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 […]

SC’s 3rd Annual National Rural Health Day

SC’s 3rd Annual National Rural Health Day

The third annual National Rural Health Day will be held this year on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Events recognizing this important day that “Celebrate the Power of Rural” will take place in our state and in every state throughout the nation on that day. National Rural Health Day was created as a way to showcase […]

DHEC Confirms Flu’s Arrival In S.C.

DHEC Confirms Flu’s Arrival In S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Influenza, or “the flu,” has officially arrived in South Carolina, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today. “Our agency’s Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed five cases of flu in the Midlands area of the state,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and state epidemiologist. “This confirmation reinforces the need for vaccination […]

SCDHEC to Offer Free Tdap (whooping cough) Vaccinations

SCDHEC to Offer Free Tdap (whooping cough) Vaccinations

Shot is a new requirement for 7th graders to attend school this year COLUMBIA, S.C. – In an effort to assist parents in meeting new school requirements, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will offer free Tdap (whooping cough) vaccines at mass vaccination clinics across the state in August, the agency announced today. […]