Our Most Current Newsletter
June 11, 2021
Good morning friends and happy Friday, June 11, 2021!
Thanks for reading and stay healthy, Palmetto State.
37 out of 182 places in the United States.
“While we had already been given a diagnosis of autism several years ago, I was nonetheless curious about how children with autism and other disabilities in the Palmetto State are diagnosed, how parents are involved and what options and resources are available. After making some calls to a couple of schools near our new Charleston home, I was given the names of some extremely helpful people serving in various roles in the special-needs community.” Read our story about how children are assessed for special needs here.
“We would consider the most challenging aspect of the evaluation process to be ensuring meaningful parent participation. This is especially true for our parents of preschool students, for whom the evaluation process might be the first interaction with the school system.” Thank you to the Charleston County School District and Project Hope for contributing to this article.
It seemed as if overnight our trusted health care system had switched from taking care of everyone to strategically focusing on the unexpected influx of seriously ill COVID patients. Whole sections of hospitals were converted; families and loved ones were banned; and non-life-threatening surgeries and medical procedures were temporarily postponed. Read our story about the effects of delaying necessary treatments.
A staggering 78% of American adults decided to delay routine medical services and health care appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Trident Medical Center for contributing to this article.
Previous poll results:
How do you prepare for hurricane season?
• 56.3% said “I’ve got a stash of emergency supplies that I replenish every summer before hurricane season ramps up.”
• 37.5% said “I wait until the last minute and only prepare if something is heading our way.”
• 6.3% said “I don’t prepare. We’ll be fine! It is all hype!”
But first, some GOOD news:
- Topgolf driving range complex is coming to North Charleston. There are already locations in both Myrtle Beach and Greenville.
- More tickets become available at Charleston RiverDogs games as the team opens up to greater capacity. The Greenville Drive baseball games are at 90% capacity.
Breaking news from this week:
- Gov. Henry McMaster ends state of emergency in South Carolina as COVID cases drop and vaccines slowly rise.
- 34 miles of Greenville County roads to be repaved, according to SCDOT plan.
- Clemson University students innovate eco-friendly tampon design.
Check out these events:
- On June 18, 2021, the Lowcountry section of the Society of Women Engineers will host Women in Industry Day for the third consecutive year. The conference is designed to connect professional women from industries across the Lowcountry – including, but not limited to, manufacturing, infrastructure, software, medical and facilities fields – and aims to help participants aspire, advance and achieve in their personal and professional lives.
Now your local health care news:
- Bill Walsh from Live 5 News visited Trident Medical Center for its hurricane season prep meeting.
- MUSC Health is bringing awareness to scleroderma during Scleroderma Awareness Month.
- Prisma Health shared information about swimmer’s ear, a common issue in the summertime.
- Spartanburg Regional shared information about the life vests people can borrow at Lake Bowen, free of charge. The life vests are provided by Safe Kids of the Piedmont.
- Free breast screenings will be offered to the uninsured and underinsured on June 26 at Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital. Participants must be 18 or older and not have had a breast exam in the last 12 months to qualify.
- Bon Secours St. Francis would like to celebrate neurologist Dr. John Porter as he celebrates 50 years of practicing medicine.
- High school student creates “blessing rocks” for East Cooper Medical Center.
- The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center opened its new North Charleston VA Outpatient Clinic on Tuesday. This 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located at 6450 Rivers Ave.
- AnMed Health is proud to be the host location for Relay for Life of Anderson, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The event, “Drive Out Cancer,” will be on Friday, June 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the staff parking lot in front of the Oglesby Center at the North Campus on Greenville Street.
- Self Regional Healthcare is offering COVID testing and vaccines Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the drive-thru clinic located in Greenwood on West Alexander Avenue.
For a FREE two-year subscription to HealthLinks, click your magazine cover below!