CareSouth Carolina's Associate Medical Director, Jeri Andrews, Presents at National Summit

October 19th 2023

Jeri Andrews, Associate Medical Director of CareSouth Carolina, recently delivered a presentation at the "Making the Most of Mobile Care" summit hosted by the Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas. 

In her session, attendees had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into CareSouth Carolina's rural mobile health program, including operational best practices in scheduling, staffing, and equipment selection. Jeri Andrews also shed light on how mobile health has become a powerful platform for the development and strengthening of community partnerships.

The summit, titled "Making the Most of Mobile Care," focused on many different aspects of delivering mobile health services, driven by the growing need to address the social determinants of health, improve healthcare accessibility, and respond effectively to local emergencies. 

Jeri Andrews addressed critical questions concerning the inception of mobile care programs, including the policies, personnel, and equipment necessary for their development.

“We have been so very fortunate at CareSouth Carolina to have community partners who have supported our mobile programs for the last 10 years,” Andrews said. “I was delighted and honored for the opportunity to share some of our best practices with health center leaders in North and South Dakota.”

Andrews has been with CareSouth Carolina for more than a decade and was instrumental in the implementation of the organization’s ROADS (Reach Out And Delivering Services) units, which are a fleet of mobile units that are used to provide services— including school-based care and Telehealth services— in the community. 

These innovative mobile units serve as lifelines for providing services, including school-based care and Telehealth services, to communities in need. Jeri's dedication and leadership were duly recognized when she received the prestigious "Award for Nursing Leadership 2022" from the Center for Nursing Leadership at the Annual Leadership Summit last year. In 2021, she was also honored with the 'Emerging Leader of the Year Award' by the South Carolina Primary Healthcare Association (SCPHCA).

CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.

Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women's services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, infectious disease primary care, IV therapy, substance abuse prevention, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, senior support services, family support services, clinical counseling, laboratory, ultrasound, X-Ray, agricultural worker health services, and veterans choice provider.

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