A Game of Healing – Youth Movement in Charleston Schools

Dave Spurlock, director of physical education and health for the Charleston County School District demonstrates a balancing ladder in a 'Brain Room' at Stiles Point Elementary. 'You could say it’s chaos,' Spurlock said, 'but there’s really no chaos about it.' On October 20, 2015, The Washington Post published a story on the Youth Movement in Charleston Schools and featured CCMS School Health Committee member, Dave Spurlock, the coordinator of health, wellness and physical education for the Charleston County School District In these Charleston, SC schools, children are seen and heard and always active - Click the link to read the article [...]

November 11, 2015|Categories: 2015, School Health|

Gun Violence – A Public Health Issue

Editorial Posted in the Post and Courier on November 8, 2015 Gun violence is a serious and growing public health issue in the United States of America.  The current problem nationally: Every day in the United States there are 91 gun-related deaths on average or just under 16 per minute.... Click the link to read to entire article:  Gun Violence - A Public Health Issue Authors:  Robert T. Ball, MD (member of the CCMS Executive Committee and its Public Health Committee) and Richard C. Hagerty, MD (chairman of the board of Gun Sense SC and a CCMS member) The CCMS [...]

November 9, 2015|Categories: 2015, Executive, Public Health, School Health|

Does Your Staff Need More ICD-10 Training?

Free Training Sponsored by RSFH Does your staff need just a little more in-depth training on ICD-10?  If so, we have what you need!!  We will be conducting an “ICD-10 Advanced Training” session for RSF teammates and community physician practices.  This session is intended for non-coder, revenue cycle, and practice staff who need a greater level of detail of ICD-10 training. DATE:  JULY 29, 2015 LOCATION:  ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL, MALL CLASSROOMS TIME:  3:00pm – 5:00pm PRE-REQUISITES:    1)  Must have completed your NetLearning ICD-10 training, or reviewed the provided learning materials prior to the session (for non-RSF employees)  2)  Approval [...]

July 20, 2015|Categories: 2015, General|Tags: , |

Register Now for Race the Landing!

CCMS is proud to partner with Race the Landing! 2015 Thursday Night 5K Race & Kids Fun Run at Charleston Town Landing. Races for the Whole Family - Adults and Kids! CCMS and the School Health Committee have partnered with Race the Landing.  If you are a member of CCMS or participate in any way with the Charleston County School District you can receive a discount on your registration fee for the races. Enter Promo Code "CCMS" to receive a 20% discount on the registration fee. 2015 Races Dates:  May 7, May 14, June 4, June 11 and July 9 Details [...]

April 14, 2015|Categories: 2015, School Health|Tags: , , |

School Health Committee Wellness Achievement Ceremony

CCMS Members, if you have adopted a school come see if they win the wellness award! Free and open to the entire Charleston County School District and Charleston County Medical Society community: students, staff, parents, and community partners including all Docs Adopt participants and CCMS members! Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at West Ashley High School from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

April 14, 2015|Categories: 2015, School Health|Tags: |

White Coat Wednesday at the South Carolina State House

On Wednesday, February 25, six physicians from the Charleston County Medical Society joined the SCMA at the State House for White Coat Wednesday.  These physicians, wearing their white coats, were introduced on the House floor by Rep. Chip Limehouse who was joined by all of the Charleston representatives.   The doctors met individually with many state leaders to discuss issues important to the practice of medicine.  The hot topic this year was the legislation regarding independent practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).  During their time at the State House, these six physicians met with Rep. [...]

April 2, 2015|Categories: 2015|

DHEC Health Advisory: Measles Clinical Assessment, Testing and Infection Control Guidance for Ambulatory Care Providers

Please find attached a DHEC Health Advisory that provides information on: Summary of a large multi-state measles outbreak Clinical assessment Measles testing Ambulatory Infection Control Recommendations Resources for Additional Information Measles Clinical Assessment Guide DHEC contact information for reportable diseases and reporting requirements. DHEC Advisory: Measles Clinical Assessment

March 2, 2015|Categories: 2015, Public Health, School Health|Tags: , |

CCMS School Health Committee and Docs Adopt Program

Dr. Kay Durst recognized for her work with Docs-Adopt and the Daniel Island School Dr. Kay Durst, MD She already had two boys, but Kay Durst was thoughtfully considering adopting. And though some would say she was perhaps overly ambitious to juggle a busy career as a family medicine physician with more kids, she would respond that it was because of her professional expertise that she would adopt a number of children. 1,300, to be exact. The Docs-Adopt program was launched in November 2010, when the Charleston County Medical Society and Charleston County School District partnered to pair [...]

February 27, 2015|Categories: 2015, Membership, School Health, Women in Medicine|Tags: |
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