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Published on June 09, 2017

Tidelands Health helps other organizations improve community health

Tidelands Health is helping other health care organizations reach out within their communities to improve health and wellness.

Two representatives from Tidelands Health spoke in Austin, Texas, at the recent Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit, presented by the Forum for Healthcare Strategists. The summit, a leading conference for health care professionals, attracted nearly 1,000 attendees.

Speaking at the conference on behalf of Tidelands Health were Amy Stevens, vice president of marketing and communications, and Nick McClary, clinical services manager at Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness.

Stevens and McClary explored how Tidelands Health is using data and predictive modeling to identify and help people at risk for Type 2 diabetes, or already living with the condition, by connecting them with a medical fitness program offered by Tidelands HealthPoint.

“Our goal is to proactively engage patients to help them make informed decisions about their health and wellness,” Stevens said. “It’s part of our commitment at Tidelands Health to help people live better lives through better health.”

McClary said regular exercise is important for everyone but especially for people at risk for diabetes. Eating healthy food and exercising regularly can be an effective way to lose weight, he said, which in turn can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

“Through this program, we’ve been able to effectively reach at-risk individuals and give them the information they need to make educated decisions about their well-being,” McClary said. “It’s extremely rewarding to see people take advantage of that information, participate in our medical fitness program and put themselves on a path to better health.”

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in our region - with three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Hemingway to North Myrtle Beach. At Tidelands Health, we are anchored by our mission to help people live better lives through better health.