Women's Health

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 Breast Care Center

Passion and commitment push Trident Breast Care Center to excellence   Ann Anderson-Witte understands that no one looks forward to a mammogram. “You’re so anxious and nervous about it any time you come for a test like that,” she says. “There’s a fear of the unknown.” Part of her work as a mammogram technologist at Trident Breast Care Center is to put wom ...

Hospital Patients Don't Have To Wait To See OB

"One of the most recognizable advantages is having someone in house when an emergency presents.” Dr. Susan Kady Wilson, Summerville Medical Center  Everyone knows waiting is a part of pregnancy. But when a pregnant woman is ready to deliver or otherwise needs urgent care, it’s best for her to see an obstetrician/gynecologist right away.The new OB/GYN Hospitalist Program a ...

Music Therapy Becoming a Major Healing Tool

Twice a week, Iris Bridwell travels from Eutawville to Trident Medical Center (TMC) in North Charleston, where she spends three hours receiving an infusion of magnesium, something her body has a hard time holding onto. Without the treatments, 64-year-old Bridwell would be weak, fatigued and in pain. The reality that she must continue them for the rest of her life used to be difficult but no long ...

Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait

There are a variety of reasons why expectant parents might want to schedule their baby’s birth earlier than 39 weeks into pregnancy.  If it’s not discomfort, then it might be a desire for predictability. Picking a time to deliver a baby, whether by C-section or induction, allows out-of-town relatives to make travel plans and could prevent a middle-of-the-night rush to the hospital ...

Trident Health System Welcomes Dr. Rose Delores Gibbs

First African-American Female to Receive a Medical Degree from MUSC   North Charleston, S.C./ October 10, 2011 – Trident Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Rose Delores Gibbs to the medical staff. For the last 27 years, Dr. Gibbs has practiced Internal Medicine at Berkeley Medical Center in Moncks Corner. Previously, she was a U.S. Peace Corps Medical Officer from ...

World Breastfeeding Week Focuses on Emergency Preparedness

Charleston, S.C./ July 29, 2009 – In an emergency situation, mothers who are breastfeeding their babies don’t have to worry about finding clean water or formula to feed their child. That’s the message of the 2009 World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7. Trident Health System lactation consultants will be sharing that message next week with displays at both Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical ...

Early Detection Saves Live

An annual mammogram can help identify abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. This knowledge can be powerful in the fight against cancer.Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death among American women. Now, a new tool is available at Trident Health System that is especially helpful at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts. Tool for the Digital AgeDig ...

Breast MRI: Safeguarding With Sentinelle

According to the American Cancer Society, women at high risk for breast cancer should have an annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan in addition to a standard mammogram. Trident Medical Center provides the most precise screening possible with advanced new technology. "The Sentinelle Table is a useful tool in conjunction with MRI. These highly advanced diagnostic tools can show the earliest s ...

Breast MRI Now Available at Trident Medical Center

According to the American Cancer Society, women at high risk for breast cancer should have an annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan in addition to a standard mammogram. Trident Medical Center provides the most precise screening possible with advanced new technology.  While a mammogram will find many abnormalities, it does not always detect abnormalities if the tissue is very dense. One ...

Yearly mammograms can save lives

“Early Detection Saves Lives. You Get the Picture?” That’s the new slogan on the Trident Health System’s bright pink billboards reminding women drivers the importance of routine mammograms. Jean Hoover is the mammography technician at Moncks Corner Medical Center. Hoover is certified through the American College of Radiology and the State of South Carolina. She examines 225-250 patients monthly. “ ...

Breastfeeding: Benefits for baby and mother

Makers of baby formula have devoted years of research to match the nutritional needs of babies naturally provided by the mother through breast milk.A perfect mixture of the fat, sugar, water, and protein needed for a baby's development, breast milk is easier for an infant to digest than formula and carries important antibodies.When you factor in the health benefits for the mother, breastfeeding is ...

Spirit of Women

The life of a woman is a miraculous progression of changing physical, emotional and spiritual needs.From adolescence and childbirth to menopause and beyond, each decade presents unique health challenges and new lifestyle opportunities.At Trident Health System, understanding and meeting the changing healthcare needs of women in our community begins with Spirit of Women®— a national coalition of hos ...