South Carolina Spine Center Marks 1,000 Cases With Brainlab

South Carolina Spine Center Marks 1,000 Cases With Brainlab

Greenwood, S.C. – The South Carolina Spine Center, home to the Southeast’s first Brainsuite® iCT, announced today its 1000th patient’s surgical procedure using this intra-operative technology installed in June 2010. Self Regional Healthcare was the first health system in the Southeast and the fourth medical facility in the U.S. to offer this leading edge surgical […]

Notes from ECH July Board Meeting

Notes from ECH July Board Meeting

– By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Hospital board met Monday night, July 28, for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  After Chairman Tim Williams called the meeting to order, Chief Financial Officer Kelly Cox informed the board, “June was a very good month for us.”  Ms. Cox went on to say that “operationally, we are […]

Self Regional Healthcare Announces $143,000 In Community Health Improvement Grants

Self Regional Healthcare Announces $143,000 In Community Health Improvement Grants

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Improving the community’s health is a core component of Self Regional Healthcare’s mission, and this quarter the Community Outreach Committee has selected five local nonprofits to receive a total of $143,000 to: Establish and maintain Wi-fi for ambulances in Greenwood and Abbeville counties to communicate heart attack test results between the paramedics and […]

ENT Specialist, Dr. Mac, Practicing at ECH

ENT Specialist, Dr. Mac, Practicing at ECH

Dr. Patrick McMenamin, “Dr. Mac” to his team, is now serving the Edgefield County-Ridge area through the Edgefield County Hospital. He is among the new specialists who come to the hospital periodically to service the diagnoses that are his specialty. He is an otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon whose specialty sounds complicated. However he explains […]

An Interview with ECH CEO Brandon Clary

ECH “Doing Better Than Just Surviving” – By Tiffani Ireland – ​The Advertiser met Monday, June 9, for an interview with Edgefield County Hospital CEO Brandon Clary to talk about the current state of the hospital and plans for its future. Built in 1972, Clary called this 25 bed critical access hospital “crucially important” to […]

Edgefield Food Bank to Hold Fundraiser

Edgefield Food Bank to Hold Fundraiser

The Edgefield Food Bank is having a fundraiser for the purpose of filling their shelves with food for the hungry.  The event will be a part of Peachtree 23, this Saturday, June 7, at the Piedmont Tech Parking Lot. Look for the Food Bank sign (much like the image here) and their tents where they […]

DHEC, Community Partners Unite to Fight Increase of Arthritis

DHEC, Community Partners Unite to Fight Increase of Arthritis

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the nation, and the number of people with arthritis is growing. Due to the national increase in the number of people with arthritis, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and health care partners are uniting to encourage use of exercise […]

Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital

Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital

Friday, February 28 is Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital.  The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public but it is also designed for patients and patient representatives, as well […]

Dr. Bagshaw, Local Veterinarian, Gets Published by Elsevier

Dr. Bagshaw, Local Veterinarian, Gets Published by Elsevier

Dr. Clarence Bagshaw of the Edgefield Veterinary Clinic grew up on the beaches of Connecticut and Rhode Island, spear fishing, scuba diving, and catching turtles, outside exploring the animal world around him.  His interests led him to attain his degree in Biology at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, where he was pre-med, then his Masters […]

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations After Severe Winter Weather

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations After Severe Winter Weather

Urgent need for blood donors with types O, A negative and B negative AIKEN, S.C. – As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in […]