Hospitals launch ‘Path to Health’ campaign

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Coastal Carolina Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital launched “Path to Health,” a community education and outreach initiative to raise awareness and understanding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  “Path to Health” is designed to inform and educate our community’s uninsured population and others within the community on how the changes implemented in the healthcare law will impact them and what they need to do in order to secure affordable healthcare coverage.

“We’re excited to bring the ‘Path to Health’ campaign to our community and partner with local organizations to educate the community on what the opening of enrollment of health insurance exchanges mean for them and their families,” said Mark T. O’Neil, Jr, president and CEO of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare.  “We have always been committed to delivering safe, quality care in the communities we serve.  As care givers, ensuring that our community and our patients understand all of the coverage options available to them is an extension of that mission.”

The “Path to Health” campaign will work with community partners and offer educational materials and resources around navigating the insurance exchanges and the ACA.  The comprehensive campaign will break down the barriers of this complicated law, and provide user-friendly guidance and tips on what community members need to know in order to make sure they are prepared to choose the best coverage for themselves and their families.

For more information, visit www.pathtohealth.com or call Carolyn Grant at Coastal Carolina Hospital 843-784-8142 or Kelly Presnell at Hilton Head Hospital 843-689-8245.

Coastal Carolina Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital are designated Affordable Care Act Assistance locations.  Assistance will be offered by Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services on the following dates and times:

NOVEMBER: All Times 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• November 22: Hilton Head Hospital Boardroom and Lobby

• November 25: Coastal Carolina Hospital Main Lobby

DECEMBER: All Times 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Dec. 2: Coastal Carolina Hospital Main Lobby

• Dec. 9 : Coastal Carolina Hospital Main Lobby

• Dec. 13: Hilton Head Hospital Boardroom and Lobby

• Dec. 16: Coastal Carolina Hospital Main Lobby

• Dec. 20: Hilton Head Hospital Boardroom and Lobby

• Dec. 23: Coastal Carolina Hospital Main Lobby

• Dec. 27: Hilton Head Hospital Boardroom and Lobby.