Congratulations to Mr. Henry Blackford, III and all the CCMS School Health Committee Members for being the driving force that enabled House Bill 4837 to be signed into SC law.

Last December, the Charleston County Medical Society members of the School Health Committee, wrote a letter in support of the Vision To Learn program in Charleston County School District schools by bringing a mobile van with a South Carolina licensed optometrist to perform modified screening and full refraction on students from kindergarten through high school.

[Read The Letter of Support]

The letter was signed by the following:

Janice D. Key, MD
The Charleston County Medical Society, School Health Committee Co-Chair

Katharyn Ouzts, MD
The Charleston County Medical Society, School Health Committee Co-Chair

Annie Andrews, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist, MUSC

Justine DeCastro, MD
Family Medicine, Palmetto Proactive Charleston

Shawna McCafferty, MD
Pediatrician, MUSC

Elizabeth Oddo, MD
Pediatrician, MUSC

Katy Richardson, MD
DHEC Lowcountry Regional Medical Director

Angela Saito, MD
Medical Director
Palmetto Infusion Services

Christine San Giovanni, MD
Pediatrician, MUSC

William Simpson, MD
Family Medicine, MUSC

Sarah Stender, MD
Pediatrician

Lara Wine Lee, MD
Pediatric Dermatology, MUSC

Dr. Ouzts, CCMS Board Member, Governor McMcaster, Ellen Nitz, CCSD Director of Nursing, Dr. F. Cleave Ham, President, CCMS