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2012-13 worst season for flu in Kershaw County

The 2012-13 flu season has already become the worst of the last seven years, according to KershawHealth Infection and Prevention Control Director Paula Guild. The good news could be, however, that the number of flu cases peaked earlier in the season.

January 16, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Weeks ‘takes stock’ as KH’s centennial begins

KershawHealth has entered its centennial year, and President and CEO Donnie Weeks took time during the KershawHealth Board of Trustee's first meeting of the year Jan. 8 to "take stock and focus for the future." Weeks also briefly touched on the healthcare system's bond ratings and worker's compensation benefit for employees.

January 14, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Camden resident honored for advancing chiropractic care

Camden resident Julie B. Hulteen was inducted into the Women's Auxiliary of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 in Columbia.

December 31, 2012 | | Healthcare


SWRTA to end Medicaid transportation

In just a few days, the Santee Wateree Rural Transportation Authority (SWRTA) will stop providing transportation to Medicaid patients. Shutting down such transportation after Dec. 31 will end 27 years of service to Medicaid patients, affecting not only Kershaw County, but Calhoun, Clarendon, Lee, Orangeburg and Sumter counties.

December 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


S&P adjusts KH outlook to ‘negative’

Standard & Poor's (S&P) recently adjusted its outlook on KershawHealth's finances from "stable" to "negative" while still affirming its long-held "BBB" investment-grade rating. KershawHealth Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch announced the downgrade during a meeting of the KershawHealth Board of Trustee's finance committee Thursday.

December 21, 2012 | | Healthcare


LiveWell Kershaw moves forward

Representatives from LiveWell Kershaw, an initiative to make Kershaw County the healthiest in the state, wrapped up the last of six public meetings Dec. 6 in an effort to receive feedback from the community.

December 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare


KershawHealth is Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

"This is a big deal," Dr. Shawn Conwell told the KershawHealth Board of Trustees at its Nov. 26 meeting.

December 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


SC ENT faces no criminal charges

Although the United States government is named on and may benefit from a pending federal whistleblower case filed against a Kershaw County-based ear, nose and throat practice, it is not directly involved in the case. Also, the defendants in that case are not facing any criminal charges.

November 28, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Waiting for a heart

Camden 10-year-old Amari Williams did something Nov. 16 he hadn't been able to do in four months: leave a Charleston hospital. Physicians discharged Amari that day after the Camden Elementary School student spent those four months in intensive care waiting for -- and getting -- a new heart.

November 23, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Healthcare


Lt. Gov. McConnell visits KershawHealth

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell toured the hallways of KershawHealth's Karesh Long Term Care Wing as part of his "Face of Aging" tour Tuesday. Since September, McConnell has traveled the state, visiting area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers in order to access services and gather suggestions from health care providers, caregivers, and community leaders.

November 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare


Richardson to be guest speaker at Baruch dinner

Katherine Hurt Richardson, deputy director of the Camden Archives and Museum, will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual Baruch Society Members' Dinner, scheduled for Nov. 15 at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. She is currently developing an exhibit chronicling KershawHealth's 100-year history. The exhibit will premiere when KershawHealth officially celebrates its centennial in April 2013. At the dinner, Richardson plans to focus on the hospital's early years and the critical role Bernard Baruch played in establishing and sustaining it.

November 09, 2012 | | Healthcare


Local effort aims to make Kershaw County healthiest in SC

A coalition of local leaders and representatives from the University of South Carolina (USC) have embarked on a mission to make Kershaw County the healthiest in the state.

October 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare


New KH trustees object to committee process

Through the power of their words and votes, three of four newly appointed members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees and one returning member objected to the process by which trustees are assigned to board committees.

October 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


LiveWell Kershaw to kick off with Olympic torch

Dr. Steven Blair, professor in the Arnold School of Public Health at University of South Carolina (USC), will be the featured speaker at the launch of LiveWell Kershaw, an ambitious plan to make Kershaw County the healthiest county in South Carolina. The event Oct. 17 will take place in the Camden High School auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m.

October 12, 2012 | | Healthcare


Bruce elected to SCSHFD board

KershawHealth Foundation Executive Director Joseph Bruce has been elected to the board of the South Carolina Society for Hospital Fund Development, a division of the South Carolina Hospital Association. This group is dedicated to advancing and supporting the foundations and fund development offices of its member hospitals. The group coordinates educational programs designed to strengthen foundations and promote professional development. It also allows its members the opportunity to network and develop relationships as well as discuss current events and issues that fundraisers face.

October 08, 2012 | | Healthcare


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KH projecting nearly $2 million loss for FY15

A proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 presented during the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' Aug. 25 meeting projects an operating loss of a little more than $1.92 million. A total margin loss of approximately $1.69 million is also projected in the proposed budget.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board votes, 6-3, to change charity policy

On a split, 6-3, vote, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, voted at its meeting Monday to approve a new version of its financial assistance, or charity, policy. The new policy will go into effect Oct. 1, the beginning of KershawHealth's fiscal year.

August 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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