During the 2020 Palmetto Care Connections Virtual Summit, the McLeod TeleHealth Team was honored with the Telehealth Innovator Award for the establishment of the School-Based Telehealth Program (SBTP). On February 11, Kathy Rhoad with Palmetto Care Connections personally presented this honor to the TeleHealth team.
In August of 2019, McLeod Health announced a partnership with Florence 1 Schools and The King’s Academy (TKA) to offer the School-Based Telehealth Program. The hospital system recently expanded the program to Florence County School District Two – Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School and Hannah-Pamplico High School. SBTP offers an option for non-emergency medical care through McLeod TeleHealth visits with a McLeod Provider. McLeod provided each of the participating schools with telehealth equipment including a computer, monitor, camera and other devices such as a remote stethoscope and otoscope. McLeod Providers working with the School-Based Telehealth Program include Dr. Focell Jackson-Dozier; Lisa Wallace, NP; Allison Slice, FNP; and Brandi Powell Russ, NP.