Award Recognizes Courageous Local Women in Effort to Raise Critical Healthcare Funds for Underserved Women in WNC

The Pardee Hospital Foundation announced this year’s Women of Hope recipients today: Lynn Easler, Virginia Spigener, and Sandy Williams. Every year, the Pardee Hospital Foundation honors women in the community who have experienced cancer or another serious health condition, and has shared her story of courage and perseverance.

Read our full press release here.

Words from the new Executive Director, Myles Fish:

Have we ever been more aware of our healthcare systems than we are right now? I don't think I have. I think I have been guilty of taking healthcare for granted - so long as I was not feeling ill. Covid-19 has changed that.

In new and dramatic ways, we have come to understand that everyone's health could potentially impact the health of an entire community. It was this realization that caused me to look at and then apply for the Executive Director position at the Pardee Hospital Foundation. I was surprised at what I found.

You don't have to look far to see some incredible neighborhood heroes stepping up in our community!

Did you know that Sierra Nevada donated cases of fresh lettuce, spinach, kale, peppers, herbs, and dairy products that our nutrition services team was able to incorporate into healthy meals at the hospital? Donations like these from local businesses have been such a great show of community support!

Did you know that throwing old pills away in the trash or flushing them can pose a threat to children, pets, or the water supply? Keep your home and the environment safe by using disposable pill packets. You can pick up free safe disposable pill packets at Pardee Hospital Foundation at 561 Fleming Street. These are available only while supplies last, so come by and get yours today!

A new high-tech, isolated room at Pardee Cancer Center in Hendersonville has a big purpose: using computer programs (BD IV prep) to walk technicians through every step while preparing an I-V compound.  Check out the WLOS segment here.