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Tidelands Health Expo

Tidelands Health expo adds new dimension to conference

This year’s Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Conference will feature a major new addition courtesy of Tidelands Health, our region’s largest health care provider.  

During the conference, the health system 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 you an opportunity to learn more about how to care for your 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. Areas and activities include:

  • 3D Mammography: Learn more about 3-D mammography and why it is preferred over traditional mammography.
  • Ergonomic work space: Learn how to have an ergonomically improved workspace.
  • Strength training for women: Building strength with weights should be a part of every woman’s fitness routine.
  • Strong bones. Strong you.: Osteoporosis is a challenge faced by almost all women as they age. Learn what you need to know about bone density testing and fighting osteoporosis.
  • Can you detect a breast lump? Do you know what to feel for during your monthly breast self-exam? Arm yourself with the facts.
  • Join us in the kitchen! Learn easy tips and recipes for healthy cooking your whole family will love.
  • Get the facts on pelvic health: Incontinence? Pelvic pain? Here’s what every woman needs to know.
  • Recharging station:Plug in your phone while you recharge yourself with relaxing yoga.

The new “Better! Be strong. Be healthy.” expo will give you tools you need to take charge of your health and wellness. Make sure to stop by, have some fun and learn from the team at Tidelands Health.

Tidelands Health Breakout Sessions

Can You Have it All? Balancing Family, Career and Personal Well-Being

11 a.m.-noon

Every woman has a story. Hear from four Tidelands Health leaders who have successfully navigated the competing demands of work life, family life and personal well-being – and managed to (mostly) keep their sanity and sense of humor while doing so!


Dr. Sarah Allen

Dr. Sarah Allen is a board-certified internal medicine physician at Tidelands Health Family Medicine in Myrtle Beach. Mom to four daughters ranging in age from 7 to 1, Dr. Allen not only balances a busy family life and the needs of her patients but also trains the next generation of doctors as a faculty member with the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Xaviera Carter

An obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Xaviera Carter has welcomed countless babies into the world through her medical practice at Tidelands Health Women’s Center, with locations in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown.  Just over a year ago, she welcomed her own. Dr. Carter is now proud mom to baby Logan and has a whole new understanding of pregnancy cravings, maternity clothes and the miracle of motherhood!

Monica Grey

Monica Grey serves as associate vice president of transitional care services for Tidelands Health. It’s a role this nurse was made for, as she helps patients and families successfully transition from hospital care to home-based and community care. Ms. Grey is also managing transitions in her own life – this mom of two is now a grandmother taking an active role in her granddaughter’s upbringing.

Gayle Resetar

Gayle Resetar began her career with Tidelands Health as an administrative resident fresh out of school back in 1990. Over the years, she has risen through the ranks and today serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer – the health system’s second-ranking executive. Along the way, she was widowed at a young age and became a single mom charged with raising a child on her own. Her daughter, Caroline, is now a young adult beginning her own career path.

Stop Diabetes Before It Starts: A Panel Discussion

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Join a panel of experts from Tidelands Health for a roundtable discussion of Type 2 diabetes and the steps you can take -- right now -- to reduce your risk for this chronic condition.


Dr. Katherine Johnson

Dr. Katherine Johnson is a board-certified family medicine physician at Tidelands Health Diabetes Center in Murrells Inlet. A passionate proponent of health and wellness for all ages, Dr. Johnson earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her residency at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood.

Nick McClary, DPT, MBA

Nick McClary is clinical manager for Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness in Pawleys Island. A doctor of physical therapy, he leads the facility’s Stronger Through Movement program, a medical fitness solution that helps those living with chronic conditions incorporate movement into their lives.

Carla Wham

Carla Wham serves as population health liaison for Tidelands Community Care Network. In this role, she plays an integral part in the health system’s participation in the National Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidence-based lifestyle change program that has been demonstrated to delay or prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes among people at high risk.

Jamie Kandora

Jamie Kandora is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Tidelands Health. She provides nutrition education and teaches healthy cooking and eating tips as part the health system’s Diabetes Self-Management Program and the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

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