Prisma Health has received the Quality Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), achieving Ambulatory Level 8 certification through CHIME’s “Digital Health Most Wired” program. Prisma Health was awarded this honor in the Acute, Ambulatory and Long Term Post-Acute Care categories. The mission of the Digital HealthContinue Reading

More than just an evening of fundraising, Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care charity event on November 11th, is a challenge to find ways to connect and care in our community. This year’s theme is “Find Your Rhythm”, and features musical performances, a live auction, dinner, and an open bar. All proceeds willContinue Reading

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lexington Medical Center is once again updating its visitation policies. These new changes are effective Monday, October 4, 2021. Emergency Department/Urgent Care CentersOne visitor is allowed to accompany a non-COVID-19 patient being treated in the Emergency department. If the lobby reaches capacity, visitorsContinue Reading

In October, Prisma Health will launch its annual Midlands community free flu vaccination campaign as part of its system-wide effort to offer protection from the highly contagious virus. Protect your family with free flu shots available at sites in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties. The flu shot is available forContinue Reading

Lexington Medical Center is administering COVID-19 boosters to eligible individuals at its vaccination clinic located at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have approved booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for specific groupsContinue Reading

Part 2—Preparing to See Your Doctor By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD Experts have differing opinions on how often you should see your primary doctor, especially when you are well and symptom-free. We recommend one annual wellness exam with blood analysis, preferably by an internist. Separate visits to theContinue Reading

What the CDC is Not Telling Us By Mike DuBose I didn’t plan to write about COVID-19 again. But, then Columbia native and former neighbor, Dr. Cary Washington, became infected with the coronavirus and died, 30 days after being fully inoculated. WIS-TV and USA Today featured his unexpected death questioning:Continue Reading