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 nonprofit community hospital. Since the program began in 2001, nearly 225 Fellows have gained a first-person view of the healthcare businessand how it’s brought to the community.

Participating in the Fellows program gives community business and volunteer leaders an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day business of Tuomey and healthcare, in general. Over eight months, participants attend healthcare-oriented education sessions, tour the hospital and observe its intricate workings.

“By the time they graduate, participants are knowledgeable in the daily operations of Tuomey Healthcare System and are ambassadors for their community’s hospital,” said Jeff Faw, executive director of The Tuomey Foundation, which oversees and directs the program. “The employees at Tuomey do an excellent job every day, and it is so nice for our local leaders to see it firsthand.”

Interested in learning more about the program or how you can join the next class? Please contact the Foundation at 803.774.9014.