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 […]

Hospital CEO Meets for Healthy Outcomes Plan

Hospital CEO Meets for Healthy Outcomes Plan

This Program Involves Care of High Utilizers & Uninsured South Carolina’s Proviso 33.34 (A(1),C,D) Healthy Outcomes Plan (HOP)  supports participating hospitals proposing service delivery models to coordinate care for chronically ill, uninsured, high utilizers of emergency department (ED) services. Meeting with Hospital CEO Brandon Clary were: Tony Keck, South Carolina Medicaid Director, Thornton Kirby, President […]

The Edgefield County Hospital Names Their Foundation

The Edgefield County Hospital Names Their Foundation

The Edgefield County Hospital announced the forming of The Ridge Healthcare Foundation to raise money “to help with additions to the hospital,” as the CEO expressed in his remarks on Saturday evening. January 18, from 6:00 to 8:30, guests entered the NWTF building reception room to the sound of a music combo and the site […]

SCDHEC Helps Uninsured Smokers Quit

SCDHEC Helps Uninsured Smokers Quit

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today that free nicotine replacement therapy is available to smokers who do not have health insurance through the agency’s tobacco quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. “Many people without health insurance delay using effective aids like nicotine gum or patches to help them quit smoking because […]

3 Signs It’s Time to Call 9-1-1

3 Signs It’s Time to Call 9-1-1

Each year, about 600,000 Americans – one in four deaths — in the United States are from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack each year, about 525,000 are first-timers, says the CDC, and those individuals may not know what’s happening. Sadly, many people […]

Health Related Home Care: Designated Cardiovascular Pioneer

Health Related Home Care:  Designated Cardiovascular Pioneer

Health Related Home Care was recently named a “Cardiovascular Pioneer” by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, which is an initiative of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Pioneer designation is awarded to home health agencies that make a commitment to helping patients lower their risks for heart attacks and […]

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Announces Mid-Winter Ball Chairs

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Announces Mid-Winter Ball Chairs

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation and the 26th annual Mid-Winter Ball Title Sponsor Greenwood Capital Associates and Countybank are pleased to announce this year’s ball will be co-chaired by Jane Dean and Jenni Shingler. This signature community event, scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014, will feature a theme of “Moonlight and Magnolias, An Evening of Southern […]

ECH Expressed Hospitality on Rural Health Day

ECH Expressed Hospitality on Rural Health Day

The Edgefield County Hospital was expressing great hospitality on Thursday at lunchtime.  Staff gathered to cook and serve a hearty meal for the community at large.  This included, among the county agencies, EMS, the media community, the hospital staff (and that is about 150), Fire Department, medical offices, nursing home, and county officials. One new […]

S.C. Suffers Season’s first Flu-Related Death

S.C. Suffers Season’s first Flu-Related Death

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified of the state’s first flu-associated death of the season, the agency announced. “Tragically, a woman from Dorchester County has become our first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death of the season,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and state epidemiologist. “We are in the early stages […]