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Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth classes, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, blood drives and informational seminars.  See a full listing for the month of November here.

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CMC President & CEO, Philip Clayton Announces Retirement After 37 Years
Conway Medical Center announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip A. Clayton, will retire effective December 31, 2017 after 37 years of leadership and service to the community.  The Conway Medical Center Board of Directors has named Bret Barr, the Medical Center’s current Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President, as the new President and CEO effective January 1, 2018.

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October 2017 Events at CMC

Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth classes, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, blood drives and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of October here.

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Nine CPG Practices Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Conway Physicians Group (CPG) Carolina Internal Medicine, CPG Aynor Family Medicine, CPG Family Medicine & Urgent Care @ Socastee, CPG Family Medicine @ Towne Center, CPG Internal Medicine @ Myrtle Trace, and CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest have joined CPG Family Medicine @ Bell Street, CPG Internal Medicine @ Creel Street, and CPG Family Medicine @ 11th Ave Aynor as the first Level 3 practices in Horry and Georgetown counties to receive NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition .

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September 2017 Events at CMC
September Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth classes, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, blood drives and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of September here.

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August 2017 Events at CMC
August Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth classes, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, blood drives and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of August here.

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Four CPG Practices Receive NCQA Patient-Center Medical Home Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that Conway Physicians Group (CPG) Family Medicine @ Bell Street, CPG Family Medicine @ Creel Street, CPG Carolina Internal Medicine, and CPG Family Medicine @ 11th Avenue- Aynor have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. 

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July 2017 Events at CMC
July Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, blood drives and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of July here.

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CMC Diabetes Self-Management Training Program renews its AADE accreditation
The Conway Medical Center (CMC) Diabetes Self-Management Training Program has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This allows residents in and around Horry County increased access to critical diabetes education services.

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June 2017 Events at CMC
June Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, blood drives and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of June here.

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MAY 2017 EVENTS AT CMC
May Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of May here.

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CMC Nurse Receives Palmetto Gold Award
Conway Medical Center (CMC) is pleased to announce Melissa Hare, RN, Medical Unit Nurse, as a 2017 Palmetto Gold Award recipient. Melissa is an active member of the CMC nursing team and volunteers for a local community shelter.   She is a leader in nursing practice by being a catalyst for change and encouraging growth and development as a primary Charge Nurse.

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April 2017 Events at CMC
April Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of April here.

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CMC Awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification
Conway Medical Center (CMC) announced that it has received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems.

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March 2017 Events at CMC
March Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, various support groups, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of March here.

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February 2017 Events at CMC
February Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, CMC Auxiliary fundraisers, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of February here.

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PHT, PHTS, PHLIP Boards Re-elect Philip A. Clayton
Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT), PHT Services, Ltd. (PHTS), and Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP) have re-elected Conway Medical Center’s President and CEO, Phillip A. Clayton, as a 2017 Member-at-large board member. Mr. Clayton will serve on all three boards for a term of three-years.

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Kingston Nursing Center Announces Employee of the Year
CONWAY, SC–  Kingston Nursing Center (KNC) recently named Trudy Gregory the 2016 Employee of the Year.  The recognition of  KNC Employee of the Year is given to a staff member who personifies service excellence and dedication to KNC, their patients, and elders.

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CMC Foundation Announces New Development Officer
Susan Scarce has joined the staff of Conway Medical Center (CMC), serving as Development Officer for the CMC Foundation where she will secure community support through special events, direct response appeals, and work personally with donors who wish to make a profound impact on the health and wellness of our community.   

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Conway Medical Center Announces New Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Conway Medical Center (CMC) announced Marigrace VanDeventer, RN, BSN, IBCLC as the primary International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at CMC’s BirthPlace.

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January 2017 Events at CMC
January Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of January here.

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CMC Foundation Announces New Executive Director
Terry Egan has joined the staff of Conway Medical Center (CMC), serving as Executive Director of the CMC Foundation.  Before joining CMC in early June, Egan served as Executive Director of the hospital where he was born in Freeport, IL. Egan’s early success here in Conway includes overseeing a 27% increase in the CMC Employee Campaign. 

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Dr. Ahmed Mohamed joins Conway Physicians Group
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Ahmed Mohamed understands the diverse needs of his patients at CPG Family Medicine @ Bell Street.  His clinical experience includes the treatment and management of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, anemia, digestive problems, allergies, infections and more.

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November 2016 Events at CMC
November Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of November here.

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CMC to Hold Annual Patient Memorial Service

CONWAY, SC– Conway Medical Center (CMC) will hold its annual Patient Memorial Service on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Administrative Services Building.  This memorial service is held annually to honor patients who have completed their life’s journey at CMC between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016 and allows family and friends of our patients, as well as hospital staff and volunteers, to gather and remember someone they lost.

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Dr. Virginia Fuller Joins Conway Physicians Group
Dr. Virginia Fuller has joined Conway Physicians Group Carolina Internal Medicine .  Specializing in Family Medicine, she diagnoses and treats patients with a wide range of healthcare needs.   She has special interests in women's health, preventative care, and procedures, such as skin biopsies and joint injections.

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CMC Foundation Holds Annual Capri Sun Drive
CONWAY, SC– The Conway Medical Center Foundation (CMC) is holding its 5th Annual “Together, We Can Fill the Van” Capri Sun® Drive for the CMC Smart Snacks program during the weeks of October 2-21.  Smart Snacks provides healthy weekend snacks for K-5 students who qualify for the federal subsidized lunch program.  It serves 800 children at four schools, Conway Elementary, Homewood Elementary, Midland Elementary and Waccamaw Elementary for 35 weeks during the school year.

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Foundation Director refuses to leave CMC rooftop for charity!
CONWAY,SC- (This story was written by Amanda Kinseth and originally published by ABC15 WPDE.)

Terry Egan, the executive director of the Conway Medical Center Foundation, camped out on the rooftop trying to raise donations for the CMC Foundation during the last day of the CMC Employee Campaign.

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CMC to Hold Annual Walk to Remember
CONWAY, SC–Conway Medical Center (CMC) will hold the 16th annual “Walk to Remember” on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2 p.m.  Each October during National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month CMC holds a brief ceremony and a symbolic walk dedicated to all the babies who die each year though pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

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October 2016 Events at CMC
October Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of October here.

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September 2016 Events at Conway Medical Center
September Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of September here.

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August 2016 Events at Conway Medical Center
August Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of August here.

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Safe Sitter® Class Offered by Conway Medical Center
Conway, SC- On Tuesday, June 21, Conway Medical Center (CMC) will hold a Safe Sitter® class from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The class will be held at the CMC Rehabilitation Services Building.  

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May 2016 Events at Conway Medical Center
May Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of May here.

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Volunteer, employee at Kingston Nursing Center voted two of state's best
On March 25, 2016, Lori Haithcock, RN and Naomi Sapir were honored at an awards ceremony held at Kingston Nursing Center.  Lori Haithcock received the Excellence in Caring Award from LeadingAge South Carolina while Naomi Sapir received the Volunteer Service Award also from Leading Age South Carolina. 

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April 2016 Events at CMC
April Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of April here.

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CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest growing in more ways than one
Conway Medical Center (CMC) and Conway Physicians Group (CPG) are pleased to welcome Dr. Eugenia Cooper-Merchant and Ashley M. Gibbs, APRN, FNP-BC at CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest.  The addition of these physicians and the finished expansion of the pediatric office are part of an effort to meet the growing demand for pediatric primary care in the Carolina Forest area. 

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CMC Joins the Blue Select Medicare Supplement Network of Hospitals
Conway Medical Center (CMC) is proud to announce that they have joined the BlueCross BlueShield Blue Select® Medicare Supplement network of hospitals in South Carolina.  Blue Select® is a Medicare supplement policy in which members have standard Medicare supplement benefits plus an additional hospital coverage benefit.  When Blue Select® members needing inpatient healthcare services use a Blue Select® participating hospital, such as CMC, the Medicare Part A deductible is covered.

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CMC Employees Receive Starfish of the Quarter Awards
Conway Medical Center (CMC) recognized two employees for their valuable contributions to CMC.  Deidre Meadows, RN from the Medical/Palliative Care Unit and Lucretia Harris from Dietary Services were recognized as CMC’s “Starfish of the Quarter.” This award is given to two CMC staff members, one clinical and one nonclinical, who personify service excellence by going above and beyond for CMC’s patients and families. 

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Conway Medical Center Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity
In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina announced that Conway Medical Center (CMC) has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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March 2016 Events at CMC
March Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of March here.

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CMC Announces New Information Services Project Director
Sharon Brickhouse Martin, PMP has been named Information Services (IS) Project Director at Conway Medical Center (CMC.)  This position was created to manage the implementation of the Cerner Hospital Information System (HIS.) 

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CMC Names Annual Starfish of the Year
CMC honored two employees for their valuable contributions to CMC.  Tina Chestnut, RN from the Post-Acute Care Unit and Nysha Cochran from the Environmental Services Department were recognized as CMC’s “Starfish of the Year.” This award is given to two CMC staff members, one clinical and one nonclinical, who personify service excellence by going above and beyond for CMC’s patients and families. 

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February 2016 Events at CMC
February 2016 Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of February here.

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CMC Announces New Vice President of Information Services/Chief Information Officer
 CONWAY, SC– David Crutchfield has been named Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO) at Conway Medical Center (CMC.)  As VP/CIO of information technology, Mr. Crutchfield will play a key role in overseeing the design, development and implementation of organizational information systems, software applications, and IT support and infrastructure systems. 

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CMC Announces Healthcare Workers of the Year
Conway Medical Center (CMC) honored two employees with awards for Clinical and Non-Clinical Healthcare Worker of the Year.  Susan Macklen, RN from the Critical Care Unit was recognized as the Clinical Healthcare Worker of the Year and Lisa Newell, US from the Critical Care Unit was awarded the Non-Clinical Healthcare Worker of the Year.

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Conway Medical Center Announces New Vice President of Medical Affairs
CONWAY, SC– On January 1, 2016, Paul M. Richardson, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP took over as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Conway Medical Center (CMC).  He takes over for Preston Strosnider, DO who retired after holding the position for nine years.  

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CMC Employees Receive Customer Service Award
Tina Chestnut, RN from the Post-Acute Care Unit and Doug Jennings from Health Information Management were recognized as CMC’s “Starfish of the Quarter.” This award is given to two CMC staff members, one clinical and one nonclinical, who personify service excellence by going above and beyond for CMC’s patients and families.

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January 2016 Events at CMC
January 2016 Events at CMC- Each month Conway Medical Center hosts a variety of events and classes including breastfeeding & childbirth, fitness classes, various support groups and informational seminars.  See the full listing for the month of January here. 

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CMC Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine  Recognized with National Award
CONWAY, SC–Conway Medical Center (CMC) Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine was recently recognized as a Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence by Healogics, Inc.  The Center received this award because it met the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics, Inc.

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Conway Medical Center Receives $500,000 Grant from The Duke Endowment
Conway Medical Center (CMC) has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to help fund AccessHealth Horry County, which provides needed quality health care for all, including uninsured and under insured, that is caring, competent and affordable.

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CMC Employees Recognized for Exceptional Customer Service
Conway Medical Center (CMC) recently recognized Cathy Gouveia, RN and Glen Pee, security officer, for their work of giving exceptional customer service for the hospital’s quarterly “Starfish of the Quarter” award. This award is given to two CMC staff members, one clinical and one nonclinical, who personifies service excellence by going above and beyond for CMC’s patients and families.

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Conway Medical Center Awarded “A” Grade by Hospital Safety Score
Conway Medical Center (CMC) was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score.

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Conway Medical Center (CMC) has earned the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

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Conway Medical Center (CMC) received a Finalist award in Premier’s QUEST® Award for High-value Health Care. QUEST which stands for, Quality, Excellence, Safety with Transparency, is one of the most comprehensive hospital collaborative programs that helps members deliver the best possible care to each patient, every time. 

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Conway Medical Center Physician Honored

Conway Medical Center physician James W. Adamson, DVM, MD, FACP has been named to the Williamsburg County School District Hall of Fame. Dr. Adamson was inducted during the Annual Hall of Fame Induction Scholarship Gala presented by Williamsburg County School District on May 17, 2013 at Kingstree Senior High.

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Conway Medical Center (CMC) and Conway Physicians Group (CPG) announce the opening of the new affiliate office, CPG Family Medicine @ 11th Ave. - Aynor. Martin F. Carmichael, MD is the practicing physician at the office.


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Five physicians who practice with Conway  Physicians Group (CPG), a multi-specialty group of offices affiliated with the  hospital, have been named Talk of the Town Award Winners.


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Conway Medical Center’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center has  become nationally recognized as an  Accredited Center by the  Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation  and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a division of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).


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CMC Physician Honored for Outstanding  Care of Patients Near the End of Life
Charles G. Sasser, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM, director of palliative care services at Conway Medical Center was named a recipient of the 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award.  This award is given to those physicians who have distinguished themselves in caring for patients near the end of life.


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