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Amanda Brasier, Self Regional

(864) 725-4218 | amanda.brasier@selfregional.org

Self Regional Healthcare Announces Latest Round of Community Grants
2014 Community Health Grants Now Total $858,200


Beyond Abuse: (From Left): Cardiologist Dr. Ennis James is joined by Cathy Miller, Executive Director for Beyond Abuse, and Self Regional CEO Jim Pfeiffer and Self Regional Board of Trustees Chairman Len Bornemann.


Greater Greenwood United Ministry
: (From Left): Self Regional Board of Trustees Chairman Len Bornemann is joined by Self Regional CEO Jim Pfeiffer, Rosemary Bell, Executive Director of Greater Greenwood United Ministry, and Cardiologist Dr. Ennis James, who serves on the Community Outreach Committee.


United Center for Community Care
: (From Left): Self Regional Board of Trustees Chairman Len Bornemann is joined by Self Regional CEO Jim Pfeiffer, Deborah Parks, Executive Director of the United Center for Community Care, and Cardiologist Dr. Ennis James, who serves on the Community Outreach Committee.


Community Initiatives/Clinica Gratis
: (From Left): Cardiologist Dr. Ennis James is joined by Teresa Goodman, Executive Director for Community Initiatives, and Self Regional CEO Jim Pfeiffer and Self Regional Board of Trustees Chairman Len Bornemann.

(Greenwood, S.C., Dec. 15, 2014) – Santa Claus came a little early to five local nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Self Regional Healthcare has awarded $268,700 in its latest round of community improvement grants, which will:

Provide AEDs (automatic external defibrillator) to public places that may need a way to respond to a heart-related emergency

Help a local outreach organization begin offering preventive care health services

Maintain the facility that houses the Soup Kitchen, Clinica Gratis, United Way and other critical access agencies

Help provide treatment for children and adults of sexual violence and abuse

Assist bilingual/bicultural patients who require healthcare services including diabetes management, medical referrals and mental health screening and counseling.

The five local organizations receiving community outreach funding:

With these grants, the amount of community funding Self Regional has provided in 2014 totals $858,200. The Community Outreach committee, which consists of community and business leaders, physicians, and representatives from Self Regional, consider proposal requests and make decisions on funding. Nonprofit organizations can contact Selynto Anderson at (864) 725-4164 or sanderson@selfregional.org for more information.

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About Self Regional Healthcare:

Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 20 practices and more than 60 physicians.