The first Rhythm & Brews concert in downtown Hendersonville was a HUGE success! Thanks to all who came out for the fun!
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About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets with its spring promotion, “Just 3% do, will you?”
The Red Cross appreciates those who make it a priority to give blood and will offer a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to presenting blood and platelet donors between April 1 and June 30, 2013.
“While only about three percent of the population donates blood, many of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime,” said Delisa English, chief executive officer, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients who depend on transfusions. It is important that our donors realize the impact they have on the lives of so many.”
Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities
Friday, May 17
Mills River United Methodist Church Blood Drive
137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Please call 243-3735 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Monday, May 20
American Red Cross Henderson Chapter Blood Drive
203 2nd Avenue East, Hendersonville
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Please call 693-5605 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday, May 21
Valley Hill Fire Department Blood Drive
1675 Willow Road, Hendersonville
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Please call Alan Shaver at 692-2581 extension 102 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Friday, May 24
Blue Ridge Mall Blood Drive
1800 Four Seasons Boulevard, Hendersonville
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Please call Bill Roseborough at 231-1372 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Friday, May 24
Covenant Presbyterian Church Blood Drive
2101 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Please call Betty Capps at 693-8651 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, May 25
Ebenezer Baptist Church Blood Drive
2557 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Please call Kevin Jackson at 696-9300 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday, May 28
First United Methodist Church Blood Drive
204 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Please call 693-4275 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Wednesday, May 29
Saint James Church Blood Drive
766 North Main Street, Hendersonville
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Please call 693-7458 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Park Ridge Health is excited to announce the groundbreaking of Park Ridge Health at Biltmore Park, a state-of-the art medical center focused on providing healing and hope to thousands in the Asheville area. The site of the new facility was selected to provide the most convenient location possible, right off of I-26 across from the entrance to Biltmore Park. The center will host many of the area’s primary and specialty care physicians, and will provide extended hours and weekend access for care, along with imaging and lab services, all under one roof.
“When we open our doors in 2014, this will be the new medical home for thousands of patients who have already partnered with Dr. Denise Ingram, Dr. John Lang, Dr. Teresa Bradley, Dr. Leah Swann, Dr. Ron Johnson and Dr. Wade Grainger for their ongoing health care needs,” said Jason Wells, Vice President for Physician Services at Park Ridge Health. “Additionally, we believe thousands more will make this their new health care home as they will now have access to many of the area’s leading specialists in one strategically designed facility. Park Ridge Health will offer primary care and secondary care through specialties including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Neurology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. I believe what we are creating in the Asheville area is unprecedented, namely, a unified network of primary care physicians and specialists all sharing a common electronic medical records system, providing world-class coordination of care and serving patients side-by-side at a convenient location.”
“Park Ridge Health has provided primary care services at Biltmore Park and the surrounding area for many years, and this new medical center represents a strategy to consolidate many South Asheville physician practices into one cost-efficient location,” said Jimm Bunch, President & CEO of Park Ridge Health. “With this innovative project, we can maximize the services we offer to the community, continue to raise the bar in quality of service and ease access to care.”
Park Ridge Health at Biltmore Park will house 16 physicians and their medical teams who will collectively serve hundreds of patients each day. The four-story, 25,000-square-foot medical center will feature two balconies on the third and fourth floors offering views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The modern building was designed by local Asheville architectural firm Bowers, Ellis & Watson. The design team focused on creating an environment to support health and healing, while using industry-leading walls and windows to insulate the building and minimize environmental impact. The site will also feature extensive landscaping with indigenous, drought resistant plantings, as well as low-glare site lighting to reduce light pollution at night. The stone for the building was locally quarried in Fletcher.
Park Ridge Health partnered with Asheville’s H&M Constructors for the Biltmore Park project, and has exhibited a strong effort to utilize local construction teams for the creation of the $10 million health care facility.
“This project is yet another example of Park Ridge Health’s unwavering commitment to providing leading-edge health care services and facilities for our community,” said Carlo Mainardi, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Chief Medical Officer for Park Ridge Health. “It is a tremendous investment at a challenging time in health care, but we believe that choice in health care options is critical and remain passionate about meeting the needs of our community.”
The new facility will employ more than 50 team members, including medical assistants, lab and imaging technicians, and registered nurses. “Park Ridge Health continues to be a major economic engine for the region, investing more than $300 million in salaries and benefits into the community over the past five years for the 1,200 team members who serve our region with distinction,” said Karsten Randolph, Chief Financial Officer for Park Ridge Health.
“Park Ridge Health places significant importance on each patient’s experience, and because of that, we are eager to open this new medical center,” shared Camy Horrell, Director of Park Ridge Experience. “We have designed the building and experience completely with each patient in mind. Along with the new state-of-the-art facility, Park Ridge Health will offer online appointment scheduling, optional text messaging reminders and same-day access to care for our patients. This type of care in a non-congested convenient location, along with comprehensive medical services under one roof, is a desire that is continually expressed in our community.”
The community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for Park Ridge Health at Biltmore Park on Tuesday, April 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the construction site, which is located directly off I-26, Exit 37, across from Biltmore Park. Many of the physicians who will serve patients at Park Ridge Health at Biltmore Park will be taking part in the ceremony and are already taking new patient appointments at their current locations in Biltmore Park and the South Asheville area. To establish care now with a physician who will serve in the new medical center, please call 855.PRH.LIFE.
2013 Saluda Arts Festival Dedicated to Memory of John Waddill
SALUDA, NC – The artwork by John Waddill has been a trademark for the Saluda Arts Festival since 2006 when Mr. Waddill permitted the use of one of his watercolors to the Saluda Business Association.