Before staring HealthLinks, Cullen had a successful college basketball career and focused on journalism while in school. After college, Cullen moved from Maryland to Charleston, South Carolina to write about lifestyle and athletic happenings in the area. One of Cullen’s most prideful moments in his journalism career is being published in both The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Cullen has a deep admiration for writers and journalists which he hopes is evident in the quality contact that is consistently published in HealthLinks Magazines.
As Cullen puts it, “our health is the most valuable thing that we have, being educated on health is vital to being productive and positive people!”
Cullen’s Recent Publisher’s Notes
Publisher’s Note for September/October 2018
Welcome to the premiere edition of HealthLinks Upstate! We are elated to be covering health care in this vibrant area. Many of you who are holding this magazine may be wondering: Who are we and what is our agenda?
Just over five years ago, HealthLinks published its first issue in the Charleston area. Our mission was and has always been to educate residents and newcomers on local health care topics relevant to their lives. As an independent health and medical publication, we are in a unique position to work collaboratively with physicians and medical experts affiliated with all medical institutions. We believe this strategy optimizes the quality and coverage of local health care information that you will find in our pages.
If education is our first mission, connection is a close second. HealthLinks works as a liaison for consumers to find local doctors who are right for them. Through quality content, we work diligently to build a certain level of trust between our readers and the health care community. Being such innovative medical landscapes, the Charleston and Greenville metropolitan areas make our job much easier.
We also understand that in our evolving world, the way people consume media and information is always changing. Thus, our content is published not only in the print edition of HealthLinks Upstate but also on our website at www.UpstatePhysiciansSC. com. In addition to each article, you will find on the website an updated physician directory for the nine Upstate counties we cover.
Every two months, you will be able to pick up a new copy of HealthLinks Upstate at local grocery stores, pharmacies and medical offices. We will also be offering free subscriptions for the first year we are in print to residents in the Upstate.
This debut edition focuses on cancer, a disease that has touched pretty much all of us in one way or another. There are numerous national and local charities that make it their mission to donate to cancer research and support. One in particular that we wanted to highlight was the Fire Department in Berea and their organization called On Fire for a Cure. Lt. Bruce Blakely and Chris Vaughn had the idea to wrap one of their reserve fire trucks in pink and decorate the vehicle with signatures of cancer fighters and survivors. I still get goose bumps thinking about Bruce and Chris and their tales of folks who beat cancer, signed their pink fire truck and then rang the truck’s bell in celebration. Sometimes in the battle against challenging diseases, little things like a pink fire truck pulling up to your doorstep can make a world of difference.
We hope you enjoy and learn from our inaugural edition of HealthLinks Upstate. We welcome any feedback – good or bad – at [email protected]
Thanks for reading and cheers to good health.