Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8. Phase 1b includes educators, school support staff, student teachers and district substitutes. Lexington-Richland School District Five is partneringContinue Reading

$208 million has been allocated to help propel coronavirus vaccination efforts across South Carolina. The bill that passed in the House on Tuesday provides funding to help in testing and administering the vaccination along with personal protective gear for health workers. Governor McMaster plans on signing the bill into lawContinue Reading

By Christy Mason Cox There was a time when nothing could come between hard-charging businesswoman Scheri Force and her stilettos – except perhaps, the switch out to sneakers for her daily workouts. But if Scheri has a motto these days it might be, “Never look back. If Cinderella went backContinue Reading

Prisma Health is administering the monoclonal antibody treatments, Bamlanivimab and Regeneron, to high-risk COVID-19 patients in the Midlands and Upstate. Both drugs have not been approved but was authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The treatment can be used in patients who are 12 yearsContinue Reading

With COVID-19 surging across the country, families are struggling with decisions about the upcoming holiday season — weighing concerns about the safety of gathering with the desire to spend time with friends and relatives. For families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, these decisions can feelContinue Reading

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital has earned the national distinction of being named a 2020 Leapfrog Top General Hospital. The Leapfrog Group annually recognizes hospitals achieving the highest standards of excellence in quality and safety by honoring them as a Top Hospital. Fewer than 6 percent of all eligible facilitiesContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) was selected by the S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to be the pilot agency for a COVID-testing program in which first responders will be tested quickly on a large scale with little notice. “DHEC notified usContinue Reading