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Published on February 04, 2015

February Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in February. Join us as we celebrate Heart Month with the Red Shoe Luncheon, Don’t Stop the Beat at Westgate Mall and the Heart Ball.

Mobile Mammography

Spartanburg Regional’s mobile mammography unit performs mammograms across Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. Call 864-560-7777 to register and make sure to bring your insurance card and identification to your appointment.

Medical Group of the Carolinas Locations:

Immediate Care Center–Westside: Feb. 9 and 23

Internal Medicine– Eastside: Feb. 2 and Feb. 16

Family Medicine– Gaffney: Feb. 24

Family Medicine–Inman: Feb. 25

Family Medicine– Duncan: Feb. 5

Family Medicine– Pacolet: Feb. 12

Wal-Mart Union, 513 N. Duncan Bypass, Union: Feb. 28

Keeping Mind Body Connections: Brainwave Optimization

Thursday, Feb. 5, 5:30-7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

Learn about the Center for Health and Healing’s new wellness service – Brainwave Optimization – a non-invasive technology that helps the brain balance itself for optimal performance. This event is free but registration by January 30 is required. Register at or call Dawn Higgins at 864-560-6022 for more information.

Mind Body Skills Group

Thursdays, Feb. 5 – March 26

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Education Room

The Mind-Body Skills Group is an eight-week program where participants learn to use a range of tools for self-care and stress management including meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback and autogenic training, breathing, movement and mindful eating as well as self-expression through words and drawings. Tuition is $300, and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. The Mind Body Skills Group includes a 30-minute private interview with the instructor prior to the first class. Call Dawn Higgins at 864-560-6022 for more information or register at

Upstate Heart Ball

Saturday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

TD Convention Center: 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is proud to once again be a Platform Sponsor of the Upstate Heart Ball, one of the region’s premier black-tie events. Enjoy a seated dinner, silent and live auction, and live music and dancing. To learn more, visit

Red Shoe Luncheon

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church: 393 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Join us for a heart-healthy meal and learn more about your health from our experts in cardiovascular care. Space is limited for this free event so be sure to register early at For more information, call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center at 864-560-4472.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Feb 17, 5 – 6 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

This free support group, which meets the third Tuesday of every month, is intended for people currently living with diabetes or who are at high risk of developing the disease. Certified Diabetes Educators lead the discussion and answer questions. For more information, visit or call 864-560-9032.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

Diabetes affects every organ in the body and Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes and Endocrinology – Pelham can help you learn to manage it. Participants of this program receive a free blood glucose meter and diabetes reference book. You must have a physician’s referral to participate, and insurance will be filed for the program’s cost. Visit or contact Erica Moore at 864-560-6465 for more information.

WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg

Led by a Mayo Clinic-trained facilitator, WomenHeart is a support group for women to express their feelings with a peer group that understands the emotional toll of a heart disease diagnosis. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and is open to any woman with a history of heart disease. Lunch will be provided. Register online at or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Diagnosing Cardiac Disease: What You Need to Know

Thursday, Feb. 19, 12 – 1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

Join Alejandro Lopez, M.D. and Pelham Medical Center as we share information on how cardiac disease is diagnosed and the various tests and methods used including cardiac catheterization. Registration is required for this free event and lunch is provided. Please register today at or call 864-849-9470 for more information.

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2 – 3 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Center

Part of the American Lung Association’s Better Breather's Club, this support group is for anyone living with a chronic lung disease and their families or caregivers. The group is led by a healthcare professional who helps attendees learn how to meet the challenges chronic lung disease brings to daily life. For more information, visit or contact Betty Ann Riggins at 864-361-4102.

Don’t Stop the Beat

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Westgate Mall, Spartanburg

Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 people every year. Join Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System to learn what you can do now to protect your heart. Participate in free screenings to assess your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes; learn CPR to help protect those you love and find new and fun ways to exercise with our Day of Dance. No appointments are necessary and fasting is recommended for blood work. Call 864-560-7999 or visit for more information.

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