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Monday is deadline for KH/Capella deal

Monday is deadline day for KershawHealth, Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina. Monday marks the latest expiration date for a letter of agreement for Capella and MUSC Health to take over operations of the county's public hospital, converting it to a for-profit business.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: When journalism is dangerous

Wednesday morning, a Roanoke, Va., TV news reporter and her videographer died, murdered -- during a live report -- by a man described as a disgruntled former employee.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth board moves meeting to Wednesday

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees, which normally meets tonight for its second meeting of the month, is postponing the meeting to Wednesday. The meeting will still be held at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden and will still begin at 6 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: School board almost gets exec sessions right

Back in June, I told you about a S.C. Supreme Court ruling in a North Augusta case concerning public bodies entering executive sessions. As I've mentioned time and time again in this space, we still have a problem with the way certain public bodies here in Kershaw County go into executive session.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Terrific, excellent’ first day of school, says Morgan

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's wife recently told him he tends to say the same thing every year about the first days of school.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth going for more ‘Zero Harm’ awards

In September 2014, KershawHealth earned two "Zero Harm" awards from the S.C. Hospital Association and S.C. Medical Association during the two organizations' Trustees, Administrators and Physicians Conference. The awards were for having zero infections during hip and knee surgeries for 18 months. It appears, according to KershawHealth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, the hospital is poised to receive those awards again. Holmstrom made her report during the board's Aug. 10 meeting.

August 19, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Lloyd vying for return to circuit court bench

Attorney Reggie I. Lloyd, a former Kershaw County councilman who then served as a circuit court judge for several years, is looking to return to the bench.

August 19, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New school year starts today in Kershaw County

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students return to classes today for the 2015-16 school year. Many students got a sneak peek at their new classrooms late last week as schools hosted open houses or "meet and greets" for children and their parents.

August 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Don’t forget the sunblock

It's been a week, and my forehead is still peeling.

August 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Teachers ready for new school year

Approximately 800 teachers returned to Kershaw County schools or joined them for the first time this week, not only preparing their classrooms, but preparing themselves for a new school year. Students will return to classes Monday.

August 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH board votes to transfer executives to Capella

In what may be a sign the pending lease/purchase of KershawHealth by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., is about to be finalized, the hospital's board of trustees voted unanimously Monday on a measure which would make members of KershawHealth's executive team Capella employees.

August 12, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Four dead in trio of crashes

Three accidents claimed the lives of two people from Camden and two from Elgin during what may be one of the worst traffic fatality weekends in recent Kershaw County memory.

August 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH board to discuss Capella deal, Bethune property tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will use part of an executive session at the end of its meeting tonight to receive another update and more legal advice regarding the pending lease/purchase of the hospital by Capella Healthcare. Trustees will also discuss a possible property transaction with the city of Bethune.

August 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


UPDATED: Missing Camden girls found safe

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has found two missing teenage girls safe in Camden.

August 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune councilman addresses school board at meeting

Bethune Town Councilman Don Witham, armed with some financial facts, asked the Kershaw County Board of Trustees to consider keeping Bethune Elementary School (BES) open or, if it must consolidate BES and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES), to do so somewhere between the two communities on Hwy. 341.

August 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Cahn: A Washington, D.C., TV station of memories

If there's one thing Senior Staff Writer Jim Tatum and I can talk for hours about it's favorite movies and TV shows from ...

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD looking to improve school libraries

Libraries in Kershaw County school's may be enhanced in the near future thanks to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) having about $500,000 ...

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Done deal!

Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health will become the new owners and operators of KershawHealth at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.

September 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth board holds special meeting tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees is calling a special meeting for 6 p.m. today at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden ...

August 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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