Tri-County Health Network Offers Free WISEWOMAN™ Health Screenings


The Tri-County Health Network (TCHN) and the Regional Medical Center (RMC) will offer free WISEWOMAN health screenings and lifestyle education to 160 women ages 40 – 64 years old on Sunday, December 10, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at RMC Urgent Care – Santee located at 111 John Lawson Ave.

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 work, and all patients will be referred for follow-up care with a RMC Primary Care provider.

Licensed Practical Nursing Students from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College will be available to assist patients at the screening. The WISEWOMAN program is provided by the Center for Disease Control and provided by grant funding from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control at no cost to TCHN or RMC.

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.

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