Category Archives: Health

2017 Fall Festival at the Lourie Center

Columbia- The Lourie Center will hold its 2017 Fall Festival on Friday October 6, 9 am to 2 pm. The event is free and open to the public. This annual festival is a fun and informative senior wellness expo featuring local senior service representatives, health screenings, flu shots, a free lunch, and an assortment of…
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Local Flu Shot Clinics Set Throughout The Fall

Richland Library Teams with Walgreens to Offer Free, Preventive Care Columbia, SC- Each year, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States end up hospitalized due to the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to offer local residents access to preventive care, Richland Library is once again…
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Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital ophthalmologist to perform sight-restoring surgery for 8-year-old girl from American Samoa through Rotary Gift of Life program

An 8-year-old girl from American Samoa will receive life-changing surgery Thursday, Sept. 14 at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. The child, Lourdes Iputi, is the recipient of a Gift of Life procedure through a partnership between Palmetto Health, Spring Valley Rotary Club and its medical charity, Gift of Life. Pediatric ophthalmologist Alexander Pogrebniak, M.D., will perform…
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Companion Life Lands on National List for 7th Straight Year

Columbia, S.C. – For the seventh consecutive year, Companion Life, a leading provider of life, dental, disability, accident and specialty insurance, was named to the Ward's 50® list of top-performing life-health insurance companies. Cincinnati-based Ward Group, a provider of benchmarking and best-practices services to the insurance industry, is an independent external organization that annually analyzes the…
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Halcyon Hospice named Premier Performer by SHPBest™ awards program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Halcyon Hospice has been named a “Premier Performer” in the recently released “2016 SHPBest™” results – ranking in the top 5 percent of providers. The program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to recognize hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to families and caregivers of patients receiving hospice care. The…
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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Randy Beard, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon Will Practice at Lexington Orthopaedics West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Randy Beard, MD, to its network of care at Lexington Orthopaedics. He joins the board-certified surgeons and highly skilled providers at the practice to provide comprehensive sports medicine services and orthopaedic care. Dr. Beard specializes in hip and…
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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Christopher P. Rowley, MD

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes Christopher P. Rowley, MD, to its network of care at Lexington Cardiology. The board-certified cardiologists and highly skilled staff at the practice provide a variety of services to treat cardiovascular-related diseases. Dr. Rowley graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in…
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