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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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Father’s Legacy Fuels Cardiac Endowment

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Dr. Charles White, Jr., is a longtime member of the medical staff at Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter South Carolina. But his history with the hospital began much earlier, when as a youth he “made rounds” on weekends with his father Dr. Charles White, Sr. When the family sought a unique way to honor the [...]

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Care Reach Gives Children Better Health

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Care Reach Director Chris Watson knows hospitals help people in need every day. Yet, she believes Tuomey Healthcare System takes that pivotal assistance much deeper into the community through the school-based Care Reach program. Care Reach, established in 1996 with funding from The Duke Endowment, helps children in both Sumter and Lee counties access healthcare [...]