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. […]

Cancer Foundation Helps Edgefield County Cancer Patients

Cancer Foundation Helps Edgefield County Cancer Patients

– By Jamie Turner – Neighbors helping neighbors in the fight against cancer; ultimately, that’s what the Savannah River Cancer Foundation does. What is little known is that that Aiken-based foundation also serves cancer patients in Edgefield County. “We actually serve four South Carolina counties: Aiken, Edgefield, Barnwell and Allendale,” said Jamie Turner, the executive […]

Urgent Need for All Type Blood Donors

Urgent Need for All Type Blood Donors

AUGUSTA, Ga. – There is an urgent need for blood donors right now. Shepeard Blood Center, the only contracted local blood provider for 21 area hospitals from Barnwell, SC to Baxley, GA, needs blood donors to help meet the needs of our area’s most fragile patients. Locally, there is less than a 1 day supply […]

ECH Cuts Trees – New Look Coming for Hospital

ECH Cuts Trees – New Look Coming for Hospital

 – By Tiffani Ireland – If you have driven by the Edgefield County Hospital lately, chances are you have noticed the agency’s new look due to the absence of the large pines that used to decorate the roadside in front of the facility.  The hospital recently cut down the longstanding trees, as ECH’s Leslie Seigler […]

Auxiliary Benefits from Shamrock Run

Auxiliary Benefits from Shamrock Run

On Tuesday, May 28, Kerry Klein, founder of the Shamrock Run and the Town of Edgefield presented the Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary a check in the amount of $4,567.00.  The money was raised at the Shamrock Run in memory of Drs. Nicholson and Watson. The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary was most appreciative for the donation […]

Airmed Joins Edgefield County Hospital Community

Airmed Joins Edgefield County Hospital Community

Edgefield County Emergency Services gathered for a kick-off lunch at the Edgefield County Hospital, May 22. Representatives from the hospital, Airmed, Emergency Medical Services, fire department and sheriff’s department work together for the safety of Edgefield County citizens. “Airmed will be at the Edgefield County Hospital every Tuesday, beginning May 28,” said ECH CEO Brandon […]

Hospital Hosts Largest Employee Group Ever

Hospital Hosts Largest Employee Group Ever

Tuesday evening the Edgefield County Hospital hosted an appreciation dinner at Pine Ridge Club and they had the largest turnout ever for this yearly spring event.  The enthusiasm among employees and board came through in the acceptance of gifts and the pledge of board and administrative personnel that the hospital would continue its service to […]