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Powerful South Carolina lawmaker Leatherman in hospice care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, is currently receiving hospice care after the discovery of what colleagues described as an inoperable cancer. Leatherman’s staff notified a handful of lawmakers that the 90-year-old Florence Republican was recently hospitalized after experiencing severe...
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Powerful South Carolina Senate Leader In Hospice Care

Powerful South Carolina Senate finance committee chairman Hugh Leatherman – an institution in Palmetto State politics and governance for more than four decades – has entered hospice care after doctors discovered inoperable cancer during a recent surgical procedure at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Leatherman’s health has been...
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Hugh Leatherman, powerful SC lawmaker and Senate finance chairman, in hospice care

South Carolina Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, arguably one of the State House’s most powerful legislators, is at home in hospice care, according to multiple sources familiar with the senator’s health. Leatherman, R-Florence, celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this spring. Leatherman had been in the hospital recently for surgery to...
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Governor McMaster reacts to warning from federal officials about COVID-19 rules to protect health care workers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Governor Henry McMaster called a recent warning from federal officials about the state’s COVID-19 workplace standards a “preemptive strike.” The governor says he instructed LLR Director Emily Farr to prepare for a “vigorous and lengthy legal fight.”. This comes after the Biden administration threatened to revoke the...
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South Carolina Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman in hospice care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker is currently receiving hospice care after the discovery of what colleagues describe as an inoperable cancer. A GOP senator told The Associated Press on Thursday that Hugh Leatherman’s staff notified a handful of lawmakers the 90-year-old Florence Republican...
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$1.25M settlement reached with SC family practice clinics for billing unnecessary services

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – A $1.25 million settlement has been reached with family practice clinics in South Carolina for billing unnecessary services to federal health programs. According to acting U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, M. Rhett DeHart, Colonial Family Practice, LLC, filed claims for medically unnecessary nuclear stress tests ordered by two […]
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SC state Sen. Hugh Leatherman in hospice care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, is currently receiving hospice care after the discovery of what colleagues described as an inoperable cancer. Leatherman’s staff notified a handful of lawmakers that the 90-year-old Florence Republican was recently hospitalized after experiencing severe...
COLUMBIA, SC
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Lexington Medical Center Switches to Releasing COVID Numbers Weekly

On Oct. 8, Lexington Medical Center switched from reporting daily numbers on COVID-19 hospitalizations to releasing that data weekly.“Since COVID-19 cases have declined in our community, Lexington Medical Center has transitioned to sharing our COVID-19 volumes on a weekly basis, rather than daily,” reads a statement the hospital system gave ...
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New Prisma Health Cancer Institute expansion in Columbia

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners honors UofSC nursing students and staff for pandemic service

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is honoring the life saving efforts of the University of South Carolina School of Nursing students and staff during the pandemic. Faculty and students have volunteered nearly 7,000 hours to vaccinate South Carolinians. 736 Gamecock students and staff answered the call...
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Nephron Pharmaceuticals now offering coronavirus vaccine booster shot

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — Nephron Pharmaceuticals is one of the latest locations to now offer the coronavirus vaccine booster to eligible patients that received the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccines, coming after the FDA greenlighted the mixing of vaccines. Nephron Pharmaceuticals’ vaccine clinic is less than a mile...
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Columbia COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

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