Sumter, SC Residents Have Many Health Care Choices
PHOTO CREDIT: Antony Boshier
The prognosis is positive for residents of Sumter County to receive top medical attention, thanks mainly to services provided under the umbrella of Tuomey Healthcare System.
Tuomey Regional Medical Center
The 301-bed hospital serves patients in every stage of life, from an infant’s first breath to end-of-life hospice care. Tuomey Regional treats more than 40,000 patients annually and features amenities such as 10 operating suites, an emergency department with 11 private treatment rooms, and a conference room that can seat up to 300 people. The hospital has more than 1,500 employees, including 150 physicians, which makes Tuomey Regional the largest non-industrial employer in the county.
Cancer Treatment Center
The Cancer Treatment Center at TRMC is across the street from the hospital, and its radiation oncologists administer intensity-modulated radiotherapy, a cutting-edge treatment that only a few hospitals in the state provide. There is also an on-campus Outpatient Surgery Center that has four operating rooms, one procedure room and 20 pre- and post-operative beds. One impressive feature is a HERMES voice control system that gives physicians direct control over surgical devices by using simple verbal commands.
Tuomey’s James E. Bell Jr. Women and Infants Pavilion has 24 cozy inpatient rooms decorated to make patients feel at home, with comfortable furniture and ample space for in-room treatment and examinations. There are four separate nurseries with services such as high-risk incubators, customizable baby stations, breast-feeding rooms and lactation consultants, and wrist and ankle monitors for mothers and babies to ensure their security. The pavilion's Baby Central labor and delivery suites feature large windows, rocking chairs and extra-large baths and showers.
When living at home proves too difficult for elderly or terminally ill Sumter residents, they and their families have plenty of options. Hopewell Healthcare Center, NHC Healthcare and Sumter East Health & Rehab Center are just a few of the county’s long-term care facilities. Also available to residents is McElveen Manor, a full-service senior and Alzheimer's care facility. McElveen features spacious, comfortable private rooms designed around the unique needs of guests.
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