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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Overwhelmed & Overrun

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Healthcare workers collect samples at a drive-in testing site in Columbia, SC, on August 11, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 18, 2020, we speak with MUSC Health CEO Dr. Patrick Cawley about testing, look at the absentee voting situation for the November 3 elections and what state lawmakers' plans are, hear about the financial pressures facing...

New app inspires first responders to talk mental health

May 28, 2020 - Posted in Health by JT Hydrick and J. Shillinglaw
New app inspires first responders to talk mental health

Firefighters work tirelessly and heroically saving lives every day. What many people don’t consider is the toll, both physically and mentally, that it takes on them and their families. Unfortunately, many firefighters (and their families) don’t seek the help that they need...

MUSC Lancaster/Chester Nearly Back to... Wait, Can We Still Say Normal?

May 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The Medical University of South Carolina’s hospitals in Lancaster and Chester are mostly back to being fully staffed. A little more than a month ago, around 75 of MUSC Health’s 900 layoffs happened at these two Upstate locations, but Scott Broome, the CEO for the Lancaster...

Insurance companies' telehealth policies during COVID-19

March 18, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor connects to a rural hospital from his office through telehealth.

As hospitals focus more attention on addressing the coronavirus pandemic , insurance companies and healthcare providers are emphasizing the use of telehealth services for patients that are not critically ill or presenting symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of...

Rural hospital adds virtual palliative care program

September 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Alecia Anyim talks with a patient at MUSC Health Marion Medical Center.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) bought four rural hospitals in early 2019, including the Carolinas Hospital System medical center in Mullins. Now known as the MUSC Health Marion Medical Center, the small hospital is using telehealth to expand access to...

New Technology to Expand Health Care Access in Colleton County Schools

August 16, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Kathryn Cristaldi demonstrates the tele-consult process on the district's new telehealth cart.

A new program at the Colleton County School District will help increase access to quality health care for more than a thousand, according to school district officials. On Thursday, the district announced a new school-based telehealth initiative with the Medical University...

Telestroke Aids in Pastor’s Miraculous Recovery

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Tommy Cox and his wife walk in Georgetown, SC

Pastor Tommy Cox of Georgetown, S.C., was admitted to Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital following severe chest pains. After the hospital team ruled out a heart attack, the Cox family thought that things were looking better. However, after an endoscopy procedure, Pastor...

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforming Rural Care

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. James Sterrett speaks to pharmacy student Ryan Rosenblatt through telehealth technology.

Tyler McGee and Ryan Rosenblatt are working toward their doctor of pharmacy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of their four-year plan, they have to go to clinics to treat patients. This is done with the supervision and guidance of a preceptor: an...

Outdoorsman Credits Telehealth in his Recovery from Serious Hunting Accident

September 4, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Chapmans sit on a homemade swing taking in their view on Wadmalaw Island.

The Chapmans enjoy living on Wadmalaw Island where they hunt, fish, and do just about anything outdoors. Steve Chapman calls it a paradise. After retirement, he planned on taking it easy on their little island back in the woods. However, after a hunting accident, everything...

Technology Is Providing New Skills to South Carolina Medical Residents

October 11, 2017 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Resident Dr. Sara Khalil uses telehealth to reach patients in their home environment.

The next generation of doctors are studying at the Medical University of South Carolina and many even stay in the area for residency and beyond. Dr. Sara Khalil is one such student. She is months away from graduating the residency program at MUSC/Trident Health in...