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KershawHealth starts financial improvement plan

More than 24 people were laid off Tuesday from KershawHealth as part of a "financial improvement plan" to deal with an expected $2.246 million drop in revenue this year. The projected revenue loss represents the expected fallout from the state of South Carolina's decision to reduce Medicaid reimbursements by a total of 11 percent. A 3 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements was announced April 1; another 8 percent reduction will go into effect July 1.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


County picks Carpenter for administrator negotiations

Victor Carpenter may be the next county administrator for Kershaw County.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Digging into some great mysteries

As regular readers of my column know, my love of novels usually centers on science fiction and fantasy.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council passes first reading of budget

The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Greenleaf Inn on auction block today

Camden's historic Greenleaf Inn will go to the highest bidder today during a two-part, on-site auction set to begin at 10 a.m. on North Broad Street.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - May 11, 2011

Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SEAL training

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent woke up Monday morning, May 1, and saw the news: Osama bin Laden was dead.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


bin Laden takedown victory for all Americans

For those of you saying that the bin Laden takedown was not an "Obama" win, you're right. It was an American win. However, former President Bush, former Vice President Cheney, senators Graham and DeMint and even Rush Limbaugh have all congratulated Obama. He should be credited for maintaining the policies that continued the search and giving the order that resulted in Sunday night's win for the American people.

May 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First vote on Camden budget Tuesday

Camden City Council will take first reading on its Fiscal Year 2012 budget Tuesday. The budget, if approved on second reading in two weeks, would go into effect July 1. The balanced $37.922 million budget is split among five funds: general ($8.442 million), project improvement ($379,341), paving ($502,792), utility ($27.96 million) and local source revenue ($637,000). A public hearing on the budget was held at council's April 26 meeting.

May 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County administrator candidates down to 3

One of four candidates for the position of Kershaw County administrator has dropped out. Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise confirmed that Josh Kay, most recently manager for the city of Clinton, had withdrawn his name from consideration. According to media reports from the Upstate, Kay has accepted a similar position with the city of Washington, N.C.

May 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


More information released on robbery, drug cases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information on Friday's armed robbery of a home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Local vets say bin Laden takedown brings 'closure'

Local veterans are expressing pride in their younger counterparts for tracking, confronting and, ultimately, taking down America's most wanted enemy, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Law Enforcement Report - May 4, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man Sunday and were still searching Tuesday for a Columbia man for allegedly pulling a gun on a woman at a Ballfield Road, Camden, apartment.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Medicaid cuts could cost KershawHealth $2.246 million

$2,246,000. It's a big number. It reflects KershawHealth's estimated annualized loss of revenue from South Carolina should an 8 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements be approved by the state legislature.

May 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


McLeod joins Sentinel practice

After 20 years as a solo physician, Dr. Linda C McLeod, OB/GYN, is joining Sentinel Health Partners where she will partner with doctors Leland H. King and John L Moore. McLeod said she is making the move in response to the economy's effect on the health care industry.

May 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Tax collection helps KH make $1.1 million in February

KershawHealth generated $1.1 million in operating income in February thanks to collecting a $1.8 million tax debt set-off from a S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC) program. Without the SCAC collection, KershawHealth would have experienced a $700,000 operational loss for the month.

March 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth, Capella/MUSC deal extended

Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- will have to wait a little longer to take over KershawHealth.

March 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD deferred maintenance list sent to committee

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials offered a list of deferred maintenance projects to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance/facilities committee Tuesday. KCSD Director of Operations Billy Smith said the list is based on safety, security, health energy efficiency and other factors.

March 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: ‘Madam Secretary’ is terrific TV

From 1999 to 2006, I tuned in to every episode of "The West Wing" starring Martin Sheen. It was one of the smartest shows I've ever watched with a superb cast and excellent writing. Like every television show, it had its ups and downs. Its detractors felt it was too idyllic and -- being an Aaron Sorkin product, like "The Newsroom" in more recent years -- too preachy.

March 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board to go over financials tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will receive a financial report from Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch. Bunch will also bring forward a request for the hospital to purchase equipment.

March 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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