Press Room

GE Healthcare and HCA Collaborate to Tackle Hand Hygiene

HCA’s Summerville Medical Center uses real-time data and analytics to track hand hygiene compliance SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – April 11, 2013 –  GE Healthcare and HCA’s Summerville Medical Center have collaborated to develop and deploy a data driven technology solution that tracks hand washing data as it relates to patient care through the use of small sensor tags. The ...

Doc At The Door

Old fashioned house calls make a come back For Tina Brabham, going to the doctor presented many challenges. Over the course of her life, starting with her teenage years, Brabham has lost use of her muscles in her arms and legs as a result of the disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Now 50, the Summerville mother and grandmother is considered a quadriplegic. While she has pursued as much in ...

Lowcountry's Largest Loser

Who will be the Lowcountry’s Largest Loser? Over the next three months, 12 local residents who are struggling with weight problems will see who has the most success slimming down as part of the Lowcountry’s Largest Loser contest, collaboration between Trident Health, Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center, Pivotal Fitness and WCBD-TV, Channel 2. All 12 contestants are receiving suppor ...

Colleton Medical Center Names New CEO

Walterboro, S.C./ March 12, 2013 – Colleton Medical Center (CMC) has announced the appointment of Brad Griffin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective May 1.  He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Ocala Health System, overseeing operations of a two hospital system that included the 200-bed Ocala Regional Medical Center and 70-bed West Marion Community ...

Colleton Medical Center Launches Digital ER Wait Times

Walterboro, S.C./ March 5, 2013 – Colleton Medical Center (CMC) announced it will begin posting its average Emergency Department wait times on a digital billboard in Walterboro. The screen will feature a digital clock which will display the average ER wait time at CMC. The wait time is defined as the time a patient comes in the door at the emergency department until they see a qual ...

2012 Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients Announced

North Charleston, S.C./ February 27, 2013 – Trident Health recently announced the recipients of the 2012 Frist Humanitarian Award presented nationally to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) employees and volunteers. Trident Medical Center 2012 recipients include employee Chrystal Wilson, hospital volunteer Dot Prevatte and Dr. James Martin. Summerville Medical Center recipients includ ...

Trident Senior Health

Trident Senior Health Devotes Extra Attention to Aging Issues Trident Senior Health understands that those age 55 and up deserve a different approach to health care, one that is tailored to the many changes they face as they grow older. As a result, its physician, Dr. Mark Meiler, is board-certified in geriatrics as well as family medicine. “He has specific training on the process of a ...

Trident Senior Health

Trident Senior Health Devotes Extra Attention to Aging Issues Trident Senior Health understands that those age 55 and up deserve a different approach to health care, one that is tailored to the many changes they face as they grow older. As a result, its physician, Dr. Mark Meiler, is board-certified in geriatrics as well as family medicine. “He has specific training on the process of a ...

March Of Dimes

March of Dimes Excited for a Huge Year From tackling polio to preventing premature births, the March of Dimes has promoted the health of children across the United States since 1938. And as the national organization celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, Trident Health’s top leaders are chairing the April 27 March for Babies in Charleston, a 3-mile walk at Cannon Park. “Each year m ...

Trident and Summerville Medical Centers Receive Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement

North Charleston, S.C./ February 25, 2012 – The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has announced that Trident and Summerville Medical Centers have been recognized as Blue Distinction Centers. TMC and SMC have met nationally established quality care and outcomes criteria for Knee and Hip Replacement. TMC and SMC are two of three Charleston area hospitals who ha ...

Trident Medical Center Performs First Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant In United States

North Charleston, S.C. / February 7, 2012 – On Wednesday January 9, Trident Medical Center became the first hospital in the country to perform a Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) implant. The surgery was performed by neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Highsmith, who is one of just 10 surgeons nationwide trained in implanting this device.    The device, which was created by Boston ...

Trident Medical Center to Host March of Dimes March for Babies Kick Off

North Charleston, S.C./ February 4, 2012 – The March of Dimes will kick off their 2013 March for Babies fundraising campaign in Charleston on February 5, 2013 at 12 noon at Trident Medical Center. March for Babies raises funds for vital research to help prevent premature birth and birth defects. Individuals, families and businesses throughout Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties are ...

Trident Health Offers Free February “Heart Health” Events

North Charleston, S.C./ January 30, 2012 – According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Throughout February, Trident Health will be providing their annual “Heart Health Events”, including free heart screenings and the latest information to help individuals lead a ...

Summerville Medical Center Plans Pediatric Expansion

Summerville, S.C. / January 22, 2012 – Summerville Medical Center (SMC) announced pivotal upgrades for pediatric services within the hospital. By mid-summer, a 4,000-square-foot addition to the Emergency Department and a 3,500-square-foot unit on the second-floor will be ready for children up to 17 years old.   Rooms will have child-friendly artwork, colors and lighting as wel ...

SMC Pediatrics Expansion

Summerville Medical Center to boost emergency care, other services for kids   With the start of 2013, Summerville Medical Center (SMC) moves forward with pivotal upgrades to the places children receive care within the hospital. By mid-summer, a 4,000-square-foot addition to the Emergency Department, and a 3,500-square-foot unit on the second-floor, both dedicated to pediatrics, will be read ...