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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

Henderson County Business

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

Fletcher News

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

Henderson County News

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

Henderson County Business

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 »

Tags: COVID-19 Pardee

Henderson County News

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

Henderson County Business

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 »

Tags: coronavirus economy | COVID-19 Pardee

Henderson County News

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

Henderson County News

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

Henderson County News

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

Henderson County News

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 »

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 Pardee

Henderson County News

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

Henderson County Business

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