Oconee Memorial Hospital has a staff of healthcare professionals who regularly speak to community groups and civic organizations about various topics related to health including prevention, common health topics such as heart health, diabetes and women’s/breast health, as well as diagnostic and surgical procedures such as colonoscopy, joint replacement and incontinence surgery.
To request a speaker, call (864) 885-7904.
Safe Kids Upstate (serving Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties) is led by GHS Children’s Hospital. Its mission is to reduce unintentional injury to children, thereby keeping children out of the emergency room. Studies show that children who live in rural settings have higher rates of accidents involving motor vehicles, farm equipment, recreational vehicles, such as ATVs and at railroad crossings.
Safe Kids Upstate provides public education and safety devices throughout the community. In addition, the organization advocates for laws and policies to keep South Carolina’s children injury-free. Since Safe Kids Upstate began serving Oconee County, unintentional injury to children has declined by 17 percent countywide.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 years old and under. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
Safe Kids Worldwide was founded in 1987 as the National SAFE KIDS Campaign by Children’s National Medical Center. Safe Kids Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C.
For more information on Safe Kids Upstate and its services in Oconee County, please call (864) 885-7390 or visit www.safekidsupstate.org.