As we celebrate Black History Month this February, DHEC would like to take this opportunity to honor the past and present achievements of African Americans who have and are making a difference in Healthcare Quality.Continue reading
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DHEC Celebrates International Women’s Day, March 8; Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some amazing women in Team DHEC who help us achieve our vision of healthy people in healthy communities.Continue reading
Nursing Homes: Apply for CMP Funds
DHEC’s Healthcare Quality would like to remind all nursing homes that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment (CMP) Program is an amazing funding opportunity to apply for that can provide aid and resources to nursing home facilities in South Carolina.
CMP funds may be used for, but not limited to, the following:
- Activities that protect or improve the quality of care or quality of life for residents
- Facility improvement initiatives, such as training or technical assistance
- Assistance to support and protect residents of a facility that closes or is decertified
- Culture change/quality of life
- Projects that support resident and family councils and other consumer involvement in assuring quality care in facilities
- Resident transition due to facility closure or downsizing
- COVID-19 specific funding for virtual technology, such as iPads and tablets
- COVID-19 specific funding for tents and shelters for outdoor visitation
More information regarding the CMP Program and its different application types, including COVID-19 Communicative Technology Funding and COVID-19 In-Person Visitation Aids Funding, is available in DHEC’sNursing Home Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Projects web page.
Contact CMPFunds@dhec.sc.gov with any questions regarding the program.
DHEC Celebrates National Assisted Living Week
National Assisted Living Week, observed September 12-18, is held to recognize the hard work, compassion and care involved in operating assisted living facilities and the residents they serve.
An Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is also known as a Community Residential Care Facility (CRCF) in South Carolina. There are currently 480 licensed CRCFs in the state.
“Compassion, Community, Caring” is this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for CRCFs, but DHEC has continuously aided the facilities despite the many changes that have occurred during the pandemic.Continue reading
Healthcare Quality’s Student Internship Program: 2021 Applications Open March 1
In Summer 2020, Healthcare Quality hosted two interns, Amaya Benson and Maya Bougebrayel, who were able to support, shadow and work with four bureaus and two offices within Healthcare Quality. The interns gained invaluable experiences in many different areas throughout the six weeks of the program as Healthcare Quality continued to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and a new hurricane season. As Healthcare Quality makes way for its upcoming 2021 student internship program with applications being accepted starting March 1, 2021, we asked our two recent interns to describe their time spent with DHEC and what the internship program meant to them.Continue reading