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Dr. Coy Irvin Joins McLeod Regional Medical Center as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

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(7/19/10) - McLeod Health is pleased to announce E. Coy Irvin, M.D., has joined the McLeod Regional Medical Center leadership team as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Irvin was selected to fill this position, formerly directed by Dr. Alva Whitehead, after a national search process was conducted.Dr. Irvin comes to McLeod Health from Baptist Health in Pensacola, Florida, where he served as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Irvin also served patients in a Family Medicine...

McLeod Diabetes Center Offers Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention Class

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(7/15/10) - The McLeod Diabetes Center is pleased to offer a pre-diabetes and diabetes prevention class, scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The class will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. at the McLeod Diabetes Center, located in McLeod Medical Park East, Suite 250. (McLeod Medical Park East, adjacent to the McLeod Pavilion, is at 901 East Cheves Street, Florence).Pre-diabetes is not diabetes, but a precursor to the condition indicating insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes increases one's ...

McLeod Darlington Announces 2010 Nurses of the Year

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(6/21/10) - McLeod Medical Center Darlington and McLeod Behavioral Health Services are pleased to announce the Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and Nursing Technician of the Year recipients for 2010. The winners are Edgard Sarmiento, RN; Nettie Johnson, RN; Janet Townsend, LPN; and Sharon McDuffie, MST.Edgard Sarmiento has been a nurse with McLeod for two years. He is a staff nurse on the Medical-Surgical Unit for McLeod Medical Center Darlington.

'Edgard exhibi...

McLeod Hospice Offering New Grief Support Groups in Florence and Dillon

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(6/07/10) - McLeod Hospice is offering a new support group for individuals coping with the loss of a loved one. Anyone in the community who is dealing with a loss, whether it's hospice related or not, can participate in the support group.The purpose of the grief support group is to provide:

 ways for dealing with grief

 support for the process of grief

 an environment to meet other people who are grieving

 an opportunity to share and receive emotional suppo...

A Miracle as Mighty as a Dinosaur

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(5/31/10) - It is hard to imagine that any child who has experienced a journey like Braxton's can so effortlessly switch gears from chatting about his many heart surgeries to showing off his most prized possessions: toy dinosaurs. But Braxton doesn't skip a beat, and because of McLeod Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Charles Trant, neither does his heart.At 24-weeks gestation, Jennifer Gainey was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a condition of high blood pressure, and placental abruption, a condition w...

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