Springs Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for its stroke care.
The Joint Commission evaluated Springs Memorial in July, finding it “thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients,” said Michele Sacco, M.S., interim executive director, Certification Programs. “We commend Springs Memorial for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community.”
Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, said, “by adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines Springs has clearly made it a priority to deliver high quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”
Established in 2003, Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.
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Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
▪ Laura C. Cook has joined the Rock Hill law firm of James C. Hardin III, PLLC as an associate attorney. Her practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, trusts, business succession, asset protection, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, and taxation.
Cook is a member of the South Carolina Bar, North Carolina Bar, and Mecklenburg County Bar Association. She holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation and a certificate in estate planning from Georgetown University Law Center. She obtained her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Clemson University.
▪ Seven managers at Family Trust Federal Credit Union have been named to new positions at five branches.
Gabriela Talkington is manager of the branch at the Family Trust Center on White Street. She joined Family Trust in 2005 and previously was manager of the branch on Dave Lyle Boulevard.
Victoria Chandler is assistant manager of the branch on White Street. She joined Family Trust in 2006 and was assistant manager of the branch on White Street before it closed for the construction. A Rock Hill resident, she received certification as a medical office assistant from York Technical College in 2006.
Marieta Moore is manager of the branch on Dave Lyle. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University in Alabama in 2015.
Josh Nyegaard of Rock Hill is assistant branch manager on Dave Lyle. He was previously assistant manager at the branch on Ebenezer Road.
Elizabeth Bergstrom of Rock Hill is assistant manager of the branch on Ebenezer Road. She joined Family Trust in 2014 as a lending consultant.
Jessica Horne of York is assistant manager of the branch in Clover. She joined Family Trust in 2011 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Winthrop University.
Josh Gaines of Gastonia, N.C., is assistant manager of the branch on Albright Road. He joined Family Trust in 2011 and has a bachelor’s degree in history from Winthrop University.
▪ The nominating committee for directors of the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce has recommended the following candidates to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors, beginning Dec. 1: Don Long, community volunteer; Donna Bordeaux, Bordeaux and Bordeaux, CPA; Fred Caldwell, Fred Caldwell Chevrolet; Jane DuBois, Lake Wylie Marketing /Lake Wylie Today; and Doug McSpadden, McSpadden Custom Homes.
Additional names of candidates for directors can be nominated with a petition signed by at least 10 qualified members of the chamber. Petitions must be filed with the secretary of the chamber by 5 p.m. Nov. 20.
▪ Mary Applegate of Fort Mill has become a certified Ageless Grace educator, a program for fitness professionals who work seniors and special populations. For information, contact Grace at 803-802-0813 or email@example.com.
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