Category Archives: Health

City of Columbia to Participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday

WHAT: The public is invited to recognize National Wear Red Day to help honor and support the women affected by heart disease, the number 1 killer of women. The Go Red For Women movement encourages awareness of this issue and action to help save lives. A press conference and community photography session will be held…
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South Carolina HomeCare earns accreditation from The Joint Commission

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina HomeCare has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, recognizing the agency’s commitment to quality and safety in home health care and continuous compliance with accreditation performance standards. To receive accreditation, South Carolina HomeCare underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated the agency…
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Free Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance Sunday

With less than one week until the deadline to get covered under the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, enrollment assistance will be offered from noon until midnight, Sunday, January 31 at Brookland Banquet & Conference Center. Free expert advice will be offered and individuals can get covered in minutes! According to Rozalynn Goodwin, Vice President for…
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USC School of Medicine Preventive Medicine Residency Program transfers to Palmetto Health

The Preventive Medicine Residency Program sponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has been transferred to Palmetto Health after approval by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This two-year program in public health and general preventive medicine includes clinical, practicum and research experience in a number of agencies and health…
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Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom named CMO for Capella-MUSC Health Network hospitals

Camden, SC. January 19, 2016 – Tallulah Fellers Holmstrom, MD, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (Hartsville, SC) and KershawHealth (Camden, SC), effectively immediately. The two hospitals are part of the Capella-MUSC Health Network. The new position is a part-time role enabling Holmstrom to remain as a partner…
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Palmetto Health announces 2016 Medical Staff Officers

[gallery ids="586,587,588"]   Palmetto Health is pleased to announce its new medical staff officers for 2016. Palmetto Health Baptist Chief of Staff—James Bouknight, M.D., Psychiatry, University Specialty Clinics Vice Chief of Staff—Joseph Campbell, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Carolina Care Secretary—John Gould, D.O., Internal Medicine, Three Rivers Medical Associates Immediate Past Chief of Staff—Elizabeth LeBel, M.D., Internal…
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Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative joins Medicare Accountable Care Organization

Columbia, SC – The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, LLC (PHQC) was selected as one of 100 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today. That brings the total to 434 Shared…
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Lexington Medical Center Accepting Applications for 2016 Partners Program

[caption id="attachment_556" align="alignleft" width="500"] The 2015 Lexington Medical Center Partners Program participants.[/caption] West Columbia, S.C. – Do you know an extraordinary high school student who is interested in a health care career? Applications for Lexington Medical Center’s 2016 Partners Program will be accepted from now through February 7. For more than 25 years, this intensive…
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Lexington Medical Center lecture on chronic heel pain Monday

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present its January physician lecture, “Healing the Heel,” on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Michael J. Biediger Auditorium inside Lexington Medical Park 1 on the hospital campus in West Columbia. Mark R. Kutyla, DPM, of Lexington Podiatry, a Lexington Medical Center…
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Palmetto Health Welcomes Victoria Leventis-Shew, D.O., to First Care

Palmetto Health is pleased to announce Victoria Leventis-Shew, D.O., has joined First Care, located at 2406 Decker Blvd., where she will practice alongside Allen Neilsen, M.D. Leventis-Shew is board certified in family medicine. She earned her medical degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky and completed her family medicine residency at…
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