Category Archives: Health

Visit Your Local Library & Get a Free Flu Shot

With the 2019-2020 flu season quickly approaching, Richland Library is preparing local residents and offering access to preventive care. Once again, we are partnering with Walgreens to host free flu shot clinics at our library locations this fall. The first flu shot clinic is set for 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, September 27 at…
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Sue Shugart Appointed CEO of KershawHealth

Seasoned healthcare executive assumes hospital’s top leadership role (Camden, South Carolina) – KershawHealth announced today that Sue Shugart has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital, effective immediately. Shugart has been serving as interim CEO of KershawHealth since April, following the departure of the hospital’s former CEO Terry Gunn. Gunn is now market…
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Jeremy M. Saller, MD joins Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, PA

Columbia, SC—Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, PA is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeremy Saller joined the practice as of September 1, 2019. [caption id="attachment_24182" align="alignleft" width="200"] Jeremy M. Saller, MD[/caption] Dr. Saller joins Midlands after five years at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia where he was an attending surgeon. Dr.…
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Medical equipment provider expands to Columbia, across Southeast US

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — US Med-Equip, the leading movable medical equipment provider recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies of 2019, is expanding nationwide and now has a branch in Columbia. To keep up with record demand from regional providers seeking the highest quality movable medical equipment for patients in…
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Terry Gunn Named Market CEO of Providence Health and KershawHealth

Veteran healthcare executive assumes regional leadership role with oversight of two LifePoint Health facilities (Columbia, South Carolina – August 13, 2019) – Providence Health announced today that Terry Gunn has been named market chief executive officer (CEO) of Providence Health and KershawHealth, effective immediately. Both facilities are part of LifePoint Health and are located in…
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Nephron partners with Clemson to meet hospitals’ growing pharmaceutical demands

[caption id="attachment_23955" align="alignleft" width="1145"] Sophie Wang works with a robotic arm in her lab as part of her research.[/caption] CLEMSON — Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is partnering with Clemson University to create a robotic solution for syringe-filling automation to enhance sterile manufacturing in the pharmaceutical production process and keep up with growing hospital demands. [caption id="attachment_23884"…
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MTC Respiratory Therapy Program Awarded for Distinguished Credentialing Success

(Columbia, SC) The Midlands Technical College (MTC) Respiratory Therapy program has been awarded the highest level of distinction by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), the accrediting agency for all Respiratory Care programs in the country. The Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award is presented to signature programs as a measure of…
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Lexington Medical Center’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Honored in Hall of Fame

West Columbia, S.C. – The Hospital Marketing National Hall of Fame inducted Mark Shelley, vice president of Marketing and Communications at Lexington Medical Center, at its annual ceremony in June. This honor recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in the advancement of marketing of hospitals or health care facilities. [caption id="attachment_23812" align="alignleft" width="200"] Mark…
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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Brian K. Heaberlin, MD

Physician Will Practice at Lexington ENT & Allergy West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Heaberlin will work at Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. [caption id="attachment_22465" align="alignleft" width="240"] Brian K. Heaberlin[/caption] Dr. Heaberlin graduated with…
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Providence Home Health earns highest quality ratings from CMS

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In its most recent report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized Providence Home Health with a 5-star rating in both quality and patient satisfaction. According to the data, the Columbia home health provider achieved the highest rating possible in both categories. Providence Home Health is…
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