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Gov. Nikki Haley names new leader for South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday nominated her former deputy chief of staff to replace the outgoing director of South Carolina's Medicaid agency.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-10/gov-nikki-haley-names-new-lea
Across the region

...the position in 2012.Ex-worker sentenced in breach of dataCOLUMBIA - A former employee at South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has been sentenced to three years probation in connection with a breach of data from the agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-06/across-region
SC lawmakers wary of changing hospital rules

...at least $2 million in capital improvements or purchase $600,000 in equipment.An official with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control on Wednesday proposed allowing construction work less than $50 million and new equipment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-13/sc-lawmakers-wary-changing-h
DHEC: SC infant mortality lowest in decades

...rate of babies dying before their first birthday in 2013 was 6.9 deaths per 1,000 babies born, according to Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton. That's down from 7.6 deaths per 1,000 births in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-29/dhec-sc-infant-mortality-low
Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

...had distinct responsibilities, including the Centers for Disease Control, The Department of Defense, and the Department of Health and Human Services.But on Thursday, Obama conceded that such a point person might in fact be necessary even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-17/former-biden-chief-staff
Maralynne Mitcham

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Maralynne D. Mitcham, the esteemed professor, mentor, colleague, and friend of many in the Charleston area and throughout the world, died Friday morning, October 17, 2014 at her home in Charleston. Relatives and friends of Dr.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172911443
SC reports season's 1st flu death

COLUMBIA - Health officials say South Carolina has had its first death of this flu season. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said it was notified Tuesday that someone from the Midlands died from laboratory-confirmed flu. DHEC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/sc-reports-seasons-1st-flu-d
Second enrollment period for health care coverage begins Nov. 15

...private insurance through the law as of August, including more than 316,000 in Georgia, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, 87 percent got a subsidy to enroll and their average premium was $54, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-03/second-enrollment-period-hea
U.S. Energy Department disputes South Carolina's refusal to extend tank closure deadline

...debate deadlines for cleaning up Cold War-era nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.The state's Department of Health and Environmental Control denied in late August a request to extend the closure date for two tanks. The Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-22/us-energy-department-dispute
South Carolina denies request to postpone tank closures at Savannah River Site

...Department's deadlines for cleaning up Cold War-era, nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control denied a request from the Energy Department to postpone the closure date for two tanks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-02/south-carolina-denies-reques