Governor joins telehealth champions in celebration of telehealth

Telehealth advocates joined South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster at the S.C. State House this month as he signed a proclamation, declaring September 18-24th as South Carolina’s 6th Annual Telehealth Awareness Week, 2022. 

Telehealth Awareness Week is an annual awareness campaign that spotlights the benefits of telehealth, including better access to quality health care, improved health care outcomes, and overall convenience. 

To honor South Carolina’s 6th Annual Telehealth Awareness Week, members of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance gathered in Columbia on September 20 to present on key telehealth programs, demonstrating the impact of the state’s investment in telehealth to various legislators from around the state. 

“Events like this are crucial to the success of our programs, said Jeri Andrews, a family nurse practitioner and associate medical director at CareSouth Carolina. “Telehealth is something that is fairly new for lots of folks and so to have this collaboration with other agencies in our state who are also providing services is very helpful.”

South Carolina’s 6th Annual Telehealth Awareness week coincided with the American Telemedicine Association’s national Telehealth Awareness Week which aimed to showcase the many ways virtual health care improves access to quality healthcare services for all individuals, including members of rural and underserved communities.