RMC Offers Free WISEWOMAN™ Health Screenings
The Regional Medical Center (RMC) and the Tri-County Health Network (TCHN) will offer free WISEWOMAN™ health screenings and lifestyle education to 200 women ages 40 – 64 years old on Saturday, October 14, with doors opening at 8:00 am, and screenings from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the RMC Annex | Healthy Living Center, upper level.
The WISEWOMAN™ (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) health screening aims to help low-income women reduce their risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The screening will include blood tests, and all patients will be referred for follow-up care with a Primary Care provider. Licensed Practical Nursing students from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and RMC physicians and staff will assist patients at the screening.
The WISEWOMAN™ program is implemented by the Centers for Disease Control. The WISEWOMAN™ health screenings are funded by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control through a grant awarded by the South Carolina Office of Rural Health at no cost to TCHN or RMC. Additional support for the screening and other TCHN programs are furnished by Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas – An Initiative of The Duke Endowment.
The screening is first come, first served. For more information, contact TCHN Executive Director Melissa Sherman at (803) 395-2166, or RMC Grant Coordinator Phillip Ford at (803) 395-2700.
About the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties
Owned by Orangeburg and Calhoun counties, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) healthcare system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission with Advanced Primary Stroke Center certification and a Level III Trauma Center designation, as well as 22 primary care and specialty care practices. RMC is affiliated with MUSC Health, the most nationally recognized and comprehensive academic teaching facility in South Carolina, to further enhance select healthcare services for patients in the region.
About Tri-County Health Network
The Tri-County Health Network (TCHN) is a collaborative, non-profit organization formed in 2013 to improve the health of residents in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties. TCHN is one of 15 coalitions across the Carolinas participating in The Duke Endowment’s initiative, Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas.