Site Visit

The Health Care Safety Net in South Carolina: A Test of Tenacity
February 17–19, 2004


Jennifer Ryan & Randy A. Desonia


This site visit to the state of South Carolina provided an opportunity to experience and understand the unique makeup of the health care safety net in a southern state. Site visitors had the opportunity to interact with health care providers, state officials, faith-based organizations and leaders of provider-driven volunteer initiatives. They also learned about the challenges of access to care in rural areas and among diverse population groups. The group visited the Sea Island Medical Center and Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach and Wellness House; a migrant farm worker camp on Johns Island; and a “medical home” site, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Care in North Charleston.

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For details on participants' impressions, see the Site Visit Report.

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