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After being a part of the Midlands community for over a century, KershawHealth wants to continue to be there by hearing from you.

"We wanted to be very transparent about this," Joseph Bruce with KershawHealth said.

KershawHealth has been serving the county for over a century, but with financial troubles on their hands there was uncertainty if they'd make it any further.

"A lot of people very worried, 'What's going to happen to them, 'Is my hospital going to be here when I need it in my local community," he said.

Joseph Bruce with KershawHealth works in community development finding out what the people want.

"We're living in a time when I think people are looking to consume their health care often the way they consume other things that it's there available when they need it," Bruce said.

You can now make an appointment with the CEO or board chair on Monday mornings to offer your comments and concerns.

Along with public input, they're implementing a strategic plan.

"There's a lot of changes going on in health care across America and here in South Carolina, so having a plan to guide you through all those changes is really important," Bruce said.

The plan outlines expanding one of their busiest facilities in Elgin and forming partnerships with larger companies for medical service ventures.

This is a big step for KershawHealth who at one point had a negative Fitch rating, a company that provides financial information service.

"Fitch has upgraded our outlook to stable which reflects, not quite frankly that we're out of the woods, but that we have a plan to see us go forward in a systematic comprehensive way," he said.

To make an appointment you can call Janet Sheheen at 803-713-6228. For a list of the trustee board meetings where you can talk to trustees about the strategic plan, you can visit their website at www.kershawhealth.org.

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