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Financial challenges continue for KH

The economy continues to be a challenge for many, and KershawHealth is no exception. Although January was a better month for the health care system -- compared to both its budget and to financial reports of the previous three months -- "year to date, we are still extremely challenged," KershawHealth Board of Trustee Vice Chair Scott Ziemke told his fellow trustees during the board's Feb. 28 meeting.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


A '21st century model' of primary care

Michael Nienhuis and Vanessa Wideman came to medicine from two very different directions. Yet, the two KershawHealth Primary Care at Elgin physicians got into medicine for the same reason: to help people.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Women's heart health event Thursday

Kershaw County women are invited to a night on the town for the second annual Downtown Divas Go Red for Women's Heart Health Month, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

February 16, 2011 | | Healthcare


KH leadership team restructured, expanded

At Monday's meeting of the KershawHealth of Board Trustees, members and hospital administrators said good-bye and expressed thanks to Don Trippell. Trippell served as KershawHealth's vice president and chief financial officer for approximately one year. He is returning to his former position as chief financial officer for Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, N.C.

January 28, 2011 | | Healthcare


KH to create lithotripsy center

KershawHealth trustees unanimously approved a $126,000 project to convert one of the older operating rooms into a lithotripsy center. Lithotripsy uses non-invasive shock waves to crush kidney stones. The vote came during a KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.

January 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Final patient released after chemical exposure

An 11-year-old boy who along with a group of deer hunters was exposed to an agricultural pesticide in Lee County was released Friday morning after an overnight stay at KershawHealth.

January 03, 2011 | Martha Bruce | Healthcare


Guild named Infection Preventionist of the Year

PaulaGuild, MN, RN, CIC, has been awarded the Infection Preventionist of the Year award by the Palmetto Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC). She serves as the infection prevention and control director for KershawHealth.

December 27, 2010 | | Healthcare


KershawHealth CEO's contract extended to 2016

For each of the past several years, KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie Weeks has enjoyed knowing that his contract would be automatically extended by a year.

December 13, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


N.C. philanthropist to be speaker for Baruch Society members' dinner

The third annual Baruch Society Members' Dinner is scheduled for Thursday at The National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The Baruch Society was established in 2008 by the Hospital Foundation to recognize and thank its faithful supporters. Those making an annual contribution of $1,000 or more since the last dinner receive an invitation to attend the annual members' dinner.

November 10, 2010 | | Healthcare


N.C. philanthropist to be speaker for Baruch Society members' dinner

The third annual Baruch Society Members' Dinner is scheduled for Thursday at The National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The Baruch Society was established in 2008 by the Hospital Foundation to recognize and thank its faithful supporters. Those making an annual contribution of $1,000 or more since the last dinner receive an invitation to attend the annual members' dinner.

November 10, 2010 | | Healthcare


KershawHealth still facing financial challenges

"September was not a good month."

November 01, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth passes 2 percent employee raise

Most KershawHealth employees can expect a little more in their paycheck at the end of December, thanks to a 2 percent across-the-board raise enacted as part of the healthcare system's Fiscal Year 2011 budget.

October 06, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Long time ophthalmologist set to retire

When Dr. Lawson Lewis started his solo ophthalmology practice in Camden on July 11, 1977, there were only three people helping him in his office.

September 20, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Healthcare


KH renovating homes on Roberts Streets

A new pulmonolgist's office is open and an entire KershawHealth department will move into a new home, thanks to real estate purchases the county's healthcare system made in 2009.

September 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth to administer $750,000 AccessHealth SC grant

In the near future, low-income, uninsured residents of KershawCounty will have an easier time accessing healthcare services, thanks to a $750,000 AccessHealth SC grant recently awarded to KershawHealth by the Duke Endowment.

August 30, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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