Angela Templeton, Registered Nurse II, PCU
Angela Templeton is a lifelong local. She was born at Pardee, attended Hendersonville High School, and remembers a time when five of her relatives were all working at Pardee. Today, she is a registered nurse in our Progressive Care Unit, and believes this is her calling. “As long as I remember, nursing is what I wanted to do. My work excites me because I can actually help others.”
Angela is currently undergoing cancer treatment at Pardee, allowing her an opportunity to experience firsthand the dedicated and compassionate care nurses provide every day. “Day to day I see tangible evidence of the care we provide,” she says.
Amy Ross, RN I-Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department (ED)
When asked why she became a nurse, ED Nurse Amy Ross says, “to hopefully make a difference in people’s lives.” That’s exactly what she’s doing. Her hours on the floor of the Emergency Department are spent facilitating care to a multitude of patients, including the critically ill. Amy is inspired by the “amazing teamwork” of her fellow team members and is excited to be “working for an organization that is constantly trying to grow and expand.”
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Andrew Schmidt joined Pardee Hospital Foundation in November 2023 as a Donor Engagement Officer. Andrew began his career in fundraising at his alma mater, Sewanee: The University of the South, as an assistant director in charge of reunions and volunteers, working on milestone giving campaigns as well as alumni engagement and stewardship events. Andrew holds a BA in Philosophy from Sewanee and recently earned a MA in Applied Arts & Sciences from the Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Andrew previously served the Henderson Country community as an Advancement Analyst at nearby Kanuga Conference Center, where he was responsible for donor database administration, prospect research, and raising funds in support of a $15M capital campaign centered on a comprehensive renovation of the then-47-year-old Kanuga Lake Inn. Andrew looks forward to helping advance the mission of UNC Health and Pardee Hospital Foundation across the Western North Carolina region, and particularly in Transylvania County. When he’s not out and about visiting with donors, you can usually find Andrew scampering around DuPont and Pisgah with his wife, Sara and preschool-age son, Arthur.