The Department of Education offers individual and group instruction by an American Diabetes Association (ADA) certified diabetes educator to help diabetics learn to better manage their health needs. Regional Medical Center’s program was awarded the prestigious ADA Education Recognition Certificate for its quality diabetes self-management program.
Coordinated by Regional Medical Center’s respiratory care department, this camp teaches children with asthma how to better understand and control asthma while still living a normal, active life.
Regional Medical Center offers the community a variety of health education services including diabetes education, 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.
Regional Medical Center’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.
|Safe Kids of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun Counties|
Regional Medical Center sponsors the locally-affiliated coalition of this international program, whose mission is to decrease accidental injury to children in the tri-county area. Outreach includes all safety issues related to children with emphasis on child safety seats and bicycle, gun, poison and water education. For more information on Safe Kids, click here.
School Nurse Program
This program focuses on getting school nurses back into elementary, middle and high schools in an effort to reduce childhood illnesses and improve school attendance through prevention.
Healthcare professionals are available to speak at various meetings of civic, school, professional and other groups on topics relative to their expertise.
Regional Medical Center sponsors many support groups to help those with diseases better deal with the problems associated with their condition. Support groups sponsored by Regional Medical Center include Diabetes Support Group, Lupus Support Group, “Up Front” Breast Cancer Support Group, Stroke Support Group, Amputee Support Group and Grief Support Groups.
Young People in the Community
Regional Medical Center commits extensive resources to giving direction to area youths. Through such programs as Medical Explorers, internships, Summer Enrichment and the Junior Volunteers, youg people in the community are exposed to a variety of medical professions.
To help reduce diseases that can possibly be prevented through lifestyle changes, Regional Medical Center’s wellness department offers health risk assessments, weight management classes, stress reduction and relaxation techniques, an arthritis exercise class, health fairs and a variety other ongoing wellness programs