Kenmure residents donate $17,300 to Park Ridge Health for cancer care


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From the press release from Park Ridge Health:

Hendersonville, N.C. (August 20, 2012) – The Kenmure Fights Cancer committee presented Park Ridge Health with a gift of $17,300 on August 10 to support cancer care services. Nearly 15 members of the fundraising committee, including Committee Chair Kathrine Tims, were on-hand to present the check to Park Ridge Health President Jimm Bunch, Park Ridge Health Foundation Director Beth Davey and Diagnostic Imaging Director Todd Guffey.

Kenmure Fights Cancer’s generous 2012 donation of $17,300 will be used for Park Ridge Health’s purchase of a digital stereotactic breast biopsy unit. This unit will be used by highly trained radiologists and breast surgeons to obtain biopsies that will enhance patient care. Patients benefit greatly from this advanced technology because it pinpoints the exact location of breast microcalcifications or mass by using a computer and X-rays taken from two different angles. Using these coordinates, physicians can determine the exact location needed to perform a biopsy.

“We congratulate Kenmure Fights Cancer again for its commitment to cancer care in our Western North Carolina community,” said Jimm Bunch, president and CEO of Park Ridge Health. “The Kenmure community has generously donated more than $61,000 since 2008 to help fund cancer-fighting equipment and related needs for cancer patients here at Park Ridge. These efforts are truly life-changing and life-saving.”

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians and providers, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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