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home : news : lakelands & beyond April 28, 2016



1/20/2013 1:58:00 AM
Self opens new facility in Laurens
An architect’s rendering of the new Self Medical Center – Laurens facility.
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An architect’s rendering of the new Self Medical Center – Laurens facility.

April Alexander (center), a receptionist at Self Medical Center – Laurens, explains the many amenities in the patient rooms at the state-of-the-art facility.
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April Alexander (center), a receptionist at Self Medical Center – Laurens, explains the many amenities in the patient rooms at the state-of-the-art facility.


Brian King
Staff Writer


LAURENS, SC – Self Regional Healthcare has had a presence in Laurens County for the past six years with Family Healthcare – Clinton and Internal Medicine – Laurens. Those two practices now share a single state-of-the-art facility on Highway 76 between Clinton and Laurens.

Doctors, nurses and staff of the new facility welcomed hundreds of guests for a tour of the facility and refreshments. The NFL Network Thursday Night Football Tailgate Tour crew was on hand to provide entertainment and a chance to win a GPS and an HDTV/Xbox 360 package.

The patient experience begins at the reception desk, where a receptionist checks the patient in and then escorts them back to a patient room with a sliding door that provides complete privacy for the patient. If any lab work needs performed prior to the doctor seeing the patient, then the patient stops at the lab on the way to the room.  Any other tests that may be required, with the lone exception of x-rays, are completed in the patient room. Doctors and nurses enter the room through a door opposite the one where the patient enters.

“We look at this as a new concept of healthcare,” said Bill Keith, senior vice president of administration for Self Regional Helathcare. “This allows us to get patients in the room quicker. Everything here is patient-focused.”

Keith also noted the high-tech focus of the facility. Every room has a large screen TV where doctors and nurses hook up there laptop computers so that patients everything that is being done.

“Interconnectedness is the key to providing better care,” Keith said. “All records are available to all Self facilities. Our mission is to provide high quality healthcare to all of the people in the Lakelands area. Having everything connected allows us to provide better services to all of those people.”

There will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at noon before the task of moving the rest of the equipment begins in earnest. Patients will begin being seen at the new facility on Monday, January 28, at 8 a.m.

For more information on the new facility, read the Self Medical Center – Laurens information sheet or visit their website at www.selfmedicalgroup.org/Laurens



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