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WIPL partners with Tidelands Health

Tidelands Health

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) at Coastal Carolina University is teaming up with Tidelands Health to highlight the unique health care needs of women and help address the challenges they face balancing careers and family.

‌The two organizations have established a partnership that will include a new women’s health and wellness expo at WIPL's 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

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The daylong expo, titled – Better! Be strong. Be healthy. Be you. – will feature two breakout sessions focusing on women’s health topics and three activity areas in a 4,500-square-foot space outside the main conference hall. The expo will give conference attendees an opportunity to learn more about how to care for mind and body through proper nutrition and regular health screenings, by building physical strength, and by finding ways to reduce stress and develop a positive work-life balance.

This new partnership with Tidelands Health gives us the chance to leverage the expertise and resources of our region’s largest health care provider in support of women and their care needs.”
-Terri DeCenzo

“Good health is critical to sustaining positive change, whether in a personal or professional setting,” said Terri DeCenzo, executive director of WIPL. “This new partnership with Tidelands Health gives us the chance to leverage the expertise and resources of our region’s largest health care provider in support of women and their care needs.”

During the Women’s Leadership Conference, Tidelands Health will present a daylong expo titled “Better! Be strong. Be healthy. Be you.” It will feature two breakout sessions focusing on women’s health topics and three activity areas in a 4,500-square-foot space outside the main conference hall. The Tidelands Health activity areas will give attendees opportunities to explore how they can care for their minds and bodies through proper nutrition and regular health screenings, by building physical strength, and by finding ways to reduce stress and develop a positive work-life balance.

“At Tidelands Health, more than half of our senior leadership team and the majority of our employee partners are female,” said Gayle Resetar, the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We appreciate the unique health care needs of women and the obstacles they can face, especially when trying to balance the demands of careers and family. 

“Our goal at the conference is to create a fun and educational environment that will give women tools they need to take charge of their health and wellness.”

Each year, the Women’s Leadership Conference features notable speakers from the fields of business, science, culture and more. The speakers, building upon the shared energy of more than 800 women attendees who connect at this annual event, offer participants the inspiration to lead, serve and choose to make a difference.

On Monday, Feb. 5, the night prior to the conference, WIPL will host its eighth annual Celebration of Inspiring Women, which honors individuals with a strong South Carolina connection for their outstanding contributions to the state, nation and world.

“Between a great group of speakers and our new partnership with Tidelands Health, this year’s conference promises to be an incredible experience,” DeCenzo said. “Whether you’re a full-time mom or the CEO of a large corporation, you’ll find the event inspiring and enriching.”

About Tidelands Health: Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.

Event Schedule

  • Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 6 p.m. – Celebration of Inspiring Women, Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Ballroom
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Women’s Leadership Conference featuring the new “Better! Be strong. Be healthy. Be you.” women’s health expo, Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Ballroom and Myrtle Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall A

For more information, please visit the Conference and Celebration website.

Aug. 28, 2017