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Dr. Jones retiring after 48 years

Dr. Michael Jones will retire on Monday, Sept. 28. Dr. Michael Jones will retire on Monday, Sept. 28.

Dr. Michael Jones,an East Flat Rock native who has spent most of his career at Pardee Hospital, will retire on Monday after 48 years, the last 13 at the Wound Healing Center, Pardee UNC Health Care announced.

 

Jones spent the majority of his 48-year career in Hendersonville. In his 13 years with the Wound Healing Center, he has treated all chronic, non-healing wounds, including trauma wounds, venous stasis wounds, diabetic wounds, surgical wounds and more.

“I have really enjoyed my time at Pardee. It is a good hospital with a great staff that I will miss,” Dr. Jones said in a news release. “I look forward to seeing the growth of Pardee in the coming years.”

Born and raised in East Flat Rock, Jones studied medicine at UNC at Chapel Hill. In his third year of medical school he completed an externship at Pardee and decided that is where he wanted to work. After completing a surgical residency at the Medical College of Georgia and serving in the Army for two years after residency as a field surgeon at Fort McClellan in Alabama, Jones moved to home to Hendersonville and worked as a general surgeon from 1979 to 2010.

He worked part-time at the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center when it opened at Pardee in 2007. He gave up surgery and moved to wound care fulltime in 2010. The center has received the Center of Distinction Award, which recognizes achieving outstanding clinical outcomes seven times since 2010. It has also earned the Center of Excellence Award, for high patient satisfaction and high quality standards, six times since 2010.