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New Interim CEO moving forward at KershawHealth

The first thing Terry Gunn mentions is how the older of his two sons loves photography.

December 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


‘Access’ to healthcare continues thanks to $500,000 Duke Endowment grant

The Duke Endowment recently awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant to KershawHealth to expand Access Kershaw's community network of care for low-income, high risk patients in Kershaw County, many of whom are uninsured. Access Kershaw is a strategic partnership between KershawHealth, Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic, Sandhills Medical Foundation, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. Department of Mental Health, and the ALPHA Center.

December 09, 2013 | | Healthcare


Gunn begins as interim KershawHealth CEO

Terry J. Gunn is now acting as KershawHealth's interim chief executive officer (CEO). Gunn signed an employment agreement Wednesday with KershawHealth Board of Trustees Chair Karen Eckford and began working that day.

December 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth board chooses Gunn to be interim CEO

It didn't take long Friday morning for the KershawHealth Board of Trustees to choose Terry J. Gunn as the person members would like to have as the healthcare organization's interim chief executive officer (CEO).

November 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board could name interim CEO today

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees could name its choice for interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the healthcare organization today. The board voted to narrow the field to two finalists during its one regular meeting of the month Tuesday. After contacting them Wednesday, the board publically announced that Terry J. Gunn and David E. Loving are the two candidates it is considering for the interim CEO position.

November 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth lost $3.6 million in Fiscal Year 2013

It won't be official until an audit is conducted in December, but internal financial statements at KershawHealth show the organization lost $3.62 million in Fiscal Year 2013 and a decrease in net assets of $4.75 million. The fiscal year ended Sept. 30.

November 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board interviews another CEO candidate

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees held a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to interview another candidate for the position of interim chief executive officer. The board, which held the meeting at KershawHealth's Health Resource Center, interviewed Terry Gunn, a former healthcare CEO in South Carolina, during a closed-door executive session.

November 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KerhsawHealth board reveals interim CEO candidates

Kester S. Freeman Jr.

November 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH withholds interim CEO candidate names

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.

November 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board interviewing interim CEO candidates

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.

November 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


New KH ambulances extend EMS reach

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.

October 28, 2013 | | Healthcare


KH to assist residents with healthcare exchange

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.

October 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Eckford, Holmstrom are new KH board chair, vice chair

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.

October 16, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Not tragedy, but triumph

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.

October 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Healthcare


KershawHealth board votes for employee pay increase

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.

September 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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KershawHealth may change charity care policy

Fewer people may be eligible for "free" care at KershawHealth if the healthcare system's board of trustees signs off on a "financial assistance policy" change. Currently, the charity care policy uses a "stair step" formula to determine how much assistance to provide lower income patients.

August 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Fitch ups KH outlook, but lowers rating

Fitch Ratings upgraded its financial outlook for KershawHealth from "negative" to "stable" July 17, according to press releases issued by the ratings firm and KershawHealth on Tuesday. KershawHealth said Fitch upgraded the outlook as a reflection of the healthcare organization starting to implement its strategic plan.

August 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Three rabies cases reported in Camden

Three Kershaw County residents are undergoing treatment for rabies after contracting the disease from the same stray cat. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) reported the cat exposed the three people during separate incidents on July 21 and 22 in Camden before being captured. Lab tests confirmed the cat as rabid on July 23.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Healthcare


KH focuses on finances tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.

July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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