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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


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


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