MUSC Florence Medical Center

Cardio Rehab Certification

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular rehabilitation program by AACVPR.

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Nurse Wanda Player

Daisy Award Honoree

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center has announced its third-quarter DAISY honoree, Wanda Player.

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Dr. Temujin Chavez

'Tis Flu Season

Dr. Temujin Chavez at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center discusses the flu and why it is important to get vaccinated.

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Dr. Mark Harris

The Thyroid Gland

Dr. Mark Harris discusses the thyroid gland: a tiny organ in the front of our neck just below our Adam’s apple & the role it plays in how our body functions.

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MUSC Health Florence Medical Center recieved an 'A' grade for Fall 2021 from the nationally-recognized Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety

For the 9th consecutive time MUSC Health Florence Medical Center has achieved a prestigious “A” rating - the highest grade given from Leapfrog Group - an organization dedicated to patient safety.

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MUSC Florence Medical Center

2021 Zero Harm Awards

MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers have earned a combined 10 South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Awards” from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA).

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Whitney Johnson

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Whitney Johnson, AGACNP-BC, announces news of MUSC Health Florence's new Lung Cancer Screening Program.

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Demetress Adams-Ludd, MUSC Health Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Tobacco and the Holidays

MUSC Health tobacco treatment specialist, Demetress Adams-Ludd offers five tips to ease worries & motivate you on the tobacco-free journey during the holidays.

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Dr. Karthik Tanneru

Bladder Health

Dr. Karthik Tanneru, Urologist and Urologic Robotic Surgeon at MUSC Health Florence, informs readers how to identify bladder problems and when to seek medical help.

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USNWR Annual Rankings

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center is designated as “high performing” in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, heart attack, and kidney failure.

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Jason Cox

Jason Cox, COO

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center has named Jason Cox as the new Chief Operating Officer.

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Dr. Jay Dolia is a neuroendovascular surgeon at MUSC.

Stroke Thrombectomy

Dr. Jay Dolia, a neuroendovascular surgeon at MUSC Health Florence, discusses the importance of stroke thrombectomies.

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Parinita Dherange, M.D. is an electrophysiologist at MUSC Health – Cardiology, specializing in cardiac arrhythmias.

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Parinita Dherange, M.D. is an electrophysiologist at MUSC Health – Cardiology, specializing in cardiac arrhythmias.

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Gwendolyn Strickland, who has Parkinson's Disease, during an LSVT BIG therapy session with an MUSC Health Florence physical therapist.

Parkinson's Disease Therapy

A new therapy program now available at MUSC Health – Outpatient Rehabilitation Center can give hope and help to patients with Parkinson's Disease.

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Florence OBGYN group photo

Lactation Care Recognition

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized MUSC Health Florence Medical Center for excellence in lactation care.

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Dr. Rahman holding pacemaker

Devices That Make a Difference

Dr. Sam Rahman specializes in cardiac rhythm devices at MUSC Florence Medical Center. He discusses pacemakers and defibrillators in this blog post.

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Hospital Safety Recognition

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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Julian (Jay) Hinesley, MUSC Florence CEO

Julian (Jay) Hinesley, CEO

Julian (Jay) Hinesley has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of MUSC Health’s Florence Division effective mid-May 2021.

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Abdallah Kamouth, M.D.

COVID-19 & The Heart

Interventional cardiologist, Dr. Abdallah Kamouh, discusses COVID-19 & the heart, noting the vaccine is important for those with cardiovascular risk factors.

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Tummy Talk

Nurse practitioner, Roger Polsky, discusses digestive symptoms related to COVID-19 and how to treat them.

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Hatem Abdallah, M.D.

The Age of Robotic Surgery

Dr. Hatem Abdallah at MUSC Health - Floyd Medical Group in Florence discusses the benefits of robotic surgery.

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Dr. Holmstedt

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center continues to provide life saving stroke care, making advanced stroke care a reality for Pee Dee residents.

Stroke Care Blog Post
Dr. Sam Rahman

Dr. Sam Rahman discusses COVID-19 and potential effects the virus may have on the cardiovascular system.

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MUSC Health Breaks Ground for a New Hospital

MUSC Health is happy to announce it has broken ground for a new hospital. At the same time, we are excited to welcome Williamsburg Regional Hospital and Lake City Community Hospital to the MUSC Health family. The new facility is being built to replace the two existing hospitals and will become part of the Florence Division of MUSC Health. This allows MUSC to better serve the health care needs of Lower Florence County, Williamsburg County and other areas. Construction is scheduled for completion in January 2023.

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Hatem Abdallah, M.D.

Hatem Abdallah, M.D. talks about a variety of surgical options to treat hernias including open, laparoscopic, as well as robotic techniques.

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Podiatrist examining a foot

Not just for nail trimming

Podiatry has been an established discipline of the medical community for centuries. As a field, has expanded to become an integrated medical profession worldwide.

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MUSC Health Florence Division Brings Advanced Stroke Care Closer to Home

MUSC Florence Medical Center continues to bring advanced system of stroke care closer to the residents of the Pee Dee region despite the coronavirus pandemic.

By the end of September, MUSC Health Florence Medical Center will offer lifesaving thrombectomy procedures and continue to work toward becoming the first accredited thrombectomy-capable center in our region.

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MUSC Health Florence Division receives 14 South Carolina Hospital Association Awards

MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers have earned a combined 14 South Carolina "Certified Zero Harm Awards" from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). These awards are in recognition of the outstanding performance for patient safety and prevention of hospital-acquired infections.

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