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Hospital deal extended again

For the fourth time, members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday night to extend a letter of intent involving the lease/purchase of the hospital by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. The deal -- originally set to close back on March 31, was initially extended to May 31 and then twice more to June 30 and July 31. The board voted unanimously, 8-0, Monday to extend the deal yet another month to Aug. 31.

July 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board to discuss old PTHS property, Capella deal tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting tonight to receive and update and legal advice on two topics. One item concerns the old Pine Tree Hill Elementary School property on Lakeshore Drive. KershawHealth purchased portions of the former school property from the city of Camden a number of years ago after the city purchased the property from the Kershaw County School District.

July 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


New ED partnership at KershawHealth

At 7 a.m. July 8, KershawHealth's emergency department began a new partnership with ApolloMD, a physician services company headquartered in Atlanta.

July 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Hospital board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees meets tonight in the first of two meetings for July.

July 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


County takes over EMS operations

At midnight Wednesday morning, it became official: emergency management services (EMS) are now being operated as part of the Kershaw County government.

July 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Capella letter of intent extended again

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees' executive committee voted unanimously Thursday night to extend a letter of intent (LOI) concerning the pending takeover of the hospital by Capella Healthcare, of Franklin, Tenn., to July 31.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth market share appears healthy

KershawHealth appears to be firmly established as the hospital of choice for most Kershaw County residents, although there is still room for improvement, according to CEO Terry Gunn.

June 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Capella CEO speaks to KH board, local leaders on pending transaction

Three public bodies held a special called meeting Thursday night to receive an update from Capella Healthcare President and CEO Mike Wiechart (pronounced wee-kart) on the Franklin, Tenn., company's pending takeover of KershawHealth.

June 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth negotiating new ER services contract

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees authorized CEO Terry Gunn to enter into negotiations and execute a potential emergency department professional services contract during its meeting Monday night.

June 12, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board meets again tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

June 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH, Capella/MUSC letter of intent extended one month

KershawHealth, Kershaw County, Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health are extending a letter of intent (LOI) agreeing to a pending $36 million purchase of the county's local healthcare system by one month from Sunday to June 30. That date will, according to a motion made Tuesday night by KershawHealth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, coincide with the projected closing date of the Capella/MUSC Health deal. MUSC Health is the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina.

May 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KC Mental Health orgs working to educate public

The city of Camden recently proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, mental health organizations in Kershaw County hosted events to educate the community about mental health and wellness.

May 25, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Healthcare


KH board to receive further Capella/MUSC advice

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting Tuesday night -- a special meeting due to the Memorial Day holiday -- in part to receive an update and further legal advice on a pending transaction with Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


A member of the family

Maggie Davis was 12 years old when she began babysitting for the late Dr. David Joseph on Kennedy Drive. The Josephs had just moved to Camden from Georgetown in 1953. Eight years later, after graduating from high school in 1961, David Joseph, who died in 1992, hired Davis to work in his dental practice's lab.

May 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

KershawHealth kicked off National Nurses Week on May 6 with a reception and announcement of its latest DAISY Award winner. While many of the hospital's nursing staff attended the celebration, KershawHealth Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier noted some irony in the joy.

May 18, 2015 | | 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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