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.
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|
C-I Staff Writer
On October 28, LiveWell Kershaw and the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County held a conference attended by business, government, civic, education and healthcare leaders in the county for Flip or Flop to determine definitive steps necessary to make Kershaw County the healthiest county in the state.
November 08, 2016|
C-I Staff Writer
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the KershawHealth Medical Center and Elgin Outpatient Center Laboratories based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
Susan Burroughs, FACHE, has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) at KershawHealth, according to Chief Executive Officer Terry Gunn, FACHE. As Chief Operating Officer, Burroughs will have operational oversight for much of the health system's ancillary clinical services and support services.
In late April, the Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) handed out its first five grants under its new program to award grants to 501(c)(3) corporations which demonstrate a positive impact on the overall health of Kershaw County residents. The foundation previously advanced healthcare quality through the funding of capital improvements projects at KershawHealth. The foundation changed its name -- and the way it met its mission -- after KershawHealth became part of Capella Healthcare in collaboration with MUSC Health.
In addition to recognizing Palmetto Gold award-winning nurse Julie Watson in absentia (see accompanying story), KershawHealth took time out May 11 to celebrate National Nurses Week by handing out its latest DAISY Award winners during a ceremony in the hospital's third floor Med 2 lobby.
A month ago, S.C. Nurses Foundation Inc. and its all-volunteer steering committee chose KershawHealth's Judith A. Watson, BSN, RN, CGRN, as one of its 100 2016 Palmetto Gold nurses. This is the 15th year the Palmetto Gold Steering Committee has honored nurses like Watson -- nurses who "exemplify excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession," according to a copy of the 2016 program.
Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 John Bostwick Award Competition in January during the 32nd annual Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium in January.
Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, who has maintained a long internal medicine practice in Kershaw County, once served as KershawHealth's chief of staff and served on the former KershawHealth Board of Trustees, is now the chief medical officer (CMO) for both KershawHealth and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville. The two hospitals are part of the Capella-MUSC Health Network.
Just two months after being taken over by Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health, KershawHealth announced Wednesday it has initiated a workforce reduction plan which includes the elimination of 26 positions, reducing its workforce by approximately 3 percent.