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CareSouth Carolina’s Marek Calhoun was presented with the ‘Award For Excellence’ by the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA).
Calhoun oversees CareSouth’s Community Health Services and Family Support Services departments. They work to provide health screenings, health education, social services navigation, hospital case management, address social determinates of health and help to provide access to a medical home to those in the Pee Dee community.
“I was totally surprised,” Calhoun said. “I will say it is an honor to even be nominated but to receive this award is such an amazing feeling. I love what I do, I love working in the community and having an opportunity to make a difference, you know to serve! For the person or persons who nominated m, thank you for the glowing nomination. I will take a few minutes to enjoy this wonderful accomplishment and get back to work! You know, putting my head down and getting it done for those that need us!
His nomination for the award read:
“Marek has an army of CHW’s and he has led the charge in outreach for the COVID-19 vaccines using the Mobys in our communities and increasing numbers for patients by doing health screenings. He doesn’t mind leading or following, he just wants to make a great impact for his community.”
In March of 2019, Calhoun was awarded a distinguished Master of Advocacy certificate by The National Association of Community Health Centers - Health Center Advocacy Network. The award, which was born out of the Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program, was given in recognition of completion of the requirements for the Fall 2018 NACHC Advocacy Leadership Program.
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 practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, X-Ray, migrant services and veterans choice provider.