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Hope and Compassion

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For Dr. Edward Duffy, it’s all about hope – the hope and compassion that Tuomey’s Cancer Treatment Center brings to every patient they see. He runs a busy oncology practice, and he’s proud of the fact that Sumter offers such a high level of treatment and care. “There’s nothing we can’t do right here,” he [...]

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A Hospital with a Community at Heart

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Many people think the roots of Tuomey Healthcare System begin with bequeaths of Sumter residents and philanthropists, Timothy and Ella Tuomey in 1913. There is, however, a preface to that important chapter. One that began with the opening of Sumter Hospital in 1904. The 30-bed, three-story Sumter Hospital was as state of the art as [...]

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Citizens Learn Behind the Scenes at Tuomey

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Ever wondered how healthcare works or what Tuomey means to the Sumter community? The answers to those two questions and many more are part of the curriculum of the Tuomey Fellows program. As part of the free, eight-session program, participants attend healthcare-oriented classes focusing on areas including medical services, treatment procedures, and administration of the [...]

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Accessible and Affordable Healthcare for All

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Thousands of Sumter families face painful decisions each day. Dinner or doctor visit? Paying rent or prenatal well visit? Major auto repair or mammogram? For far too many families, good health and health care options are luxuries that are out of reach. Sumter Family Health Center has been rewriting the statistics on health care access [...]

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Senior Center Supports Aging Sumter Residents

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Aging has benefits, but oftentimes we associate aging more with what can be very disconcerting losses. Diminished hearing or sight, a waning of strength or flexibility and even retirement can be as devastating as can losing independence or freedom due to a fall or illness. Losses of beloved spouses or one’s own children, too, often [...]

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