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Park Ridge Health South Asheville Grand Opening

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – Park Ridge Health will host a grand opening celebration at its new South Asheville campus on Sept. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Park Ridge Health South Asheville is located immediately off of I-26 at Exit 37.

“This grand opening is going to be very exciting for both the community and for our team members,” said Graham Fields, Assistant to the President at Park Ridge Health. “Park Ridge Health’s South Asheville campus was developed with our community and our patients in focus, so we can provide them with the best possible location and the best possible experience.”

The community is invited to drop in, meet care providers, and enjoy refreshments from Travinia Italian Kitchen, live music, tours of the new facility, a chance to meet Park Ridge Health staff and providers, prizes, giveaways and fun for the whole family.

At Park Ridge Health’s new health campus, patients will have access to many of the region’s leading primary providers and specialists, as well as other high-demand medical services. More than 20 physicians and providers will offer care at Park Ridge Health South Asheville, with extended hours, weekend hours and same-day appointments available.

“We’re eager to consolidate our exceptional medical practices in the South Asheville area under one extremely convenient location, all in an environment that will match Park Ridge Health’s nationally leading performance on patient engagement and patient safety,” said Jason Wells, Vice President of Physician Services at Park Ridge Health. “Our providers are looking forward to offering care in this beautiful new facility with incomparable access.”

The address for Park Ridge Health South Asheville is 15 Skyland Inn Drive, Arden, NC.

Three primary care providers accepting new patients at Park Ridge Health South Asheville campus

Park Ridge Health is pleased to welcome Steven Hauser, M.D., M.P.H., Virginia Hauser, A.R.N.P., F.N.P-B.C., M.P.H., and Katie Dager, P.A., to its new health campus in South Asheville. All three providers are accepting new patients.

Dr. Steven Hauser is an internal medicine physician accepting new patients ages 18 and over at Park Ridge South Asheville. Prior to his time at Park Ridge Health, he attended medical school and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami. Dr. Hauser has specific interest in health education and disease prevention. Prior to his medical training, he received a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology, the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations.  As an internist, Dr. Hauser cares for patients with an array of acute and chronic illnesses both common and complex.

“I enjoy internal medicine because I have the opportunity to care for the whole patient, while still having sufficient knowledge to coordinate patient care with sub-specialists,” Dr. Hauser says.

Virginia Hauser, A.R.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., M.P.H., is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Park Ridge Health South Asheville. Prior to practicing as a nurse practitioner, she was a clinical educator in Women’s Health, augmenting her skills with a Masters in Public Health. Virginia completed her nursing training at the University of Miami. She has experience in oncology, primary care and women’s health.  During her career, Virginia has cared for patients in a variety of settings including private practice, university and a nationally operated walk-in center.

“I am excited to provide quality care in a beautiful new setting, allowing patients improved access,” Virginia says.

As a family nurse practitioner, Virginia’s scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common, acute and chronic health care problems. She emphasizes patient empowerment, education and shared decision making.

Katie Dager, P.A., earned her Masters of Science as a Physician Assistant from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Va. She is relocating from Roanoke, where she provided care as a physician assistant with a special emphasis on urgent care and weight management. Dager is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and her professional interests include preventative medicine and women’s health.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Park Ridge Health family, and especially looking forward to caring for the women in our community,” Dager says.

About Park Ridge Health South Asheville: Park Ridge Health South Asheville will provide access to many of the area’s leading primary care providers and specialists, as well as other high-demand medical services. Located off I-26, Exit 37, across from the entrance to Biltmore Park, and built with the needs of our community in mind, the site of this new health campus was selected to provide leading-edge medical care in a convenient location. More than 20 physicians and providers will offer care at Park Ridge Health South Asheville, with extended hours, weekend hours and same-day appointments available. Schedule an appointment today by calling 855.PRH.LIFE or by visiting www.myPRH.com.

“Operation Medication Drop-Off” Collects Gallons of Pharmaceutical Waste

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Park Ridge Health pharmacy staff collected 25 gallons of unused medication at the 4thannual Poison Prevention Week “Operation Medication Drop-Off,” which took place at The Health Adventure’s new location at Biltmore Square Mall. Officers from North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department were on-site to provide support and safety at the event.

“This year’s event was a huge success, and I want to thank everyone who volunteered their time to provide support, and also those who stopped by,” said Kosha Parcell, CPhT, a pharmacy technician at Park Ridge Health and coordinator of the event. “This is a great way to ensure that expired and unused medications don’t become a poison risk in our homes, and also keep potentially dangerous substances out of our landfills and water systems.”

Despite rainy weather, approximately 30 people dropped in at Operation Medication Drop-Off to safely dispose of prescription and non-prescription medications they no longer needed.

“The Health Adventure was pleased to distribute 25 free day passes as a way to thank those who took advantage of this great service,” said Paige Wheeler, Executive Director of The Health Adventure. “We are looking forward to hosting this event again in the future!”

About Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later, they are still a beloved piece of the growing community’s health care network – providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge partnered with Adventist Health System, joining more than 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals in the U.S., and leading the way in many medical firsts for the region.  For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (774-5433).