MEDCARE Urgent Care awarded ambulatory health care accreditation from the Joint Commission

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:33 p.m.

MEDcare Urgent Care, an independently-owned and physician-directed urgent care practice, announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally-recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that …

March of Dimes March for Babies Kicks Off Campaign in Charleston, SC

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Top Walkers from 2014 honored

SC BlueCross expands hours ahead of Feb. 15 open enrollment deadline

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:46 p.m.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina will increase hours at their retail centers and phone lines ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline for Open Enrollment. But the companies urge customers not to wait until the last minute.

Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 8:47 a.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.

How to handle seasonal depression this winter

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Finally! Sunshine!

SC BlueCross names Dr. Shawn Stinson Chief Medical Officer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:17 a.m.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has appointed Shawn Stinson, M.D., vice president of clinical innovation and chief medical officer. He will lead BlueCross’ collaboration with the South Carolina medical community to transform health care to improve the individual’s care experience, improve population health and reduce costs. …

Charleston VA continues to achieve 5-Star rating, top 10% nationwide ranking while becoming sixth fastest growing VA in U.S.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:16 a.m.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA was again rated a 5-Star medical center, the highest possible rating according to VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model, and became the sixth fastest growing VA in the U.S. for percentage patient growth in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. This rating, which ranks the …

March of Dimes to host March for Babies kick off Jan. 29

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:58 p.m.

The March of Dimes will kick off their 2015 March for Babies fundraising campaign in Charleston on Thursday, Jan. 29 at noon, at Elk’s Lodge #242, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407.

Cancer center tech upgrades continue

Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:00 a.m.

New technology installed at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center’s Mount Pleasant location now offers improved imaging capabilities for patients, as well as several types of external beam radiation therapy. TrueBeam is an advanced cancer-treatment system offering the latest radiation therapy techniques, …

Walking and running clinics starting this month in your county parks

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:08 p.m.

Interested in running or walking this year’s Cooper River Bridge Run, but don’t think you have the stamina? Or are you interested in maybe just getting out to enjoy a healthy walking program? The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) can help, with several running/walking clinics and walking programs that start up at …

Fitness studios partner to benefit farm-to-school nonprofit

Friday, January 16, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Pure Barre Charleston and Charleston Revolution Cycling Studio have partnered for the “Ride and Burn for a Green Heart” charity fitness event benefiting the Green Heart Project, a Charleston-based farm-to-school program.

MUSC and City of Charleston to launch Healthy Business Challenge

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 1:01 p.m.

Charleston Healthy Business Challenge, free program to encourage and assist Charleston area businesses in establishing work environments that promote a culture of wellness.

Lessons I have learned from my patients and why patience is essential

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2:13 p.m.

“New Year, New You” right? Well probably not but most of us try to make a few New Year’s resolutions- mapping out goals we wish to achieve, places we want to visit, habits we wish to break all for the upcoming year. Out of all the “New Year’s Resolution” articles I read, it was a couple sentences I found …

Select Health to serve South Carolina’s dual eligibles through CMS Financial Alignment Demonstration

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:12 a.m.

First Choice VIP Care Plus to begin providing services on Feb. 1

MUSC College of Nursing ranked No. 1 in nation

Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:07 p.m.

U.S. News & World Report names online nursing program as best in country

Lowcountry Autism Foundation names Callahan as executive director

Sunday, January 4, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Susan P. Callahan will take over as executive director of the Lowcountry Autism Foundation (LAF) Inc., based in Charleston at MUSC, in early January. …

Start a lifesaving habit by giving blood with the American Red Cross

Friday, January 2, 2015 10:04 a.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to start a lifesaving habit by becoming a regular blood donor this year, starting with National Blood Donor Month in January.

Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment Grant supports adult vision clinics UPDATED

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 10:04 a.m.

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Charleston is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment for its ReFocus on Adults Program. Each month the program provides free, comprehensive, professional eye exams, referrals, education and eyewear to the homeless, working poor, …

Coastal Kids Dental ranked first

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:09 a.m.

Coastal Kids Dental and Braces announced it has been ranked as the “No. 1 Pediatric Dentist on Social Media” by 1Dental.com, a blog …

On Christmas Eve, Charleston blood donors give a lifesaving gift

Monday, December 22, 2014 10:33 a.m.

Trident Regional Medical Center hosts annual blood drive

Trident Tech offers online medical program

Friday, December 19, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development (TTC) is pleased to announce the schedule for its spring 2015 Medical Scribe Specialist Training Program. This online program prepares students for careers as medical scribes in approximately one year. The TTC Medical Scribe Specialist Program is approved by the …

Roper launches patient-centered medical home

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:22 a.m.

As part of a national trend to implement the best practices, improve quality and lower health care costs, Roper St. Francis Physicians Partners has initiated a new model in health care – a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) – for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina patients.

Local caregivers help seniors battle holiday blues

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:25 p.m.

While the holidays are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly. Many seniors pine for lost loves one and have families hundreds of miles away. It's often a struggle for seniors to decorate, shop, and prepare a meal, especially for those with health issues who can't move around with …

Charleston-based clinic receives national award

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:13 p.m.

For the second year in a row, Coastal Fertility Specialists, one of the largest and most successful fertility centers in the Southeast, has received …

More than just a healthy smile

By Leslie White and Gina Davies

ECCO Dental Clinic

Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The mission of East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) is to provide safety-net services to our low-income neighbors, while empowering them to create a …

Charleston VA dedicates $10M mental health center

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 1:22 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Ralph Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston is opening its new $10 million mental health research center.

SC BlueCross prepares to help uninsured

Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 a.m.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina have increased products, expanded provider networks and added a second mobile unit to help the state's half a million uninsured seek information and buy health plans for 2015.

ASAC gives gift of clean water

Monday, December 1, 2014 1:00 p.m.

On Oct. 27, the Charleston chapter of the American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas presented a check in the amount of $2,207 to Beth …

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