Stacey Mott always knew she wanted to help others. Growing up in Conway, her family consistently gave back to the community and stressed community involvement. She was born at the old Conway Hospital, and worked as a candy striper as a teenager at the current Conway Medical Center facility. She knew she wanted to go into healthcare, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from Coastal Carolina University allowed her to work in the field while staying involved in the community. “I thought that would be a good fit to do health promotion, to work with the community, to be able to give back and use some of my background with that.”
As a Community Health Educator with Conway Medical Center, Stacey is part of the Healthreach program. They go out into the community to provide screenings on the Healthreach van, worksite screenings at schools and businesses, CPR classes, Safe Sitter classes, Health Education, and also provide healthy snack options for four local elementary schools as part of the CMC Smart Snacks program. The funding for some of those programs comes from the Conway Medical Center Foundation. Stacey is quick to point out how important community support and donations are for the Foundation, because it all goes back into the community. “That gives us the tools to be able to go out and do what we do to bring better health to the community.” As a former high school tennis player, Stacey wants to remind everyone to stay active. She says prevention is key to taking care of yourself. “Take advantage of all of those preventative screenings, whether that be blood pressure screenings, yearly lab work, women getting annual mammograms which has been made a lot easier with our new 3D mobile mammography unit, or men getting their PSA blood tests.”
Stacey has been married to her husband Chris for 10 years, and they have a 9-year-old daughter, Rachel. The family has enjoyed taking trips to places like Disney World, Nashville, or Atlanta, or just spending time together going out to eat or eating around the table at home. She says just being together is special as they build memories as a family. They also teach their daughter what was instilled in her by her own parents, that it is important to give back to your community, something Stacey continues to do through her work at Conway Medical Center.
For information on locations for the Healthreach van and community health screenings, call 843-347-8068. To donate to the Conway Medical Center Foundation to help support these programs, call 843-347-8058 or visit our website www.cmcfoundationsc.com.