Western NC

VOL12 ISS2 2017

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36 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — WESTERN NC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 HEALTH & WELLNESS Haywood Regional Medical Center Hospice & Palliative Care offers six inpatient hospice beds for the community. The Homestead (as it is known) is the first facility of its kind west of Asheville. Operating from Hendersonville, North Carolina, Pardee Hospital is a community hospital founded more than 60 years ago. The system is currently managed by UNC Health Care. It is the first and only hospital in North Carolina to be accredited with the International Organization for Standardization for quality health care standards. Licensed for 222 acute care beds, Pardee is the second-largest employer in Henderson County. Several locations operate separately from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, two urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. At Pardee, they consider your family's health and well- being a priority. Home to a number of nationally recognized programs, Pardee offers cancer care, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, heart & vascular care, women's health, emergency medicine, primary care, stroke care, wellness services and more. Whether you need surgery, chemotherapy, emergency care, a health screening or just someone to talk to when you are ill, the highly trained physicians and team at Pardee are available. Two Pardee doctors recently received national accolades when it was announced that James Radford, M.D., of Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee, and Steven Crane, M.D., of WNC Family Medical Center, were both peer-selected to the Best Doctors in America ® List for 2017-2018. Only about 4 percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, as a result of the biennial Best Doctors Poll. Also reaching out into all of western North Carolina from Hendersonville is Park Ridge Health, a 'faith- based' hospital serving the mind, soul and body to all those in need of healing, health, or hope. Park Ridge from the very beginning has been home to medical 'firsts' - from employing the very first registered nurses in North Carolina to offering the first 64-slice CT scanner in the state. Their dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. Park Ridge Health was honored to receive recognition as part of Adventist Health System for Becker's Hospital Review's 2017 list of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. The 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare distinction recognizes Park Ridge for their commitment to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures, and offering competitive benefits to their employees. Park Ridge Health has also been recognized with the 2017 QUEST ® Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company. Only six hospitals received the award for achieving top performance in all six of the areas measured in Premier's nationally acclaimed QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence- based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use. Park Ridge Health also congratulates its Home Health care team for earning a 5-Star Rating for Patient Satisfaction in the recent Medicare Home Health Compare ranking. It is the only Home Health group in this region to earn the 5-Star Rating. According to Jimm Bunch, Park Ridge Health President and CEO, "The care Park Ridge Health provides doesn't start and stop at the doors of our hospital or physicians' offices. We understand the healing power of being in the comfort of your own home. Our Home Health team is an excellent example of our dedication to whole person care – body, mind and spirit. They go out of their way to join each patient on his/her health journey." Perhaps most surprising of all in western North Carolina health options is the quality of healthcare available in the small community of Columbus, North Carolina near the NC/SC border. Surrounded by hardwoods and mountain laurel, residents of Polk County and Upstate South Carolina take comfort knowing that their St. Luke's Hospital offers a wide array of acute care health services and advanced technology with an extra dose of personalized attention. "At St. Luke's Hospital, we are dedicated to providing high quality care in a warm, caring and safe environment. From all indications, we do that extremely well," says Jim Bross, CEO/Administrator of St. Luke's. "From life-saving 24/7 emergency care to preventive screenings, St. Luke's Hospital is here to provide the attention, the skills and services the area may need. But it's also our desire to provide the tools you may need for your health information and awareness." In 2008, St. Luke's joined forces with Carolinas HealthCare System of Charlotte. Since that time St. Luke's has become a Top Performer in quality measures for treating pneumonia and for surgical care. The Joint Commission (JCAHO) named St. Luke's Hospital a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. St. Luke's is one of only 39 hospitals in North Carolina to be recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on such Key Quality Measures. Long recognized for providing "high touch" healthcare, St. Luke's Hospital provides "high tech" services such as all digital imaging capabilities, 24-hour physician-staffed Emergency Department, impressive surgical services, advancements in orthopedic surgery and rehab and respectful geriatric-psychiatric care for older adults suffering with depression, dementia, Alzheimer's and other mental health issues. As mentioned earlier, St. Luke's is fast becoming a regional leader in orthopedic surgery due to its association with Dr. Brian Rosenberg. Together, Rosenberg and St. Luke's are offering patients exciting new procedures in hip and custom-fit knee replacement with amazing outcomes including shorter hospital stays and improved recovery periods. Dr. Rosenberg has

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