BLADENBORO — Along with Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s new name, Southeastern Health, comes a new tagline: Better Health–Starting with You. As a way to jump start this path to better health in our communities, Southeastern will host a community meeting in Bladenboro. The goal of this event is to listen closely to the community and relay the vision and ideas for improving health in our region to SRMC’s board of trustees during a strategic planning meeting in early 2013.
The community meeting will be held Jan. 24 in Room 106 of the Bladenboro Historical Society Building located at 818 S. Main St. The event will offer refreshments and networking opportunities beginning at 6:30 p.m.; the feedback portion of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Small group discussions on local health issues will be a part of the program, as well as a larger group discussion on the impact of health in the community and a review of barriers and unique strengths related to improving health. For information, call 910-671-5499.
“It is our hope that energetic leaders who are concerned about the health of their community will attend this event so that we may fully understand the current health status of the communities we serve,” said SRMC President and CEO Joann Anderson. “They are encouraged to bring forth ideas that will begin to move individuals and communities to better health.”