(Greenwood, S.C., May 24, 2017) Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Health Committee has granted funds to three local organizations.
Greater Greenwood United Ministries, a main referral partner of non-profit health services in the community, was awarded $78,895 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.
Clinica Gratis received $185,000 to further their work to improve social, economic, educational and health services provided at their location inside the United Center which also houses: the Soup Kitchen and Greenwood Food Bank.
The Community Health Committee also granted $4,071 to Camp Power Puffers, a camp for children with Asthma. Attendees of the camp participate in normal camp activities intertwined with educational sessions that teach campers how to avoid Asthma triggers, good nutrition habits and keeping active and healthy.
Dr. Isenhower, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Self Regional Healthcare said, “The Community Health Committee is thrilled to be able to provide funding to so many non-profit organizations in our community. Without these programs, many residents would go without proper health and dental care, as well as additional programs that target specific health problems in our area. We’re happy to see them all continue to do such good work.”
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.