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IMPH releases policy recommendations for redefining health care delivery in South Carolina

 

Managing the health needs of a community can be a difficult balancing act that requires near-perfect optimization of personnel and resource deployment. Today, finding that balance presents a moving target for health and human services providers. On Thursday, the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) released a new report: The Evolving Workforce:…

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Beaufort Memorial Hospital to host open house & ribbon cutting for newly renovated birthing center

 

On Thursday, June 27, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will join Beaufort Memorial Hospital as they host a “Sip and See” from 5 to 7 p.m. The “Sip & See” event will give the community an opportunity to view the multi-million dollar renovations of the birthing center, which include remodeled birthing suites, an updated…

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S.C. BlueCross Foundation launches new funding for innovative health solutions

 

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is encouraging organizations to apply for a new grant opportunity to improve the health and well-being of South Carolinians. The Catalyst grants initiative focuses on fostering innovative approaches designed to accelerate and advance strategies that improve health. According to Foundation Executive Director Erika Kirby, the intent of the…

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Palmetto Community Care hosts special events for National HIV Testing Day

 

So far this year, nearly 1,000 people have taken advantage of free HIV testing at Palmetto Community Care. If that trend continues, the nonprofit is on pace to have its biggest testing year ever. Over the last two years, Palmetto Community Care has expanded its prevention, outreach and testing services with the addition of more…

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Five MUSC children’s hospital programs named as part of annual U.S. news & world report’s best children’s hospitals

 

 MUSC Children’s Hospital is once again the only institution in South Carolina to be ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. The latest rankings are published online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings. The leading specialties for MUSC Children’s Hospital include: No. 7 for cardiology and heart surgery, No. 25 for nephrology, No.…

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Citadel’s new nursing program earns national accreditation

 

Cadets can now apply for Nursing ROTC scholarships; Veteran students can use GI Bill for tuition The words contained in a letter addressed to The Citadel’s Swain Department of Nursing mean a great deal to the Lowcountry’s newest nursing education program, its students and ultimately to the patients they will serve: “The Bachelor of Science in…

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IMPH Workforce for Health Taskforce report provides recommendations for redefining health care delivery in South Carolina

 

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) convened the Workforce for Health Taskforce in April 2018, bringing together more than  60 of the state’s leading academics, state agency leadership, health care administration professionals, consumer group representatives and nonprofits, community-based organizations and philanthropists. The Taskforce identified South Carolina-specific policy changes and health care…

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With health catalyst partnership, Carolina eHealth Alliance can improve SC health outcomes

 

Facilitated by Health Sciences South Carolina, CeHA moves from internal infrastructure to commercial, cloud-based platform. The use of electronic health information exchanges (HIEs) – which enable doctors and other healthcare providers to securely share patient health information electronically – has risen across the nation in recent years, though there’s still room for improvement in terms…

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MUSC Health ranks No. 5 on inaugural Forbes List of America’s Best Employers by state

 

MUSC Health ranks No. 5 on the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best Employers in South Carolina. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in its first-ever ranking of America’s Best Employers by state. The ranking is divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50…

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Lexington Medical Center welcomes Brian K. Heaberlin, MD

 

Physician Will Practice at Lexington ENT & Allergy Lexington Medical Center welcomed 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. Dr. Heaberlin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and chemistry from the West Virginia University Institute…

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