YMCA of Coastal Carolina, Tidelands Health form innovative new partnership to advance wellness across the regionJuly 28, 2022July 28, 2022
Contact: Dawn Bryant Ryan Finney
Tidelands Health YMCA of Coastal Carolina
(843) 652-1636 (843) 839-3876
News for Immediate Release:
YMCA of Coastal Carolina and Tidelands Health, two of the community’s leading health and wellness advocates, are joining forces to prevent disease, promote wellness and improve quality of life for people across the region.
Through the new relationship, Tidelands Health will become the exclusive health system partner of YMCA of Coastal Carolina, including Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA in Myrtle Beach, the to-be-renamed Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA and all future YMCA locations in Georgetown and Horry counties. In addition, the YMCA will assume management of Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness in Pawleys Island, which will be renamed Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA.
The partnership will take effect Oct. 1.
“Tidelands Health and the YMCA share a passion for community service and a commitment to wellness,” said Ryan Finney, CEO of YMCA of Coastal Carolina. “Working together, we can improve access to evidence-based programs that will help everyone from children to seniors live a healthy, active life.”
Tidelands Health will provide health education programming in YMCA facilities, and YMCA members will benefit from seamless access to Tidelands Health services. Current members of Tidelands HealthPoint will have the opportunity to transition to YMCA membership and enjoy numerous additional benefits such as access to YMCA facilities across the region and state.
Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health, said there are tremendous opportunities for collaboration between the two not-for-profit organizations, with the YMCA and Tidelands Health working together to address everything from childhood obesity to cancer survivorship.
“At Tidelands Health, we’re guided by our mission to help people live better lives through better health,” Bailey said. “The YMCA is guided by a vision to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
“Our two organizations have a long history of collaboration, and this new partnership will propel those efforts as we work together for the health of the communities we serve.”
About Tidelands Health
Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.
The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of the community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, the Y has the long-standing relationship and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure, and connected children, families and communities.Contact:Dawn Bryant, Senior Communications Strategistdbryant@tidelandshealth.org, 8436521636
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