Category Archives: Health

Lexington Medical Center Accepting Applications for the Partners Program

Summer Internship Introduces Students to Careers in Health Care West Columbia, S.C. – Calling all Lexington County high school students! Lexington Medical Center is accepting applications for the Partners Program, a summer internship that introduces some of the best and brightest students in the Midlands to careers in the health care industry. The Partners Program…
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Prisma Health Richland Hospital receives ‘No Baby Unhugged’ grant

Prisma Health Richland Hospital has received the Huggies® No Baby Unhugged grant – a $10,000 award to support or establish hugging programs, where hospital volunteers hold newborns whose parents may live far away or are unable to visit due to work, child care or other obligations. The hospital is one of eight hospitals awarded funding…
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SCBIO Announces 2019 Executive Committee for State’s Life Sciences Organization Board of Directors

Leadership team provides strategic blend of economic development, industry, higher education expertise COLUMBIA, SC – January 17, 2019 – SCBIO has announced its 2019 Executive Committee following formal confirmation at the life science organization’s December 2018 meeting in Columbia. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO Lou Kennedy will serve a second term as SCBIO’s 2019 Board Chair.…
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Lexington Medical Center Earns Prestigious Beacon Award

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center’s Surgical Intensive Care unit has received a silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for outstanding patient care and outcomes. The award goes to an elite group of hospitals around the nation. There are only three hospitals in South Carolina to receive this…
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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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