The Kershaw County School District and Kershaw County Board of Trustees will host the first two of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities Thursday evening. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.
One day, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees could participate in meetings without having to be physically present. The board will discuss the possibility of creating a policy to allow trustees to do so during its meeting Tuesday.
Although KershawHealth's sale to Capella Healthcare and takeover by the Franklin, Tenn., company in conjunction with MUSC Health is a done deal, the hospital's board of trustees will still receive and update and legal advice on the transaction during its meeting tonight.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) counselors spent Wednesday at the district's offices learning about various local industries and the skills those companies need from the local workforce. The counselors even got to play a game similar to a reality TV show.
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 our younger days. We have a particularly connected history when it comes to this stuff, as he and I both lived in the D.C. area at various times and, therefore, watched some of the same shows. As youngsters, we mostly enjoyed shows on WDCA-TV 20. This is back in the 1970s, folks, so bear with me here -- that was a long time ago (right, Jim?).
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 left over from its 2014-15 school year. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said the savings came in part from a flexibility proviso the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved during a recent meeting.
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. The special meeting could signal a finalization of an agreement with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- to take over KershawHealth's operations. The move would convert KershawHealth from a public hospital overseen by the board, which is appointed by Kershaw County Council, to a for-profit enterprise.
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.
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.
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.
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.