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KershawHealth earns national hospital safety award

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, recently released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. KershawHealth was one of 832 awarded an "A" for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

November 21, 2017 | | Healthcare


Health Foundation of KC awards $132,000 in grant funds

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) has awarded a record level of funding for its third distribution cycle. Recipients for this cycle represent a wide variety of health initiatives in Kershaw County and include Cassatt Fire Department, Food for the Soul, the Community Medical Center, Kershaw County School District, the Health Services District and the Family Resource Center.

November 07, 2017 | | Healthcare


Gunn returns to thank CMC supporters

A young boy in Allendale County was two grades behind in school.

November 03, 2017 | | Healthcare


KershawHealth earns Zero Harm award

KershawHealth has earned a South Carolina "Certified Zero Harm Award" from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) in recognition of the facility's excellent work in preventing hospital-acquired infections.

November 03, 2017 | | Healthcare


New management selected for Karesh Wing

The Karesh Long Term Care (LTC) Center a/k/a The Karesh Wing has signed a new management agreement with White Oak Management Inc.

October 10, 2017 | | Healthcare


ALPHA Center, partners combat opioid epidemic

The ALPHA Center is working with local law enforcement agencies to respond to the national opioid epidemic. Opioids are a category of substances that includes heroin, morphine, methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl.

October 06, 2017 | | Healthcare


Clinic receives Duke Endowment grant

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County has been awarded a grant from The Duke Endowment to help improve population health and health equity in Kershaw County. CMC is now one of 15 organizations across the Carolinas participating in The Duke Endowment's initiative, Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas.

July 14, 2017 | | Healthcare


HFKC accepting grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1st, 2017. The application process will close on September 30th. Selected grants will be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations which demonstrate a positive impact on the overall health of Kershaw County residents. Grants will be awarded in December.

July 14, 2017 | | Healthcare


HFKC to start accepting grant applications Sept. 1

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1. The application process will close on September 30. Selected grants will be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations which demonstrate a positive impact on the overall health of Kershaw County residents. Grants will be awarded in December.

June 13, 2017 | | Healthcare


HFKC to accept grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning Sept. 1. The application process will close on Sept. 30.

May 26, 2017 | | Healthcare


Rabid fox attacks two in county

Two Kershaw County residents are undergoing post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to rabies after being attacked by a fox on May 20.

May 26, 2017 | | Healthcare


Talking health

LiveWell Kershaw, along with parents and students from North Central Middle and High Schools, recently met in a focus group session with facilitator Holly Hayes. The idea was to gather ideas and input for the community health center based at North Central and all in attendance helped provide many excellent recommendations and feedback regarding the health center. Pictured (from left) are Wendy Carter, Kohl Huggins, Courtney Huggins, Jmmy Huggins, Brandy Broughton, Karrie Broughton, facilitator Holly Hayes, Robin Knight, Damon Hayden and Tracen Tedder.

May 23, 2017 | | Healthcare


MWC seeks ultrasound volunteers

The Midlands Womens Center is preparing to launch a new ultrasound program for clients this summer. The next step, one of the last, is to have the center's nurse manager perform supervised scans to complete her training. To that end, the center needs expectant moms to volunteer to have a scan performed by the nurse manager and supervised by a registered sonographer with many years of OB experience.

March 31, 2017 | | Healthcare


KershawHealth recognized for stroke care

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has recognized KershawHealth Medical Center as a member of the 2016 Under 50 Minute tPA Club. This distinction honors the dedication and commitment of the hospital's team, particularly in the Emergency Department, for the exceptional care of stroke patients. KershawHealth Medical Center is a Telestroke partner site with MUSC Health.

January 31, 2017 | | Healthcare


Over $110,000 given to non-profits in the area

On December 5, the Health Foundation of Kershaw County provided five non-profit organizations with funds that will help the organizations provide healthy lifestyle initiatives to KC residents. The total amount of grant distribution was over $110,000. Those who received money were Doby's Mill Parent Teacher Association, Kershaw County School District, United Way of Kershaw County, Food for the Soul and Health Services District of Kershaw County. This is the second year that the Health Foundation distributed money to non-profits that assist in helping county residents live healthier lifestyles. The organizations this year needed funds for a walk-in freezer ...

December 13, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Healthcare


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