Mark Your Calendars for “Screenagers Under the Influence”

Mark your calendars!  The Social Emotional Learning Alliance for South Carolina (SEL4SC) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are hosting screenings of the documentary film "Screenagers Under the Influence."  This documentary addresses vaping and drug use in the digital age, examining how technology influences substance use among teenagers.  Summer screening opportunities will be available in July 2024.  Please see below: Dates: Wednesday, July 17 and Friday, July 26 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Charleston County School for the Arts, 5109 W Enterprise St B, North Charleston, SC 29405

May 17, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

Congratulations to MUSC’s 2024 Graduating Class!

Congratulations to MUSC's 2024 graduating class!  We wish you great success in your career and all your future endeavors.  For friends and family members who cannot attend the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2024, you can watch it via live stream at 10:00 a.m. here.  Also, Rose Delores Gibbs, M.D., the first Black woman to graduate from MUSC's College of Medicine, is scheduled to speak at the commencement ceremonies.  Read More Here... Again, our thoughts and heartfelt congratulations are with you. - Kay Durst, MD, FAAFP

May 17, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

Call for Physician Involvement in Community Outreach

The City of Charleston Health and Wellness Advisory Committee is eager to engage more physicians in community outreach efforts.  It wishes to enhance awareness of the various resources available to the community.  Please take a moment to review what options are available from DHEC and Healthy Tri-County. DHEC Resources: Heat-Related Illness Dashboard Prevent Vehicular Stroke City of Charleston Sunscreen Initiative Overdose Biosurveillance Dashboard SC Opioids Trend Dashboard Just Pain Killers Healthy Tri-County Resources: Trident United Way Resources Healthy Tri-County Website Healthy Tri-County: Become a Member

May 8, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter|

Celebrate Mental Health Month!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our members who are mothers!  As we step into May, a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and celebrating physical fitness and sports, I find it essential to reflect on how these areas impact our professional and personal lives. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to reiterate our dedication to mental health.  Mental health, a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, often doesn't receive the attention it deserves in the medical community. Let's use this opportunity to educate ourselves and our patients about the importance of mental health care. [...]

May 7, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

SCMA Alert– Important Changes to the Resolutions and House of Delegates Process

Dear Charleston County Medical Society Members, Over the last few years, the leadership of the SCMA has been discussing potential changes and improvements to the process of submitting policy resolutions by the SCMA membership and County Medical Societies. They are also looking at making changes to handling these resolutions at the Reference Committees and the House of Delegates meeting, which takes place each spring at the SCMA Annual meeting. The policy resolutions voted upon and approved at the Annual House of Delegates become the policy guidelines for the SCMA advocacy team's efforts, including our state legislature. Discussions have [...]

February 29, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, SCMA|

Medical Mingle Update: February 20, 2024 – Taco Boy, Downtown Charleston

MEDICAL MINGLE UPDATE: Location: Taco Boy, Downtown Charleston Date/Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. RSVP: We Are excited to see you there!

February 15, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Medical Mingle|

President’s Corner- Significant Health Observances

As we bid farewell to the first month of 2024, I trust you've had a joyful and safe start to the New Year, filled with joyous moments and connection with your loved ones. Here's to hoping the year is brimming with exciting possibilities and memorable experiences for you and your family. Thank you to all CCMS members and sponsors, the SCMA, and Dr. Gerry Harmon for attending the 2023 Annual Meeting.  We also enjoyed spending time with you at the January Medical Mingle and look forward to more in 2024.  Stay tuned for upcoming member events throughout the [...]

February 1, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

Join the Celebration: Medical University of South Carolina’s Bicentennial Year!

We are thrilled to announce that the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is marking a significant milestone - 200 years of excellence in healthcare and education!  Please partake in the year-long celebration of MUSC's Bicentennial.  To get a glimpse of the exciting festivities planned, we encourage you to explore the Event's Website, where you will find an overview of the various events, milestones, and initiatives that will unfold throughout the year.

January 30, 2024|Categories: 2024, MUSC|

Fresh New Ideas: Advocates see SC health Reform Fueling Expansions, Doctor-Driven Projects

The recent reform of South Carolina's Certificate of Need law has brought about a significant change in the state's healthcare landscape.  With this reform, physicians can now establish more clinics, increasing citizens' accessibility to healthcare.   Read more here.

January 17, 2024|Categories: 2024, Member Highlights|

Tracey Waring, MHA ~ Our new Executive Director

Dear CCMS, What an honor to be the Executive Director of the Charleston County Medical Society!  I am excited to accept the torch passed from Dana Holladay, who held the previous role.  Who am I?  Well, I am a native of Charleston, Carolina Gamecock, and a beach lover. Additionally, I am a health administration executive with nearly two decades of successfully managing large-scale, multi-site health services research and outreach programs.  I am also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt focusing on strategic planning to streamline processes and improve areas of most significant concern. I earned my Bachelor [...]

May 24, 2023|Categories: 2023|Tags: , |
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