South Carolina’s Humimic Medical arming healthcare workers for the COVID-19 war

 

As a growing number of healthcare workers join the front lines to battle the global COVID-19 pandemic, or Coronavirus, here in America, there is critical need for basic personal protective…

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South Carolina announces two additional deaths related to COVID-19, 151 new cases

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced two additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

Updated March 26, 2020 at 10:00 am The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. South Carolina announces two additional…

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Local Celebrities helped to raise $102,000 for The ARK’s Support Programs

 

On March 14, a community gathered together to attend the tenth annual Dancing with The ARK’s Stars fundraising event, raising more than $102,000 for The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services…

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SOA Costume & Fashion Design students using their skills to support health workers

 

The students in Caroline Baker’s Costume & Fashion Design classes at Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) received some tough news this week. Since the closure of schools in South…

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Molina Healthcare of South Carolina donates $75,000 to area nonprofits to support families during COVID-19 pandemic

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – In an effort to assist the many individuals and families affected by the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina  is donating a total…

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PCT LTD obtains EPA approval for emerging pathogens labeling for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus

 

LITTLE RIVER, SC – PCT LTD (OTC Pink: PCTL) (“PCTL”) announced that it has received approval for “emerging pathogens” labeling with the US EPA. The application was filed under the…

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South Carolina announces four deaths related to COVID-19, 86 additional cases 

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced four additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 13.…

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Aging and Eldercare – What’s Your Plan?

 

By Molly Thomas FPQP® at Abacus Planning Group Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “When you fail to plan you are planning to fail”. Many of us and most of our parents…

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South Carolina announces two deaths related to COVID-19, 32 additional cases 

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced two additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to nine.…

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The Ritedose Corporation donates hand sanitizer to hospitals in response to COVID-19 pandemic

 

The Ritedose Corporation, a Columbia based pharmaceutical company, takes decisive action in response to the community impact of COVD-19 announcing it has donated about 1,500 bottles of hand sanitizer to Prisma…

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Innovative ventilator device developed by Prisma Health to quickly increase ventilator capacity for COVID-19 patients

 

Designed by Prisma Health physicians and a software engineer through quick teamwork, 3D printing and collaboration with universities Prisma Health announced that it has received emergency use authorization from the…

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South Carolina’s School of Medicine Greenville to help with COVID-19 ventilator shortage

 

A collaborative effort involving the University of South Carolina and Prisma Health has resulted in emergency-use authorization from the FDA for a ventilator expansion device to support multiple patients affected by the…

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Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy donates supplies to DHEC

 

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy responded quickly when the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issued an urgent request to academic institutions for personal protective equipment on…

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First commercial laboratory in South Carolina validated for COVID-19 testing

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS), an industry leading diagnostic laboratory, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, is announcing they are now validated for COVID-19 testing. The laboratory is…

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AnMed Health suspends visitation and postpones elective surgeries

 

For the safety of our patients, community and staff, AnMed Health has implemented additional restrictions on visitation to its hospital campuses, Emergency Department, and outpatient facilities. Effective 7 p.m. Friday,…

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Lexington Medical Center’s engineering has strengthened their building infrastructure for COVID-19 patients

 

In 2014, the Lexington Medical Center (Lexington) partnered with Dynamix Engineering (Dynamix), as part of their $400 million expansion and renovation project to create an industry-leading facility. During the design phase of…

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina expands access to Telehealth benefits

 

Telehealth visits provide convenience for members to access health care at home. This will also help slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting exposure, mitigating the surge of demand on our…

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David Zaas, M.D., named chief executive officer for MUSC Health – Charleston Division, chief clinical officer for MUSC Health

 

Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO for MUSC Health and vice president for Health Affairs, University, named David Zaas, M.D., MBA, as the new chief executive officer, MUSC Health – Charleston…

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MUSC Health further tightens visitation related to COVID-19 pandemic, offers supply and funds donation information

 

MUSC Health’s primary goal is the safety of patients, families and care team members. Care team leaders continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and create new ways to best…

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Coronavirus: Facts You Should Know

 

By Mike DuBose   A fast-spreading illness called COVID-19 is sweeping across the world, bringing with it waves of fear and misinformation. Despite dire warnings from doctors in areas first…

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InteliChart and eVisit partnership to deliver telehealth services to users at no additional cost during COVID-19 crisis

 

FORT MILL, SC – Patient engagement technology leader, InteliChart, announced that they have partnered with virtual care and telehealth leader, eVisit, to deliver remote clinical capabilities for healthcare providers. As…

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Lou Kennedy donates Nephron-made hand sanitizer to Dorn VA Hospital

 

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO and owner Lou Kennedy today donated fifty liters of hand sanitizer manufactured by the West Columbia company to the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. Kennedy announced…

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State of South Carolina reports two COVID-19 related deaths

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s second and third deaths related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of…

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South Carolina medical manufacturing firm to release 54,000 COVID-19 tests next week

 

CPT Medical, a surgical pack and kit manufacturing firm based in Greenville, SC, is now shipping COVID-19 testing kits that are available throughout the US. With 54,000 test kits in production…

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AnMed Health offers COVID-19 screening and testing

 

AnMed Health to offer COVID-19 screening to enter Medical Center and drive-through testing at the North Campus In an effort to protect patients and staff, AnMed Health will conduct screening (not…

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U.S. News & World Report ranks MUSC programs among best graduate schools

 

Several programs at the Medical University of South Carolina are included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings of the Best Graduate Schools, among them Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy…

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Nephron Pharmaceuticals responds to the coronavirus crisis

 

Nephron Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in West Columbia, is a global leader in the manufacturing of generic respiratory medications As such, they are at the forefront of manufacturing drugs that are being…

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South Carolina ETV reimagines mission-driven partnership with S.C. Department of Education in response to COVID-19

 

Network to modify programming three days each week beginning March 24 South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced a plan in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) to broadcast…

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Able SC releases program for students with disabilities to continue learning online amid outbreak

 

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequent school closures, Able SC has released a new program that allows students with disabilities to connect with one another and…

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MUSC Health reduces entry points to hospitals, tightens visitation and screening

 

MUSC Health will reduce the number of entry points and implement tighter visitation policies for all hospitals on the peninsula. The changes take effect at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. Patients seeking…

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Effectively Communicating in Uncertain Times

 

By Heather Matthews NP Strategy   Silence fuels fear in a crisis, especially when the crisis is changing by the day and is something few people have experienced before.  Over…

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MUSC Health expands COVID-19 testing capabilities following FDA waiver confirmation

 

MUSC Health has received an official waiver from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will enable greater access to testing for patients with respiratory illness symptoms and possible COVID-19…

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Newberry Opera House postpones performances March 15 through 31

 

From Newberry Opera House: Monday, March 16, 2020   Newberry, SC –The Newberry Opera House Performing Arts Center and the Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for all…

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State of South Carolina reports first COVID-19 related death

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. “We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered…

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Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus in Charleston

 

This is a living document that will be updated as needed on the city’s website, here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=805. The answers below reflect the best information currently available to city leaders. What…

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Veravas and MIP Diagnostics announce international agreement for improved diagnostics

 

CHARLESTON, SC. & OAKDALE, MN – Veravas, Inc., an emerging diagnostic company focusing on sample preparation products and new diagnostic tests and MIP Diagnostics Ltd., the Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) specialist…

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City of Charleston coronavirus preparations as of March 10, 2020

 

City of Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff will address Charleston City Council tonight to provide an update on the city’s coronavirus preparations. Among the steps he’ll be discussing are…

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Patients who use MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care offered access to drive-through respiratory specimen collection site

 

As an extension of the MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care online platform (musc.care), patients who need specimen collection for possible respiratory illness or “COVID-19-like” symptom testing will now have access…

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MUSC names Mark McMath enterprise chief information officer for information solutions

 

Lisa P. Montgomery, MHA, executive vice president of Finance and Operations for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has announced the appointment of Mark McMath as enterprise chief information officer…

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Midlands leaders unite and request Prisma Health slows down the purchase of local hospitals

 

In an expedited demonstration of unity, four separate Midlands governing councils have united behind a call for transparency and open discussions surrounding the planned purchase of four Midlands hospitals. Fairfield…

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Five Points Association to Postpone St. Pat’s in Five Points

 

  Statement from Kelsey Hennighan, Executive Director, Five Points Association:   It is with a profound sense of disappointment that the Five Points Association has agreed to postpone the 38th annual…

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North Charleston Medical Center adds mental health services; patients can book back-to-back mental/physical appointments

 

Truesdale Medical Center is adding mental health services to its roster of primary and urgent care services. Starting April 1, Sarah Yum, MA, LMFT, will provide seasoned counseling services to…

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Speaker responds as House passes state budget

 

House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the House passed their 2020-2021 appropriations bill Wednesday morning: “This year’s budget process was a huge success, due in…

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Lassiter gift will enhance tools at Greenville Technical College’s Simulation Technologies and Training Center

 

While completing her nursing degree years ago, Dr. Barbara Lassiter was exposed to many health situations in the hospital that enhanced her skills and prepared her for similar encounters with…

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Emerging novel coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates.   DHEC is closely monitoring a rapidly emerging outbreak of the novel coronavirus…

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DHEC Investigating two possible cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in South Carolina

 

Today the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced it is investigating two possible cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The presumptive positive cases are not linked.…

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WellSpent charts first path to better understanding of health care and economic development in South Carolina

 

WellSpent charts first path to better understanding of health care and economic development in South Carolina Something new. That was the story of the inaugural WellSpent forum held in Greenville…

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