When Anthony Jackson was named the new CEO of all three Roper St. Francis hospitals this spring, he became one of the most powerful men in South Carolina's increasingly competitive hospital industry.
Lauren Sausser is the Features Editor at The Post and Courier. She also covers health care issues in South Carolina.
During the course of the altercation, the Charleston police report indicates the offender bit another woman.
The North Charleston hospital will transfer all labor and delivery services to its Summerville campus this summer.
The Medical University of South Carolina is the only hospital in the state that offers heart transplants. In the past, the program has struggled with below-average outcomes and low volume.
"It’s not something that’s been talked about in the past," one public health expert said. "That said, if the nation is really able to focus on prevention, we can make great strides."
MUSC is moving into the third phase of a major decades-long building replacement plan.
The Certificate of Need regulations govern everything from new hospital construction to expensive medical purchases. Reps. Murrell Smith and Nancy Mace want to repeal the rules, arguing they stifle competition and increase health care costs.
“It’s an honor to be involved with something that will have such an important impact on the lives of these young people and their families.”
Only two states — New Jersey and Delaware — forbid all marriages under the age of 18. Meanwhile, a national movement to close marriage loopholes in other states is gaining ground.
Breastfeeding may be the best choice for babies, but it isn't always the easy one when mom need to return to work.