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Oconee Medical Center has been serving the families in the foothills of Western South Carolina for over 65 years. Located in Seneca, South Carolina, the center serves the residents of Lake Keowee which includes The Reserve at Keowee, Keowee Mountain and The Cliffs at Keowee communities among others with 125 physicians representing 25 specialties. The 160-bed Oconee Medical Center employs over 1, 400 people and over ninety-five percent of the nursing staff are registered nurses.
Oconee Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, a status that bodes well for continuous improvement as this allows excess earnings to be invested back into the center. In the last 10 years, this amounted to approximately $65 million. In one year alone, over 1, 500 pieces of equipment were purchased to enhance patient care. Yet through quality management processes, Oconee Medical Center’s average inpatient charge is an impressive 33% lower than the regional and state average. Even more impressive, perhaps, is the commitment to charitable care which exceeded $9 million in 2012.
The Center’s commitment to the communities they serve is also apparent in their comprehensive outreach services. Healthcare professionals and medical experts through the Oconee Medical Center Ambassadors Program volunteer to address local businesses and organizations on a variety of health-related topics. The Center also operates a Wellness Center, Home Health Services and a Hospice. The Wellness Center offers education, rehabilitation, screening and counseling. Its Home Health services offers assistance at home either temporarily or long term. The Bridge Program is a collaborative effort with Home Health and Hospice of the Foothills to provide patients with an integrated approach and continuity of care and support through home health staff, hospice nurses and social workers.
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Disparities In Access To Palliative Care — Health Affairs
Postgraduate training opportunities for all disciplines involved in providing palliative care, such as graduate medical education slots, should be increased.