Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for March 2017
April 1: Project READY
Palmetto Health believes that since risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence, youth need the opportunity to see the consequences of their choices. This is accomplished through Palmetto Health’s reality-based education program called Project READY (Realistic Education about Dying Young), which exposes adolescents from Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties to the Palmetto Health Richland Level I Trauma Center. During a Project READY (5hr) session, participants will talk with trauma surgeons and Emergency Room (ER) doctors; touch and feel the real equipment used to treat injuries in the operating room; see inside a real ER, trauma bay and morgue; witness a pretend trauma patient scene in the ER; and interact with physical, occupational, and speech therapists and experience firsthand the daily challenges experienced by injured trauma patients. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).
April 4: Ostomy Support Group
Palmetto Health offers a free support group for anyone in the community with an ostomy or fistula of any type, as well as those seeking information about ostomies. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6-7 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Classroom A. For more information, call 803-296-8906.
April 18: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, April 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Richland Medical Park Drive., classroom 130. The seminar will review the various types of weight loss surgery options and what to expect during and after surgery. For more information or to register, call 803-376-5982.
April 20: Joe Niekro Foundation Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group
If you are someone you love has been affected by a brain aneurysm or AVM (arteriovenous malformation), the Joe Niekro Foundation holds a support group for affected people to support one another and share their stories. The support group will meet Thursday, April 20, 6-8 p.m., Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Derrick Room, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr. For more information, please contact Mary Pat Baldauf atColumbiaSC@JoeNiekroFoundation.org.
Bariatric Support Groups:
The Weight Management Center of Palmetto Health offers support groups designed to meet the needs of patients who are two or more years post-surgery. It is well recognized that patients who regularly attend support groups have fewer complications and better long-terms weight loss. Groups meet at 1501 Laurel St. and on the Palmetto Health Baptist campus. For more information, call 803-376-5982.
Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings:
Palmetto Health will offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 5:30-7 p.m., and Saturday, April 8, 8-11:30 a.m., at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Dr. Registration is required. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).
Take Five–Free Prostate cancer and Diabetes Screenings:
Palmetto Health will offer free prostate cancer and diabetes screenings Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., basement level. Registration is required. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).
CPR and BLS Classes:
American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered weekly by the Palmetto Health/USC Simulation Center every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Cost is $75. Heart Saver CPR classes are offered two Tuesday afternoons each month; cost is $50. All classes begin at 1 p.m. at 14 Medical Park, Suite 300, Palmetto Health Richland campus. Course materials and a certification card are included. For more information or to register for a course, call 803-296-CARE (2273).