Celebrating three years of affiliation with MUSC Health
From left, Robert Harrington, MD - MUSC Chief Physician Executive, Matt Severance, Chief Affiliations Officer, MUSC, Dave Hamill, Chief Executive Officer, HRMC, Julie Allen, Chief Financial Officer, HRMC, Michelle Strickland, Director of Marketing, HRMC, Susanne Peeples, Hampton County Chamber of Commerce President, Jake Sullivan, Hampton County Chamber of Commerce Vice President.From left, Robert Harrington, MD - MUSC Chief Physician Executive, Matt Severance, Chief Affiliations Officer, MUSC, Dave Hamill, Chief Executive Officer, HRMC, Julie Allen, Chief Financial Officer, HRMC, Michelle Strickland, Director of Marketing, HRMC, Susanne Peeples, Hampton County Chamber of Commerce President, Jake Sullivan, Hampton County Chamber of Commerce Vice President.
Hampton Regional Medical Center and Hampton County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Quarterly Meeting and Progress Update celebrating three years of affiliation with MUSC Health on October 5, 2023 in the HRMC dining room. Approximately 50 local community members, business owners, Hampton Regional leadership and MUSC leadership gathered for a dinner and presentation. The dinner was catered by HRMC Lead Chef Andy Patterson and his team, with an impressive menu featuring shrimp and grits, alice springs chicken, bacon wrapped asparagus and other upscale southern dishes, finished off with a crowd favorite, apple crisp.
The presentation by HRMC and MUSC leadership covered the many doors that have been opened by this relationship, as well as the potential for future services and programs. All of these efforts drive home the mission of bringing the residents of the Hampton area quality healthcare, close to home. Presentations were given by MUSC Chief Executive Officer Dave Hamill, MUSC Director of Marketing Michelle Strickland, MUSC Chief of Affiliations Matt Severence and Chief Physician Executive Robert Harrington, MD. Both MUSC Executives complimented the strengths of the HRMC staff and facility and their great working relationship over the past three years, remarking on how capable and compassionate the hospitalist providers are — as they often work together to care for patients through TeleHealth programs. Together they have worked to reduce the outmigration of patients, and keep Hampton patients in Hampton County.
The MUSC In Our DNA SC project was also on site for this event, providing free DNA sequencing. This community research project provides this genetic testing at no cost with the goal of enrolling 100,000 participants through January 2026.
The night ended with 36 participants enrolled in the genetic testing and the overarching message of a commitment to improving access to healthcare in rural South Carolina. By using the strengths and resources of both Hampton Regional and MUSC facility and staff, the residents of Hampton County can receive a higher level of care without the hassle of traveling far from home and family. This relationship is integral to the future of the region and the state as healthcare changes and evolves. Innovations in TeleHealth and other options continue to provide more opportunities, and Hampton County residents can look for more services and offerings through HRMC in the coming years.