Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Health Committee presented Healthy Learners Greenwood with $50,000 after the local organization applied for a grant in January 2016.
For eleven years, Healthy Learners Greenwood has increased access to health care services for children who are in need and without resources. The organization addresses a fundamental need in the community to improve early access and appropriate use of non-emergency health care services by providing the necessary resource for children and families.
“This program is beneficial to our community because it provides transportation to medical appointments for children who usually are not able to find a ride elsewhere,” said Dr. David Isenhower, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Self Regional Healthcare. “Children need health and dental care and Healthy Learners is really doing a wonderful job of helping children in our community receive that care.”
Healthy Learners addresses identified unmet health needs of school children through coordination of care with the school nurse, parent and local provider partners to assure the health need is met. Healthy Learners also provides transportation for children that face transportation as a barrier to receiving health care. Costs for eligible health care services, transportation and follow-up are paid for by Healthy Learners.
Healthy Learners’ vision is that all children are healthy and able to reach their full potential. In the 2016-17 school year, Healthy Learners will be providing services to all eligible school aged children in Greenwood School Districts 50, 51 and 52.
Healthy Learners Greenwood is located at 211 North Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646. To reach one of their representatives please call 864-953-2350.
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 22 practices and more than 90 physicians.