(Greenwood, S.C., November 21, 2016) –Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Health Committee has granted funds to two local organizations.
Greater Greenwood United Ministries, a main referral partner of non-profit health services in the community, was awarded $25,242 to continue providing a medical home to those who cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid. GGUM has previously applied for and received grants from the Community Health Committee to hire nurse practitioners, a lead pharmacist and, as recently as early 2016 their focus has been on the clinic’s existing patients with diabetes.
The United Center for Community Care received $45,000 in funds to pay for renovations to the United Center which houses familiar programs: Clinica Gratis, the Soup Kitchen, Greenwood Food Bank and AccessHealth Lakelands. The grant money was applied to necessary upgrades to the facility including repairs, maintenance, janitorial services and new technology.
“These organizations are vital to the health of many people in our community and we are privileged to be able to provide grants to them,” said Selynto Anderson, Community Prevention & Wellness Services Manager at Self Regional Healthcare. “The services provided by the United Center for Community Care and Greater Greenwood United Ministries cannot be overstated. They are a real gift to our city and we are very happy to contribute to that.”
About Self Regional Healthcare:
Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 33 practices and more than 115 physicians.