Growing Rural
Technology in Rural Healthcare

Technology in Rural Healthcare

January 20, 2022

Today, we speak with Dr. Nick Patel, Chief Digital Officer at PRISMA and Vice Chair at University of South Carolina. We discuss new ways to think about technology in rural healthcare, closing care gaps, and using outreach to improve delivery.

For more information:
1. Dr. Nick Patel

Integrated Behavioral Health

Integrated Behavioral Health

January 7, 2022

This week, we sit down with Dr. Brittany Rainwater, clinical psychologist at the McLeod Medical Center in Florence. We discuss integrated behavioral health, care models, and the future as we continue to adjust to the COVID pandemic.

For more information:
1. Dr. Brittany Rainwater
2. The McLeod Health Website
3. What is Integrated Behavioral Health?
4. Collaborative Care, Explained

Healthy Learners

Healthy Learners

December 16, 2021

Today, we sit down with Amy Splittgerber and Amanda Metzger of Healthy Learners. We discuss identifying the health needs of children both before and during the COVID pandemic, reaching them where they are to meet those needs, and expanding services to help more children in more places.

More about Healthy Learners:

Other Organizations Mentioned:
Sisters of Charity Health System

Pediatric Outreach Clinics

Pediatric Outreach Clinics

December 2, 2021

This week, we sit down with three pediatricians within the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and PRISMA Health: Dr. R. Caughman Taylor, Dr. C. Osbourne Shuler, and Dr. Heather Staples.

We discuss outreach clinics, subspecialty programs, and the sudden but long-lasting changes brought about by COVID.

For more information about our guests, please see these links on the PRISMA Health website:

”What Does Rural Mean to You?”

”What Does Rural Mean to You?”

November 18, 2021

It's Here! A very special episode to look back on the conversations we've had so far, and the ones still to come. Please enjoy a super cut of answers to the question we ask all our guests: "what does rural mean to you?"

More than Just Healthcare

More than Just Healthcare

June 17, 2021

This week we sat down with Katie Gaul, director for the SC Office for Healthcare Workforce (OHW). We discuss the diversity of people and jobs, the importance of early skill recognition and how to foster trust between communities and the healthcare industry.

For more information about Mme. Gaul, the OHW, and other topics discussed in this episode, please see the links below:

More About Katie Gaul

More About the SC Office for Healthcare Workforce

PDF documents about the SC Rural Incentive Grants can be found here and here

More about Black Men in White Coats

The Arc of Justice

The Arc of Justice

June 10, 2021

We had the pleasure to sit with Dr. Elizabeth Crouch, Deputy Director of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center and an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, to discuss rural-urban differences, positive childhood experiences (PCEs) and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). 


More about Dr. Crouch from the Arnold School and the Rural Health Research Gateway

More about the Rural Health and Minority Research Center

More about the Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare

• (Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program) 
• (Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program 
• (Rural–urban differences in exposure to adverse childhood experiences among South Carolina adults) 
• (Season 2, Episode 2 -Union County Libraries: More than Just Literacy) 
• (Positive Childhood Experiences Before and During COVID-19)

The Rural-Urban Connection

The Rural-Urban Connection

May 20, 2021

We had the pleasure to sit down with English professor and Southern food historian David Shields to discuss the heritage of food and how it unites us.

Find out more about Dr. Shields and Dr. Carter.

People Taking Care of People

People Taking Care of People

May 6, 2021

We spoke with former CEO of SC Community Loan Fund Anna Lewin to discuss entrepreneurial spirit, investing in people and communities, and the importance of paying it forward.



Anna Lewin on LinkedIn

SC Community Loan Fund Website

SC Community Loan Fund Facebook

SC Community Loan Fund Twitter

A Perfect Opportunity

A Perfect Opportunity

April 22, 2021

We had the pleasure to sit down with Kathy Schwarting, CEO of Palmetto Care Connections (PCC), to discuss the key role telehealth plays in rural communities. PCC improves access to quality healthcare for South Carolinians by assisting medical providers and communities through services and education.

You can find out more about Kathy Schwarting here. More information about Palmetto Care Connections can be found on their website and Facebook page.

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