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)
February 29, 2012

Healthcare Financial Management Association Highlights Providence Hospitals’ “29203” Healthy Columbia Initiative

In a novel pilot in South Carolina, leaders from Providence Hospitals and other area hospitals are working with insurance executives, church volunteers, Medicaid officials and others to learn if a grassroots campaign can improve the health of residents in ZIP code 29203, which is one of the poorest areas of the state. Using principles of community activism that have proven successful in organizing farm workers and electing government officials, the South Carolina Organizing for Health project is engaging community leaders and citizens to identify unique approaches to improving population health. After the project launches on March 3, about 300 volunteer organizers will begin helping individuals, groups and neighborhoods in 29203 develop wellness programs and other health-oriented initiatives. Read more about it on the Healthcare Financial Mangement Association website.
February 27, 2012

Providence Hospitals Opens Providence Family Medicine Lexington

Providence Hospitals opened a new family practice in Lexington County, South Carolina. With the opening of Family Medicine Lexington, Wayne Black, M.D. and Hance Oliver, M.D., join Providence Hospitals, representing more than 50 years of experience serving the health care needs of families in the Midlands of South Carolina. The practice will provide a variety of services to patients from pediatric to geriatric. Read the complete press release here.  
December 1, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President interviewed for The Sector Connector

In celebration of 15 years in philanthropy, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President Tom Keith was recently interviewed for The Sector Connector, a podcast that features conversations with leaders committed to bridging societal gaps and bringing organizations and industry together for the greater good. More...
June 17, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Awards $467,937 in Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 10 responsive grants totaling $467,937 to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina. Responsive grants are designed to address the root causes of poverty using strategic methods that allow the foundation to work closely with grantees and develop collaborative relationships by selectively offering focused technical assistance and more intentional monitoring through site visits. Responsive grants are awarded once a year. More...
June 17, 2011

Father’s Day celebrations planned by South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families programs

In celebration of Father’s Day, programs of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families are holding a series of family-friendly events, June 18.More...
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...
June 14, 2011

Alice Hurley Receives Leadership In Diversity Award from Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina honored Alice Hurley with its inaugural Leadership In Diversity Award at its annual Responsive Grants Luncheon on June 13, 2011. The Leadership In Diversity Award, established to commemorate the Foundation’s 15 years in philanthropy, recognizes an individual or organization that illustrates exemplary performance in the area of diversity and inclusion. The award honors those that serve as a model and whose accomplishments are made through community engagement, awareness, bridge building, compassionate leadership and courageous advocacy. More...
June 9, 2011

Providence Hospitals Heart Program Again Rated in Top 10% Nationally

Providence Heart & Vascular Institute has again been recognized for its quality outcomes. For the ninth consecutive rating period, the Institute has received a “3 star” rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), which denotes the highest category of quality. More...
June 1, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Awards $79,500 in Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 31 Caritas grants, totaling $64,500, and three other grants, totaling $15,000, to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina. Caritas grants are for organizations providing outreach services to the poor and marginalized. They are one-year grants designed for organizations with annual budgets of less than $250,000. More...

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