Category Archives: Health

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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LRADAC rehab center launches new website

Columbia, SC – LRADAC launched a new website which highlights the organization’s mission to create and support pathways to prevention and recovery from substance misuse for individuals, families, and communities.  Gayle Aycock, President and CEO, said, “At LRADAC, we recognize that every person, family, and local community is unique and for that reason we tailor…
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Providence Heart cardiology practice opens in downtown Columbia

Providence Health introduces Providence Heart, a new cardiology practice that includes the addition of four highly-esteemed cardiologists ready to serve the residents of the Midlands. "We are pleased to have Providence Heart join Providence Health," says Market Chief Executive Officer Scott Campbell. "Providence Health is South Carolina's leader for cardiac care. The addition of these…
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Lexington Medical Center Names Kirk Jenkins Senior Vice President

West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Kirk Jenkins has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of the hospital’s Physician Network. In this role, he will oversee each of the hospital’s 58 physician practices in locations around the Midlands. Mr. Jenkins has been with Lexington Medical Center…
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