Skip to main content
Health Events for March 2023
Discover Health March.JPG

Health Events for March 2023

By Staff reports on February 27, 2023

Table for Two

Wednesday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15, 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center

A certified lactation specialist facilitates an open, supportive forum to talk about the challenges and joys of breastfeeding in a casual gathering for breastfeeding moms and babies from birth through six months. Meet other mothers, discuss concerns and learn tips on breastfeeding and life with a new baby.   


Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

Thursday, March 2, 9 to 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 7, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 9, 9 to 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 14, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 16, 9 to 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 21, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 23, 9 to 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 28, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thursday, March 30, 9 to 10 a.m.

Cleveland Park Events Center


Falls in people ages 65 and older are among the most common injuries in our region. After a fall, many seniors cannot continue to live an independent lifestyle.

The Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) program is a free fall prevention program that includes a one-hour, twice-per-week group fitness class where all participants work at their own pace. Any person over the age of 50, including those that use walkers or canes, can participate in the SAIL program.


Healthy and Balanced-Spartanburg  

 Thursday, March 2, 5 to 6 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health  

Maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a nutrient-rich diet, and engaging in regular physical activity after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging. With the proper tools and support you can find your healthy balance while achieving your weight loss and physical activity goals!  Join us monthly and work towards being healthy and balanced.  


Restorative Care Clinical and Non-Clinical Support Open Interviews

Thursday, March 2, 1 to 4 p.m.

Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care is hiring for Clinical and Non-Clinical support roles and we want you to join us for on-the-spot interviews!

At Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care, we believe that recovery is multi-faceted. Patients need a caring, supportive network of experts to help them heal from conditions that require treatment for an average of 25 days. Our nurturing environment supports each patient through his or her journey. We are hiring for the following careers:

Clinical Support Roles:

  • PCA
  • CNA
  • LPN
  • MLT

Non-Clinical Support Roles:

  • Environmental Services
  • Nutrition Assistant


Community Blood Pressure Screening  

Monday, March 6, 10 a.m. to noon

Monday, March 20, 10 a.m. to noon

Middle Tyger YMCA Family Center

Pelham Medical Center partners with the Middle Tyger YMCA Family Center, to offer a free blood pressure screening. In addition to having your blood pressure checked, you will receive a tracking card to help keep up with your numbers, plus education about what the numbers mean and ways to control hypertension. 


Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer

Monday, March 6, 11 a.m. to noon

Aspens at Verdae

Have you ever wondered what the secret is to living a long and healthy life?

Five regions of the world, identified with the longest percentage of individuals living 100 years or longer, have been dubbed the Blue Zones. The people of these regions engage in similar lifestyle habits, such as consuming a plant-heavy diet and prioritizing tight-knit social networks.

Meet us in the media center at The Aspens at Verdae to hear Kerri Stewart, registered dietician with Spartanburg Regional's Heart Resource Center, share more details about the lifestyles and nutrition habits found in these regions.


Prepared Breastfeeding 

Monday, March 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

Our breastfeeding class is an in-depth introduction that includes the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. In this class, you will learn about milk production, feeding cues, latching techniques, milk storage and problem-solving tips for successful breastfeeding. A Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) teaches this class. Please note that the first breastfeeding class offering of the month is ONLINE, and the second breastfeeding class offering of the month is IN PERSON.  


Community Blood Pressure Screening  

Tuesday, March 7, 9 to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 21, 9 to 11 a.m.

Eastside Family YMCA

Pelham Medical Center partners with the Eastside YMCA to offer a free blood pressure screening. In addition to having your blood pressure checked, you will receive a tracking card to help keep up with your numbers, plus education about what the numbers mean and ways to control hypertension. 



Tuesday, March 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center -Spartanburg Auditorium

The Survivorship Program will be offering monthly opportunities for survivors to fellowship with one another while creating art projects. The Wofford Art Museum will lead this month’s session on calligraphy. This unique offering from the Survivorship Program is available to cancer survivors at no charge. To register, please contact us at 864-560-1812.


Occupational Health & Wellness Symposium: Southern Hospitality

Friday, March 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute-Pelham

The Second Annual Occupational Health & Wellness Symposium: Southern Hospitality is a continuing education event featuring:

  • 8:30 -10 a.m. - Quality Improvement Project DIY - Dr. Chris Lombardozzi, SRHS Quality
  • 10 -10:15 a.m. - Break - Exhibitors
  • 10:15 -11:15 a.m. - Effective Workers' Compensation Claims Investigations - Mattie Mitchum, Antum Risk
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Best Practices for Handling Workplace Injuries - Stephanie Pugh - Attorney, MGC Law Offices
  • 12:15 -1 p.m. - Lunch & presentation by Dynavax
  • 1-2 p.m. - Best Practices for Transitional Duty - Mary Giovannetti, NP, SRHS Employee Health
  • 2-2:15 p.m. - Break
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Benefits for Mindfulness - Ginger Rogers

Registration fee:

  • AOHP Members - $55
  • Non AOHP Members - $85
  • Lunch & Snacks included

Continuing Education: This educational activity has been awarded 5.5 hours. AHOP is an approved provider of nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses.


The Bottom Line Colon Tour

Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Union Medical Center

Thursday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas - Family Medicine - Five Forks

Monday, March 20, 10 am. to 2 p.m.

Aspens at Verdae

Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute-Gaffney

Wednesday, March 22, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Cherokee Medical Center

Friday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute-Pelham

Wednesday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Immediate Care Center-Pelham

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute will bring the giant inflatable colon for people to walk through and learn about the signs and symptoms of colorectal issues and ways to prevent cancer. Staff will be onsite to guide you through the colon and answer questions about prevention and screening options available.


Colon Cancer: Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.

Wednesday, March 8, noon to 1 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer & Research Institute- Pelham

Screening can prevent colorectal cancers from occurring and detect cancers early when they are most treatable. Gastroenterologist Christopher Fyock, MD from Gastroenterology Associates will share information about colon anatomy, risk factors of developing colorectal cancer, screening guidelines and detection procedures. Dr. Fyock will also share treatment options available to anyone diagnosed with colorectal cancer.


Prepared Parents Infant Care  

 Thursday, March 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center    

This course prepares expectant parents for their baby's impending arrival. Topics include breastfeeding, diapering, bathing, and medical and safety information. A local pediatrician and a perinatal educator will lead this class.   


Community Blood Pressure Screening  

Monday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Senior Action

Pelham Medical Center partners with Senior Action, to offer a free blood pressure screening. In addition to having your blood pressure checked, you will receive a tracking card to help keep up with your number, plus education about what the numbers mean and ways to control hypertension. 


Prepared Childbirth 

 Tuesday, March 14, 6 to 8 p.m.

 Thursday, March 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center

Learn everything you need to know about the childbirth process and the options available during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. In this class, we provide the information you need to reduce anxiety and help you have a more positive birth experience. Prepared Childbirth is a comprehensive, fact-based, fun class covering various topics about your baby's birthday.   



Cardiac Connection-Nutrition and Heart Health

Wednesday, March 15, noon to 1p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Heart Wellness Center

In March, join two brilliant dietitians Kerri Stewart and Hannah Baer, as they discuss food and nutrition as it relates to a healthy heart.

Cardiac Connection is a monthly community group that supports people of all ages who have experienced a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke, had surgery related to the heart or are at risk for heart disease. Relevant topics and speakers vary each month.

In addition, we offer encouragement and lifestyle improvement activities. You may also connect with others who have had similar experiences. If you or a loved one are interested, please join us. For more information, contact Dawn Maddux at 864-560-8185 or [email protected].


Embracing Caregiving and Working Through Grief

Wednesday, March 15, 2 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22, 2 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29, 2 to 3 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer & Research Institute-Pelham

This six-week class will highlight ways to prioritize yourself in the caregiver role and offers tips and resources to navigate the challenges that come with caregiving. The class will also walk through the stages of grief and ways to cope with the difficulties of losing a loved one.

Registration is required.

Please select only one ticket option as this is a limited seating class and the instructor would like to ensure the class is tailored for each person. Classes will be held on the second floor at Gibbs Cancer Center - Pelham.


Weight Loss Surgery-Online Support Group   

 Thursday, March 16, noon to 1 p.m.

Online Class    

This group provides Upstate area support for patients in all phases of the weight loss surgery process. Combined with the help of friends and family members, this support group allows you to network with others who have experienced similar challenges and lifestyle changes after weight loss surgery. Patients who have not yet had their surgery are encouraged to attend.   


Just the Ticket: Child Passenger Safety

Monday, March 20, 4 to 5 p.m.

Online Event

During this comprehensive course, offered by Spartanburg Medical Center and Safe Kids of the Piedmont, you will learn about South Carolina's child passenger safety laws, the safest way to secure your child in a vehicle, proper car seat installation, when to update or replace your child's car seat and other safety tips to help keep your child safe on the road.

Attendees who have violations of the child passenger occupant law on their records can receive a certificate of completion as proof of participation. This class is only offered once for child passenger occupant violations.


Diabetes Wellness Circle 

Tuesday, March 21, noon to 1 p.m.

 Online Event  

Diabetes Wellness Circle is an online and in-person support group that supports, encourages, and educates anyone living with diabetes. Everyone is welcome. Meetings have 30-45 minutes of education followed by 15 minutes of discussion. Please join the forum and then stay as long as you are able.   


Prepared Parents: Infant CPR

Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. to noon

Spartanburg Medical Center

Infant CPR offers lifesaving safety information.

This non-certification infant CPR class is designed specifically for expectant parents. Our essential hands-on class provides the skills and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Come gain the confidence, skills and knowledge essential to saving an infant's life.

A Family and Friends Infant CPR booklet will be available for purchase at the class for $2 (cash only). For more information, please call 864-560-BABY (2229).


RN New Grad Dinner

Tuesday, March 28, 5 to 7 p.m.

Indigo Hall

Join us for dinner and a night of education and celebration! Meet and mingle with our nursing leaders and CNOs from our six-hospital campus, non-profit healthcare system and let's explore how you can become a valued member of our team!

  • Discover career opportunities for RN new grads and defined career paths.
  • Explore how you can transition into a nurse role prior to licensure.
  • Learn what to expect as a new grad in our Transition to Practice nurse residency program.
  • Stay for dinner, dancing, games, and prizes!


Virtual Veg Edge: Tofu Curry with Oncology Support Dietitians

Wednesday, March 29, noon to 1 p.m.

This month: We celebrate National Nutrition Month with Melissa Hedlund and Anna Stone, registered dietitians with Gibbs Cancer Center. Cancer treatment can sometimes mean changes in taste, appetite, and ability to eat, but we are here to support you on that journey. They will be demonstrating the perfect recipe – high in cancer-fighting compounds, super flavors for all taste buds, and easy to make for anyone low on energy.