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Life Care Center of Charleston residents were neighbors in W. Virginia

West Virginia sign

Wanda Lively grew up near Beckley, West Virginia. So did Margaret Cook.

The girls were neighbors in the 1930s and ’40s, growing up in the same area. Fast forward to October 2016, and the former neighbors reunited – 400 miles away!

Life Care Center of Charleston associate bikes 110 miles for MS

Kathryn Harris, admissions assistant, right, with her mother, LuAnna Harris

Kathryn Harris, admissions assistant at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, recently bicycled 110 miles to give her mother a chance for a brighter future.

Harris took part in the Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood on Sept. 17-18, 2016. The ride, which started and finished in Tanglewood Park, North Carolina, raised money for multiple sclerosis, from which Harris’ mother, LuAnna Harris, suffers.

Dr. Sheldon wins Life Care Centers of America’s Heritage Award

Dr. William Sheldon

Life Care Centers of America recently presented Dr. William Sheldon, medical director at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, with its Heritage Award.

The award was given on March 17, 2016, during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. It recognizes contributions to the advancement of the art of healing, career achievement and service as an example of dedication to patients.

October 2015 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

JoAnn Heck, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, took extra time to educate a resident and his wife when the resident received doctor’s orders to be on insulin just as he was preparing to go home. Heck then gave the couple her personal cell phone number so they could call her with questions.

Charleston rallies around associate impacted by church shooting

Associates from Life Care Center of Charleston dressed in blue and white to show solidarity – Charleston Strong.

It’s one thing to read about the recent shootings in the news. It’s quite another to see tragedy happen in your own backyard, to people you know.

The shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015, was viewed by many as a troubling sign of persistent racism. But it was more than that. For Tommie Pinckney, a physical therapist at Life Care Center of Charleston, it was personal.

Rehab department provides Christmas gifts for local family

Santa’s elves looked a lot like therapists this year.

Members of the rehab department at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, heard about a mother of six in the community whose home had just been foreclosed on. With the holidays approaching, they sprang into action to make sure the family still had a merry Christmas.

Charleston receives Business Development Award of Excellence

Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, recently received the Business Development Award of Excellence for parent company Life Care Centers of America’s Bluegrass Region.

Life Care Center of Charleston was nominated for its Pumpkin Patch event from Oct. 15 – 31.