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CONWAY, SC– Conway Medical Center (CMC) has received a $500,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to help fund AccessHealth Horry County, which provides needed quality health care for all, including uninsured and under insured, that is caring, competent and affordable.

AccessHealth Horry County is designed to serve those with chronic and acute medical conditions, especially those with avoidable conditions, who have no physician to create a plan of care or follow up to be sure the plan is effective. The program places special emphasis on those with the avoidable conditions to prevent multiple visits and admissions to the emergency room.  The hope for the end result is that the program will link the patients to a primary care medical home if they do not have one.

“With support from The Duke Endowment, AccessHealth will make it easier for all people to get affordable quality healthcare. The goal is to better manage chronic conditions through preventative care directed by a primary care physician.” said Philip A. Clayton, President and CEO of Conway Medical Center. “

AccessHealth Horry County will serve the residents of Horry County, which includes the area from Myrtle Beach, west to Marion County and from the North Carolina State line south to Georgetown County.

The Duke Endowment, located in Charlotte, N.C., seeks to fulfill the legacy of James B. Duke by improving lives and communities in the Carolinas through higher education, health care, rural churches and children’s services. Since its inception, the Endowment has awarded over $3 billion in grants.

For more information contact Berns Massey at CMC Foundation at 843-347-8058.

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