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Encompass Health to construct 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Greenville

 

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) announced its plans to build a freestanding, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Greenville, South Carolina on the corner of Laurens Road and Dallas Road. Complementing local acute care services, the hospital, which is expected to open in mid-2021, will care for patients recovering from a variety of debilitating illnesses and…

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Prisma Health Midlands Foundation announces new board members

 

  Prisma Health Midlands Foundation welcomes the following new board members. Prisma Health Midlands Foundation Board: Samer Abraham, Operating Partner, Lugoff Toyota John Griggs, Regional Executive, Synovus Lentz Ivey, President, Fortune Personnel Consultants Bo Mobley, Director of Sales, Gibson and Associates Ashley Thomas, Founder/Executive Director, The Hive Community Circle John Williams, Co-owner and Vice President,…

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Prisma Health plans further restructuring to streamline operations, position for future growth

 

Prisma Health officials announced that they are taking additional measures to improve operating efficiencies and streamline the organization. Prisma Health is eliminating 327 staff from a workforce of 32,000. Since October 1, management has already eliminated 200 positions through attrition, vacancies and consolidation, for a total of 527 positions. The 327 team members will be…

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4th Annual MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo

 

Top MUSC physicians and researchers will be on-site to offer complimentary health screenings, including fall risk assessments, hearing bone density, blood pressure, glucose, and other screenings. There will be live, interactive presentations throughout the day, including a yogic breathing workshop area. Over 120 exhibitors will be present to help seniors and their families navigate everything…

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Bon Secours is hiring

 

Bon Secours is looking to add some more nurses to our staff! We’ll be hosting a hiring event on Tuesday, January 21 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the St. Francis Bernadine Center (1 St. Francis Drive, Greenville). In addition to potentially landing a new job, two lucky participants will also have the chance…

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Carrie Barnwell named Marketing Director at Palmetto Infusion

 

Palmetto Infusion announces that Carrie Barnwell has joined the team as Marketing Director. In this role, she will be responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and tactics that drive growth for the company. In addition, she will oversee overall brand development and company messaging. Bringing a well-rounded background in industries ranging from manufacturing and…

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“Roaring into the Future” at Sherman College Lyceum 2020

 

The continuing education department at Sherman College of Chiropractic is “Roaring into the Future” and will be hosting its annual continuing education and homecoming event, Lyceum, April 30-May 2, 2020, on the Sherman College campus in Spartanburg, SC. Up to 23 hours of CE have been applied for. The plenary speaker lineup includes the following…

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Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates partners with InteliChart to engage patients

 

FORT MILL, SC & CHARLOTTE, NC – Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates (CNSA) recently implemented solutions from InteliChart’s Healthy Outcomes® patient-engagement platform to connect with their patients outside the visit and proactively encourage behaviors that lead to good health and well-being. Healthy Outcomes® simplified CNSA’s patient-engagement process with a single platform that fulfills numerous needs.…

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The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence selected as a Subcontractor of QIN-QIO Task Order 1 Award under the 12th Statement of Work

 

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Health Quality Innovators (HQI) to serve as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work. The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), a nonprofit organization recognized as a leader in improving health care quality,…

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Veravas and Tymora collaborate on early detection Alzheimer’s testing

 

CHARLESTON, SC. & OAKDALE, MN – Charleston-based Veravas, Inc. and Tymora Analytical Operations, LLC announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to explore the integration of their respective technologies. Veravas is an emerging diagnostic company focused on proprietary sample preparation products and new diagnostic tests. Tymora’s focus is on providing diagnostic and therapeutic…

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Crossroads Treatment Centers teams with Pear Therapeutics to bring digital therapy to an opioid addiction treatment program

 

Pear’s reSET-O® is the first US FDA-authorized Prescription Digital Therapeutic for patients with Opioid Use Disorder BOSTON & GREENVILLE, SC – Adults struggling with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) will have access to a groundbreaking Prescription Digital Therapeutic (PDT) thanks to a collaboration between Crossroads Treatment Centers and Pear Therapeutics, Inc. Crossroads Treatment Centers, the parent…

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Professor to Discuss the “War on Cancer”

 

Dr. Austin Shull, an assistant biology professor at Presbyterian College, will discuss how cancer research has progressed over the past 50 years during an event at Howard’s on Main in Greenwood, S.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The event, Science on Tap, is a lecture series sponsored by the Greenwood Genetic Center. Shull’s talk, “The War…

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KIYATEC secures investment from life sciences venture fund Esperante

 

Agreement stems from National Cancer Institute Investor Initiatives program GREENVILLE, SC – KIYATEC, Inc. announced that it has secured an investment from life sciences venture investment company Esperante. Investment funds will be used primarily to support KIYATEC’s pivotal 3D-PREDICT study (NCT03561207), designed to validate clinical assays that predict pre-treatment response to cancer drug therapies for…

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Practice Builders announces new Boost feature set within the myPR™ solution

 

SPARTANBURG, SC – For more than 40 years, Practice Builders has been an industry leader helping physicians and medical practices attract new patients. In December 2019, they announced the launch of the myPracticeReputation™ (myPR) platform, an automated patient acquisition solution to enhance the online reputations of physicians and medical practices. They are excited to share…

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Diversey announces CEO transition

 

FORT MILL, SC –  Diversey, a global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, announced that Mark S. Burgess is resigning as Chief Executive Officer effective January 9, 2020 to take another executive role, and will be replaced on an interim basis by Philip R. Wieland who most recently served as the Company’s Chief Financial…

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Interim HealthCare Inc. announces 2019 Paraprofessional of the Year

 

Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of owners providing homecare, senior care, hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announced Angela Young, CNA, as the 2019 Paraprofessional of the Year. Angela joined Interim HealthCare of Greenville, South Carolina in 2001. This honor is given to an individual that provides exemplary patient care and continuously…

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New Dean named at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

 

Dr. Kurt Wargo has been named the new dean of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, President Bob Staton ’68 announced. Wargo will assume the role on Feb. 1, 2020. “It is certainly an exciting time to join the PC School of Pharmacy with so many positive things happening,” Wargo said. “I look forward to…

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Shopping for CBD? Let Quality and Verifiability be Your Guide

 

By W. Louis Miles Founder, Clarity Nutraceuticals Like many native South Carolinians I applauded when state legislators allowed industrial hemp to be legally grown here. Putting family farms back in profitable territory is just one of the benefits; another is unlocking the powerful potential of a plant that appears to benefit many people, in lots…

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AnMed Health CEO announces retirement after 39-year career

 

AnMed Health Chief Executive Officer Bill Manson has announced plans to retire in July 2020. Manson joined the organization’s leadership team in 1981, serving in a number of roles throughout his tenure. After providing executive oversight of the health system’s operations for 16 years, he took over as CEO of Anderson’s largest employer in 2015.…

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AM Best recognizes BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina with A+ rating

 

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina achieved its 18th consecutive A+ rating from AM Best Company, a global organization that describes itself as the world’s most authoritative insurance rating and information source. As part of its rating procedure, AM Best evaluates both financial and non-financial business risk, and annually rates BlueCross as a group of companies as…

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WellSpent sets agenda for February conference

 

The first conference to bring together business and healthcare leaders to discuss and develop statewide initiatives has announced its agenda for February. WellSpent will be a half-day conference on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Poinsett Club in Greenville.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be opportunities to network and…

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Local blood provider now serving Florence-based hospital system

 

FLORENCE, SC – BUSINESS WIRE – The Blood Connection (TBC), a Greenville, SC based community blood center, became the exclusive blood provider for another hospital system on October 1, 2019. McLeod Health will be joining other healthcare systems like Vidant Health, WakeMed, UNC REX Healthcare, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Mission Health, and Prisma Health, who…

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Smoking cessation treatment targets adolescents

 

Preventable deaths are those that can be stymied by public health intervention, and deaths related to tobacco use are at the top of that list in the United States as well as globally. And while rates of adolescent smoking have declined over the years, 4.9 million middle and high school students reported using tobacco in…

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Gov. Henry McMaster, CMS Administrator Verma announce launch of Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative

 

The public health initiative is composed of two waivers CMS approved Governor Henry McMaster was joined by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) Director Joshua D. Baker, and stakeholders from around South Carolina to announce that CMS has approved South Carolina’s application to…

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Roper St. Francis Healthcare launches multi-hospital tele-ICU Initiative with Advanced ICU Care

 

Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced that Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) has rolled out the company’s tele-ICU services in three of their full-service hospitals. The implementation of the Advanced ICU Care partnership includes: Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital (West Ashley), and the…

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Greenwood Genetic Center, MUSC affiliate to improve patient access to innovations in genetic services

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have signed an affiliation agreement with the goal of providing patients across South Carolina with accessible, high-quality, coordinated and cost-effective genetic services through a collaborative approach to providing medical care. The two entities have worked together informally on clinical consultations, provider education…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina adds MUSC College of Dental Medicine to its network

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina announced that it will be adding the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine to its dental network. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, members participating in the BCBSSC dental network will have access to the only dental school in South Carolina. The new…

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East Cooper Medical Center performs first endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty weight loss procedure

 

East Cooper Medical Center successfully completed its first endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) weight loss procedure Monday. “The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a newer type of weight-loss procedure that takes place inside the stomach without abdominal incisions,” said Dr. Morris Washington. “The procedure involves the use of an endoscope (a camera attached to a flexible tube)…

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DHEC releases Annual Report outlining many communicable diseases that make South Carolinians ill

 

Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released its 2018 Annual Morbidity Report on Reportable Conditions, which provides data and details about many of the diseases that cause significant injury, complications, or death among South Carolinians. The report is meant to provide residents, as well as healthcare organizations and providers, government and…

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New device for fighting No. 1 cancer killer debuts at MUSC Health

 

New robotic bronchoscopy system only offered at MUSC Health – Hollings Cancer Center MUSC Health has a new weapon in the war against the No. 1 cancer killer in the country. “It will make a huge difference,” said lung specialist Nick Pastis, M.D, comparing the robotic bronchoscopy system that debuted at MUSC Health this month…

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MUSC and Clemson introduce Healthy Me – Healthy SC to increase health care access

 

Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have begun a statewide collaborative program called Healthy Me – Healthy SC, created to improve health care access and combat health disparities across South Carolina. The newly announced program extends the Clemson-MUSC health sciences collaboration. After nearly two years of successful pilot programs in rural…

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MUSC spinoff tackles hospital pharmacy cost savings through new software platform

 

AscendRx identifies medication spend savings opportunities for hospitals Hospital pharmacies now have an innovative software platform to help them make better spending decisions thanks to a spinoff company from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Many hospital pharmacists report that identifying the most cost-effective products for an organization can swiftly become overwhelming when marketplace…

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MUSC Foundation board elects new directors, officers

 

The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board of Directors announced its newly elected members and officers. John Cahill was elected to serve as chairman of the MUSC Foundation Board of Directors. Cahill graduated from Harvard College and received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Cahill is the vice chairman of…

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Columbia Speech-Language Pathologist tops list of 25 Podcasts to Follow

 

Columbia Speech-Language Pathologist Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC  has earned the #3 spot on the “Top 25 Speech Pathology Podcasts to Follow in 2019” list published by Feedspot. Dawson’s podcast, “First Bite – Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP” focuses on the unique population of medically complex and fragile pediatric patients.…

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Bon Secours celebrates opening of seventh AFC Urgent Care location

 

New location to open on Pelham Road on November 22 Bon Secours St. Francis Health System plans to expand its AFC Urgent Care Bon Secours sites to include a new location at 2709 Pelham Road on Friday, November 22, 2019.  This center will join six existing Greenville County centers located as follows:  Augusta Road, Pleasantburg…

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Richland Library to hold final flu shot clinic of season

 

It’s the last opportunity to get access to free, preventive care at Richland Library for the 2019-2020 flu season. The final flu shot clinic, held in partnership with Walgreens, is set for 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16 at our Sandhills location (763 Fashion Drive). Registration is not required. Just drop in during the…

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East Cooper Medical Center recognizes Case Manager of the Year Joanie Detyens

 

East Cooper Medical Center to recognize Joanie Detyens, RN as its newest Case Manager of the Year Award Winner. Detyens resides in Goose Creek. She began her career at East Cooper Medical Center in March 2003.  Detyens’s responsibilities include discharge planning and care coordination for patients preparing to leave the hospital. “I am proud to accept…

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Specific Chiropractic celebrates 10 years serving the Midlands

 

Dr. Scott Allen’s clinic, Specific Chiropractic, is celebrating 10 years of practice in the Midlands, and he remains eager to share the distinction of how he helps improve his patients’ quality of life. Specific Chiropractic focuses on the structural shift in the spine, not simply relieving the symptoms. If the source of the problem isn’t…

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WellSpent conference will focus on linking business and healthcare leaders this February

 

WellSpent, the first conference in a much larger statewide initiative to bring together business and healthcare leaders, will be held this February as a major step toward solving many of the issues facing the economic impact of healthcare and wellness. WellSpent’s goal is to educate, influence and persuade key stakeholders on the importance of healthcare…

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Mercy Housing Southeast receives financial support and tax credits for Greenville area affordable housing

 

Mercy Housing Southeast announces the award of Low-Income Tax Credits (LIHTC) for a 46-unit affordable housing community in Mauldin, SC. Championed by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and with generous financial support for SC Housing and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA), Mauldin Center Apartments will serve families earning under 60% of the area…

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School-based telehealth program reduces ED visits by pediatric asthma patients

 

MUSC researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics an association between a school-based telehealth program and reduced emergency department visits for children with asthma living in a rural and underserved region of South Carolina. This study shows the potential impact that school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses, especially those living in communities lacking access to…

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Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Diabetes Dietary Guidelines

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   I recently met a woman who was overwhelmed with all the lifestyle changes she was told to make following her diabetes diagnosis. As a result, she wasn’t doing any of them. Her story made me sad. Healthy guidelines should inspire, not confuse or scare. If she had…

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PC School of Pharmacy grads’ licensure exam scores higher than the national average

 

Sixty-six of 68 PC School of Pharmacy students passed the pharmacists’ licensure exam on their first attempt when they took it this past spring. This first-time pass rate of 97.06% is more than 6% higher than the national average of 90.59%. Dr. Cliff Fuhrman, professor at the PC School of Pharmacy, credits the curriculum, the…

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East Cooper Medical Center acquires RADLink Surgeon’s Checklist™ Surgical Verification System for minimally invasive total hip procedures

 

RADLink Technology utilizes real-time intraoperative imaging and guidance tools for verification of component positioning in joint replacement procedures East Cooper Medical Center is the first hospital in South Carolina to offer the RADLink Surgeon’s Checklist™ software guidance platform that provides non-invasive, real-time feedback on surgical outcomes during joint replacement procedures. Surgeons can achieve improved workflow efficiency and…

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Lexington Medical Center will become in-network provider for South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace plans in 2020

 

Lexington Medical Center announced that the hospital and its physician practices will be in-network with two South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace plans, beginning January 1, 2020. The plans are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Molina HealthCare of South Carolina. The South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act,…

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Why Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to be Hard – Plus a salmon recipe

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   A healthy lifestyle includes several parts: eating healthy, being physically active, getting good sleep, being mindful and managing stress. November kicks off the American Heart Association’s Eat Smart Month. It is a time to get inspired to make small changes in your diet that can have a…

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SC BlueCross only health plan operating in all counties for ACA Open Enrollment only health plan with all hospitals in network

 

The 45-day open enrollment period for health insurance purchased through the federal marketplace begins on Friday, Nov. 1. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the only locally based health insurer in this market covering the entire state, is offering 24 plans in most counties, and 28 plan options in Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton and Berkeley counties. Open enrollment…

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Providence Health joins American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ initiative

 

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian, Providence Health   Heart disease and stroke affect everyone in this country—you, your neighbors and your loved ones. Often people will try to fight these diseases with radical fad diets and crazy exercise trends, but these are only temporary fixes. A long life of heart health requires lifelong habits, and…

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Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) receives funds to assist blind and visually impaired community members experiencing poverty

 

This Fall, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) was one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive Fall Caritas Grant funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The Fall Caritas Grant is issued to South Carolina nonprofits who meet the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty throughout South…

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200lbs collected during drug take back event

 

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s annual Medication Take Back Day event was a success! 139 vehicles drove by to drop of their old, unused and expired medications at St. Francis Millennium on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. During those four hours, volunteers collected 191 pounds of medication and another nine pounds of…

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