A retired CEO and former KershawHealth employee described MRI coordinator Diane Sims as “the type of person I always looked for on my team.”
Hospice physical therapist Linda Swanson assessed potential blood clots in an orthopaedic patient and quickly called in the patient’s surgeon. That’s action at work!
Because of Chad Arrant’s (IT) stellar interface between Meditech and Midas, Midas now uses his procedures to train IT staff at hospitals nationwide.
For the first time, KershawHealth scored 100% on six national Quality Core Measures, including AMI, CHF, PNE, SCIP, STROKE, and VTE. Congratulations!
KershawHealth has three Lean Six Sigma black belts – Stacy Collier, Danny Wharton, and Susan McCammon. Thanks for ensuring consistent quality!
David Swallow built a tiki hut for the Karesh luau and the set for last year’s “Wizard of Oz” party. Creativity at work!
“The best hamburger I ever had.” That was just one compliment among many Food & Nutrition Services has received from patients.
A worried patient left her pillow in the emergency department and Tommy Bowers, Facilities Planning, went out of his way to retrieve it and ease the patient's mind.
Clay Murrell and Whitney Hinson raised over $5,000 for the KershawHealth Relay for Life team…the most ever!
May 18-24 is National EMS Week. KershawHealth EMS is on call 24/7 providing access to quality emergency care to everyone in our county.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Vincent Degenhart was named SCMA’s Physician of the Year for Community Service for his efforts to eliminate childhood obesity.
Home Health, Surgical West, and Med 2 received Press Ganey overall customer satisfaction scores in the 99th percentile.
Home Health scored in the 99th percentile in HCAHPS Rating of Care measure. Congratulations to Kathy McMaster and the entire Home Health team!
Outpatient Cardiology, Oncology, and Radiology all received Press Ganey overall customer satisfaction scores in the 99th percentile. Congratulations to all!
The HUSH campaign is working! We scored in the 97th percentile on HCAHPS “Quietness of Hospital Environment” measure.
NO falls reported on any acute care nursing unit for the week ending May 10. Great job by everyone!
Kenneth Peterson of Med II would take the pain away for you if he could.” - A recent patient testimonial.
Stephanie Rose, Surgical West, received a colleague’s gratitude for helping out on a busy night - even when Stephanie was working on another floor.
Scott Caldwell, Sleep Lab, receives continuous patient compliments for his pleasant attitude, level of concern and explaining how sleep studies work.
“My recent emergency room visit made me rethink ever driving to Columbia again for treatment.” - A recent endorsement from an ER patient.
Congratulations to our nurse managers, pharmacy and IT teams as the Bedside Medication Verification program went live May 6 on the final nursing unit.
Congratulations to Ambulatory Surgery and Surgical West teams for scoring in the 99th percentile on the Press Ganey rankings!
Gina Allen is so committed to patient care, and excelling in her craft, she has been named the Palmetto Gold nurse for 2014.
“It would be a perfect world if these two (Linda Taylor and Ida Brisbane) could take care of me every time.” - A patient testimonial from West Wateree lab.
Today begins National Nurses Week, and we employ 447 of the best in the nation!
Mary Kate West of Outpatient Surgery received more patient compliments than anyone else this month, earning her our Service Excellence award!

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