FMH Awarded AFLAC Grant

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has been awarded a $4000 grant from AFLAC for a powered adjustable Hi-Lo treatment table for FMH’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. Burn victim Jaykwan Gibbs, 20, center, receives four physical and four occupational treatments at FMH twice a week. Tonja Oliphant, Certified Occupational Assistant, Suzie Doscher, FMH CEO, and Laura Willingham, Director of Rehabilitation Services. One of greatest benefits of the hi/lo table is the patient can get on and off the table easier because the table height can be adjusted to the patient’s specific needs.

AFLAC Grant Awarded to FMH Foundation

FMH Foundation funds AED Plus for Hospital

FMH Foundation has funded a state-of- the-art ZOLL AED Plus with Real CPR Help ® for Fairfield Memorial Hospital staff to help treat cardiac arrest. The portable automatic external defibrillator (AED) device features a unique CPR feedback tool that is able to monitor CPR quality and provide real-time feedback for depth and rate of chest compressions. It includes unique features of audio and visual prompts to help responders keep track of time and compressions during use. When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the fact is that only half of the victims will need a shock by an AED, but all will require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

“FMH Foundation is pleased to be able to fund items such as the AED Plus to improve the health of our community,” said Mike Quinn.

“With community support we continue making a difference in Fairfield County.”

AED Plus

Pictured: Mike Quinn, FMH Foundation President, Suzie Doscher, FMH CEO, Dr.Thomas Hall, ER physician, Tiana Mitchell. Chief Nursing Officer, Jason Ferguson, Zoll representative, demonstrating the AED capabilities. .

Grant Award from The Duke Endowment

Photo by: The Independent Voice of Fairfield County Pictured: Mike Quinn, President, FMH Foundation; Suzie Doscher, CEO Fairfield Memorial Hospital; Vernon Kennedy, Chair of Fairfield Community Coordinating Council (FCCC); Patti Wilkes, Secretary/Treasurer, FCCC; Karen Nichols, Executive Director, Upper Midlands Rural Health Network; Cheryl Goodwin, FCCC; Earnestine Williams, FMH Diabetes Educator and Jennifer Glover-Hawkins, FMH Community Outreach Coordinator

Photo by: The Independent Voice of Fairfield County

Pictured: Mike Quinn, President, FMH Foundation; Suzie Doscher, CEO Fairfield Memorial Hospital; Vernon Kennedy, Chair of Fairfield Community Coordinating Council (FCCC); Patti Wilkes, Secretary/Treasurer, FCCC; Karen Nichols, Executive Director, Upper Midlands Rural Health Network; Cheryl Goodwin, FCCC; Earnestine Williams, FMH Diabetes Educator and Jennifer Glover-Hawkins, FMH Community Outreach Coordinator

Mike Quinn, FMH Foundation President presented a check for $150,000 to Suzie Doscher, FMH CEO from a grant award from The Duke Endowment. This is the first of three annual installments for a total of $450,000, to enhance community collation building to address chronic health issues, such as unhealthy weight, diabetes and heart disease. Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas is an initiative of The Duke Endowment in selected communitie in South and North Carolina. Fairfield Memorial will lead a coalition of leaders from a wide spectrum of community organizations to develop ways to engage people in the county to improve their health through lifestyle changes. A project coordinator will be hired this summer to help develop a plan, working with leaders from many groups in the county and will lead the health initiatives.


For additional information on how your group or agency can get involved, contact: Karen Nichols, Executive Director, UMRHN
knichols@umrhn.org

August 24th - Diabetes Support Group Meeting

- This month's topic -

Dr. Bridget Moore: “What you need to know about diabetic foot care”

Dr. Bridget Moore, podiatry specialist, practices in Columbia, S.C with Physicians Footcare. A native of Anderson, SC, Dr. Moore earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of South Carolina (Columbia) and received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2012 from Barry University, Miami, FL. After completing a three year surgical residency at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA, she returned to South Carolina to practice her specialties in wound care, diabetic foot care, dermatology of the foot, and foot surgery. 

Dr. Moore is a member of the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, Board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

All people with diabetes or pre-diabetes & their adult family members are welcome to attend the support group. This free group is geared toward individuals with diabetes and or caregivers of diabetics. Each month there is a different topic related to diabetes, with frequent guest speakers.

Meetings are held at Fairfield Memorial Hospital at 6 pm in Winnsboro, SC. Registration is requested due to limited seating. To register contact:  Fairfield Diabetes Education Center | Phone: (803) 712-0364

Foundation Board Welcomes Shirley M. Greene!

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SHIRLEY M. GREENE

Shirley Means Greene, retired educator and health care professional, has joined the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation board.

With an undergraduate degree in economics from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C. and a master's degree in elementary education from Temple University, Philadelphia, she brings a wide range of experiences to the board: teacher, teacher-trainer, job placement counselor, cancer control director, cancer program vice-president, training and development director, fundraiser, mother and grandmother. She retired from the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA. as National Director of Cancer Control Training and Development. 

Most recently, Greene was selected to the Fairfield County School District’s “Hall of Fame.”       

Born and raised in the Blair area of Fairfield County, Greene graduated from McCrorey-Liston School.  “I contribute my success to the commitment and dedication of my schoolteachers and administrators at McCrorey-Liston. And equally important, I learned to love and respect people from my loving family,” expressed Shirley.

“We are pleased to welcome Shirley to our board. As an active volunteer in the community, she will serve as an ambassador for our foundation board and the hospital”, said Mike Quinn, foundation board president. 

FMH Foundation Announces New Equipment from BBQ Proceeds

Pictured: Tiana Mitchell, CNO,  Dr. Robert Thompson, Suzie Dozier, CEO, Mike Quinn, President, FMH Foundation

Pictured: Tiana Mitchell, CNO,  Dr. Robert Thompson, Suzie Dozier, CEO, Mike Quinn, President, FMH Foundation

“With wonderful continued community support of our annual BBQ, Bluegrass & Blue Jeans benefit, held at The Farm at Ridgeway, our Foundation has been able to donate proceeds to Fairfield Memorial Hospital to purchase several pieces of equipment needed to treat patients over the years.  The GlideScope with video capability is the most recent piece of lifesaving equipment to benefit the community,” announced Mike Quinn, FMH Foundation President.  The GlideScope, located in the Emergency Department, is used by emergency room physicians to open up obstructed airways to help patients of all ages breathe easier when in respiratory distress.
The Foundation donated $16,000 to the hospital to enable them to purchase the equipment.  The next BBBQ benefit is Oct. 13, 2017 at The Farm at Ridgeway. 

FMH Foundation awarded Aflac grant for NuStep Rehab equipment

Pictured:  Rhonda Russell ( VP  AFLAC representative),  Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor demonstrates the NuStep equipment funded by AFLAC grant, Rhonda Russell (VP AFLAC representative),  Darlene Hines (COO of FMH), Mike Quinn (President of FMH Foundation), Sarah Stredney (Director of Rehabilitation at FMH) and Suzie Doscher (CEO of FMH).

Pictured:  Rhonda Russell ( VP  AFLAC representative),  Fairfield County Administrator Jason Taylor demonstrates the NuStep equipment funded by AFLAC grant, Rhonda Russell (VP AFLAC representative),  Darlene Hines (COO of FMH), Mike Quinn (President of FMH Foundation), Sarah Stredney (Director of Rehabilitation at FMH) and Suzie Doscher (CEO of FMH).

December 27, 2016

WINNSBORO — Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $4000 grant from Aflac to fund the purchase of  NuStep equipment  for Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
“The equipment provides patients with cardiovascular training, while working to strengthen both arms and legs.  It increases their circulation and endurance, as a part of either a physical or occupational therapy program.  Patients recovering from a wide variety of issues such as:  strokes, knee replacements, back sprains and strains, as well as shoulder injuries will benefit from using the NuStep as a part of their therapeutic plan,” said Sarah Stredney, PT, director of rehabilitation at FMH.

 “To date the foundation has been able to provide nearly $230,000 to the hospital through grants, contributions and in-kind donations,” said Mike Quinn, President of FMH Foundation. “Grants, such as the most recent one from AFLAC, assist our foundation to provide funds to the hospital to purchase needed equipment for patients.  Having access to needed equipment at the hospital allows patients to get quality medical care in their community, close to home.” 

 

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BBQ, Bluegrass & Blue Jeans Benefit

The fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation purchased a new EKG machine for the hospital using proceeds from the Annual BBQ benefit and a grant from SCE&G. 

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“Join us for an evening of eating the best BBQ, toe-tapping music and great auction deals,” says Randy Kelley, event chair.“ If you missed last year's event, you have another chance this year to eat barbeque from our pit master George King of “Can't Quit Smokin’.”  While you are savoring some sumptuous barbecue and fixings you can quench your thirst with your favorite beverage as you move to the bluegrass music of Susan D. Taylor and the Twang Bombers.  

If it is your lucky night you may go home with a door prize, as well deals from the auction.“ All are included in the ticket price.
The event takes place in the newly expanded barn located on 128 acres at The Farm at Ridgeway, just north of Blythewood, 3248 US Hwy 21 South, Ridgeway, S.C., Oct. 10 from 6-9 p.m.
Be sure to bring your checkbook to take advantage of auction items: autographed sports memorabilia from Clemson and USC, BMW Performance Driving School, B & B stays, an Edisto beach condo weekend, Jim Harrison framed prints and a 40-inch TV. You can even take home an adorable miniature jack (donkey) – if your bid wins.   
Tickets: $30 per person or $50 per couple (kids 10 and under - $10,under 6 free). Tickets may be purchased at First Citizen bank branches in Winnsboro, Ridgeway, Blythewood; Summer Day Gifts; lobby of Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro; and Blythewood Visitor's Center (Tues-Sat).

 

Garden party will benefit FMH Foundation

Flowers are full of meaning. Want to know what message they can convey? Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to present a delightfully unique program, Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3-4:30 pm, at the historical St. John's Episcopal Church, 301 West Liberty Street, Winnsboro, SC, on the “Language of Flowers” by Sonya White. 

In addition to the program, Fairfield County Master Gardeners will be in the garden to answer your plant and gardening questions, as will someone from Hay Hill Garden Market. Summer Day Gift shop will have an array of items for sale. Enjoy refreshments provided by The Cornwallis House Tea Company, who will also have their hand-crafted. costume blended teas available for purchase. Relax to the music of Susan Douglas Taylor, singer, songwriter, guitarist. 

Registration/donation is $25. Mail checks to FMH Foundation P.O. Box 1156, Winnsboro, SC 29180. No tickets will be sent; registered names will be at the door. Reservations recommended, but also available at the door. Inquiries e-mail to foundation@fairfieldmemorial.com or 803.272-6471. 

Have tea and scones with the Charleston Silver Lady

If you appreciate the history of fine silver of the early 1900s, you will want to make a reservation for the March 10 benefit presentation by the Charleston Silver Lady, Dawn Corley, at Laura's Tea Room in Ridgeway, SC.

The special presentation will include 100 gorgeous pieces from Corley's extensive collection, including the personal silver from John C. Calhoun. A delicious assortment of scones and hot teas will be served.

A descendant of one of Charleston's colonial silversmiths, Corley has spent a lifetime collecting and gathering silver from South Carolina. Her particular focus is in 18th and 19th century Charleston silver.

A sought-after lecturer, Corley has given presentations to U. S. presidents, the Pentagon, at the Family Circle Cup, and hundreds of other groups. She has been featured in such magazines as Southern Lady, National Geographic, Veranda, and South Carolina Home and Garden. She has also been featured on subjects related to her antiques on local and national television, including HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk."

Corley's collection contains more than 5,000 historic objects linked to a low country family or plantation. A portion of her collection has been featured in an exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum. Due to popularity, the exhibit was extended twice.

A former fellow with the Charleston Antiques School and an expert in fine jewelry, Corley appraised the jewelry found in the H.L. Hunley, a Civil War submarine, after it was raised from the Charleston harbor. Her findings were published in Blue Light Magazine. The presentation to benefit the hospital foundation is March 10, 2013, from 3-4 p.m. at Laura's Tea Room in Ridgeway, S.C. Preregistration is recommended due to limited seating. Reservations can be made with a $25 donation. Appraisals for up to three individual pieces of silver will be available for an additional donation. One item, $25, two items, $ 35, three items, $50.

Make checks to FMH Foundation. Mail to FMH Foundation, P. O. Box 1156, Winnsboro, S.C. 29180. Tickets will be at the door, not mailed. For questions, email Foundation@fairfieldmemorial.com or call 803. 272.6471

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.