Regional Medical Center awarded more than $148,000 in USDA Grants
The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has received three grants totaling $148,140 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help fund equipment for the new Bamberg Barnwell Emergency Medical Center that will be located outside of Denmark.
The funds, awarded by the USDA’s South Carolina Office of Rural Development, will be used to purchase ultrasound and information technologies equipment. Judy Capehart, an area specialist for the USDA Rural Development office in Orangeburg, presented the grants to the RMC Board of Trustees at recent board meetings.
“Receiving these three grants from the USDA will help RMC purchase cutting-edge technology to provide high-quality and efficient care to the citizens of Bamberg and Barnwell counties. We appreciate the support of the USDA as we work to bring valuable healthcare resources to those who need them in our community,” said Charles Williams, FACHE, RMC President and CEO.
In addition to 24-hour emergency care, the new facility will provide CT scan, X-Ray and ultrasound diagnostic imaging, lab and observation services. Located on 10 acres of land adjacent to Highway 70 between Denmark and Barnwell, the emergency medical center is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.
About the Regional Medical Center
Owned by Orangeburg and Calhoun counties, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) healthcare system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital certified by The Joint Commission, and 22 primary care and specialty care practices. It is also certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).