help provide financial resources for women needing healthcare in our community. The luncheon is a major source of funding, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests.
Please plan to join us as we enjoy a lovely lunch, honor the Women of Hope recipients, and are inspired by our guest speaker, Tracey Conway.
Conway, an Emmy Award winning actress and comedienne shares her story of literally dropping dead on stage from sudden cardiac arrest. Her chances of survival were barely one in 20, but after six defibrillator shocks, paramedics brought her back to life. She has turned her story, “Cross my Heart and Hope to Live,” into a series of lively and poignant anecdotes that touch and inspire.

2019 Black Tie and Boots Gala Wrap-Up

2019 Black Tie and Boots Gala Wrap-Up

Black Tie and Boots Gala was an Evening to Remember!

The Horse Shoe Farm provided the perfect setting for Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Black Tie & Boots Gala on Saturday, June 15. The gala brought nearly 350 attendees together to celebrate Pardee Hospital’s most recent achievements and recognition of physicians and philanthropists.

Panoramic views of the beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains and a picture perfect evening provided the backdrop for this popular event held each year to raise funds to advance the quality of health care in the region and offer advanced compassionate care in Henderson County and the surrounding region.

Guests enjoyed an upscale Texas style dinner of Pastrami Rubbed Slow Roasted Short Ribs served by Dining Innovations, topped off with a layered Strawberry Short-cake! A silent Auction and raffle for a Ranch Experience trip, along with dancing to the music of Free Flow rounded out the evening.

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Physician and Philanthropist of the Year – see related article for complete details! To view photos of the evening click here.

Awards Presentation at Annual Gala

Awards Presentation at Annual Gala

Pardee Hospital Foundation Announces Physician and Philanthropist of the Year

Pardee Hospital Foundation named Dr. Werner C. Brooks “Physician of the Year” and Greg Burnette “Philanthropist of the Year” at the Foundation’s Black Tie and Boots Gala held at The Horse Shoe Farm, Saturday, June 15.

The Physician of the Year Award is given to a Pardee physician whose career has been defined by medical excellence, dedication to compassionate patient care, and a commitment to improving the lives of people throughout the community. Dr. Werner Brooks was nominated by several of his patients for exemplifying such characteristics. Dr. Brooks joined the Pardee Medical Staff in 1998 at Blue Ridge Bone and Joint. A member of the Henderson County Medical Society, North Carolina Medical Society, and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, he specializes in general orthopedic surgery, knee and shoulder surgery, sports medicine and total joint replacements. His patients mention his professionalism, exceptional skill, compassion, and advice for follow-up care.

Greg Burnette was recognized as Philanthropist of the Year. The Philanthropist of the Year award is presented to a member of the community who has made outstanding contributions to Pardee Hospital, to Pardee Hospital Foundation, and towards the improvement of community health care. Greg is very active in the community. He is an Area Executive for First Citizens Bank. He has served on numerous non-profit boards, including The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Four Sea-sons Hospice, The United Way of Henderson County, the Henderson County Family YMCA and the YMCA of Western North Carolina, and the Pardee Hospital Foundation. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Henderson County Hospital Board of Directors.

“Dr. Brooks and Greg Burnette are both wonderful representatives of our community,” said Kimerly Hinkelman, Pardee Hospital Foundation Executive Director. “Pardee Hospital is a better place because of them and we would not be able to provide the care our community deserves without these individuals. We thank them for their service to Pardee and to our community.”

A-MAIZ-ING 6th Annual Cornhole Tournament

A-MAIZ-ING 6th Annual Cornhole Tournament

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

Women Helping Women Luncheon

Women Helping Women Luncheon

More than 425 men and women gathered at Blue Ridge Community College on Friday, October 19 to raise over $166,000 to help uninsured and underinsured women at Pardee Hospital with health care expenses. In addition, a group of Pardee physicians raised $7,500 and challenged those in attendance to match their contribution. To date more than $9,000 has been raised in matched donations.

The money raised from Pardee Hospital’s Women Helping Women program provides financial assistance for breast cancer and breast health, heart disease, osteoporosis, other women’s cancers and critical needs for women’s health. In addition preventative screenings and treatment are available to qualified patients.
The 21st annual event, hosted by Pardee Hospital Foundation, honored the 2018 “Woman of Hope,” Lisa Bryant who shared her inspirational story of a Stage II breast cancer diagnosis in April of 2017 , twenty chemo sessions, a year of infusions and four surgeries. In August of 2018, she was declared cancer-free. Bryant, Artistic Director at Flat Rock Playhouse joins 56 past recipients as an honored Woman of Hope.

“I hope that I will always recall the kindness and compassion that was extended to me daily by so many people,” Bryant said. “I hope that I will always return that kindness and compassion and model leading with a caring heart as life’s journey continues.”

Each year, the event features a guest speaker who presents a message of hope and inspiration. This year, New York Times best selling author Kelly Corrigan shared her passion for cancer care and how it leads to a tremendous growth experience. Her message and her books have grown from her personal battle with breast cancer while caring for her father who was also undergoing cancer treatment.

21st Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon

21st Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon

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.