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Dual Joint Certification Wins Trident Top Honor

Recognized as the first hospital in South Carolina to achieve certification from ?The Joint Commission in both hip and knee total joint replacement, Trident ?Medical Center earned The Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ in December 2008. he Joint Commission, created in 1951 for the purpose of improving the safety and quality of the nation’s healthcare—found Trident Medical Center to comply with th ...

Summerville Medical Center Voted Best Hospital and Urgent Care Facility

The new year has brought honors for Summerville Medical Center.  The 94-bed hospital was voted best hospital and best urgent care/emergency facility in January by Summerville residents the Summerville Journal Scene’s first annual Reader’s Choice Awards survey.  The Reader’s Choice survey asked readers for their favorite selections in Dining, Goods and Services, Medical Services, Pro ...

Haven’t got time for the pain

The pain was crippling and completely unbearable, but as the CEO of my family, how could I survive nearly a month and a half on pain pills? That’s how long I was first told I would have to wait for lithotripsy – the treatment I needed for my kidney stone.  In the meantime, my family still needed me to be their full-time superhero – an impossible feat while living with unimaginable pain.Then w ...

Thank you, Marci

It was January 29, 2007 and I was tearing down the backside of Mt. Samoens in France, determined not to let the pack of skiers I was with get ahead of me.  This was the first trip I had taken since purchasing my new snowboard, and man was it a fast ride.  The only downer on the whole trip so far was the conditions on the mountain.  Very spotty coverage and a bit icy…but not bad enou ...

Back in the game, without any pain

Speed, agility and hard work have earned William the starting tailbackposition for the Goose Creek Cators.That means he's got to be on top of his game, playing his best, every play, every practice and especially, every game.When William was injured in the middle of last season, running and cutting was really painful, and suddenly it looked like his chances at college ball might be in jeopardy.That ...

Thanks to Summerville Medical

“I was seen in your emergency room on Saturday, May 10, 2008.  I was brought back to an examination room almost within minutes after my arrival, being seen for chest pains and difficulty of breathing.  Two nurses, Kelly and Sarah, gave me personal, expedient and the most professional care I could have wished for.  Dr. Deborah Younger was the attending physician and was absolutely wo ...