Category Archives: Business Briefs

Hilton Head Hospital Receives “A” in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

Hilton Head Hospital received the top grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospital’s continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services to the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Okatie communities. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.

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THA Group Island Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Island Hospice, a nonprofit THA Group company, seeks volunteers in Beaufort, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. Opportunities are available through a variety of direct and non-direct patient care initiatives, including:

  • Respite sitting and doing activities with patients in their homes while caregivers leave for appointments and errands
  • Monthly meal preparation and delivery
  • Mailing a small gift to a patient or caregiver twice a month (Patient Pal Program)
  • Making sweet treats or homemade crafts for patients

Individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of Island Hospice patients and their families should contact the Island Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Kent Buttimer, at 912-721-5118 or kbuttimer@thagroup.org.

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Townville Resident Wins SC Fitness Photo Contest

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina selected Janice Anderson, Townville, S.C., as the August winner of its Facebook-based healthy activity photo competition. The contest continues in September with “favorite summer memories” as the focus for photo entries.

Anderson was selected at random for a photo of her grandchildren shag dancing. The theme for the month was “Show us your best move” and the prize was an all-inclusive VIP package to the South Carolina Jazz Festival in Cheraw, S.C.

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The Joint…the chiropractic place Offering Free Chiropractic Care to First Responders and their Families

As a small token of thanks for their everyday bravery, police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, active duty military and the families that support them can visit The Joint…the chiropractic place® for a free adjustment during First Responders Week, Sept. 8-13, 2014.

The benefits of chiropractic care include relief from the back and neck pain that can result from the physical demands of the work First Responders typically perform. During First Responders Week at The Joint, these everyday heroes and their immediate family members may come in for a free adjustment at The Joint at 111A Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910.

No appointments required and clinics are open evenings and weekends. For regular clinic hours, visit www.TheJoint.com.