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 At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at the MUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers only. The M…

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MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers have earned a combined 14 South Carolina "Certified Zero Harm Awards" from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). These awards are in recognition of the outstanding performance for patient safety and prevention of hospital­ acquired in…

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At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at the MUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers only. The MU…

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MUSC Health Marion Medical Center is happy to announce J. Kevin O’Kelly, M.D. is now offering urology services to the surrounding area. He brings more than 27 years practicing urology, including 22 years of private practice at Low Country Urology in Florence, S.C.

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Paul T. Gayes, Ph.D., a professor of marine science and executive director of the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University, is using a new Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanner to conduct research on long-term beach erosion and renouri…

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The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University has awarded professorships to faculty members who exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and service. The following professorships have been awarded for 2020-2021: The Vereen Teaching Impact Award to…

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At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at theMUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers  only.The MUS…

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at the MUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers only. The MU…

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FLORENCE, S.C. (August 1, 2020) – HopeHealth welcomes family medicine physician Samuel J. Tomlinson III, MD, to HopeHealth in Kingstree.

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FLORENCE, S.C. (August 1, 2020) – HopeHealth welcomes Melissa Brady, MSW, LISW-CP, to the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence, where she serves as a behavioral health consultant.

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth welcomes Jessica Green, LPC, LAC, CAC II, to HopeHealth in Manning, where she serves as a behavioral health consultant.

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 (July 14, 2020) – At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at the MUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical C…

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MUSC Health is currently designing a new hospital in the Williamsburg/Lake City region with a targeted opening date of January 2023. The facility is being built to replace two existing hospitals located in Williamsburg and Lake City respectively and will become part of the Florence Division …

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Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics president, Dr. Sally Goza, unveiled a new parent marketing campaign, “Call Your Pediatrician,” to encourage parents to schedule well-child visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.Well-child visits should take place in person in a medical home, not in …

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Huntsville, AL. – The US Army Black Daggers, Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, will be jumping into MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, Florence, SC on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00am as part of the US Army’s Salute to Healthcare Workers.

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At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at the MUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers only.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 770 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 17,955 and those who have d…

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FLORENCE — Francis Marion University’s nursing program has received initial accreditation from the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

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FLORENCE, S.C. (June 12, 2020) – Diabetes care for HopeHealth patients in Williamsburg County is expanding. Beginning this month, Christy Evans, DNP, will provide diabetes care services at HopeHealth in Kingstree.

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Francis Marion University named 523 full-time students and 25 part-time students to its President’s List for the spring semester. An additional 514 full-time students and 26 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester.

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 Mr Bobby Barnes Scouting career spans 67 years, which includes his time as a youth and an adult volunteer. He has attended Philmont Scout Ranch four times, Florida Sea Base five times, National Order of the Arrow Conference three times, and has attended 32 Order of the Arrow Conclaves. Mr B…

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Recently, I had the honor of sitting with five Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) from VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in a quiet private airport in Reno, Nevada. We were waiting for their jet, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, to arrive and whisk these heroes away to New Jersey. They were o…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – In the best interest of the health of all South Carolinians, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA), S.C. Medical Association (SCMA) and S.C. Office of Rural Health (SCORH) issue the following joint statement:

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 434 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 15,228 and those who have …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 542 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 14,800 and those who have …

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We know that any external factors that add stress, isolation, and financial strain can create circumstances where a survivor’s safety is further compromised. The COVID-19 pandemic has elements of all three of these external factors. Even more concerning, shelter-in-place orders meant that ma…

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division along with the members of the State Emergency Response Team are incorporating COVID-19 precautions and procedures into plans for the 2020 hurricane season. Atl…

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Francis Marion University will freeze tuition and fees for a second straight year.The university’s trustees affirmed that action at their regular meeting Thursday at FMU, and also heard from FMU President Dr. Fred Carter about plans to resume classes on campus this fall. FMU’s fall semester …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 361 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and seven additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 13,005 and those who ha…