Agape Senior wins national quality award

Agape Senior of Rock Hill recently received a National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association.

The award was presented at the 65th Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo held in Washington, D.C. Bernard Brice represented Agape Senior at the convention.

The ACHA National Quality Award Program recognizes post-acute care centers across the country committed to improved quality care. The program’s standards for quality are based on the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria and encourages facilities to commit, achieve, and excel in quality performance.

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Home South

is holding its grand-opening celebration from Oct. 25 to Nov. 8 at the Galleria. The new 30,000-square-foot store is located in the former Goody’s space, on the backside of the Galleria.

Home South is a new retail home furnishings concept store from its parent company, Carolina Pottery. It features home accents and furnishings, seasonal decor, wicker furniture, outdoor cushions and pillows, housewares, ribbon and floral supplies.

• Herald outdoor columnist

Jim Casada

was recently honored by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, and will serve as the organization’s president for the coming year. It is the second time he has served in that capacity.

Casada’s writings won honors for:

Magazine Short Feature, first place for “In Praise of Pocket Knives,” which appeared in South Carolina Wildlife magazine.

Outdoor Entrepreneur Category, first place, for production and promotion of a body of work on outdoor writer Archibald Rutledge. This included editing and compiling five books containing his stories, work on a biography of him, multiple magazine articles on his life, and a research fellowship at the National Sporting Library.

Outdoor Book Category, third place, for “Remembering the Greats: Profiles of Turkey Hunting’s Old Masters.”

Conference Site Story, third place for “Tennessee Turkey Waltz,” a story which appeared in Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine.


Physicians Choice Laboratory Services

is donating $10,000 to NAMI Piedmont Tri-County. These funds were raised during the planning and finalization of PCLS’s Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament that was held Oct. 13.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Piedmont Tri-County is the local affiliate of the national organization and provides our area with programs and support groups for individuals, family members, businesses and other community partners in Chester, Lancaster and York counties.

Physicians Choice is a specialty healthcare solutions provider offering testing services focused on drug toxicology, pharmacogenetics, infectious disease, and personalized medicine.