Since 2001, the Tuomey Fellows program has given business and volunteer leaders from the community a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at Tuomey and in healthcare in general. Participants attend healthcare-oriented class sessions, focusing on everything from surgical services and cardiac procedures to administration of a community nonprofit hospital. In addition, they tour the hospital and observe its intricate workings, from surgeries to the emergency room. By the time they graduate, they are very knowledgeablein the daily operations of the Tuomey Healthcare System and are ambassadors for their community’s hospital.
Women of Tuomey
Is and exciting new form of outreach from The Tuomey Foundation that is intended to build relationships between the women of Sumter and Tuomey Healthcare System. Drawing upon the vast network of women who have graduated from Tuomey Fellows, or who are otherwise involved in the activities of Tuomey or the Foundation, Women of Tuomey is predicated on teh ever-increasing importance of women as healthcare decision makers for their families.
Women of Tuomey Article Spring 2009.pdf
Children with asthma face a special set of challenges. Frequent school absences. Constant medication. But the most trying aspect of their condition could be the sense of anxiety and exclusion that overshadows activities other kids take for granted.
That's why there's Camp SCAMP. Funded by The Tuomey Foundation and coordinated by Tuomey's Women's and Children's Services division, Camp SCAMP offers a traditional camp experience for more than 80 asthmatic children each summer. Sports, cookouts and field trips are combined with educational sessions that help kids better understand and manage their asthma. And it all takes place in a safe, well-monitored environment staffed by nurses and respiratory therapists. Thanks in part to the generous gifts of The Tuomey Foundation, there is no cost to the child's family.
SAFE Kids Sumter County
In the United States, the rate of misuse for infant and child car seats is tremendously high. South Carolina is no exception. It's a terrifying reality, and one SAFE Kids Sumter County is working to change.
Through the significant financial support of The Tuomey Foundation and the collaborative efforts of a number of community partners, SAFE Kids Sumter County distributes free bike helmets and free or discounted car seats, and checks child restraint systems in automobiles to be sure they were properly installed. In addition, the organization visits countless schools, safety fairs and other public settings, educating children and parents about a variety of issues including fire and water safety, electrical dangers, drug abuse and more.
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 Duke Endowment and 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.
The Tuomey Wellness Program
The difference a community hospital makes isn't just found within its walls. It permeates our industries, schools and neighborhoods.
Thanks to continued support from The Tuomey Foundation, the Tuomey Wellness Van brings outreach services (free screenings, education sessions and physician referrals) to communities in and around Sumter. Serving schools, industries, senior citizen sites and outlying rural areas, this 30-foot mobile unit includes a screening room, lab facility and specialized equipment.