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Learn how to manage multiple medications 

Are you being prescribed multiple drugs by multiple doctors and find it difficult to keep track of all of your medications? Do you wonder how medications and supplements interact? If so, mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. when Lynn Harrelson, RPh, FASCP, will address these questions and more at the Parkinson’s Support Group of Beaufort and Port Royal’s next meeting.

Ms. Harrelson is a senior care clinical pharmacist with more than 35 years of experience. She provides medication therapy management services to patients across the Southeast. The meeting is free and open to those who are managing multiple medications, dealing with aging or chronic disease. The Parkinson Support Group meeting will be from 1:30-3 p.m. at Shell Point Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway, across from the Bi-Lo Shopping Center. For more information, contact Rose Ewing at 843-252-3001 or rewing@alcco.com.

Pinnacle Plastic Surgery has community events 

• Thursday, October 2: Pinnacle Plastic Surgery’s First Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 7 Mallett Way, Bluffton, SC, 29910. Join a champagne reception as Pinnacle Plastic Surgery celebrates its first anniversary. Tour the facility and meet Dr. Audrey Klenke as you enjoy light refreshments, product demonstrations, fantastic door prizes and the grand unveiling of The Bra Project of the Lowcountry.

• Thursday, October 9: Pinnacle Plastic Surgery Presents: The Bra Project of the Lowcountry, 5 to 8:30 p.m., at Belk of Beaufort. Vote for your favorite one-of-a-kind, student-designed bra and be entered for a chance to win that bra. You can also vote at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, located at 7 Mallett Way in Bluffton, from October 3-23. The Bra Project benefits DragonBoat Beaufort to help local breast cancer survivors.

• Tuesday, October 28: Breast Reconstruction Lecture, noon to 1 p.m., at Beaufort Memorial Hospital Keyserling Cancer Center conference room. Join the Paula Williams Memorial Breast Cancer Support Group as Beaufort County’s only female plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Audrey Klenke, gives an informative lecture regarding the latest in breast reconstruction options. Please RSVP at 843-815-6699 or Lindsay@PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com.


Beaufort Memorial named ‘Most Wired’ 

For the 12th straight year, Beaufort Memorial earned a spot on the list of nation’s Most Wired Hospitals in the U.S., putting it in the company of some of the most prestigious medical centers in the country.

Only six South Carolina hospitals met the American Hospital Association’s set of rigorous IT criteria designed to reduce the likelihood of medical errors.

Each year, Hospitals & Health Networks magazine conducts a survey that asks hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information technology initiatives. This year, respondents completed 680 surveys, representing 1,900 hospitals.

“The Most Wired data show that shared information allows clinicians and patients to have the information they need to promote health and make the most informed decisions about treatments,” said Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the AHA. “Hospitals, their clinicians and their communities are doing tremendous work to enhance their IT systems in ways that support care and delivery improvement, and patient engagement goals.”

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