Health issues don't take nights and weekends off.
Our quality care and treatment don't either. Call 9-1-1 if you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency.
At KershawHealth our Emergency Department (ED) team is staffed 24/7 with emergency physicians, nurses and staff who are trained in providing emergency care. Our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you and your family when you need it most.
Chest Pain Awareness
Heart attacks have beginnings. These beginnings occur in more than 50% of patients. Most importantly, if recognized in time, these "beginnings" can be treated before the heart is damaged!
Heart disease causes approximately 1 of 4 deaths in the United States.
- About 50% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. This suggest that many people don't act on early warning sign.
- Survey results show that only 27% of the respondents were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 911.
- By sharing Early Heart Attack Education (EHAC), we can change these sobering statistics!
KershawHealth received Chest Pain Center accrediatation from the American College of Cardiology. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best heart care treatment available. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:
- Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
- Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
- Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
- Improve quality of life after a heart episode
Visit this link to learn more about Hands-Only CPR.
Early signs and symptoms that can begin hours or days before a heart attack. You may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms. You may experience mild chest symptoms, such as pressure, burning, aching or tightness. These symptoms may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe.
- Pain that travels down one or both arms
- Jaw pain
- Chest pressure, squeezing or discomfort
- Back pain
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling of fullness
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at KershawHealth.
Remember, call 9-1-1 if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment. EMS staff are trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped. It is best to call EMS for rapid transport to the emergency room.
KershawHealth Medical Center
Haile and Roberts Street
Camden, SC 29020
April Wach, RN
Emergency Services Director
Are you a US military veteran? First, we'd like to thank you for your service to our country. If you need to contact the VA Medical Center or the Department of Veterans Affairs in Columbia, here is their contact information:
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please know that confidential help is just a phone call away.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255