Kester S. Freeman Jr.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees continues to withhold the names of candidates it is interviewing for the position of interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the healthcare organization. The board interviewed one candidate at Springdale Hall Club on Thursday and plans to interview a second candidate at 5:30 p.m. today at the former home of Indigo Jones restaurant on Rutledge Street.
Members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees called a special meeting that was held at noon Thursday inside Springdale Hall Club to interview the first of two candidates to be interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the healthcare organization. A second interview will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. during another special called meeting at the former Indigo Jones restaurant building. Members went into executive session to interview the first candidate and planned to do the same for Monday night's interview.
Kershaw County residents may have noticed some new, bright blue and white KershawHealth EMS ambulances around the county recently. These modern-day emergency response vehicles are much more than simply a mode of transportation. They are, in fact, a highly technical extension of the hospital's emergency department.
Three KershawHealth employees will become certified application counselors, or CACs, and assist patients and others interested in learning more about the healthcare insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. During Monday's KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting, KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch said the healthcare organization is waiting for an email giving it the go-ahead to have the employees trained.
Karen Eckford and Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. Eckford, a vice president of NBSC in Camden, recently completed her first year as a KershawHealth trustee. Holmstrom is an internal medicine physician with Sentinel Health Partners and has served on the board for four years of a six-year term.
Margie Jackson celebrated her 75th birthday Wednesday. She's also celebrating being a resident at KershawHealth's Karesh Long Term Care Center, or Karesh Wing, for 40 years.
On a night when the KershawHealth Board of Trustees was saying good-bye to three of its own and welcoming their replacements, trustees voted unanimously Monday to give a 2.25 percent across-the-board salary increase to employees beginning Oct. 1.
KershawHealth suffered an operating loss of $1.2 million and a $1.25 million decrease in net assets in July. KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reported the losses during a finance-focus meeting of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees Tuesday evening.
Of the original 20 applicants for three slots on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, 13 remain. Twelve of the applicants met with Kershaw County Council during a work session Tuesday. One, Roy Fakoury of DeKalb Township, did not appear but submitted a written application and responses to council's questions.
KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch will not be the next CEO of the healthcare organization. In a letter dated Monday to KershawHealth Board of Trustees Chairman Paul Napper, Bunch withdrew himself from consideration for the top administrator's position. He made a point of notifying Napper that he was not resigning from KershawHealth.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees already knows who it wants to be the healthcare organization's chief executive officer (CEO): Mike Bunch, currently KershawHealth's executive vice president, chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO).
A Kershaw County woman exposed to rabies in the Camden area is undergoing post-exposure treatments after being bitten by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today Thursday.
Sandhills Medical Foundation Inc. is the first healthcare organization of its kind in Kershaw County to receive National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation. The accreditation is for its Lugoff office in Kershaw County and another office in the town of Jefferson in Chesterfield County.
For the first time, a local orthopaedic surgeon is president of the S.C. Orthopaedic Association (SCOA). On top of that, one of his partners is also SCOA's new secretary/treasurer.
A 9-year-old boy got to hug and say good-bye to his grandfather at KershawHealth before he died, thanks to the compassion of a nurse presented with the hospital's first-ever DAISY Award on Friday afternoon.
Kershaw County is asking KershawHealth for $3 million to assume operating emergency medical services (EMS) for the first 21 months following the anticipated March 31 takeover of the hospital by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. The county is asking KershawHealth to make the payment out of the money Capella will pay to lease KershawHealth's real estate and purchase its furniture, fixtures and equipment.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will focus on finances in several ways during its meeting tonight at the Health Resource Center in Camden.
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