Behind the scenes at the hospital

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McLeod Health Clarendon held its first Community Partners Luncheon on Sept. 14. Offered in conjunction with the McLeod Foundation, the Community Partners program allows community leaders to join McLeod administrators and physicians on a behind-the-scenes look at health care at McLeod. Seventeen community members attended the program, which featured a presentation by Dr. Christopher Crawford about stroke and cardiac care at McLeod Health Clarendon. Brad Gerfin, EMS and Cypress Transport director, also gave a presentation about the community paramedicine program for which McLeod Health Clarendon received a grant from the Duke Endowment to establish. Attendees were able to tour a patient room and see a demonstration of AccuVein Illumination and Language Interpretation Services equipment by Terri Greene, clinical specialist. The luncheon concluded with a tour of the emergency department. For additional information on the McLeod Foundation, visit www.mcleodfoundation.org.