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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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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 [...]

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Care Reach is a Cooperative to Keep Kids Healthy

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When it comes to math and science, 11-year-old Michael is a very bright student. He loves challenges and can’t wait to figure out the next step in a problem. So when his grades began to slide, everyone knew something was wrong. It turned out Michael had several badly infected molars and the unbearable pain made [...]