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Notification to patients of potential personal information access

As part of its ongoing commitment to patient privacy, Self Regional Healthcare (SRH) is notifying affected patients of an incident that may affect the security of their protected health information. Self Regional and investigating authorities are unaware of any attempted or actual misuse of patients' protected health information, but Self Regional is providing notification to ensure that patients are aware of the incident, so that they may take steps to protect their information. Self Regional will provide one free year of credit monitoring to affected individuals. Read more...

Ashley Judd to Speak at SRH Foundation 2014 Madame Curie Society Dinner
Actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd will be the 2014 Madame Curie Society speaker. In addition to her global success as an actress, Ms. Judd has become just as well known for her work in public health advocacy. (9/26/2014.)

Pretty in Pink Celebration Coming Up Oct 14 - tickets available now
Self Regional Healthcare's fourth annual Pretty in Pink, the area's largest breast cancer awareness celebration, is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Medford Center at Piedmont Technical College. (9/22/2014.)

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Receives $150,000 in Proceeds from Symetra Women's Health Classic
The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation will use proceeds from the tournament to establish a Women's Health fund that can be utilized for community outreach and programming to improve the health of the region's women. The foundation was the title sponsor for the inaugural Women's Health Classic. (8/03/2014.)

Eight Local Nursing Students Awarded Scholarships from Self Regional Healthcare Foundation
Eight local students have each been awarded a $1,000 nursing scholarship from The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation at its annual nursing scholarship luncheon. The Foundation has two funds named in honor of two influential nurses who worked at Self Regional: the Mary Ella Ruff Nursing Scholarship fund and the Charlotte Blackwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship. (8/01/2014.)

Be the Match - Bone Marrow Registry Event August 7
The public is invited to participate in this marrow registry event. The process takes 15 minutes and requires a cheek swab. Blood cancers like leukemia or other diseases such as sickle cell anemia may require a marrow transplant for survival. Having more individuals on the registry provides a greater chance for a match. (7/23/2014.)

Five New Community Grant Recipients Announced
The Community Outreach Committee has selected five local nonprofits to receive a total of $143,000 to provide a safe haven for homeless individuals, expand the Girls on the Run program, visit limited-income new moms at home, establish wireless communication between ambulances and Emergency Care, and more. (7/11/2014.)

Self Regional Healthcare Funds Autism and Cancer Genetic Research
Greenwood Genetic Center, Clemson University Begin Collaboration on Projects. Five of the first projects to be funded focus on the understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, while two proposals were combined to study improved diagnostics for hereditary cancers. (6/13/2014.)

Camp Porcupine Creates Community For Kids With Diabetes
Camp porcupine is Self Regional Healthcare’s camp for children with Type I and Type II diabetes. It takes place June 16-20, 2014 at Greenwood Family YMCA. (6/13/2014.)

Gallup Names Self Regional A 'Great Workplace' for 7th Consecutive Year
Self Regional Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving the 250,000 residents of the Lakelands region, is now a seven-time Gallup Great Workplace Award recipient. (6/04/2014.)

Epting Street Entrance to Close for Construction
Starting this week, visitors to Self Regional Medical Center may need to access services and visit patients at the Medical Center using an alternate entrance. Direct access to the Patient Tower from the Epting Street entrance will be closed due to construction. (6/03/2014.)

250 Local Eighth Graders to Participate in Golf Clinic May 5
Hundreds of local eighth grade girls and boys will participate in a hands-on golf instruction with 14 Symetra Tour professional golfers and PGA-certified teaching professionals as part of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic. (4/29/2014.)

SCHA Recognizes Self Regional Healthcare for Patient Safety Excellence
The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) recognized Self Regional Healthcare as a recipient of the SC "Certified Zero Harm Award" for excellent performance in patient safety. (4/22/2014.)

SC Hospitals Create INITIANT Healthcare Collaborative
The boards of five of South Carolina's largest health systems have approved the formation of a healthcare collaborative to drive down healthcare costs. The founding members of Initiant Healthcare Collaborative include Greenville Health System, Greenville; McLeod Health, Florence; MUSC Health, Charleston; Palmetto Health, Columbia; and Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood. (4/11/2014.)

"Back to Golf" Spine Health Educational Program in April
The South Carolina Spine Center is offering a special "Back to Golf" education program April 19, 23, 30 designed to help individuals with back or neck pain learn more about how to resume daily activities, including a return to the golf course.

Charitable Recipients Announced for SRH Foundation Women's Health Golf Classic
Organizers of the state's only LPGA-qualifying tournament announce the charitable recipients of the fundraising golf tournament to support women's health and other community initiatives in the Lakelands region. (4/04/2014.)

Self Regional Healthcare Named 'Fit-Friendly Worksite'
The American Heart Association has named Self Regional one of its 2014 Gold 'Fit-Friendly Worksites' as recognition for "going above and beyond" when it comes to employee health through walking programs, walking routes and offering healthy choices in dining options. (3/21/2014.)

Self Regional Seeking Teen-Age Volunteers for Summer 2014
Student volunteers are an important part of the health system's volunteer program, and offer young adults a first-hand experience into the day-to-day operations of a healthcare environment. Deadline is April 16.

Genetic Partnership to Create National Hub in Greenwood
Self Regional Healthcare, Clemson, and the Greenwood Genetic Center have announced a partnership a create a national hub for human genetics research. (2/21/2014.)

Golf Legend Nancy Lopez Coming to Midwinter Ball in Greenwood
World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez will attend the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation's Mid-Winter Ball in Greenwood to award a Pro-Am golf experience package to one lucky bidder at the ball's silent auction.

Self Regional Announces $400,000 In Funding to Local Organizations
The Lakelands community is projected to receive $1.3 million in 2014 from grants funded by Self Regional Healthcare towards community health and wellness. In January, the committee awarded more than $400,000 of the $1.3 million to six local organizations.

Express Medical Care•Laurens Opens To Patients
Express Medical Care•Laurens, a new urgent care healthcare practice in Laurens County, opened to patients on January 6, 2014. Urgent care focuses on delivering non-emergency medical services on weekends and when doctor's offices are usually closed.

SRH Foundation Receives Contribution From Countybank for Midwinter Ball
A $10,000 contribution from Countybank and Greenwood Capital and Associates has been accepted for the SRH Foundation Mid-Winter Ball benefiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Limited tickets are still available for this year's event.

Foundation Awards Scholarships To Three Respiratory Therapy Students
Three future respiratory therapists have each been awarded scholarships from the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation to help fund their studies at Piedmont Technical College.

Facing Diabetes: Local Man Shares His Journey
In just six months, Ronnie Turner says he has transformed his diet and his activity levels to allow him to manage his diabetes—for the first time since his initial diagnosis in 1977. "My quality of life has changed," says Ronnie Turner.

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Announces Mid-Winter Ball Chairs
The 26th annual ball will be co-chaired by Jane Dean and Jenni Shingler. This signature community event is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014 and will feature a theme of "Moonlight and Magnolias, An Evening of Southern Elegance."

Self Regional's Jim Pfeiffer Elected To Healthcare Board
Jim Pfeiffer, president & CEO of Self Regional Healthcare has been elected to serve on the 2014 healthcare board of PHT, PHTS, and PHLIP.

Self Regional Offers Free Screenings for World Diabetes Day Nov 14
Self Regional is celebrating World Diabetes Day with a special community outreach initiative in Uptown Greenwood on Nov 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The event includes free diabetes assessments and screenings, information from our Diabetes Educators, refreshments, and a proclamation by mayor Welborn Adams.

Self Regional and Self Medical Group Win Most Improved Safety Awards
Self Regional Healthcare and Self Medical Group in Greenwood were recipients of a Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) Most Improved Safety Award at the 11th Annual PHTS Safe Patient Handling Conference & PHT Awards Luncheon in September.  

Pretty In Pink 2013 Will Be a 'Funraiser' For Breast Cancer on October 8
Pretty in Pink, the area's largest breast cancer awareness celebration, is back for a third year with a revamped program that is designed to help screen low-income women for breast cancer. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Greenwood American Legion at 5:30 p.m. and is a ticketed event.

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation to be title sponsor of women's golf tournament
The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation will be the title sponsor of a Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA charity golf tournament to raise funds for women's health initiatives. The tournament will be named the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Charity Classic, to be held May 5-11, 2014, at The Links at Stoney Point golf course in Greenwood, S.C.

Self Regional Named One of Nation's Best Healthcare Workplaces for 3rd Time
Self Regional Healthcare has been named one of the nation's best healthcare workplaces for the third consecutive year by Modern Healthcare. The prestigious "Top 100" listing was announced this week, and Self Regional is the only healthcare provider in South Carolina to receive this recognition.

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Hosts Special Awareness Event Sept 22
Greenwood resident and ovarian cancer survivor Dianne Morgan will be presenting a special ovarian cancer awareness event on Sunday, September 22 together with representatives from the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation. The event will include an educational program designed to teach women about the cancer and factors that may elevate the risk for developing ovarian cancer.

Self Regional Healthcare Announces 5 Percent Rate Reduction
Following several years of cost-cutting initiatives, Self Regional Healthcare has announced a board-approved average rate reduction of 5 percent for its fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2013. The rate reduction is most significant for outpatient laboratory and imaging services, which will have a 10 percent and 15 percent reduction in charges, respectively.  

Local Residents Encouraged To Sign Up for Cancer Prevention Study
Self Regional is joining the American Cancer Society of Greenwood to present a ground-breaking study called CPS-3, or Cancer Prevention Study-3, to the residents of the Lakelands. CPS-3 is a long-term, national cancer research study managed by the American Cancer Society. Two dates are being offered: August 27 and 29.

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Awards Annual Nursing Scholarships
The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation hosted its annual nursing scholarship luncheon in late June and awarded seven local students scholarships for a combined amount of $7,000.

Greenwood Professional Appointed Rotary District Governor
Lorraine Angelino of Greenwood has assumed the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2013-2014 as of July 1. Angelino works in Information Systems and Technology at Self Regional Healthcare.

Self Regional Recognized with Special Certification for Stroke Care
Self Regional Healthcare announced today that it has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV, a leading accrediting organization of U.S. hospitals. Self Regional Medical Center is now home to the only accredited Stroke Center in the Lakelands region.

Self Regional Announces Mom + Baby Secure Access System
Self Regional Healthcare is adding a new patient safety system June 18 to provide additional protection for women, babies and pediatric patients at Self Regional Medical Center.

Greenwood Sewing Guild Special Donation to Surgical Patients
The American Sewing Guild of Greenwood recently donated about 125 handmade items to Self Regional Medical Center to be used by mastectomy patients.

Three from SRH Recognized with Palmetto Gold Excellence in Nursing Award
Three of Self Regional Healthcare's registered nurses have been recognized as the best in the state with the Palmetto Gold Award for excellence in nursing, and another of Self Regional's nurses was awarded the organization's annual scholarship.

Self Regional Healthcare Unveils Community Health Mobile Unit
The new mobile unit is part of a community health outreach initiative designed to improve the health and well being of residents of the seven-county region of Upstate South Carolina. The Self Regional Health Express, a 42-foot mobile vehicle, will be utilized by Self Regional to offer wellness and prevention services such as clinical exams, screenings, referral and health education. 

Community Invited To Special Cancer Presentation April 23
Self Regional Healthcare is inviting the community to a special community presentation led by four local physicians to discuss three of the most common types of cancer—breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.

BIG NEWS at Self
Self Regional is making significant improvements in our facilities over the next two years. To make way for these improvements, a number of services must be relocated to allow for construction to take place. This may mean that you will go to a different place to receive your services than you did the last time you visited us. Keep up with the changes here...

SRH Invites NICU babies (and parents) to NICU reunion on April 27
April 10, 2013. All babies (and their parents) who were patients in Self Regional's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are invited to attend the 2013 NICU Reunion on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at the Veranda inside the main entrance of Self Regional Medical Center.

Self Regional Seeks Student Volunteers
March 12, 2013. Self Regional Healthcare is now accepting applications for student volunteers for the summer. High school and college students are encouraged to read more about our program and download our application forms here and return completed by April 12 to the Self Regional Healthcare Volunteer Services department.

Self Regional Cancer Center Achieves Quality Certification
January 30, 2013. Self Regional Healthcare's Cancer Center has achieved QOPI® Certification by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Self Regional is the first health system in the Lakelands to achieve QOPI certification, and one of just three certified practices in the state of South Carolina.

Self Medical Center Laurens Opening January 28
January 24, 2013. Self Medical Center • Laurens, the Lakelands' first patient-centered designed healthcare facility, officially opens January 28. The 28,000-square-foot medical center is located at 22580 Highway 76 East in Laurens and is the new home for physician practices Family Healthcare • Clinton and Internal Medicine • Laurens.

Respiratory Therapy Scholarships
November 28, 2012. Three future respiratory therapists have each been awarded scholarships from the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation to help fund their studies at Piedmont Technical College.

Stroke Quality Achievement
November 19, 2012. Self Regional Healthcare has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Self Regional's higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Mid-Winter Ball Chairs Announced
November 8, 2012. Self Regional Healthcare Foundation and Mid-Winter Ball title sponsor Greenwood Capital Associates and Countybank are pleased to announce Lori and Stephen Davis as the first couple ever to co-chair the ball. Mr. Davis is a current member of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation's Board of Trustees, and Mrs. Davis has assisted as a volunteer during previous mid-winter ball events.

Five Stars from Healthgrades
October 24, 2012. Self Regional Healthcare is five-star rated for spine surgery, carotid surgery, treatment of respiratory failure and treatment of heart attack according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.

Modern Healthcare "Best Places to Work"
October 15, 2012. For the second consecutive year, Self Regional Healthcare has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. Self Regional is the only healthcare provider in South Carolina to make the annual list.

Three New Faces Join to Board of Trustees
October 10, 2012. Self Regional Healthcare welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees during the September meeting and elected officers. S.C. Governor Nikki Haley appointed cardiologist Dr. Walter Ennis James III, manufacturing executive John B. Thompson, and educational leader Gerald Witt to six-year board terms.

EATON Corporation Donates Generously
October 5, 2012. The EATON Charitable Gift Fund of EATON Corporation has generously donated $10,000 to Self Regional Healthcare Foundation's "Forever Self" Campaign. 

Cancer Center Adds New Highly Precise Stereotactic Radiation Option
May 10, 2012. The Cancer Center took another step forward this spring with the introduction of a new option in radiation oncology treatments: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which delivers highly precise and concentrated radiation to a small area in the body.

Great Workplace Award for Fifth Year
April 23, 2012. For the 5th year in a row, Self Regional Healthcare has been rated one of the world’s top workplaces by the Gallup Organization. It is one of only two organizations in the world to hold that distinction.

Self Benefits to the Community
April 15, 2012. Self Regional Healthcare releases "Your Community, Your Self," a Community Benefit Report and request for input from the community. Read the articles or download the full report.

Cancer Center Partnership
March 22, 2012. Self Regional Healthcare has announced a partnership with The Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Now, cancer patients in the Lakelands region will have access to new and innovative cancer treatments through the Hollings Clinical Trials Network.

Great Workplace Award
Self Regional Healthcare named one of top workplaces in the world for fourth consecutive year.

Ribbon Cutting
Cancer Center Self Regional Healthcare marked the official opening of our new 40,000 square foot Cancer Center with ribbon cutting ceremonies held April 12. The new Cancer Center allows the hospital to consolidate all components of cancer care into one convenient location on the ground floor.

Top-Ranked Spine Surgery Program
Our nationally recognized spine surgery program has been consistently rated among the top in the country by HealthGrades®, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

Asthma in school kids
Posted: August 02, 2011

Veteran volunteer teaching great-grandson about serving others
Posted: July 11, 2011

2011 Scholarship Winners
Posted: June 17, 2011

Flowers are in bloom at Self Regional
Posted: June 15, 2011

Two Self Regional RNs earn Palmetto Gold Award
Posted: June 11, 2011

Self Regional Cancer Center
Posted: May 05, 2011

Self Regional First in Southeast to Use New OR Technology for Spine Surgery
Posted: July 01, 2010