Category Archives: Health

Palmetto Health honors Infant Mortality Awareness Month

In recognition of September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month, Palmetto Health will host Infant Mortality Awareness Walks Saturday, Sept. 10,  Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Dr., Irmo and Saturday, Sept. 24, Crosswell Park in Sumter. Both walks will begin at 9 a.m. This event recognizes infants who are celebrating their first birthday and remembering those…
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Palmetto Health to host free event for parents Aug. 30 in Sumter

Empower your mind, body and soul at a free event Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Sumter Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St., Sumter, SC. Palmetto Healthy Start is organizing a symposium designed to help moms and dads of babies and young children learn more about their role as parents and role models for their…
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Richland County EMS Receives National Award for Care of Heart Attack Patients

(RICHLAND PIO) — For the second year in a row, Richland County EMS has been nationally recognized for its success in treating heart attack patients. The American Heart Association recently presented Richland County with its Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award that recognizes emergency responders for their care of patients who suffer a ST Elevation Myorcardial…
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DEHC urges parents to make sure children up to date on shots

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Back-to-school season is here. It's time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It's also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines. In South Carolina, children are required to have certain vaccinations in order to attend school. To highlight the importance of…
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S.C. doctors recognized for efforts to improve health of Medicare patients

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 9, 2016) – UnitedHealthcare recently recognized nearly 30 care providers in South Carolina with the 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards for their commitment to improving health outcomes for people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans. These care providers earned more than $1.9 million in quality of care bonus payments…
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Providence Health recognized as among best hospitals in state

COLUMBIA, SC – Providence Health recently received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report. The hospital system tied for the second highest ranking in the State of South Carolina and was the only hospital in Columbia to make the Best of South Carolina Hospital list. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…
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Palmetto Health recognizes August as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Palmetto Health recognizes August as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. At Palmetto Health, it is our goal to make breastfeeding a positive experience for our new moms. A Skilled Lactation Services team offers support and guidance for new mothers in deciding if breastfeeding is best for them and their new baby. Breast milk is best for…
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Central Carolina Tech receives check from The Foundation for Geriatric Education

[caption id="attachment_4211" align="alignleft" width="400"] CCTC Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Karen Cowell accepted a check from the NHC HealthCare Sumter Administrator Jeanie Crotts on Monday, July 18. The money will go toward the purchase of four geriatric simulators. Pictured: (Left to right) CCTC Nursing (ADN) Instructor Linda Lewis, NHC HealthCare Sumter Director of Nursing Lisa…
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