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Ogburn, Tidwell to lead KershawHealth board

Members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday night for Derial Ogburn and Wayne Tidwell to serve, respectively, as chairman and vice chairman as the board transitions to overseeing, primarily, the Karesh Long-Term Care Center.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth earns Zero Harm awards again

For the second year in a row, KershawHealth earned two Zero Harm awards during the S.C. Hospital Association and S.C. Medical Association's joint Trustees, Administrators and Physicians (TAP) Conference. The awards recognize the achievement of not having any -- literally, zero -- surgical site infections during elective hip and knee surgeries during the last 30 consecutive months.

October 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Signing day for KershawHealth board chair

"Now, we truly are prepared to move forward together with Capella/MUSC," KershawHealth Board of Trustees Chair Karen Eckford declared Friday morning before formally signing documents which will make Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health the operators of KershawHealth for the foreseeable future.

September 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board to sign Capella contract today

Members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will formally sign its finalized agreement with Capella Healthcare today at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in Med II waiting area of the main hospital campus at Roberts and Haile streets in Camden.

September 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Capella contract signing ‘just days away’

Final details of the contract between the KershawHealth Board of Trustees; Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn.; and MUSC Health, the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina, are, apparently, still being worked out.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth board meets tonight

Although KershawHealth's sale to Capella Healthcare and takeover by the Franklin, Tenn., company in conjunction with MUSC Health is a done deal, the hospital's board of trustees will still receive and update and legal advice on the transaction during its meeting tonight.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Sandhills Medical receives quality award from HRSA

Sandhills Medical Foundation (SMF) recently received a Quality Award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

September 09, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Healthcare


Done deal!

Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health will become the new owners and operators of KershawHealth at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.

September 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth board holds special meeting tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees is calling a special meeting for 6 p.m. today at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden. The special meeting could signal a finalization of an agreement with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- to take over KershawHealth's operations. The move would convert KershawHealth from a public hospital overseen by the board, which is appointed by Kershaw County Council, to a for-profit enterprise.

August 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Monday is deadline for KH/Capella deal

Monday is deadline day for KershawHealth, Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina. Monday marks the latest expiration date for a letter of agreement for Capella and MUSC Health to take over operations of the county's public hospital, converting it to a for-profit business.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth board moves meeting to Wednesday

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees, which normally meets tonight for its second meeting of the month, is postponing the meeting to Wednesday. The meeting will still be held at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden and will still begin at 6 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth going for more ‘Zero Harm’ awards

In September 2014, KershawHealth earned two "Zero Harm" awards from the S.C. Hospital Association and S.C. Medical Association during the two organizations' Trustees, Administrators and Physicians Conference. The awards were for having zero infections during hip and knee surgeries for 18 months. It appears, according to KershawHealth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, the hospital is poised to receive those awards again. Holmstrom made her report during the board's Aug. 10 meeting.

August 19, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board votes to transfer executives to Capella

In what may be a sign the pending lease/purchase of KershawHealth by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., is about to be finalized, the hospital's board of trustees voted unanimously Monday on a measure which would make members of KershawHealth's executive team Capella employees.

August 12, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board to discuss Capella deal, Bethune property tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will use part of an executive session at the end of its meeting tonight to receive another update and more legal advice regarding the pending lease/purchase of the hospital by Capella Healthcare. Trustees will also discuss a possible property transaction with the city of Bethune.

August 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Capella to be acquired by MPT for $900 million

As the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday to extend its letter of intent with Capella Healthcare to Aug. 31, Capella made an announcement of its own. The private, for-profit healthcare and hospital company is being acquired by Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPT) for $900 million. In a press release, Capella and MPT said they expect the transaction to be finalized during the second half of 2015. Capella, based in Franklin, Tenn., is currently owned by funds affiliated with GTCR, a leading private equity firm headquartered in Chicago. MPT is based in Birmingham, Ala.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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