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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.

Vera Dubose, Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for Ocotber

10/09/2018

Congratulations to Vera Dubose, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of October. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Health Topic of the Month - October 2018 - Women Take Your Health to Heart

10/02/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - October 2018: National Breast Health Month

10/01/2018

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

RMC Appoints New Vice President of Physician Practice Operations

09/04/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachelle Ball from Assistant Vice President of Acute Care Operations to Vice President of Physician Practice Operations.

Shirley Fields, Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for September

09/03/2018

Congratulations to Shirley Fields, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of September. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Health Topic of the Month - September 2018 - Take a Shot at Flu Prevention

08/31/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - September 2018: Diabetes, what's new?

08/31/2018

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 Renowned Dialysis Access Surgeon

08/28/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce the arrival of Karl A. Illig, M.D., an acclaimed surgeon specializing in complex dialysis access and thoracic outlet syndrome.

2018 Safe Kids Super Saturday and Adult Wellness Celebration

08/20/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) and RMC Foundation along with Safe Kids of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun Counties will host the 23rd Annual Safe Kids Super Saturday and 15th Annual Adult Wellness Celebration at the Prince of Orange Mall on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Dufford Named RMC Trustee of the Year

08/20/2018

The Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees recently named Milton W. Dufford of Cameron as Trustee of the Year for his outstanding service and devotion to making RMC better every day.

Keller Joins Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees

08/20/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce that Cynthia D. Keller has been appointed to the RMC Board of Trustees by the Calhoun County Council.

Regional Medical Center to Close Outpatient Pharmacy

08/20/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) announced the closing of its Outpatient Pharmacy, effective Sept. 28, 2018.

Health Topic of the Month - August 2018 - Play It Safe at Work

08/01/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - August 2018: Balance

07/30/2018

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

Catherine Lovern, MLT, Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for July

07/27/2018

Congratulations to Catherine Lovern, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of July. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Regional Medical Center thanks blood donors for helping save lives

07/06/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) recently held its 44th Annual Blood Assurance Program Appreciation Banquet to recognize the many donors and sponsor groups who have helped to replenish the community’s blood supply.

RMC recognizes top nurses with Nursing Awards of Excellence

07/06/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) recently honored three of its own with Nursing Awards of Excellence.

Health Topic of the Month - July 2018 - Back to School

06/28/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - July 2018: Fiber in Your Diet

06/28/2018

RMC’S 2018 Junior Volunteer of the Year Named and Officers Installed

06/11/2018

The 2018 Junior Volunteer of the Year, Morgan Blanchard, and the 2018-2019 Officers were honored at their annual service awards program.

Workplace Safety Pays Off for the Regional Medical Center and Edisto Regional Health Services

06/11/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Edisto Regional Health Services’ success in keeping its employees safe from workplace accidents was rewarded recently with checks totaling $147,515 from Palmetto Hospital Trust, the workers’ compensation self-insurance pool in which it participates.

Health Topic of the Month - June 2018 - Men and Mental Health

06/01/2018

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

Kyle Tucker, RN, Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for June

06/01/2018

Congratulations to Kyle Tucker, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of June. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - June 2018: Depression

05/30/2018

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

RMC’s Graham Named 2018 Patient of the Year

05/29/2018

RMC patient Sandy Graham was named the 2018 Patient of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Extraordinary Nurse Priya Patel Receives DAISY Award

05/11/2018

Each quarter the Regional Medical Center awards outstanding nurses through the national DAISY Foundation awards program. Priya Patel, RN, BSN has been selected as RMC's newest DAISY Award recipient.

Crystal Hanton Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for May

05/07/2018

Congratulations to Crystal Hanton, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of May. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Mary Taylor - 2018 Volunteer of the Year

05/07/2018

Mary Taylor of Orangeburg was named the Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

RMC Primary Care–Edisto Practice to Close Temporarily on Saturdays

04/27/2018

The Regional Medical Center Primary Care Edisto practice will temporarily close on Saturday mornings, effective May 5. Located at 1619 Carolina Avenue in Orangeburg, the practice will provide care for patients from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The practice plans to resume its schedule on the first and third Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon, in August. For more information or appointments, call 803-395-3057 (toll free in S.C. 800-476-3377, ext. 3057).

Health Topic of the Month - May 2018 - Seasonal Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At

04/26/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - May 2018: National Stroke Month

04/26/2018

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

Regional Medical Center Auxiliary celebrates National Volunteer Week

04/18/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary will recognize its volunteers for their contributions during National Volunteer Week, April 15 – 22.

Regional Medical Center awarded more than $148,000 in USDA Grants

04/18/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has received three grants totaling $148,140 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

David Fields Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for April

04/10/2018

Congratulations to David Fields, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of April. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Muhammad Yunis, MD, Relocates Office to Orangeburg Surgical Associates

04/05/2018

Muhammad Yunis, MD, a gastroenterologist with RMC Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology, will relocate his services to Orangeburg Surgical Associates (OSA), a department of the Regional Medical Center, effective Monday, April 9, 2018.

President and CEO of the Regional Medical Center joins South Carolina Hospital Association Board of Trustees

04/05/2018

Charles Williams, FACHE, president and CEO of the Regional Medical Center, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) board of trustees.

Health Topic of the Month - April 2018 - Skin Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention

03/30/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - April 2018: Organ Donation

03/30/2018

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

Regional Medical Center to host community forums in April & May

03/30/2018

Regional Medical Center (RMC) patients and community residents will have a chance to meet hospital leadership.

Health Topic of the Month – March 2018: Don't Let Your Diet Eat Away at Your Health

03/07/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - March 2018: Colorectal Cancer

03/07/2018

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

Kristen Jones, RN, Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for March

03/02/2018

Congratulations to Kristen Jones, RN, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of March. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Early Detection Saves Lives

03/01/2018

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.

Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Gala “Meet Me in Morocco” to be held March 17

02/28/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Foundation will celebrate its 23rd anniversary at its annual gala at 7:00 pm Saturday, March 17 at the Orangeburg County Club.

South Carolina BlueCross Honors Maternity Care at the Regional Medical Center with ‘Blue Distinction’ Designation

02/28/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has been recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program for the second year in a row.

Amy Harig, PharmD, BCPS, Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for February

02/02/2018

Congratulations to Amy Harig, PharmD, BCPS, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of February. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Health Topic of the Month – February 2018: Get to the Heart of Health

01/29/2018

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - February 2018: How Does the Heart Actually Work?

01/29/2018

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

RMC Offers Diabetes Prevention Program

01/24/2018

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) will offer an intensive diabetes prevention program at the RMC HEALTHPLEX location. The first of 16 weekly sessions will meet on Tuesday, January 30.

Donna Sanford, RN, Named RMC Living the Regional Way Honoree for January

01/17/2018

Congratulations to Donna Sanford, RN, the Regional Medical Center’s Living the Regional Way honoree for the month of January. RMC employees are nominated for Living the Regional Way recognition by their peers. Monthly honorees are selected for the award based on their work performance, professionalism, loyalty and enthusiasm for RMC, and other notable achievements.

Extraordinary Nurse Ashley Williams Receives DAISY Award

01/01/2018

Each quarter the Regional Medical Center awards outstanding nurses through the national DAISY Foundation awards program. Ashley Williams, RN, BSN has been selected as RMC's newest DAISY Award recipient.

Health Topic of the Month – January 2018: The Link Between Exercise and Good Health

12/28/2017

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

Lunch or Dinner & Learn - January 2018: Exercise To Benefit Mind, Body and Mood

12/28/2017

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

Regional Medical Center Infection Preventionists Earn State Awards from Professional Association

12/22/2017

Deborah M. Rider, Associate Director of Infection Prevention at the Regional Medical Center (RMC), and Wanda Summers, RMC Infection Control Program Coordinator, recently received top honors for their accomplishments in infection prevention.

RMC in Critical Need of Blood Donations - Give the Gift of Life

12/22/2017

The need for blood never goes on holiday. The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has a critical need for all blood types.

RMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Recertified

12/20/2017

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) is proud to announce the recertification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

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