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Henderson County Business

Pardee board welcomes three new members

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Pardee UNC Health Care is welcoming three new members of its 15-person board of directors.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

State sets hearing on day surgery facility application

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State regulators have set a hearing on Oct. 12 to receive comments on an application from Pardee UNC Health Care for permission to build a $16.3 million day surgery center in Mills River.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee wants to build day surgery center in Mills River

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Henderson County Business

Pardee board elects new officers, welcomes new members

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Pardee to open urgent care clinic in Mills River

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Henderson County Business

Pardee rebounding from 2016 loss

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A winter flu outbreak, a substantial gain in surgeries and cost controls propelled Pardee Hospital to a financial rebound from last year’s $13 million loss, administrators said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee ends fiscal year with $15M loss

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Henderson County Business

Pardee reports healthy finances

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Strong numbers in admissions, urgent care visits and surgeries kept Pardee Hospital on solid financial ground through the first 10 months of its fiscal year, Pardee’s Board of Directors was told on Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Gordon family donates $175K for healing garden

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Norm Gordon recalls a traumatic time when his mother fell ill in 1961.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee Hospital | philanthropy | Pardee Comprehensive Cancer Center | Norm Gordon | Marilyn Gordon

Henderson County Business

City Council OKs health-ed building

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Despite residents' concerns about traffic, the Hendersonville City Council last week gave its blessing to the three-story Joint Health Education Center on two acres of land on Sixth Avenue West at North Oak Street.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee Hospital | BRCC | Wingate University

Henderson County News

LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS: WCU dean's list, loft tour, Day of Dance

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Morris Broadband and Judy Stroud/State Farm Insurance are inviting nominations for the eighth annual Athena Leadership Award in memory of Vanessa Y. Mintz.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee forms Ebola response team

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Although the chance is remote that an Ebola patient will walk into Pardee Hospital, the hospital has adopted a strategy to be ready if it happens.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Health insurance costs dent bottom line at Pardee

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Pardee Hospital plans to spend $7 million on the new cancer center at the joint health sciences building on the hospital campus, the main capital expense in a 2015 budget.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee buys property adjacent to campus

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Pardee Hospital has purchased a half-acre lot at the corner of Justice Street and Ninth Avenue and the medical office building of surgeons Allan D. Huffman and Thomas L. Eisenhauer on Sixth Avenue at Fleming Street. The land purchases, which closed in July, together cost just under $1 million.     Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee cuts chaplaincy director post

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Pardee Hospital has eliminated its chaplaincy director position in a cost-cutting and administrative streamlining move.The hospital cut the fulltime position, held for many years by the Rev. Charles D. Kirby, and transferred supervision of the volunteer chaplains to its manager of auxiliary services.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee joins Mission's accountable care network

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Pardee Hospital will become a participant organization in the Mission Health Partners Accountable Care Organization.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee names physician, philanthropist of the year

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Friends and supporters of Pardee Hospital on Saturday honored the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year and 2014 Physician of the Year during the second annual Gala fundraiser sponsored by the Pardee Hospital Foundation.   Read Story »

Tags: Pardee Hospital | Pardee Hospital Foundation | Dr. William Medina | Dr. James Caserio

Henderson County Business

Pardee CEO sought accord amid discord

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Jay Kirby's first hospital job was working as a nursing assistant in an emergency room while attending the University of South Carolina.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County OKs $100,000 rescue for mental health

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday agreed to allocate $100,000 to expand mental health services at the county's community health agency, which is taking on some 700 patients that had been served at Pardee Hospital's out-patient clinic.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Wingate plans nursing, physical therapy degrees in new building

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Henderson County and the city of Hendersonville have agreed to buy an acre of land and build a $16 million health sciences building for use by Wingate University, which plans to add a nursing school and a physical therapy program to its current curriculum at its Hendersonville campus. Pardee and Blue Ridge Community College are also partners in the agreement, commiting to use space in the building as well.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Pardee Hospital | BRCC | Hendersonville City Council | Wingate University | Jerry McGee

Henderson County News

Pardee ranked No. 7 nationally in patient safety

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On the heels of other reports that ranked Pardee Hospital highly for quality of care, surgery and affordability, the Henderson County-owned facility has notched a national ranking. It's one of the safest hospitals in America, Consumer Reports magazine said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee, Park Ridge ranked in NC survey

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Park Ridge Health in Fletcher ranked third in patient satisfaction and Pardee Hospital was among six smaller hospitals to make a business magazine's list of "Best Hospitals" in North Carolina.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

You callin' me cheap? Thanks, Pardee says

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Alan House, the chief financial officer for Pardee Hospital, stood in front of a screen filled with logos of raters that had recognized the hospital for quality, safety and patient satisfaction: Consumer Reports magazine, the Leap Frog Group, Women's Choice, Health Grades and others.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Year in Review Business: Health care, bank shares and craft beer

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In health care the fight for market share continued in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Opinion

CEO: Pardee set to build on 2013 success

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Pardee's 60th birthday year will undoubtedly go down in the annals of our community's history as one of our most challenging but successful years.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

'Two midnights' rule dims Pardee's fiscal picture

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  Pardee Hospital officials said they will have to be "judicious about hiring" and carefully manage staffing levels as a decline in emergency room visits and patient admissions depressed first quarter revenue.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

UNC, Duke compete in health care, too

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Basketball is a game of runs. Maybe health care is too.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Pardee marks 60th birthday

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Celebrating its 60th birthday on Friday, Pardee Hospital called on a founding physician, Dr. William Lampley, to share his memories of the early days.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Moyer to serve 3rd term as Pardee chair

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The Pardee Hospital Board of Director unanimously re-elected Bill Moyer as chairman after changing the bylaws to allow him to serve a third year as the board's leader.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Officials celebrate Mission Pardee collaboration

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FLETCHER — Fletcher on Wednesday seemed far away from the pitched battle over Obamacare in Washington.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

County, Pardee seal deal with UNC Health Care

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners authorized Pardee Hospital to form a stronger relationship with management partner UNC Health Care that board members said best positions the county hospital for dramatic and unpredictable changes in the business of health care.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Pardee Hospital | Pardee | UNC Health Care

Hendersonville Business

Consumer Reports ranks Pardee surgeries No. 1 in N.C.

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Pardee Hospital was one of only two hospitals in North Carolina to receive the highest rating based on a review by Consumer Reports magazine of 27 types of surgeries, the hospital's medical chief of staff told the Board of Directors.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Commissioners appoint two of their own to Pardee board

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Henderson County commissioners appointed two of their own members to the Pardee Hospital Board of Directors today, reappointed board member Walter Carpenter and appointed Jack Summey, a former Pardee Board member.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

SLIDESHOW: Big crowd celebrates Pardee's 60th

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Pardee Hospital Foundation recognized the annual philanthropist of the year and its first physician of the year during a Diamond Jubilee dinner and dance that marked the hospital's 60th birthday at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall at BRCC.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

NC cuts worse than Obamacare, Pardee CEO says

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Pardee Hospital's CEO told the hospital Board of Directors on Wednesday that cuts by North Carolina leaders had done more to harm the county-owned hospital than the federal Affordable Care Act, which he suggested has shouldered the greater blame in the eyes of the public. Obamacare could cost Pardee $5.6 million a year, he said, while state cuts could chop the hospital's revenue by $8.2 million.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee celebrates 60th birthday

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Sixty years ago, construction was under way on a new hospital on Sixth Avenue between Justice and Fleming streets.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Pardee clinic affiliates with BRCHS

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Pardee Hospital's family practice center on the hospital campus will become a Blue Ridge Community Health Services clinic on Monday in a move that hospital leaders say preserves a valuable residency training program, saves Pardee money and expands access.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Pardee posts gains for first half of budget year

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Higher in-patient census, operating room surgeries and physician visits boosted Pardee Hospital revenue and accounted for healthy overall margins in March, the Board of Directors heard last month.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Pardee better off without politics

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners bent to the reality of both the free market and the government-controlled market when it acceded to a major change designed to eradicate politics from Pardee Hospital's governance.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Doc Lampley recalls early days of Pardee ER

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Ask William Lampley about the history of doctoring in Hendersonville and he barks back, "Where do you want to start?"   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Commissioners to gather at Pardee after hospital board meets

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners planned to gather at Pardee Hospital tonight for an announcement after the hospital's Board of Directors meets.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee donors toast $30M return on $1M foundation seed

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Seventeen years after a group of doctors, administrators and community leaders started the Pardee Hospital Foundation — starting with an initial gift of $190 — the foundation paid back the hospital with a check for $1 million.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

MISSION-PARDEE CAMPUS ADDING A NEW YMCA

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Pardee and Mission hospitals and the YMCA of Western North Carolina have agreed to add a new YMCA building to the Mission-Pardee health campus on the county line in Fletcher.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee adds internist

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Dr. Jamie M. Anthony has joined the staff of Pardee Internal Medicine Associates.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Amid cloudy forecast, Pardee outperforms budget

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Pardee Hospital is facing the best of times and the worst of times.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Triple threat could cost Pardee $54 million

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The triple threat of deep Medicare reductions, sequestration cuts scheduled to take effect Friday and the state Legislature's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to cover non-payers could cost Pardee Hospital $54 million over the next 10 years, the hospital CEO said Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

10 from Pardee make 'Best Doctors' list

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Ten Pardee-affiliated physicians recently appeared on the 2012 North Carolina's Best Doctors list and were recognized in Business North Carolina magazine.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Flu boosts Pardee's financial health

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The flu made Pardee Hospital healthier.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Pardee reports first baby of New Year

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Pardee Hospital reported the first baby of 2013 was born early today.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Rise in flu cases prompts Pardee to restrict visits

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A flu outbreak has prompted Pardee Hospital to impose restrictions on visits to patients.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee buys two parcels adjacent to hospital

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Pardee Hospital plans to clear a 62-year-old house across from the hospital and has no immediate plans for a medical office it bought on the oppposite corner of the two-square-block medical campus, officials say.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee orthopedic care scores high

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Orthopedic care at Pardee Hospital has been rated in the top 10 percent in the nation, according to a new report from Healthgrades, a provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County endorses grant for health campus sewer line

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FLETCHER — The Mission-Pardee health campus is in line for a funding boost to pay half the cost of running a sewer line to the joint project.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

County endorses utility line grant for joint venture

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FLETCHER — The Mission-Pardee health campus is in line for a funding boost to pay half the cost of running a sewer line to the joint project.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Keys to life: WD-40, duct tape, pimento cheese

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FLAT ROCK — You never know when you might go.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Pardee honors 'women of hope'

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FLAT ROCK — Debra Jesensky, suffering from breast cancer, heard about the cost of the long road of treatment, looked at her family's finances and decided it wasn't worth it. If cancer was a death sentence, she didn't want her death to destroy her family's financial stability too.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Commissioners appoint four Pardee board members

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday reappointed one member and appointed three new members to the Pardee Hospital Board of Directors.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee nurses win certification

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Three nurses employed by Pardee Hospital achieved national certification this month, the hospital said.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Newer Pardee survey scores rising, CEO says

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Pardee Hospital's patient satisfaction ratings were unchanged in the third quarter of 2011, according to survey results published last month by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Our destructive county commissioners

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Has there ever been a time when the county's elected leaders did more damage to the best interests of their constituents than the current Henderson County Board of Commissioners is doing?   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Two Pardee nurses make top 100 in N.C.

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Pardee Hospital's Pat Ashe, vice president clinical services and chief nursing officer, and Kathy Sanford, a staff nurse in Psychiatric and Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services (PATHS), have been named two of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina for 2012.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Mission taps Crane, a pioneer in reform, to direct primary care

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Dr. Steven D. Crane, a Hendersonville family practitioner and nationally recognized pioneer in lower-cost patient-centered care, has been named medical director of primary care at Mission Health.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Business

Gardening physician joins Flat Rock practice

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FLAT ROCK — Dr. Elizabeth Harding is now accepting new patients at Pardee Flat Rock Family Health Center.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Pardee physicians push back on ranking issue

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Pardee Hospital's physicians, other bedside care staff and staff members are working on several fronts to raise the hospital's patient satisfaction scores, physicians told the hospital Board of Trustees during its June meeting.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Pardee recognizes philanthropist of the year

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Eleanora Meloun, a longtime supporter of health care and organizations that help youth, was recognized Saturday by the Pardee Hospital Foundation as the Health Care Philanthropist of the year.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Sports

Pardee announces Mountain Medley triathlon

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Housing Assistance and Mainstay, along with Pardee Hospital, are excited to offer the Mountain Medley Triathlon Saturday, Sept. 8, at Camp Green Cove at Lake Summit in Tuxedo.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Politics

Justice closes campaign account

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FLETCHER — Dennis Justice, the unsuccessful candidate for District 2 of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, closed his campaign account after reporting that he raised $1,013.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee golf tourney raises $115,000

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Pardee Foundation's Seventeenth Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised more than $115,000 to purchase medical equipment for Pardee Hospital.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Pardee board welcomes UNC's peace pact

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Pardee Hospital leaders welcomed the news from Raleigh that state legislators had forced Pardee partner UNC Hospitals and its Raleigh competitor WakeMed to settle their differences and end their public feud.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

City blocks ICE from opening intake office

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Local government and Pardee Hospital officials are stepping up efforts to block federal immigration officials from opening an intake facility across the road from the hospital and next to a women's medical office.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

Physicians, residents spar over joint venture

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FLETCHER  — Park Ridge physicians, employees and other supporters on Wednesday lambasted a proposed endoscopy clinic that would be a key part of the health care campus that Mission and Pardee hospitals plan on the county line at Fletcher.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

Pardee board points to foes' electioneering

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The Pardee Hospital Board of Directors on Wednesday drew a distinction between its strict policy governing campaign activity and an effort by Park Ridge Health supporters that appears to endorse candidates who would block Pardee's planned clinic in Fletcher.   Read Story »

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