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County takes over EMS operations
EMS - County Seal
C-I Web Extra: A new version of the official Kershaw County seal, surrounded by the name of the department supervising EMS operations in the county. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
At midnight Wednesday morning, it became official: emergency management services (EMS) are now being operated as part of the Kershaw County government. Since December 2014, county officials said, the county and KershawHealth -- which previously operated EMS -- have worked hard on the transition, necessitated by the hospital’s pending lease/sale to Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. More than 30 people -- mostly county, city of Camden and town of Bethune and Elgin officials -- gathered for an official ribbon cutting of Kershaw County EMS Station No.