June 11, 2012

Nashville Songwriters event raises $20,000 for Healthy Learners Georgetown

The event provided Healthy Learners with a net profit of $20,000 and 100% of the funds will go directly to provide desperately needed health care services to school children in Georgetown County.

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March 27, 2012

Getting Much-Needed Attention - Read the Latest Newsletter from Healthy Learners

Rhonda was concerned about her 4-year-old son, William, because he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that caused him to have trouble focusing in school (4-year-old kindergarten). He also had multiple learning disabilities. Rhonda didn’t know what to do and felt overwhelmed because her family did not have health insurance and did not qualify for Medicaid. She was working 10-hour days making minimum wage and her husband also did not make much money. She asked William’s school for help and they referred her to Healthy Learners. The Healthy Learners Dillon office coordinated a doctor’s visit, paid for the visit and paid for the medication prescribed to William to help control his ADHD. Healthy Learners also covered eye care and glasses, dentist visits and additional doctor visits for William and his older brother Hunter. “I don’t know what we would have done without Healthy Learners because there was nowhere else to go,” said Rhonda. “We would have had to choose whether to buy groceries or pay for the doctor. If I had quit my job to qualify for Medicaid, we would have lost everything we had because we wouldn’t have been able to pay bills.” Today, William is in a first-grade special education class receiving speech therapy and therapy for a comprehension disability. The ADHD medication has helped him focus in school. Together with the specialized attention he receives in special education, his grades have improved tremendously. Both William and Hunter now receive Medicaid, but Rhonda is grateful for the help they received from Healthy Learners. “It’s hard to not get emotional when I talk about Healthy Learners. It’s hard to explain just how much they mean to me and our family. They gave me such peace of mind and lifted a tremendous pressure from us,” said Rhonda. Read more about Healthy Learners in the latest issue of "Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners." Click the link below to view a PDF of the newsletter. HL_News_Spring12Digital_final.pdf (665.88 kb)
June 17, 2011

Concert by Nashville Musicians to Benefit Healthy Learners

In the spirit of Nashville and its famous Bluebird Café, local musicians will share their songs and the stories behind them on June 30 at “Songwriters in the Round,” an annual benefit for Healthy Learners. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Litchfield by the Sea Beach Clubhouse, located at 780 Retreat Beach Circle, in Pawleys Island, S.C. The concert will feature acoustic performances by Sarah Majors, Megan Mullins, Shawn Camp and Phillip Lammonds. More...
February 23, 2011

Healthy Learners thanks annual fund contributors

The Healthy Learners annual fund campaign, which ran from October 25 to December 31, 2010, has grossed $22,338 from 129 contributors to benefit the children served by Healthy Learners. With five locations in South Carolina, Healthy Learners is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning. More...
February 10, 2011

Foundation participates in Leadership Columbia Health and Human Services Class Day

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina was asked to participate on a panel for Leadership Columbia Health and Human Services Class Day on February 8, 2011. In addition to the foundation, other Sisters of Charity Health System ministries, including Healthy Learners and Providence Hospitals, as well as foundation grantees were present during the day. More...
December 16, 2009

Sisters of Charity Health System ministries to receive $1.6 million in federal appropriations

The Sisters of Charity Health System today announces that it is to receive $1,575,000 in federal appropriations funding for many of its ministries’ programmatic and equipment needs. The measures were included in the FY10 appropriations conference report (H.R. 3288) legislation. Among the ministries to receive federal appropriations are St. Vincent Charity Hospital and St. John West Shore Hospital in Ohio, Healthy Learners and South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families in South Carolina. More...
September 10, 2009

Healthy Learners launches new corporate identity

Healthy Learners has launched a new identity, mission and vision statement that connects to Sisters of Charity Health System. The new Mission Statement is, "In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning with love and compassion". The new Vision Statement is, "Our vision is that all children are healthy and able to reach their full potential." August 10th was a soft rollout date of the new identity with Labor Day slated as the target date for the full implementation of the new image for Healthy Learners. See more here! More...
July 24, 2009

SCHS hopeful about 2010 federal appropriations requests

We learned this week that some of our 2010 federal appropriations requests have moved another step forward. We're grateful to the support of our federal elected officials in Ohio and South Carolina. Here's what we know about recent House Labor-Health and Human Services Committee action: More...
July 8, 2009

South Carolina ministries meet new Bishop

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System and representatives from the Health System’s South Carolina ministries met with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on June 22, in the Chancery Office in downtown Charleston. More...

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