June 27, 2014

Providence Hospitals Development Foundation provides $20,000 to support female heart disease survivors

The Providence Hospitals Development Foundation is providing $20,000 to support the launch of Providence Hospitals’ WomenHeart Program, which is a national program that offers a support network for female heart disease survivors. [More]
May 14, 2014

Providence Hospitals awards first responders medals

Providence Hospitals awarded six individuals the “Radiant Responder Medal” at its 2014 first quarter STEMI/EMS Outreach Meeting for their response to a call in January for assistance from a 61-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest at his home. [More]
May 12, 2014

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Providence Hospitals and St. John Medical Center score high in patient safety

The Leapfrog Group recently released its latest Hospital Safety Scores, with three Sisters of Charity Health System hospitals achieving high marks. Scores are based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. [More]
May 8, 2014

Three Providence nurses named to South Carolina’s top 100

Three nurses from Providence Hospitals were honored at the South Carolina Nurses Foundation’s 13th Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition awards and celebration May 7. The honor, limited to the state’s top 100 nurses, included Providence’s Carmen Garcia, Christine Power and Vickie Williams. [More]
May 6, 2014

Providence Hospitals inducts two physicians into Society of St. Luke

Providence Hospitals recently inducted two physicians into the Society of St. Luke, a program that celebrates and honors selected members of the Providence medical staff. Judith Hoffman, M.D., and Robert G. Kiger, M.D., were honored at an induction ceremony in April. [More]
May 5, 2014

24-hour online giving event May 6 to benefit South Carolina nonprofits

The Central Carolina Community Foundation is presenting the first regional day of giving in the Midlands of South Carolina Tuesday, May 6 with its 24-hour giving challenge, Midlands Gives. Midlands Gives is designed to raise money and awareness of 150 Midlands nonprofit groups, including three ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System: Healthy Learners, Providence Hospitals and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. [More]
April 25, 2014

Providence physician leads effort for surgical safety checklists in South Carolina

As the American College of Surgeons (ACS) governor-at-large for South Carolina, Providence Hospitals Staff Surgeon Chad Rubin, M.D., is helping lead an initiative to implement surgical safety checklists into each operating room across the state. The ACS estimates the initiative will save 500 lives, prevent 2,000 complications and cut health care costs by $28 million annually. [More]
April 24, 2014

Providence Hospitals awards 2014 Preston Jones Scholarship

Providence Hospitals awarded its 2014 Dr. Preston A. Jones Memorial Scholarship Award at a recent ceremony. The recipient, Meredith Calcina, is a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine. [More]
April 14, 2014

Providence Hospitals opens general surgery practice in downtown Columbia

Providence Hospitals has opened a new general surgery practice, Providence Surgical Associates, on its campus near downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The partners in the new practice are Roland R. Craft, M.D., FACS, and Chad A. Rubin, M.D., FACS. [More]
April 10, 2014

Providence Hospitals first in South Carolina to implant new heart monitor

Providence Hospitals recently became the first hospital in South Carolina to implant the Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), a miniature device that it is barely visible after being implanted. The ICM’s small size means a less invasive surgical procedure for patients, which leads to faster healing. [More]