RMC and MUSC Health Affiliation
About The Affiliation
The affiliation will bring select services to patients in Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg, and surrounding counties being treated at the Regional Medical Center (RMC). Telemedicine will allow RMC and MUSC Health physicians to work together providing specialty care previously unavailable locally. Patients and referring physicians will also have priority access to the MUSC Medical Center, should their condition require hospitalization or treatment in Charleston.
Healthcare Services Offered
Initially, RMC and MUSC Health will collaborate on:
- Telestroke Care
- Surgical Weight Loss
- Cancer Treatment
- Behavioral Health
The Value of Telehealth
Telehealth allows providers and health facilities to expand their reach beyond their own offices. It has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase efficiency through better management of chronic diseases, shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times and fewer or shorter hospital stays. The quality of healthcare services delivered via telehealth is as good as those given in traditional in-person consultations.
On November 17, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, RMC hosted a celebration of the opening of the Pathways to Behavior Health Clinic and renovation of the Behavioral Health Center. Watch a video of the event.
In May, during National Stroke Awareness Month, two events took place – a general Stroke Education event and a Reducing Stroke Risks with Healthy Cooking event.
On April 6, 2015 at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, RMC hosted a community event celebrating affiliation with MUSC Health.
In The Media
November 13, 2015
RMC to hold Behavioral Health Services Ceremony with MUSC Health
September 1, 2015
Radiation Oncologist Joins RMC in Partnership with MUSC Health
January 28, 2015
RMC Announces Affiliation Agreement with MUSC Health
April 7, 2015
MUSC-RMC pact offers treatments for area
January 28, 2015
RMC: MUSC agreement will improve services
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RMC and MUSC Health