RMC’s respiratory care staff partners with local schools and offers “Open Airways,” an asthma education program. The program targets third through fifth graders in all schools in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.
Community Outreach and Safe Kids Program
RMC Community Outreach staff travels throughout Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties to promote good health. Some of the annual Community Outreach special events include:
- The Rose Festival
- Congressman James Clyburn’s Annual Ollie Johnson Memorial I-95 Corridor Health Fair
- Orangeburg Wellness Celebration
- Orangeburg County Fair
- Safe Kids Super Saturday
Free health screenings, community blood pressure screenings, ongoing wellness classes and monthly Lunch & Learn and Dinner & Learn programs are a few of the Outreach activities that RMC provides to the community. Safe Kids provides car seat safety checks and children’s safety education.
The Regional Medical Center's (RMC) Diabetes Education Program includes individual and group instruction by a diabetes educator to help diabetics learn to better manage their health needs.
RMC offers the community a variety of health education services including diabetes education, nutritional counseling, prepared childbirth and sibling classes.
This comprehensive health program is targeted to industry and includes on-site health assessments, disease prevention education, disease detection screenings, treatment and follow up. For more information, click here.
Healthcare professionals are available to speak at various meetings of civic, school, professional and other groups on topics relative to their expertise. To schedule a speaker, call 803-395-2319 or 803-395-2698 (toll free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2319 or 2698).
Sometimes it can be helpful just to talk to someone in similar situations. Getting involved and sticking with a support group will challenge people to get beyond their limitations. RMC sponsors many support groups to help those with conditions or diseases better deal with challenges and problems. Some of these support groups include Breastfeeding Friends Support Group, Diabetes Support Group, Lupus Support Group, “Look Good Feel Better” Breast Cancer Support Group, Stroke Support Group, Amputee Support Group and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group. For a complete listing, see RMC's Community Calendar.
Young People in the Community
RMC commits extensive resources to giving direction to area youths. Through such programs as Medical Explorers, internships, Summer Enrichment and the Junior Volunteers, young people in the community are exposed to a variety of medical professions.