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Fletcher Business

Pardee, AdventHealth chart strategies for a changing health care market

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Among the certainties in the new year is change on the health care front, and nowhere is that change as certain as in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | Pardee | Pardee CEO Jay Kirby | Adventist Health System | Jimm Bunch | AdventHealth

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | Pardee | Pardee CEO Jay Kirby | Jimm Bunch

Fletcher Business

Park Ridge breaks ground on Arden urgent care practice

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Fletcher News

Broccoli recall prompts warning from Park Ridge

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Park Ridge Health warned patients and cafeteria diners that a supplier of broccoli the hospital served has issued a voluntary recall of the vegetable because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | food safety

Henderson County News

Park Ridge owner agrees to $115M fine

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The corporate owner of Park Ridge Health has agreed to pay a $115 million fine for filing false or inflated insurance claims and paying kickbacks to physicians for hospital referrals in violation of state and federal law, according to a settlement agreement filed Monday in a whistleblower case originally brought by three Park Ridge employees.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

Sports medicine practice changing partners

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An orthopedic practice that has a relationship through sports medicine with area high schools is switching its affiliation from Park Ridge Health to Pardee Hospital.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | Pardee | health | Pardee CEO Jay Kirby | Southeastern Sports Medicine

Henderson County News

Jury delivers verdict in Rosner case

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Fletcher News

Rosner speaks at trial

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For the first time since time since the North Carolina Medical Board suspended his medical license, Dr. Michael Rosner spoke publicly and at length about his career, his surgeries and the controversy and lawsuits they have brought on.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | Dr. Michael Rosner | Adventist Health System

Fletcher News

Truth elusive in Justus v. Rosner trial

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In any span of 45 minutes in the Justus v. Rosner medical malpractice practice case, the facts seem straightforward, even unassailable.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | Dr. Michael Rosner | medical malpractice cases

Fletcher Business

Attorneys present arguments in Rosner case

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Lawyers for plaintiff Billy Justus said on Monday they would prove that Dr. Michael Rosner engaged in a "civil conspiracy" when he performed unnecessary surgery on Pamela Justus in 2000 while defense attorneys countered that they would show that the neurosurgeon acted responsibly and adhered to professional standards.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health | Dr. Michael Rosner | medical malpractice cases

Fletcher Business

ROSNER CASE: Surgeon bolsters plaintiff's case on necessity of surgeries

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The last surgeon to treat Pamela Jane Justus before her death testified Thursday that in his opinion the operations Dr. Michael Rosner performed on her were not warranted by the condition of her spine and were a contributing factor to her death 12 years later.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health | Dr. Michael Rosner | medical malpractice cases

Henderson County News

TIMELINE: Justus v. Rosner

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Fletcher Business

High drama, high stakes in store in malpractice case

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  Pamela Jane Justus had been suffering from pain and fatigue for many years when she first visited Dr. Michael Rosner, a neurosurgeon practicing at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, on June 7, 2000.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | Dr. Michael Rosner | Adventist Health System | Judge Zoro J. Guice Jr. | medical malpractice cases

Fletcher Business

Park Ridge wins recognition for patient safety

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Park Ridge Health is one of 10 hospitals in the country to receive the Premier Partnership for Patients Award for success in patient safety.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Park Ridge buys cinema land for health campus

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Staking a claim on Hendersonville's busiest gateway, Park Ridge Health has purchased the old Four Seasons Cinema facility for a development that it called a health campus.     Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

Cinema purchase fuels talk of Park Ridge development

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The purchase of the old Four Seasons Cinema property by commercial real estate brokers fueled speculation that Park Ridge Health is about to announce a medical-related development on the site.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Park Ridge to test DUI blood samples

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FLETCHER — Park Ridge Health is entering into agreements with local prosecutors to process blood alcohol samples taken by law enforcement officers, speeding up the process and potentially helping to catch up on a backlog of cases.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

Park Ridge names nurse of the year

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Park Ridge Health announced that Debra Williams has been selected as "Nurse of the Year."   Read Story »

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Laurel Park Business

Park Ridge adds internist at Laurel Park

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Dr. Charles Harpe, a board-certified internal medicine physician, has joined Park Ridge Health's integrated network of providers and specialists.     Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | physicians

Henderson County News

'Rob's Big Losers' to promote lifestyle overhaul

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Hundreds of people have joined the ranks of "Rob's Big Losers" to actively pursue a healthier lifestyle. This month the program is coming to the Hendersonville area.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health and fitness | WLOS-TV

Henderson County News

Park Ridge adds family practitioner at Biltmore

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Park Ridge Health is pleased to welcome Teresa Bradley, M.D., board-certified in family medicine, to its network of primary care providers.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | physicians

Henderson County Sports

Driving range to become soccer park

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NAPLES — The Henderson County Soccer Association is building a 22-acre soccer park at the old Jake's Driving Range property, which is closing on Feb. 1 after 43 years as a family-run business.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | golf | Henderson County soccer association | Dr. John Strickland | Mike Justice | Jake's Driving Range

Henderson County Business

Apodaca shoots down Mission COPA study

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The state Senate won't pursue further study of the state certificate that permitted the Mission-St. Joseph's hospital merger eight years ago, state Sen. Tom Apodaca said.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | Pardee-Mission joint venture | Mission Health

Fletcher Business

House panel orders Mission and Park Ridge to talk

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Mission Hospital said it was pleased with a state House committee's recommendation that it meet with Park Ridge Health "to discuss patient care in Western North Carolina."   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | health care | Pardee-Mission joint venture | Mission Health

Henderson County Business

Mission permit denial won't slow joint campus, Pardee officials say

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State regulators have rejected an application by Mission Hospitals to locate an endoscopy clinic at the new medical complex the Asheville hospital is building jointly with Pardee Hospital in Fletcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | Pardee-Mission joint venture | Mission Hospitals

Fletcher Business

Park Ridge recognized for workplace safety

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Park Ridge Health has been recognized for workplace safety. It was the only hospital in Western North Carolina to be recognized in this year's North Carolina Department of Labor Annual Safety Awards.   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 »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Pardee Hospital | Park Ridge Health | Pardee-Mission joint venture | Mission Hospitals

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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Henderson County Politics

PAC pushes Park Ridge 'friends' in Republican primary

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FLETCHER — A retired CEO and two other supporters of Park Ridge Health Care formed a Political Action Committee in hopes of electing county commissioners who tilt in favor of the Fletcher hospital.   Read Story »

Tags: Park Ridge Health | Pardee-Mission joint venture

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 »

Tags: Fletcher | Pardee Hospital | Park Ridge Health | health care | Pardee-Mission joint venture