DHEC in the News: EMS services, hospital award, recreational shellfish season

Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.

Counties balance time, money in EMS services

When an emergency occurs, any wait is too long.

That’s why county officials say they need to keep fully staffed emergency medical services operations. But it’s getting harder.

Carolinas Hospital System recognized for patient safety record

FLORENCE, SC – Carolinas Hospital System has earned four South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award” from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). The award is in recognition of the facility’s exemplary performance for patient safety in preventing hospital acquired infections.

Recreational shellfish season delayed until Oct. 15

South Carolina’s recreational shellfish harvesting season has been delayed for two weeks because of Hurricane Irma’s impact on coastal water quality.

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