Category Archives: Health

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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Grant to Improve End-of-Life Care in South Carolina

A generous grant from the Physicians Foundation to the Columbia-based South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) Foundation will strengthen the association’s initiative to help physicians work with patients in identifying, capturing and honoring their end-of-life care choices. “The Physicians Foundation is pleased to fund and support the South Carolina Medical Association Physician Practice Innovations initiative,” said…
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Palmetto Health Elects 2016 Board Officers

[caption id="attachment_366" align="alignleft" width="240"] Lester P. Branham Jr.[/caption] The Palmetto Health board of directors elected the following officers: Lester P. Branham, Jr., retired member of S.C. House of Representatives and retired minister, chairman; James E. "Rick" Wheeler, vice president of M-D MetalSource a Division of M-D Building Products Company, vice chairman; Jean E. Duke, financial…
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Elizabeth Cutrell, Ann Simonin

[caption id="attachment_157" align="alignleft" width="240"] Elizabeth Cutrell[/caption] [caption id="attachment_156" align="alignleft" width="240"] Ann Simonin[/caption] Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital pediatric residents Dr. Elizabeth Cutrell and Dr. Ann Simonin received the Lewis W. Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award in the Innovation and Research category at the 8th Annual South Carolina Transforming Health Symposium. The award celebrates researchers who have…
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JoLynn Aponte

[caption id="attachment_153" align="alignleft" width="300"] JoLynn Aponte[/caption] MEDcare Urgent Care has named JoLynn Aponte compliance officer. She previously served as vice president of talent, training and recruiting. A registered nurse and graduate of The Catholic University of America, Aponte’s includes Human Resources Management, Talent Management, Facilities/Building Management, Regulatory Compliance, Emergency Management and Infection Control.
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