(Greenwood, S.C., September 30, 2019) Self Regional Healthcare granted funds in the amount of $39,000 to The Balm in Gilead Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative (SDFI).

The SDFI serves 5 states, designed around expansion, access and utilization of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Their goal is to create sustainable, faith-based solutions to deliver diabetes prevention education to populations in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Balm in Gilead

Pictured from left to right: Selynto Anderson, Manager, Self Regional Prevention and Wellness and Transitional Rehabilitation; Patricia Denise Raymond, Program Coordinator, Balm In Gilead/SDFI; Deborah Dunbar, SC State Manager, Balm In Gilead/SDFI; Jim Pfeiffer, President and CEO, Self Regional Healthcare; George Manos, Director, Self Regional Rehabilitation Services

The donation from Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Health Committee will be used to help implement these diabetes prevention programs throughout local churches in McCormick, Edgefield, Abbeville, Saluda, Newberry, and Laurens counties, supporting the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.

The Balm In Gilead Inc., delivers programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities through technical assistance and resources to faith partners, strengthening their capacity to become health promotion and disease prevention centers for their members and the communities they serve.


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.