Priority: Maintain telehealth flexibilities post pandemic, particularly those flexibilities that increase access to care for children with medical or developmental complexity.

Background: The South Carolina Children’s Hospital Collaborative (SCCHC) is a collaborative partner with the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA), a statewide collaboration of health systems, providers, state agencies, and other shared-mission support organizations that work together to improve the lives of all South Carolinians through telehealth.     SCCHC co-leads a SCTA pediatric telehealth workgroup focusing on the development of quality pediatric telehealth programs.  SCCHC strongly supports the SCTA position that long-term enactment of telehealth flexibilities is critical to maintain access to care even past the pandemic. For more information on the SCTA position regarding telehealth policy, click here:  

 

South Carolina has an organized system of care for high risk mothers and infants.    Each of our member hospitals serves as the regional perinatal center in their respective region.  For more information about South Carolina’s perinatal regionalization system, refer to the SC DHEC South Carolina Health Plan, starting on page 15: https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/docs/Health/docs/StateHealthPlan/2018-2019%20SC%20HEALTH%20PLAN.pdf

The Children’s Heart Program of South Carolina is a coordinated network of pediatric cardiology providers and outreach centers throughout the state, offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular care to South Carolina’s children and surrounding regions.  For more information, contact:
  1. Charleston area:  (843) 876-0444
  2. Columbia area:    (803) 434-7940
  3. Florence area:     (843) 777-7300
  4. Greenville area:  (864) 454-5120

The South Carolina Neonatal Medical Consortium brings together neonatal medicine providers from across to the state to focus on improving the quality of care provided to critically ill or premature infants.   For more information, contact Dr. Dave Annibale at annibald@musc.edu or Julie Ross at rossjr@musc.edu