Dr Karen J. Holland to speak at Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, December 7th

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly (free & open to the public) to educate and support plant-based eating, will be hosting Karen J. Holland DrPH, MPH, BCC as its guest speaker on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. This presentation has been rescheduled from the October 5th monthly meeting that was cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew evacuation. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at http://www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com
Dr. Karen J. Holland is a whole-person lifestyle health strategist and founder of Positively Healthy—Concierge Lifestyle Medicine.  She provides consultation for whole-life change to corporations who want to reduce their insurance costs by improving employee wellness, as well as working with communities to facilitate a default healthy lifestyle.  She also accepts individuals and families as clients and comes alongside to help them facilitate lifestyle change and attain optimal whole-person health.
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Memory Fest

The beginning of a new year for most is a time of self-reflection, a time to take inventory of our lives and focus on self-improvement. Here is a new New Year’s Resolution that will last a lifetime.

Your brain is easily the most powerful machine in the world…keep it healthy! Register for Memory Fest sponsored by Memory Matters. Join us on January 12, 2017 at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort 1-4pm. $35/person. Tickets available now by calling Memory Matters at (843) 842.6688.

Optim Surgery Center Celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, October 26

After nine months of planning and construction, Optim Surgery Center presented its newly renovated and expanded premier orthopedic ambulatory surgery center (ASC) to members of the community. The celebration included a cocktail reception, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and guided surgery center tours for invited guests on the evening of Wednesday, October 26.

Optim Surgery Center is a dedicated musculoskeletal focused ASC that is partnered with the physicians at Optim Orthopedics. It boasts four advanced operating suites, three additional procedure rooms, and five extended stay private recovery rooms, each with an en suite bathroom for the enhanced privacy and comfort of patients and families.

“We are thrilled to present our enhanced facility to the community and our patients. Our goal has been to create an environment that feels like a boutique, five-star hotel to match our best-in-class care,” said Connor Lawrie, Optim Surgery Center administrator. “Our high-end finishes include premium mattresses, high thread count sheets, 42” HD TVs, an overnight family lounge, and catered dinners for patients and their families.”

Optim Surgery Center is surveyed and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). With the expansion of the extended stay wing, the facility is approaching 20,000 square feet, all of which is specifically designed for patients undergoing orthopedic procedures.

“By leveraging our specialization in orthopedics, we have created a safe, comfortable, and efficient center. On top of that, we offer over 30 board-certified orthopedic physicians and highly trained staff members who are all determined to get you back to you as quickly as possible,” stated Lawrie. “We provide a unique experience by integrating our all-in-one approach which includes on-site clinic, therapy, and imaging.“

The enhanced surgery center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for exceptional care. Surgeon sub-specialties include: sports medicine; total joint replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and pediatric orthopedics.

“Our new private overnight recovery suites have allowed us to expand our capabilities; total joint replacement and spine procedures in particular,” commented Optim Healthcare’s Chief Executive  Officer David Castleberry. “To date, we have performed over 50 total knee replacements in our ASC. We believe patients get better at home and we want to get you back to your active lifestyle faster.”

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ABOUT OPTIM SURGERY CENTER

Optim Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center with extended stay capabilities, that is solely focused on orthopedic procedures. Partnering with the physicians of Optim Orthopedics, Optim Surgery Center provides care for the following sub-specialties: sports medicine; total joint replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and pediatric orthopedics.

Located in midtown Savannah, Optim Surgery Center features four advanced operating suites, three procedure rooms, and five extended stay private recovery rooms, each with an en suite bathroom, for the enhanced privacy and comfort of patients and families. These rooms will offer a boutique recovery experience for patients undergoing joint replacement or spinal procedures that require overnight observation. Our nurse-to-patient ratio and physician supervision of overnight patients is unprecedented. For more information, visit asc.optimhealth.com.

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Inaugural Lowcountry VegFest 2016 – on schedule for Oct 22nd

Despite the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew on October 8th to Hilton Head Island,SC, the Lowcountry VegFest 2016 Planning Committee has made every effort imaginable to still bring to the island community not only a vegfest but now also a victory party. The Committee encourages island and area residents as well as out-of-town visitors to come together for a day of story sharing, hugging, comforting, and celebrating amidst the vegfest which aims to nourish, educate, and inspire.

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group which is free & open to the public that meets monthly in Bluffton, SC, is hosting the first ever vegan festival (aka vegfest) in all of South Carolina on Saturday, October 22, 2016 – rain or shine – from 10am to 4pm at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The inaugural event is supported by 12 sponsors, over 40 vendors and 8 speakers.

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