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The list below is an archive of news articles and press releases related to the Regional Medical Center or major events that concern us. Click on any article title to read that article. The most recent news articles and press releases are listed first.

RMC Holds Successful Toys for Tots Toy Drive

12/15/2017

The Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) Pastoral Care Department held its annual Toys for Tots toy drive and collected more than 12 boxes of toys for children in need.

Garden Clubs Bring Holiday Cheer to RMC Family

12/07/2017

A festive, 36-year tradition returns to the Regional Medical Center as local garden clubs decorate Christmas trees in lobbies and other public areas.

The Regional Medical Center Recognized for Patient Safety Record

12/06/2017

The Regional Medical Center recently earned three South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Awards” from the South Carolina Hospital Association in recognition of the facility’s excellent work in preventing hospital-acquired infections. RMC received the awards for achieving 30 months with zero central line-associated bloodstream infections, 24 months with zero knee replacement surgical site infections, and 12 months with zero abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections.

"Living the Regional Way": Mintz is Employee of the Month for December 2017

12/01/2017

Eric Mintz has been named Employee of the Month (December 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." A member of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) team since 2015, Mintz serves as the Lead System Administrator in the Information Systems Department.

Get Covered: Affordable Health Care Enrollment Events Scheduled

11/30/2017

If you lack health insurance or need to renew your coverage, now is the time to consider enrolling in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Orangeburg and Calhoun County residents who need insurance can sign up at enrollment events from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the John Ford Community Center, 304 Agnes St., St. Matthews, and 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.14, at Good Shepherd Community Ministries, 1178 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg.

Tri-County Health Network Offers Free WISEWOMAN™ Health Screenings

11/28/2017

The Tri-County Health Network (TCHN) and the Regional Medical Center (RMC) will offer free WISEWOMAN™ health screenings and lifestyle education to 160 women ages 40 – 64 years old on Sunday, December 10, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at RMC Urgent Care – Santee located at 111 John Lawson Ave.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - December 2017: Stress During the Holidays

11/24/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698.

RMC Welcomes New Obstetrician to OB/GYN Practice

11/21/2017

Obstetrician and Gynecologist Alessia Perry, MD, MPH has joined the Regional Medical Center (RMC) medical staff and the RMC Obstetrics & Gynecology practice alongside three board-certified physicians, David Gillespie, MD, Whitney Thoma, MD, and Thomas Key, MD, and certified nurse midwife Patti Smith. They and other local obstetricians deliver babies at Her Place, RMC’s maternity care unit, which is a designated Blue Distinction Center+ by BlueCross and BlueShield for excellence in maternity care.

Health Topic of the Month – December 2017: Healthy Holidays

11/20/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

RMC Radiology Performs Advanced Diagnostic Testing for Cancers

11/20/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Radiology department offers digital mammography, low-dose CT and prostate MRI scans to detect cancers and other abnormalities. “The Radiology department at the Regional Medical Center has highly-specialized and certified radiologists and technicians who are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to the community,” said Daniel Reidman, DO, medical director of RMC Radiology. “Our goal is to provide superior medical imaging to detect, diagnose and guide treatment so that patients can get the best possible care.”

RMC Names New President & CEO

11/07/2017

The Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles E. Williams, MBA, MOT, FACHE as President & Chief Executive Officer effective December 11, 2017. “The Board welcomes Charles with his wealth of healthcare experience and management qualifications. He has more than 20 years of experience driving continuous improvements across healthcare operations,” said RMC Board of Trustees Chairman Melvin Seabrooks. “With Charles’ broad-based healthcare management experience, I’m certain that he will bring experience, energy and enthusiasm while providing leadership and driving quality improvement for our healthcare system.”

Health Insurance Marketplace is Open for Enrollment

11/06/2017

Certified Application Counselors and Navigators at the Regional Medical Center can help you find the Health Insurance that’s right for you. The deadline to enroll is Friday, December 15, 2017.

Regional Medical Center Auxiliary to Hold Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

11/06/2017

The Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Thursday, December 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of RMC’s Patient Registration (Admitting) Entrance. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - November 2017: Diabetes Education

11/03/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698.

"Living the Regional Way": Glover is Employee of the Month for November 2017

11/01/2017

Linda Glover has been named Employee of the Month (November 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." A member of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) team since 1991, Glover serves as a Revenue Cycle Systems Analyst in Patient Financial Services.

Health Topic of the Month – November 2017: Prediabetes to Type 2 Diabetes

10/31/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Affordable Care Act 'still here': Lawmaker urges people to seek sign-up assistance

10/28/2017

Published by The Times and Democrat - State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter leads the Tri-County ACA Work Group, which is working to ensure that people in the tri-county region of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun counties are able to explore health care options under the federal Affordable Care Act. A shortened enrollment period and fewer certified navigators are just a couple of the hurdles facing the group.

RMC Primary Care – North to Hold Free Health Screening in Springfield November 4

10/23/2017

North will hold a FREE community health screening for the public on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Springfield Flea Market at 9113 Neeses Highway in Springfield.

RMC Listed as Award-Winning Hospital in U.S. News and World Report

10/19/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) was recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) for excellence in Heart Failure, Stroke and Resuscitation in U.S. News & World Report’s national listing of award-winning hospitals, “The Hospital Around the Corner.”

RMC Awards Disher Scholarship

10/18/2017

The Regional Medical Center has awarded the 2017 Spencer C. Disher MD Scholarship to James Stroman II of Orangeburg. Established in 2008, the Spencer C. Disher, MD Scholarship is a private, local scholarship offered through the Nurturing the Pipeline program at RMC that is traditionally awarded to students from South Carolina State University and Claflin University who have been accepted to medical school.

RMC Outreach Manager, Nurse Recognized for Trustworthiness

10/09/2017

Published by The Times and Democrat - Regional Medical Center Community Outreach Manager Patricia Funderburk recognized by the Orangeburg County Community of Character.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - October 2017: A Mammogram Might Save A Life

10/06/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698.

Health Topic of the Month – October 2017: Mammograms Are Key

10/05/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

"Living the Regional Way": Judy is Employee of the Month for October 2017

10/04/2017

Haylee Judy has been named Employee of the Month for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." A member of the Regional Medical Center team since 2009, Judy serves as a senior accounting specialist in the Accounting Department.

Extraordinary Nurse Caitlin Johnson Receives DAISY Award

10/04/2017

Each quarter the Regional Medical Center awards outstanding nurses through the national DAISY Foundation awards program. Caitlin Johnson, LPN has been selected as RMC's newest DAISY Award recipient.

RMC Primary Care–North to Hold Free Health Screening in Swansea Oct. 7

10/02/2017

RMC Primary Care – North will hold a free community health screening for the public on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Discount Drugs of Swansea located at 400 North Church Street in Swansea.

Remembering the Construction of the Regional Medical Center on St. Matthews Road

09/27/2017

Ibrahim “Abe” Salama (left) recently presented a memory to RMC Interim President & CEO Bert Whitaker and former RMC Vice President of Strategy and Compliance Brenda Williams. The framed artwork included a TIMES AND DEMOCRAT article and photos about the construction of the current hospital on St. Matthews Road in May 1981. The presentation was especially poignant as Williams, who recently retired, began her 38-year tenure at RMC in 1979 as the hospital was being built.

RMC Primary Care Practices Receive National Certification

09/27/2017

The Regional Medical Center primary care practices received national certification as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that enhance care.

RMC Offers Free WISEWOMAN™ Health Screenings

09/26/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) and the Tri-County Health Network (TCHN) will offer free WISEWOMAN™ health screenings and lifestyle education to 200 women ages 40 – 64 years old on Saturday, October 14, with doors opening at 8:00 am, and screenings from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the RMC Annex | Healthy Living Center, upper level.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - September 2017: What is Lupus?

09/04/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

"Living the Regional Way": Davenport is Employee of the Month for September 2017

09/02/2017

Dianne Davenport, RT(R), M, CT has been named Employee of the Month (September 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." A member of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) team since 1992, Davenport serves as CT technologist in the Radiology Department.

Health Topic of the Month – September 2017: Flu Prevention

08/31/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Bauldrick named RMC Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year

08/28/2017

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Rossie Bauldrick was recently named the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year.

2017 RMC Safe Kids Super Saturday and Wellness Celebration

08/22/2017

The Regional Medical Center along with Safe Kids of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun Counties and the Regional Medical Center Foundation will host the 22nd Annual Safe Kids Super Saturday event in conjunction with the 14th Annual Wellness Celebration at the Prince of Orange Mall on Saturday August 26th from 10 am – 1 pm.

RMC Breaks Ground on New Freestanding Emergency Medical Center for Bamberg and Barnwell Counties

08/17/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) celebrated the beginning of construction for a new freestanding emergency medical center in Denmark to serve Bamberg and Barnwell counties with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 8.

"Living the Regional Way": DeWitt is Employee of the Month for August 2017

08/03/2017

Ashley DeWitt, LPN has been named Employee of the Month (August 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." A member of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) team since 2012, DeWitt serves as team leader at RMC Primary Care - The Village.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - August 2017: Fire Prevention

08/02/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

RMC 2017 Summer Enrichment Program Concludes with Awards

08/01/2017

For the 30th consecutive year, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) offered area students the opportunity to gain practical experience in a hospital setting through the Summer Enrichment Program sponsored by the RMC Auxiliary. For six weeks, each student works 20 hours a week and receives a stipend of $900 for the program duration.

RMC Achieves National Accreditation in Bariatric Surgery

07/28/2017

The Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) Surgical Weight Loss Center has received national accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) as a high-quality program that meets highest standards for patient safety.

Health Topic of the Month - August 2017: Workplace Health

07/23/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

RMC to Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Emergency Medical Center for Bamberg and Barnwell Counties

07/20/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) will host a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new Emergency Medical Center for Bamberg and Barnwell counties on Tuesday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the construction site on Highway 70, west of Denmark, S.C.

RMC to Celebrate New Community Walking Trail

07/19/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) will celebrate the completion of the new RMC Community Walking Trail with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the hospital grounds. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the event and celebrate this new opportunity to get one step closer to a healthier tri-county community.

Medical Students at RMC Receive Top Awards

07/16/2017

Students of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) pursuing their third year of clinical training at the Regional Medical Center (RMC) were recently recognized among the best medical students from the school’s Carolinas Campus. Bryce Ferry was named Student of the Year and received the Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence, marking the first time an RMC student has received the prestigious award. Ferry and Jennifer Williams were named as Distinguished Scholars.

RMC Board Names Wilson Trustee of the Year

07/11/2017

The Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees has named William H. Wilson of Orangeburg as Trustee of the Year for outstanding service and devotion to making the Regional Medical Center better every day. Wilson was appointed to the RMC Board of Trustees in 2013 and has served on the RMC Trustee Development Committee as Chair and Vice Chair, the Edisto Regional Health Services Board and the Board Finance Committee.

Miller Named 2017 "Rotarian of the Year"

07/05/2017

Published by The Times and Democrat - RMC Director of Environmental Services Henry Miller was recently honored as "Rotarian of the Year" by the Rotary Club of Orangeburg-Morning Club.

"Living the Regional Way": Thomas is Employee of the Month for July 2017

07/04/2017

Theresa Thomas, CPT has been named Employee of the Month (July 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." A member of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) team since October 2015, Thomas serves as a pharmacy technician in the RMC Outpatient Pharmacy.

RMC Welcomes Dr. Tara Hook to RMC Primary Care - North

07/02/2017

Tara Hook, MD, a family medicine provider, has joined the Regional Medical Center’s Primary Care location in North. Dr. Hook, a native of North, is now accepting new patients.

Health Topic of the Month - July 2017: Child Immunizations

06/29/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - July 2017: Joint Health

06/29/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

Gupta Named RMC’s Junior Volunteer of the Year

06/20/2017

Members of the Regional Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer program recently named Annika Gupta the 2017 Junior Volunteer of the Year. Gupta, who lives in Orangeburg, joined RMC’s Auxiliary Junior Volunteer program in June of 2014, and served 264 hours at RMC. In addition to naming Junior Volunteer of the Year, the 2017-2018 Junior Volunteer officers of RMC were recently installed at their annual service awards program.

Tri-County Health Network Receives a $450,000 Grant from The Duke Endowment

06/15/2017

The Regional Medical Center on behalf of the Tri-County Health Network has received a $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to help fund community coalitions designed to improve the health of residents in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties.

RMC Proposes $8.63 Million Freestanding ED for Bamberg and Barnwell Counties

06/14/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) proposes to build an $8.63 million, 20,500 square-foot, freestanding 24/7 Emergency Department for Bamberg and Barnwell counties, a facility being made possible by the leadership of Senators Brad Hutto and John Matthews.

"FREE" Vein Disease Screening June 20

06/07/2017

Do you have leg pain, or swelling, heaviness, restless legs and cramping, or varicose or spider veins? You’re not alone! An estimated 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men suffer from Venous Disease. Vein Clinic specialists at RMC will conduct a FREE Vein Disease Screening on Tuesday, June 20 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Appointments are required; call 803-395-4555 to reserve an appointment for the screening. Note: Any follow-up testing or treatment as a result of the FREE screening will be the patient’s responsibility.

"Living the Regional Way": Williams is Employee of the Month for June 2017

06/06/2017

Dwanrhea Williams, RN has been named Employee of the Month (June 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." Employed by of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) since December 2000, Dwan serves as a staff nurse on Her Place, RMC’s maternity care unit . Prior to obtaining her nursing degree in 2008, she served as a unit secretary and OB tech, respectively, on Her Place.

Health Topic of the Month – June 2017: Men's Health Basic Checklist

05/31/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - June 2017: Blood Pressure Medications

05/31/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

RMC Partners with Area Schools and OCtech to Host Camp for Students with Asthma

05/31/2017

More than 80 students from Orangeburg County School Districts recently participated in Camp Catch-A-Breath, a free camp for children with asthma who have completed the Open Airways for Schools program. Camp Catch-A-Breath has been held in various forms for more than 30 years. This year’s camp was held on May 25 at the Orangeburg County YMCA and hosted a record number of students.

Interested in a Nursing Career? Applications Now Available for RMC Foundation Virginia B. Johnson Nursing Scholarship 2017

05/25/2017

The Regional Medical Center Foundation announces applications are being accepted for Virginia B. Johnson Scholarships to be awarded for Fall 2017. **Completed applications must be received by the Regional Medical Center Foundation Office by June 30, 2017.**

The Regional Medical Center Recognized with Three Quality Awards

05/25/2017

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently recognized the Regional Medical Center with three Get With The Guidelines® awards illustrating a strong commitment to improved patient outcomes. RMC received the Heart Failure GOLD PLUS Achievement Award, the Stroke GOLD PLUS Achievement Award and the Resuscitation SILVER Achievement Award. Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations

Employees Honored for Achieving Service Milestones

05/24/2017

The Regional Medical Center honored more than 130 employees for reaching service milestone ranging from five to 40 years during the 44th Annual Commitment Awards Banquet at The Cinema on May 18. “Together, our 2017 honorees have given more than 1,800 years of service to the Regional Medical Center and their communities,” said Interim RMC President & CEO Bert Whitaker. “Our mission here at RMC is ‘to deliver high quality, compassionate care to everyone we touch every day.’ The employees honored at our Annual Commitment Awards have shown their dedication to that mission.”

RMC Honors Three Nurses with Awards of Excellence

05/23/2017

Three Regional Medical Center nurses were recently honored with Awards of Excellence. Kenneth Fogle, RN, and Jesse West, RN, were honored as Nurses of the Year in General Units/Supervisory Care and Specialty Care, respectively. The Nurses of the Year are selected annually by the RMC medical staff; honorees are chosen based on clinical skills, devotion and compassion. Elizabeth Benskin, RN, BSN, received the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. Presented annually, the recipient is nominated by members of RMC's nursing staff. Honorees must demonstrate clinical excellence and concern for patients, family and co-workers; demonstrate leadership; and possess enthusiasm while having a healthy work ethic. The awards were presented on May 12, at the culmination of RMC’s celebration of National Nurses’ Week.

RMC to Celebrate EMS Appreciation Week, May 21-27

05/19/2017

In recognition of the vital role played by Emergency Medical Services, the Regional Medical Center will recognize area EMS professionals during National EMS Appreciation Week, May 21-27. RMC hosts monthly Trauma Quality Meetings and Quarterly EMS Meetings with representatives from EMS agencies in Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg and Barnwell counties. These meetings allow RMC physicians and staff members to share information with and get feedback from area EMS agencies

Donors Needed at RMC Blood Donor Center While Bloodmobile is Being Repaired

05/17/2017

The Regional Medical Center Blood Assurance Program is asking community members to donate blood at the RMC Blood Donor Center while the bloodmobile is in the shop for repair. Community members can visit the Blood Donor Center on the first floor of the Regional Medical Center between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. To set up an appointment to donate blood or for any other information, please call 803-395-2419 (toll free in S.C. 800-476-3377, ext. 2419).

RMC Maternity Care Staff and Physicians Participate in State-of-the-Art Mobile Simulation Training

05/16/2017

Staff and physicians from the Regional Medical Center’s maternity care unit, Her Place, participated in a hands-on training program aboard the SimCOACH™ mobile simulator on May 8. The simulator is the first mobile simulation laboratory in South Carolina and one of only a few in the nation. RMC labor and delivery teams participated in 100-minute sessions that simulated best practices to reduce the risk of non-medically necessary C-sections, and other obstetric and neonatal emergencies such as shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage.

RMC Vascular Center Earns Vascular Testing Reaccreditation

05/12/2017

The Vascular Center at the Regional Medical Center has earned reaccreditation in vascular testing demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the early and accurate diagnosis of potentially life threatening vascular diseases. The Vascular Center has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in several areas of vascular testing. IAC accreditation serves as a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.

RMC Occupational Medicine Office Now Providing DOT Physicals

05/10/2017

The Occupational Medicine office at the Regional Medical Center is now offering Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals. DOT physicals are offered for $97; however, in some instances, the exam may be fully or partially covered by the patient’s employer. Appointments are required and can be made by contacting the office at 803-395-3891, or toll-free in SC at 800-476-3377 ext. 3891. The office fax number is 803-395-4251.

Donors Recognized at the RMC Blood Assurance Program Appreciation Banquet

05/08/2017

Almost 5,300 individuals volunteered to donate blood to the Regional Medical Center’s Blood Assurance Program in 2016. Top donors and sponsor groups were recognized during the 43rd Annual Blood Assurance Program Appreciation Banquet on April 27. Together,the top three donors have donated more than 65 gallons of blood to the Blood Assurance Program over their lifetime. The top donors were David Linder, 26 gallons; David Nivens, 21 gallons; and George “Tom” Kerr, 18 gallons. In total, nearly 300 donors were recognized for reaching a milestone between one and 26 gallons of blood. The top sponsor groups also were recognized. The top companies were Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. with 133 units of blood donated in 2016. St. George Baptist Church was the top church or civic organization with 82 units of blood, and Edisto High School was the top school or college with 138 units of blood.

RMC to Celebrate National Hospital Week, May 7-13

05/05/2017

The Regional Medical Center will observe National Hospital Week, May 7-13. National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the men and women who care for the health and wellbeing of communities across the nation. “During National Hospital Week, we honor our dedicated staff who are the healing heart of healthcare and help RMC fulfill its mission ‘to deliver high quality, compassionate care to everyone we touch every day,’” said RMC Interim President & CEO Bert Whitaker.

Beckett Named RMC Volunteer of the Year

05/03/2017

Louise Beckett, of Orangeburg, was named the Regional Medical Center’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2017 Volunteer Awards Luncheon held at the Orangeburg Country Club on April 24. Beckett has volunteered in the RMC Customer Service Department for almost 12 years.

Health Topic of the Month – May 2017: Allergies

05/01/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - May 2017: Stroke Awareness Month

05/01/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

Dr. London and Dr. Ewart Join Dr. Ross at RMC’s Dialysis Access Institute

04/28/2017

Mark London, MD, Jackson Ewart, MD, and have joined world-renowned surgeon Dr. John Ross at the Regional Medical Center’s Dialysis Access Institute. Dr. Ross established the DAI when he joined RMC in 2011, and the free-standing, 16,000-square-foot facility was completed in 2013. The DAI serves end-stage renal (kidney) disease patients whose access to the bloodstream for dialysis needs to be established or has been compromised. The team completes more than 4,000 dialysis access procedures each year.

Mayor Butler Proclaims April 20 Healthcare Decisions Day

04/27/2017

Orangeburg Mayor Michael C. Butler proclaimed April 20, 2017, Healthcare Decisions Day in Orangeburg during a free community forum celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Week. The April 20 event, which was sponsored by the Regional Medical Center and Agapé Hospice, focused on educating participants about the importance of advance healthcare planning. Mayor Butler’s proclamation emphasized the need for citizens to work together with their healthcare team and their families to make crucial healthcare decisions.

Surgical Safety Checklist Implemented at RMC Proven to Improve Patient Safety

04/26/2017

A recent study found that use of the surgical safety checklist, a resource developed by the World Health Organization, significantly improves patient outcomes. In 2010, the Regional Medical Center became the first hospital in South Carolina to adopt the checklist. “The Regional Medical Center was proud to be the first hospital in South Carolina to implement the Safe Surgery Checklist, and we have witnessed its positive impact on patient safety firsthand,” said Interim RMC CEO and President Bert Whitaker. In 2016, RMC received the Safe Surgery Hospital Designation from the South Carolina Hospital Association and the Safe Surgery: SC Leadership Team after becoming 100 percent compliant with use of the Surgical Safety Checklist for a several year timeframe.

RMC Auxiliary Celebrates National Volunteer Week

04/22/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, to recognize more than 150 members of the RMC Auxiliary, including adult and junior volunteers, who have collectively donated more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service to the hospital last year. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care.”

RMC Provides Occupational Medicine Services

04/22/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) now offers Occupational Medicine services to focus on the prevention, evaluation, treatment and resolution of health conditions caused by the workplace environment. Services offered to workers include drug screenings, pre-placement physicals, workers compensation evaluations and treatment, Department of Transportation physicals, Hazmat physicals, college entrance physicals, respiratory clearance physicals, PPD testing, flu shots, vaccines and more.

RMC Brickle Street Lab Closed, Staff and Services Relocated

04/11/2017

Effective April 10, 2017, the Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) Brickle Street Outpatient Laboratory, located 1245 Brickle Street in Orangeburg across from The Village, will be relocating to a new location and will be temporarily closed. Until the new location is identified, the Brickle Street Lab staff and services are available at the Outpatient Lab at RMC and RMC’s Outpatient Lab at the Medical Arts Center.

RMC Partners with O-C Tech, Local EMS and Trauma Partners for Mass Shooting Drill

04/10/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) recently participated in a mass casualty exercise drill to simulate treating an influx of patients. RMC partnered with Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College nursing students as mock victims and county EMS partners from Orangeburg, St. Matthews, and On Time Transport. “On an annual basis we perform a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) to identify our threats and the risks associated with those threats,” said RMC Safety Officer and Emergency Management Coordinator Thelma Williams, BHS, CHSP, CHEP. “We always welcome opportunities to test disaster policies and procedures to identify any opportunities for improvement.”

RMC Primary Care Provides FREE Medicare Wellness Visits

04/10/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) primary care offices provide FREE Medicare wellness visits to patients covered by Medicare. Available at any of the eight RMC Primary Care offices located throughout the tri-county area, this important visit is completely covered by Medicare at no cost to the patient. During the visit, the patient receives a complete physical examination and the opportunity to ask their healthcare provider questions about their health.

RMC and Trinity Presbyterian Church to Host Relay For Life Cancer Survivor Luncheon

04/04/2017

Calling all cancer survivors! As a special prelude to the Relay For Life of Orangeburg and Bamberg Counties, the Regional Medical Center and Trinity Presbyterian Church will host a luncheon at 12 noon, Saturday, April 22, to honor all area ‪cancer survivors. The event will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church’s Picnic Shelter at 975 Willington Drive, Orangeburg. Cancer survivors who attend will receive a free cancer survivor t-shirt. Each survivor may bring one caregiver. No registration required. For more info, contact Olive Etheridge at 803-395-2325 or 803-531-2333 or Cheryl Walling at 803-536-1978.

RMC Celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Week with Free Community Forum

04/04/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC), in partnership with Agape´ Hospice, will host a free community forum in recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Week, Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Orangeburg City Gym at 410 Broughton Street. National Healthcare Decisions Week exists to inspire, educate, and empower people across the U.S. about the importance of advance healthcare planning. This event will help participants understand the medical, spiritual and legal considerations to advance decisions.

"Living the Regional Way": Smalls is Employee of the Month for April 2017

04/02/2017

Queen Smalls has been named Employee of the Month (April 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." Employed by the Regional Medical Center (RMC) since 2011, Smalls serves as a dialysis access specialist at RMC’s Dialysis Access Institute.

Health Topic of the Month – April 2017: Lung Cancer

03/30/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - April 2017: Benefits of Healthcare Decisions

03/30/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

RMC Recognized by MUSC Health for Stroke Care

03/30/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has been recognized by MUSC Health as a member of the 2016 Under 30 Minute tPA Club for administering life-saving care to stroke patients in a short amount of time.“We are proud of our Stroke Team and the great work they do to save the lives of our stroke patients,” said RMC Stroke Center Medical Director Lyle Shelver, MD. “This recognition is a reflection of the great partnership we have established with MUSC Health’s Telestroke program, and the dedication of the RMC team to our patients and their quality of life.”

RMC Primary Care – North Offers Free Community Health Screening

03/27/2017

RMC Primary Care - North will offer a free community health screening to the public on Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in front of the office at 4631 Savannah Highway in North.

Healthcare Professionals Available to Speak at Civic, School, Professional Organizations

03/20/2017

Healthcare professionals affiliated with the Regional Medical Center (RMC) are available to speak at civic, school and professional organizations free of charge about a wide variety of topics. All speaker requests must be made at least three weeks in advance. For more information or to schedule a speaker, call RMC Public Relations at 803-395-2320.

RMC Adds Guest Shuttle Service

03/17/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has added a complimentary on-site Guest Shuttle service to assist patients, their family members and friends with transportation around the main hospital campus. Currently, the six-passenger golf cart shuttle runs on a regular route through RMC’s parking lots. Drop off/pick up points include: Main Entrance, Patient Registration, Emergency Department, Dialysis Access Institute, Annex, and HEALTHPLEX. Guests can call the shuttle driver at 803-662-4410 to be picked up at their vehicle or at an RMC entrance.

Tri-County Health Network to Hold Community Health Forum in Vance

03/17/2017

The Tri-County Health Network will hold a Chronic Disease Health Forum on Saturday, March 18 at Rock Hill A.M.E. Church, located at 405 Rock Hill Road, Vance, S.C., from 10 a.m. until 12 noon The event is free, open to the public and will include healthy tips on foods, medications and how to get medication assistance for diabetes and high blood pressure. The Tri-County Health Network is a collaborative, non-profit organization formed in 2013 to improve the health of residents in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties. For more info, contact Tri-County Health Network Executive Director Melissa Sherman at 803-395-2166.

RMC Diabetes Support Group Sponsors Presentation on Healthy Food Choices

03/15/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Diabetes Support Group will sponsor a special presentation on Tuesday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the RMC Community Outreach Building at 1324 Hutto St. in Orangeburg. Pre-registration is required by Monday, March 20. Syndia Moutlrie, MS, RD, LD, CDE from Novo Nordisk®, a pharmaceutical company, will speak on how to make healthy food choices to help adults manage their diabetes.

Orangeburg Touchdown Club, RMC Foundation Award Brent Lukens Memorial Scholarship to Calhoun Academy Senior

03/14/2017

The Orangeburg Touchdown Club and Regional Medical Center (RMC) Foundation have awarded Calhoun Academy Senior Elijah Ott of St. Matthews the annual Brent Lukens Memorial Scholarship. Presented annually in memory of Lukens who died tragically in an automobile accident at the age of 16, the scholarship is awarded to recognize academic achievement and athletic participation.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Get Screened! Early Detection Saves Lives

03/13/2017

Excluding skin cancer, colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The best way to protect yourself against colon cancer is a screening colonoscopy. This screening can result in finding colon cancer early, when it is highly curable. If colon polyps are found during the screening, they can be removed before they become cancerous.

RMC Adds New Vision Medical Stabilization Service for Patients Battling Addiction

03/08/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) is now offering medical stabilization services to help people overcome withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol addictions through New Vision™ medical stabilization service. “We are optimistic that this much-needed service will bring a fresh start to many people who need help breaking the cycle of addiction,” said RMC Vice President of Strategy and Compliance Brenda Williams, MHA, FACHE.

RMC Welcomes Pediatric Hospitalist

03/08/2017

Carlos Paxtor, MD a board-certified pediatrician, has joined the Regional Medical Center (RMC) as a pediatric hospitalist. “Dr. Paxtor is a great addition to our pediatric hospitalist team. He has extensive research experience and clinical experience as a hospitalist and in private practice that will benefit our youngest patients,” said RMC Hospitalist Program Medical Director Kenechukwu Ntukogu, MD, “Dr. Paxtor is also fluent in English and Spanish, which will be an asset to our diverse patient population.”

Williams Named SCSU Distinguished Alumna

03/08/2017

Brenda L. Williams, MHA, FACHE, and vice president of strategy & compliance at the Regional Medical Center (RMC), received the Distinguished Alumna Award from South Carolina State University for her work as an innovator and community servant. An Orangeburg native, Williams and has served RMC since 1979 and has more than 37 years of experience in hospital administration.

"Living the Regional Way": Turner is Employee of the Month for March 2017

03/02/2017

Dante Turner has been named Employee of the Month (March 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." A member of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) team since 2014, Turner serves as Executive Chef in the Food and Nutrition Services department.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - March 2017: Learn About Colorectal Cancer

03/01/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

Health Topic of the Month – March 2017: Portion Sizes

02/28/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

RMC Advanced Primary Stroke Center Recertified by the Joint Commission

02/22/2017

The Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) Advanced Primary Stroke Center has been recertified by The Joint Commission, a national agency that focuses on patient safety and better quality outcomes in healthcare organizations. The RMC Primary Stroke Center’s recertification demonstrates that the program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. Certification is a voluntary process that RMC underwent to elevate its standard of care.

Upcoming "FREE" Vein Disease Screenings, March 7, 21

02/20/2017

Do you have leg pain, or swelling, heaviness, restless legs and cramping, or varicose or spider veins? You’re not alone! An estimated 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men suffer from Venous Disease. Vein Clinic specialists at RMC will conduct FREE Venous Disease Screenings on Tuesday, March 7 and 11 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Appointments are required; call 803-395-4555 to reserve an appointment for ONE of these screenings. Note: Any follow-up testing or treatment as a result of the FREE screening will be the patient’s responsibility.

RMC and ERHS Rewarded for Workplace Safety

02/17/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Edisto Regional Health Services, Inc. (ERHS) were recently rewarded with checks totaling $144,385 from Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHTS), the workers’ compensation self-insurance pool in which RMC and ERHS participates.

RMC Restricts Visitation Due to Flu

02/15/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has implemented visitation safety restrictions in response to an increase in influenza cases at the hospital recently. “We have seen an increase in the number of flu cases as the season has progressed,” said RMC Infectious Disease Specialist John Samies, MD, “To protect our patients and their families, we have closed the doors to all inpatient units and have restricted visitation to immediate family members over the age of 12 only. Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to enter any of the inpatient units.”

Ehrhardt Recognized as the 2017 Exemplary Recent Graduate by MUSC College of Nursing Alumni

02/14/2017

Sonya Ehrhardt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ was recently honored with the 2017 Exemplary Recent Graduate award by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing (CON) Alumni Association.

RMC Holding Healthy Heart Snaps Facebook Challenge in Observance of Heart Month

02/13/2017

In celebration of American Heart Month and to bring awareness about heart disease, join the Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) fast, easy and fun community-wide Healthy Heart Snaps Challenge on RMC’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RMCOrangeburg). All who make approved posts by the deadline of Feb. 24 will be eligible for a drawing for many fantastic prizes including the Grand Prize of an Apple Smart Watch; winners will be announced on RMC’s Facebook page on Feb. 27. Please share with your family and friends. See more details and rules in this link to the informational flyer.

Extraordinary Nurse Salley Murphy Receives DAISY Award

02/07/2017

Each quarter the Regional Medical Center awards outstanding nurses through the national DAISY Foundation awards program. Salley Murphy, RN has been selected as RMC's newest DAISY RN.

"Living the Regional Way": Lukens is Employee of the Month for February 2017

02/01/2017

Donna Lukens, RN has been named Employee of the Month (February 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." Employed by the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Care Planning and Resource Management department since 2007, Lukens serves as a care coordinator.

Health Topic of the Month – February 2017: Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers

01/31/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - February 2017: Discussion on Heart Disease

01/31/2017

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

RMC Receives Funds for Community Walking Trail from County of Orangeburg

01/26/2017

Senator John W. Matthews Jr. recently presented the Regional Medical Center (RMC) with a check for $36,127 from the County of Orangeburg to assist in development of a community walking trail that will be located on the front lawn of the hospital grounds.

Tri-County Affordable Care Act Work Group to Hold Open Enrollment Events

01/23/2017

The Tri-County Affordable Care Act Work Group led by Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter will hold a series of open enrollment events for the public to obtain health insurance through the health insurance marketplace before the January 31 deadline. Special sign-up events are being offered at area churches and Health Insurance Navigators and Certified Application Counselors will be available at each event to help individuals sign up for health insurance. All events are open to the public.

Tri-County Affordable Care Act Work Group to Hold Insurance Sign up Events at Denmark Tech and OC Tech

01/11/2017

The Tri-County Affordable Care Act Work Group led by Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter will hold health insurance enrollment events at Denmark Technical College and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College on Wednesday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at OC Tech, and from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Denmark Tech. Health Insurance Navigators will help individuals free of charge to determine their best options for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace and assist them with enrolling.

RMC Named Clinical Site of the Year for Outstanding Pharmacy Performance

01/09/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) was named the 2016 Clinical Site of the Year for Outstanding Pharmacy Performance by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS). The CPS Clinical Site of the Year award is given for excellence in hospital clinical pharmacy, supporting all aspects of hospital operations through clinical pharmacy techniques and demonstrated leadership.

Welcoming Dr. Baly to RMC Primary Care at The Village

01/05/2017

William Baly, MD, a board-certified internist, has joined RMC Primary Care – The Village alongside Yongxin (John) Li, MD, PhD, Lisa Bozik, MD, Physician Assistant Melanie Sheppard and Nurse Practitioner Jaykia Lowe. RMC Primary Care – The Village is located at 1750 Village Park Drive in Orangeburg and is accepting new patients. Appointments may be made by calling 803-395-4160.

Health Topic of the Month – January 2017: Exercise for Good Health

01/04/2017

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

"Living the Regional Way": Aiken is Employee of the Month for January 2017

01/01/2017

Elliott Aiken has been named Employee of the Month (January 2017) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." Employed by the Regional Medical Center (RMC) since October 2014, Aiken serves as an as an Environmental Services technician.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - January 2017: Medication Safety

12/29/2016

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698

14-year-old Raises $1,500 for RMC Mabry Center for Cancer Care

12/27/2016

Fourteen-year-old Olivia Strickland of Orangeburg held several bake sales during the month of October raising $1,500 for the Mabry Center for Cancer Care at the Regional Medical Center. “Every year the RMC Foundation looks forward to celebrating Olivia’s efforts in helping our breast cancer patients at the Mabry Center,” said RMC Foundation Director Margaret Frierson, “It’s amazing what one young person can do for others when they lead with dedication and compassion.”

Regional Medical Center Supports Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation

12/27/2016

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) will participate in the Donate Life Rose Parade float honoring organ donors in Pasadena, Calif., on January 2, 2017. “RMC honors the patients, families and staff whose commitment to others makes the gift of life through organ donation possible,” said RMC President and CEO Tom Dandridge, who signed a rose vial that will include RMC on the 2017 float. RMC has participated in the program for several years.

RMC Offers Special Incentive for Blood Donors Over Holiday Season

12/20/2016

To encourage holiday blood donations, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Blood Assurance Program will offer a free one-pound bag of Starbucks® coffee to donors at the RMC Blood Donor Center from Mon., Dec. 26 through Fri., Dec. 30. The Blood Donor Center will be open Mon., Dec. 26 through Fri., Dec. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Blood Donor Center will be closed Sat., Dec. 31, in observance of New Year’s Eve. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-in donors are welcomed. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 803-395-2419 (toll free in S.C. 1-800-476-3377, ext. 2419).

RMC Offers Free Diabetes Prevention Program

12/19/2016

The Regional Medical Center will offer a free, intensive diabetes prevention program at the RMC HEALTHPLEX Holly Hill and St. Matthews locations. The first of 16 weekly sessions will meet at HEALTHPLEX – Holly Hill on Monday, January 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., or at HEALTHPLEX – St. Matthews on Tuesdays, January 17 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Individuals who are at risk for diabetes, have prediabetes, have had gestational diabetes or borderline diabetes, or have high blood sugar or glucose are encouraged to attend. A physician referral is not required. To enroll or for more information, call 803-707-6822.

RMC Partners with Local EMS on Time Sensitive Emergencies Initiatives to Save Lives

12/15/2016

The Regional Medical Center has partnered with local Emergency Medical Services and transport agencies to improve processes in time-sensitive emergencies such as sepsis, stroke and trauma care.

APPLY EARLY: 2017 Summer Enrichment Program for Students

12/12/2016

Funded by RMC's Auxiliary, this program offers students with a healthcare-related major the opportunity to gain experience in a hospital setting. For six weeks, June 5-July 14, 2017, each student will be expected to work 20 hours a week and will be offered a stipend of $900 for the program duration. Students interested in receiving application materials should call 803-395-2425 or 803-395-2432. Only student inquiries are accepted. ****All application materials must be completed and received by 12 noon, March 10, 2017.****

Garden Clubs Bring Holiday Cheer to the Hospital

12/09/2016

Area garden clubs recently brought holiday cheer to the Regional Medical Center by decorating Christmas trees in lobby areas and other public areas throughout the hospital. For the past 35 years, local garden clubs have dedicated their time, creativity and resources to decorate Christmas trees for the hospital, a tradition that began after construction of the current hospital was completed in 1981.

"Living the Regional Way": Reeve is Employee of the Month for December 2016

12/02/2016

Glynna Reeve has been named Employee of the Month (December 2016) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." Employed by the Regional Medical Center (RMC) since October 2014, she serves as an insurance verification coordinator for Pathways to Behavioral Health, RMC’s outpatient behavioral health clinic.

Health Topic of the Month – December 2016: Tis the Season for Stress

11/29/2016

This monthly information is designed to educate on pertinent health issues and provide details regarding available health promotion activities.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - December 2016: The Benefits of Yoga

11/29/2016

As a community service, RMC offers FREE “Dinner & Learn” and “Lunch & Learn” seminars each month. Limited seating; registration required. Call 803-395-2698.

RMC Home Care Expands Services to Bamberg County

11/28/2016

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Vice President of Strategy and Compliance Brenda Williams, MHA, FACHE announces that the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has awarded RMC Home Care a Certificate of Need to provide home healthcare services in Bamberg County. “RMC has provided home care in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties since 1997. The inclusion of Bamberg County into our home health service area will provide access to Bamberg County patients who cannot leave their homes and add to the services RMC offers in the area,” said Williams.

RMC HEALTHPLEX Opens Memberships to the Public

11/23/2016

The HEALTHPLEX wellness center at the Regional Medical Center is now open to the public for fitness memberships. Single memberships are $36 per month, and family memberships start at $54 per month. There are no registration fees and no annual contract. Fitness hours are Monday – Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. In addition, a membership at HEALTHPLEX | RMC is valid at any of the four HEALTHPLEX satellite fitness centers in Santee, Holly Hill, St. Matthews and Branchville. For more information, call 803-395-2752.

Claflin Students Donate to RMC Breast Health Center

11/21/2016

Claflin University students recently presented a donation to the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Foundation and the RMC Breast Health Center. The funds were raised on campus by the students during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

RMC Auxiliary to Hold Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

11/10/2016

The Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Thursday, December 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of RMC’s Patient Registration (Admitting) Entrance. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Tri-County Health Network to Hold Community Health Forum in Calhoun County

11/02/2016

The Tri-County Health Network will hold a Chronic Disease Health Forum on Thursday, November 3, at Calhoun County High School located at 150 Saints Avenue in St. Matthews from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

"Living the Regional Way": West is Employee of the Month for November 2016

11/01/2016

Jesse West, RN has been named Employee of the Month (November 2016) for exemplary performance and outstanding contributions through "Living the Regional Way." Employed by the Regional Medical Center since June 2007, she serves as clinical coordinator for the Emergency Department.