Marion County Healthcare Foundation hosted ribbon cutting ceremony for new medical clinic | Community Spirit
MULLINS, S.C.The medical staff at the clinic provides free basic primary medical care to patients that meet the eligibility requirements. The staff includes Parmanand J. Dawani, MD; Erin Stewart, nurse practitioner; Lenora Hewitt, licensed practical nurse; and Lastachia McCall, receptionist. Services provided by the staff include regularly scheduled visits, selective medications when supply is available, referrals to other local resources, and patient education. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (843) 464- 8750.
In order to qualify, patients must be 18 years of age or older, not be able to receive Medicaid or Medicare, not be able to afford to pay for private insurance, meet established income guidelines, provide a picture ID and Social Security card, furnish proof of all household income, and be a resident of Marion County or surrounding communities.
“The services provided by Helping Hands Free Medical Clinic are free to patients that have no financial resources, but aren’t involved with a third party, who need healthcare,” said Gene Tucker, executive director, Marion County Healthcare Foundation. “This clinic is committed to improving life for those in need in our community.”
In conjunction with the recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the Helping Hands Free Medical Clinic, Marion County Health Foundation awarded Marion County School of Practical Nursing a $79,500 grant for a technology update to the school’s computers and education software as well as to help purchase hospital equipment and new mannequins used to train nursing students.
The Marion County School of Practical Nursing is located at the Marion County Technical Education Center. The purpose of the Marion County School of Practical Nursing is to provide quality nursing education, incorporating professional work ethics, to meet the changing needs of healthcare. One hundred percent of graduates find jobs and historically work in long term care facilities, hospitals and physicians' offices. Other career opportunities are available and many graduates continue their nursing education.