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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

Health Services District taps Harrell for executive director

The Health Services District of Kershaw County has named Sallie C. Harrell executive director.

December 02, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Healthcare

Flip or Flop: Creating a healthier Kershaw County

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 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Healthcare

Nov. is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November 04, 2016 | | Healthcare

KershawHealth labs earn accreditation

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.

August 19, 2016 | | Healthcare

KershawHealth names new Chief Operating Officer

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.

July 19, 2016 | | Healthcare

KershawHealth debuts Tele-ICU service

When it comes to critical care, time is of the essence.

July 05, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Healthcare

Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants

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.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

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.

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse

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.

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Capella merging with RegionalCare; will include KH

Capella Healthcare Inc., which took over KershawHealth as part of a lease/purchase agreement in late 2015, will merge with RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc. during the second quarter of this year.

March 25, 2016 | | Healthcare

Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

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.

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare

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