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  • Hope Performance Systems will be collaborating with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to provide a support group for family members who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Hope Performance Systems is a practice offering individual and family counseling, couples and group therapy and programs for substance abuse, as well as nutrition counseling and plans for physical wellness.

Hope Performance Systems is located at 460 William Hilton Parkway, Suite B. For more information, call 843-547-0200 or visit HopePerformanceSystems.com.

Dr. Soha Taheri has joined to its staff of faculty and attending physicians at Memorial Health University Physicians, Adult Primary Care.

Dr. Taheri will help train medical residents who are learning to meet the primary care needs of adults 18 and older.

A native of Vienna, Austria, Dr. Taheri earned his medical degree from the Medical University of Vienna. He completed his internal medicine residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center, where he was named chief resident.

After residency, Dr. Taheri served on the faculty of Memorial Health's internal medicine residency program for two years. Since 2012, he has been a course director and executive board member for the American Medical Forum, where he plans and implements continuing medical education courses and conferences for physicians.

The practice, located at 1101 Lexington Ave. in Savannah, is part of Memorial Health's 34-practice network of primary and specialty care physicians in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina.

  • Coastal Carolina Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital, both part of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, have recently received multiple 2018 Zero Harm accolades from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA).

Over the past five years, SCHA's Zero Harm Awards have celebrated hospitals who have had extended harm-free stretches in major surgical areas like knee replacements, hip replacements, colon surgery and abdominal hysterectomy or have gone months without a Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

Coastal Carolina Hospital won awards for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Knee, SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy, MRSA, SSI Hip, SSI Colon and CLABSI.

Hilton Head Hospital won awards for CLABSI, MRSA, SSI Abdominal Hysterectomy and SSI Knee.

  • "What's Aging You?" a discussion of how diet and lifestyle impact our health, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd. in Bluffton.

Dr. Kim Dalzell, an award-winning author and nationally known nutrition and cancer expert, will lead the discussion.

With advanced degrees in dietetics and holistic nutrition, Dr. Dalzell provides critical correlation between conventional and natural therapies for cancer patients. Her passionate message is for everyone: Food is the most important tool in prevention of disease.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP's are required for gate pass. Contact Marilea Lightner at 843-476-4661 or marilea@hargray.com.

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