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American Cancer Society To Host Moncks Corner Relay For Life Event

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– On Friday, April 21st, local residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Moncks Corner at Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. The event starts at 5 p.m., with the Cancer Survivor lap and […]

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Summerville Medical Center Breaks Ground On $53 Million Expansion

SUMMERVILLE, S.C.–Summerville Medical Center broke ground Tuesday on their $53 million, 30-bed expansion, the first step in the women’s and children’s consolidation project. The project marks the largest in the hospital’s history. “We’re proud to have called Summerville home for the past 27 years,” said Summerville Medical Center CEO Lisa Valentine. “With today’s groundbreaking we look forward to the next […]

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O2 Fitness Clubs To Offer FREE Weekend Of Fitness

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.– O2 Fitness Clubs will offer a free weekend of fitness February 24-26 to celebrate and promote Lowcountry heart health during American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women – and is responsible for nearly a quarter of all deaths in South Carolina, including more than 10,000 in 2015 alone. […]

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DHEC Offers Free Resources To Help South Carolinians Quit Tobacco Use

The New Year offers the perfect opportunity for tobacco users to quit and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is helping tobacco users kick the habit, for good. No matter what stage of the quit process you are in the South Carolina Tobacco Quitline can help. “It’s never too late to quit smoking or using tobacco because […]

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Roper St. Francis Express Care On University Blvd. Opens In Former Nason Building

The Roper St. Francis Express Care on University Boulevard in North Charleston also opened to the public on Monday, Dec. 12. This is the fourth Roper St. Francis Express Care to open in the Lowcountry. Express Cares are open seven days each week for walk-in appointments and offer on-site labs and X-rays. Six advanced practitioners and three physicians will serve patients at […]

Pictured: Ms. Ellis (on left) at her first visit to Coastal Carolina Bariatric and Surgical Center three weeks post-operatively.
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Summerville Woman Becomes First In Area To Undergo Robotic Gastric Sleeve

SUMMERVILLE, S.C.–Summerville’s Jarinthia Ellis recently became the area’s first patient to undergo a gastric sleeve procedure using the da Vinci robot. The gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery that involves removal of a portion of the stomach, leaving only a thin vertical sleeve. Surgeon Michael Michel, MD, from Coastal Carolina Bariatric and Surgical Center at Summerville […]

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Berkeley Middle Students Raise Money For Classmate With Life-Threatening Brain Tumor

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Some 8th graders at Berkeley Middle School have come to the aid of a fellow student fighting for his life. On November 1st, students held a pizza fundraiser for fellow classmate, Nathan Brumbaugh. The 14-year-old suffers from a rare, life-threatening brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). He was diagnosed with the tumor in August. DIPG is a type of childhood brain tumor […]

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Make-A-Wish Organization Seeks Berkeley County Volunteers

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Make-A-Wish South Carolina is looking to add additional volunteers to its Berkeley Country branch. “Currently, we are in need of 2-3 more volunteers in Berkeley County,” stated Brennan Clark, the organization’s volunteer coordinator. “We have a few wonderful volunteers in this region but are looking to grow our base as we grant more wishes!” Make-A-Wish South Carolina grants wishes to […]

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Roper St. Francis Announces Hurricane Matthew Closings

Roper St. Francis officials say they will curtail services during the coming days to ensure the safety of its teammates and patients. All elective surgeries will be canceled for Thursday and Friday. Wednesday surgeries will be limited to outpatient surgeries scheduled prior to noon. Roper St. Francis Physician Partner offices will be closed starting noon Wednesday. Roper St. Francis diagnostic […]

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First Woman CEO To Lead Roper St. Francis Hospital

Lorraine Lutton, a senior healthcare leader known for her progressive leadership and focus on patient outcomes, has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer of Roper St. Francis, the Lowcountry’s largest healthcare system for adults. This marks the first time in Roper St. Francis’ 150-year history that a female will lead the private, not-for-profit healthcare system that […]