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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Pardee steps up as the ‘safety net’ in a crisis

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When it comes to news about medicine, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has consumed all the oxygen in the room — forgive the expression — for going on two and a half years.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee | Pardee UNC Health Care | COVID-19 Pardee

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SUPER LONG COVID: Patient discharged after 100 days at Pardee

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Dozens of Pardee doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff lined hospital corridors as a patient was wheeled to the exit last Thursday. Marcos was hospitalized with complications from Covid-19 a few days before Christmas and discharged after spending 100 days at the facility, 60 of them in the Intensive Care Unit.   Read Story »

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Pardee partnership to create vaccine clinic recognized in medical journal

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A Pardee UNC Health Care team that was instrumental in the development and operation of an indoor mass Covid-19 vaccination clinic published a report about the successful partnership in the International Journal of Infection Control.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | Covid-19 vaccination

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Omicron variant peak not here yet, infectious disease chief says

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The area has not yet seen the peak of the omicron variant and as cases increase Pardee UNC Health Care is experiencing a heavy patient census, Chris Parsons, Pardee's medical director for infectious disease, said Friday. Statewide, data shows that the Covid burden on providers is higher than at any time during the pandemic.   Read Story »

Tags: Chris Parsons | infectious disease | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | omicron

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Newest surge, workforce and testing shortage put Pardee under 'perfect storm' of stress, CEO says

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It is rare that I personally reach out to members of our community to share a direct message from Pardee. Usually, it would be to share some good news about an award or a new service that we’ve added to our system. Unfortunately, that is not the case today.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 mental health

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Pardee receives limited supply of treatment for Omicron

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As a follow up to its announcement regarding the closing of its outpatient Covid infusion clinic, Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it has received a limited supply of therapeutic antibodies that are to be used in treating the Omicron variant of the virus.   Read Story »

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Pardee ends monoclonal antibody treatments, citing Omicron, supply issues

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Citing an increase in cases as a result of the Omicron variant, a lack of effective monoclonal antibody treatments for the new variant and supply issues nationally, Pardee UNC Health Care ceased operating its infusion clinic on Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | Covid-19 booster | omicron

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Ellis bows out Dec. 30 after serving as Pardee CMO, general in Covid war

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When he was appointed chief medical officer of Pardee UNC Health seven years ago, David Ellis could not possibly have predicted that he would spend the final 22 months of his career as a field general in the war on a pandemic.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | coronavirus politics | David Ellis

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Hospitalizations are up, most unvaccinated

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While Pardee UNC Health has seen a rise in patient admissions, physicians have found that outpatient antibody treatments have been effective in keeping hospitalizations at bay and preventing deaths, the hospital’s chief medical officer said.   Read Story »

Tags: Dr. David Ellis | COVID-19 Pardee | David Ellis | vaccination incentives | vaccine Covid | Covid misinformation | coronavirus masks

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'Insurance folks are printing money' while hospitals suffer, Pardee CEO says

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Pardee Hospital, which had been cruising along with a healthy profit margin before the coronavirus, limped to the end of its 2019-20 fiscal year in the black only because it received federal stimulus money, Pardee President and CEO Jay Kirby told the Board of Commissioners this month.   Read Story »

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Blue Ridge Honor Flight feeds medical front line

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Blue Ridge Honor Flight volunteers are used to honoring soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who served on the front lines in combat. On Thursday they turned their efforts to workers on the front lines of coronavirus treatment, the world war that is consuming health care providers.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | coronavirus charity

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Spared a coronavirus surge, hospitals starting to reopen for business

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The atmosphere was somber when Pardee UNC Health CEO Jay Kirby stepped to the microphone at a meeting of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners in the Historic Courthouse the morning of Friday, March 27.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | covid-19 assisted living centers

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Measures have helped county avoid hospital surge, AdventHealth leader says

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Henderson County has seen success limiting community spread of the coronavirus and preventing a surge of patients that would overwhelm its two hospitals, AdventHealth’s chief medical officer told community leaders Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government | COVID-19 Pardee

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Rural hospitals sound code blue on finances

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers shifted their focus away from the coronavirus surge for the first time during the Tuesday, April 14, meeting of the House Committee on COVID-19 Health Care Working Group.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus government | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

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Pardee announces telehealth options

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Fast-tracked to maximize patient safety and minimize unnecessary exposure to coronavirus or other respiratory illness, Pardee UNC Health announced telehealth options for their patients.   Read Story »

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The right place for a crisis

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It seems like ages ago when physicians, hospital administrators, first responders and county administrators filled a training room at the Thomas H. Thompson Emergency Services Center to talk about the coronavirus.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | COVID-19 Pardee | covid-19 Carolina Village

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Execs take pay cut, workers put on flex schedules as Pardee's revenue drops

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Facing reduced patient revenue despite unprecedented activity in response to Covid-19, Pardee UNC Health Care is reducing pay for top executives and putting front-line workers on a schedule that will flex with demand.   Read Story »

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Patient who died of Covid-19 was Carolina Village resident

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The patient who died of Covid-19 at Pardee UNC Health hospital on Thursday night was a resident of Carolina Village who had been admitted previously, discharged to the life care center's medical wing, then readmitted to Pardee, Carolina Village administrator Kevin Parries told residents in a website message.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Village | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | covid-19 Carolina Village

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Hospital leaders tell legislators about revenue challenges

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RALEIGH —Hospital leaders are sharing concerns about protective equipment and lower revenue as lawmakers look for ways to help the health care system fight COVID-19.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

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Remain calm, ignore 'lockdown, checkpoint' rumors, don't panic buy

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Sheriff Lowell Griffin is urging residents to remain calm, use common sense and ignore unfounded rumors as they live under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders imposed Friday by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and Gov. Roy Cooper.   Read Story »

Tags: Lowell Griffin | COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 stay home order | COVID-19 law enforcement

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Pardee has patient with COVID-19

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Pardee UNC Health is currently caring for a patient in the hospital who has tested positive for COVID-19, the hospital announced Friday afternoon.   Read Story »

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Pardee, EMS issue calls for protective gear donations

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In preparation for an increase in patients related to COVID-19, Pardee UNC Health and the Henderson County emergency services have issued a call for much-needed medical supplies to help protect their health care workers.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical

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As it braces for COVID-19 surge, Pardee sees regular revenue drop

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While it ramps up unprecedented safety precautions, prepares for a surge in patients and juggles calls to 14 different vendors seeking COVID-19 test kits, Pardee/UNC Health is seeing regular patient revenue drop precipitously, the hospital board was told Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus | COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee | COVID-19 medical | COVID-19 test