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Beaufort Memorial expands cancer services

New partnership to relocate, expand cancer services on Beaufort Memorial Hospital campus

 

Beaufort, SC, and Irvine, CA — Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) is partnering with Alliance Oncology and the Medical University of South Carolina Health System (MUSC Health) to relocate and expand the Keyserling Cancer Center to the main hospital campus in late 2018.

Water Well Trust offers services to Hampton County

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low income

Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has announced that it is expanding from

21 to 22 the number of South Carolina counties eligible to receive assistance for drilling a new

water well or rehabilitate an existing well.

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a $140,000 matching grant to

Flu deaths on the rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least 22 more people in South Carolina have died from the flu since early January.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control says 17 of those latest flu-related deaths happened between Jan. 14 and Jan. 29. Five deaths happened earlier and have just recently been attributed to the flu.

Since October, health officials say 46 people have died from the flu in South Carolina. Hundreds have been hospitalized.

Red Cross issues flu safety tips

JANUARY 30 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the number of people seeing their doctor for influenza-like illness is the highest since the pandemic in 2009. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 46 people have died from the flu in the state.

Flu activity remains on the rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Flu activity is continuing to increase in the Palmetto state and while it's unknown when the flu season activity will peak, DHEC is encouraging South Carolinians to protect themselves against the flu.

"The Influenza A strain continues to be the most frequently reported this season in South Carolina and nationally," said Dr. Tracy Foo, DHEC Immunization Medical Consultant. "When there are high levels of the H3N2 strain circulating, there tends to be more severe illness and a higher number of deaths."

Chamber of Commerce presents annual community service awards

On Thursday night, the Hampton County Chamber of Commerce presented its 2017 awards to several deserving individuals who have served the Hampton County community well  over the past year or more. The following awards were presented during the awards banquet held at the SouthernCarolina Alliance headquarters on Lee Avenue, Hampton.

Person of the Year

Anna Sue Rivers

HRMC urges public to take flu precautions

Hampton Regional Medical Center would like to urge residents to practice prevention this flu season. Health professionals at HRMC recommend if you have a fever or flu-like symptoms, please seek medical treatment immediately. Also, if you are displaying flu-like symptoms use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Perform Hand hygiene afterwards (hand sanitizer or hand washing), as well.

Beaufort Memorial now enables you to visit the doctor-online

Online providers can consult, diagnose and prescribe for flu, infections and more

 

BEAUFORT, SC – If you’re looking for a faster, easier way to see a doctor this cold and flu season Beaufort Memorial has launched BMH Care Anywhere, a new service that provides access to online video visits whenever and wherever you need them.

HRMC offers inpatient dialysis

HRMC offers inpatient dialysis treatment; service eliminates costly travel time for patients receiving medical treatments at HRMC.

 

Hampton Regional Medical Center, of Varnville, S.C., has begun offering inpatient dialysis treatment to patients who need admission to the hospital. Prior to HRMC offering this new service, patients would have to be transferred to another facility. This resulted in additional expense and burdens to the patient’s family who would have to travel to be with their loved one. 

Winter Storm Grayson creates record demand for electricity

Palmetto Electric Cooperative established a new peak demand for electricity of 469 megawatts between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 4 according to Berl Davis, president and CEO of the utility.  “This all-time record peak exceeds the previous peak of 467 megawatts set on January 7, 2014,” said Davis.

 

Harsh winter weather expected in coastal South Carolina

 

Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, January 2, 2018) – Residents in South Carolina’s coastal counties should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety precautions.  Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict the possibility of a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain for all coastal counties beginning Wednesday morning. Forecasters expect below freezing temperatures to last for much of the week throughout the entire state.

 

DSS seeks community's help providing gifts

The Hampton County Department of Social Services is seeking your help with the 2017 “Fill the Stocking Campaign” for the Christmas holiday season. Your past contributions enabled many families and children to have a joyful Christmas holiday season. DSS is seeking your help once again to be a part of making a child’s Christmas a memorable one.

Threatened Edisto River Gains New Advocate Through the Edisto Riverkeeper

December 4, 2017 - Aiken, SC - Local conservationists have established a new organization, Edisto Riverkeeper, to serve as the primary full-time advocate for the Edisto River Basin. Working to ensure fair and equal access to clean water in the communities that it serves, the organization’s mission is to encourage balanced usage of the basin’s water resources for residents, industry, and municipalities to utilize and enjoy.

WHHS honor roll

 

9th Grade Honor Roll

 

Principal’s Honor Roll – All A’s

 

Gemari Anderson                                            Shiv Patel

Anna-Lee Cooke                                              Elleson Anne Rainsford

Kelvin Cooler                                                     Fatimah Rivers

Whitney Crosby                                                                Katherine Ryan

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