Entries by Mary Lyle Smith

Self Regional recognized with Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

According to the American Heart Association, about 5.7 million adults in the United States suffer from heart failure, with the number expected to rise to eight million by 2030. Statistics show that each year about 870,000 new cases are diagnosed and about 50 percent of those diagnosed will die within five years. However, many heart failure patients can lead a full, enjoyable life when their condition is managed with proper medications or devices and with healthy lifestyle changes.

Self Regional Healthcare Celebrates 65 Years of Service

Jim Pfeiffer, president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare, said “while much has changed on this campus, one thing that has remained constant over the last 65 years is this institution’s commitment to the healthcare needs of Greenwood and the Lakelands region. Today we pay tribute to Mr. James C. Self Jr.; whose generosity built Self Memorial Hospital after a tornado severely damaged the original hospital structure. Philanthropy built this hospital and philanthropy has never been more important to ensuring our future.”