Palmetto Health Tuomey Outreach Programs

Quality health care doesn’t stop at the hospital doors.

Health care for us is as much about prevention and healthy lifestyles as it is about treating existing illnesses. To this end, we believe it is our responsibility to support the community in as many ways as possible, because this community supports us. We offer everything from illness screenings to classes on healthy living.

Children's health programs

  • SAFE Kids Sumter County – SAFE Kids Sumter County is one of more than 300 state and local coalitions across the nation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury – the number-one killer of children ages 14 and under. www.sumtersafekids.com
  • Care Reach – Protecting the health of our children, regardless of their family's financial capabilities, is the sole purpose of Care Reach. This program stretches deep into the heart of Sumter and Lee counties and connects children with needed medical and dental care. Typically, these children are referred by school nurses and have problems that could affect educational outcomes. Funded by The Tuomey Foundation, Care Reach takes a holistic approach to helping children, including enrolling them in Medicaid and addressing their behavioral issues, as well as their physical health problems.
  • Car Seat Checks – We offer classes for parents on proper installation of car seats in their vehicles. If you can't work a class into your schedule, feel free to come by a SAFE Kids Sumter County and let us verify that your carseat is properly installed.

Classes

Palmetto Health Tuomey offers a variety of classes designed to help you in this journey, including ones for expectant and new parents and people with diabetes. Learn more »

The Tuomey Foundation

Established in October 1995, our foundation was created for the purpose of enhancing patient care within the walls of the hospital and providing support for programs and services that take our caring arm into the community. Learn more »

Industrial medicine

Our Industrial Medicine and Wellness program (IMW) offers a "total program" to Sumter-area industries and their employees – helping deliver safer and healthier workplaces in a high-quality, cost-effective manner. Learn more »

In-home care

  • Palmetto Health Hospice – Nurses trained in compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease help patients live as fully and comfortably as possible. Contact us at 803-773-4663. Learn more »
  • Rehab Services – Physical therapy and occupational therapy to patients with a variety of rehabilitative issues such as orthopedic problems, cardiac problems, injuries sustained from trauma, or conditions associated with neurological disease. For information, please contact 803-774-5201.
  • Home Health – Patients can receive care from a registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, home health aide or dietitian, according to their physician-directed plan of care. Services performed range from wound care and pain management to administering IV antibiotics. For more information, please contact 803-773-4663.
  • Bridge Program – This program brings together quality home health care in a Hospice-like environment to persons with a life expectancy of one year or less. The Bridge Program uses the same specially trained staff as the Hospice program, assuring continuity of care should it become appropriate to transfer the patient to Hospice. For more information, please contact 803-773-4663.

Screenings

For many illnesses and chronic health conditions, early detection is vitally important to successful treatment. Palmetto Health Tuomey offers a variety of community health screenings. Learn more »

Support groups

Palmetto Health Tuomey offers a variety of support groups to help you through whatever challenge life has given you. Learn more »

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