Sandhills Regional Medical Center will hold off the big celebration of its 10 year anniversary until April and hold it along with the annual health fair.
“Since I came on board in 2007, our health fair is one of the biggest services in the community,” said Kim Harrington, marketing and public relations director with SRMC said. “A lot of people don’t have insurance and we offer services at a reduced rate or free for one visit.”
During the health fair, people will be given the opportunity to take bone density tests, have a urinalysis, EKG, checks for glaucoma and other tests, Harrington said.
In addition to the health fair, members of SRMC have compiled a list of their greatest accomplishments in their first decade.
Awarded Certificate of Need to establish a fixed-based MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner, which will be the first in the county when implemented this year.
Opening of the very first wound care center in this area (ahead of Moore, Scotland, Anson and Cumberland counties in North Carolina and Marlboro and Chesterfield counties in S.C.).
Opening of Options, an outpatient behavioral health program for acute psychiatric disorders.
Establishment of a Pain Management specialty through Carolina Spine Center.
Having the largest multi-specialty physician practice group in the county.
A $65,000 sponsorship of the Richmond Community College teaching chair.
A $50,000 donation to The Joseph W. Grimsley Health Sciences Building.
SRMC paid more than $1 million in taxes to the City of Hamlet.
SRMC paid nearly $1.5 million in taxes to Richmond County.
SRMC contributed more than half a million dollars to local charities and various sponsorships.
“That’s when you see the biggest impact on the community,” Harrington said.
“We hope you will join us in April as we officially mark this celebration during our annual health fair,” said Michael J. Davis, chief executive officer.
Staff writer Bryan Stewart can be reached at 997-3111 ext. 15 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.