Category Archives: Health

WellCare Names Urcel R. Fields State President, South Carolina

WellCare of South Carolina, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, named Urcel R. Fields as state president. In this role, he is responsible for WellCare’s Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses in South Carolina. “Urcel is a results-driven professional with more than 20 years of healthcare experience,” said Gregg MacDonald, WellCare's division president for…
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Guard Your Heart On Valentine’s Day with the Love of a Dog

Lexington Medical Center Hosting Therapy Dog Stress Break West Columbia, S.C. – Dogs are affectionately called man’s best friend. But did you know their companionship also offers benefits for your heart health? Studies show a canine companion can help with everything from lowering blood pressure to reducing stress. That’s why Lexington Medical Center is hosting…
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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Heather M. Currier, MD, FACCP

Decorated Military Veteran and Surgeon to Practice at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Heather M. Currier, MD, FACCP, to the hospital’s network of care at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery. The physician practice provides cardiovascular surgery with the latest medical technology and state-of-the-art treatments. An honors graduate of…
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Providence Health Consolidates Cardiology Practices Under One Name: Providence Heart

COLUMBIA, SC – Providence Health is consolidating all of its seventeen cardiologists in seven practices around the Midlands under one name: Providence Heart. Cardiologists of the Providence Medical Group had been working under two separate groups: Providence Heart and Providence Cardiology (which was formerly known as South Carolina Heart Center). However, the providers in these…
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Prisma Health Richland Hospital celebrates earning the Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

Hospital is the only one is Midlands and one of three in South Carolina with certification EVENT: Tomorrow, Prisma Health will celebrate Prisma Health Richland Hospital earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for stroke centers, the Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. With this certification, Prisma Health Richland…
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Prisma Health sponsors free Wellfest event, Saturday, March 2

Free heart health screenings available Prisma Health, formerly Palmetto Health, will host Wellfest: A Heart Health Event, Saturday, March 2, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. This event is designed to celebrate health and wellness. As part of the event, Prisma Health is offering free heart health…
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Providence Health Cardiology Practices Consolidated as Providence Heart

COLUMBIA, SC – Providence Health is consolidating all of its seventeen cardiologists in seven practices around the Midlands under one name: Providence Heart. Cardiologists of the Providence Medical Group had been working under two separate groups: Providence Heart and Providence Cardiology (which was formerly known as South Carolina Heart Center). However, the providers in these…
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SCBIO Hosts Life Sciences Primer on Industry Essentials Feb. 20 in Columbia

GREENVILLE, SC – February 4, 2019 – SCBIO will host a full day program February 20, 2019 -- Life Sciences Boot Camp: Insights on SC’s Fastest-Growing Industry – to inform and update businesses and professionals from across the state on opportunities, trends and issues facing South Carolina’s fastest-growing industry segment. To be held at the…
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Advancements in Colon Cancer Treatment Pioneered by College of Pharmacy Faculty Member & Researcher Dr. Igor Roninson & His Research Team, Which Includes University Students, in Columbia

(COLUMBIA) A promising new class of drugs for the treatment of colon cancer is emerging, due to research and work done at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy under the guidance of Dr. Igor Roninson. The research and findings have recently been reported in the journal Cancer Research, published by the American Association…
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