Category Archives: Health

Palmetto Health offers free tobacco cessation program in Columbia and Sumter

Palmetto Health will be offering free tobacco cessation program to residents of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Sumter counties. Classes begin in January 2019 at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia and Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Recent results from the program indicate 78 percent of smokers quit smoking by the end of the three-week program and…
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BlueCross Employees Volunteered 18,000 hours in 2018

Columbia, S.C. — In 2018, nearly 6,000 BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina employees logged 18,000 volunteer hours in support of established nonprofits, which translates into $444,420 in monetary value according to Independent Sector, a national membership organization that tracks volunteerism. Examples of those contributions in terms of time and personal resources are far ranging, such…
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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Andrew W. Piasecki, MD

Physician Will Practice at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes Andrew W. Piasecki, MD, to its network of care at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. The practice provides a variety of orthopaedic services, including arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle; total shoulder, elbow,…
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J. Michael Jernigan, Regional President and Senior Vice President of AmeriHealth Caritas, to Retire After Distinguished Career in Health Care

[gallery link="file" size="full" ids="18417,18418,18419"] Rebecca Engelman Appointed Regional President Philadelphia, Pa. — AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, operating in 15 states and the District of Columbia, announced that J. Michael Jernigan is retiring as Regional President and Senior Vice President. He…
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Palmetto Health recruiting members for Patient and Family Advisory Council

Palmetto Health Patient and Family Advisory Council now is accepting applications. The council is a partnership among health care practitioners, patients and families that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance the quality and safety of patients, family members and providers. Palmetto Health is looking for patients and family members who are engaged in the health…
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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Candace N. Prince, DO, and Joshua Prince, DO

[gallery link="file" columns="2" size="full" ids="18327,18328"] Doctors Will Practice at Lexington Family Medicine West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Candace N. Prince, DO, and Joshua Prince, DO, to Lexington Family Medicine, the newest physician practice in the hospital’s network of care. The practice provides comprehensive family medical care to patients of…
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South Carolina Life Sciences Industry Honors Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, Abbott’s Tom Strange, Nephron Pharmaceuticals for Leadership, Contributions to Industry

[caption id="attachment_18128" align="alignleft" width="216"] Bobby Hitt Honored for contributions to SC Life Sciences industry[/caption] Nearly 350 industry leaders on hand to salute inaugural honorees for commitment to advancing South Carolina’s booming life sciences industry NOVEMBER 5, 2018 – To resounding applause from a record gathering from 4 countries, 22 states and virtually every county in…
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SmileDirectClub To Open Local SmileShop in Columbia

SmileDirectClub will open a SmileShop in your community bringing access to care and options for a straighter smile What: SmileDirectClub is proud to announce the opening of its Columbia brick-and-mortar SmileShop location, located at 5228 Sunset Blvd., on Wednesday, October 31st. SmileDirectClub was founded on the simple belief that everyone deserves a smile they love…
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SC BlueCross Only Health Plan Operating in All Counties for Open Enrollment

Benefits include $150 rewards program for healthy activities. Columbia, S.C. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the only Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance provider in every South Carolina county since 2016, is encouraging residents to sign up for health insurance during this year’s open enrollment period, which begins Thursday, Nov. 1 and ends Saturday,…
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