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DEDICATED TO YOUR HEALTH

For more than 45 years, Rural Health Services (RHS) has provided a wide array of primary and preventive healthcare services to the population of Aiken County and surrounding areas.

RHS is a private, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). RHS offers culturally-competent, comprehensive primary, preventive, and supplemental healthcare services to all people, regardless of ability to pay, through its main facility in Aiken and satellite facilities in Clearwater and South Aiken.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Executive Team, providers, and staff, I would like to thank the Aiken County community for allowing Rural Health Services to be your Primary Care Medical Home during the past year.

Our mission to provide accessible, quality, comprehensive primary healthcare services in a dignified and culturally-competent manner would not be possible without the incredible support from our loyal patients and community partners.

I am incredibly proud to call this community our home and you, our family. I look forward to another fantastic year of compassion, quality, and caring.

BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

School-Based Health Services

340B Program

Agriculture Department

Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Cedrick Hair, PharmD, MBA, AAHIVP.

Title: Director of Pharmacy

How long they’ve worked for RHS: Almost 5 years

Where they’re from: Little Mountain, SC

A little about them: "Undergrad-University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC ), MBA and Doctorate in Pharmacy-South University (Columbia, SC). I enjoy traveling and biking. I love music...I play the piano and have done it for 10+years. I enjoy gardening :-)"

A fun fact: "I have a twin brother who is an attorney in SC 😄"
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Crystal Jenkins.

Title: Referral Specialist

How long they’ve worked for RHS: 3 Years

Where they’re from: Spartanburg, SC

A little about them: "I graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. I am a beauty consultant in my spare time, so I spend evenings and weekends working on promoting my business. I love spending time with my family and friends. For fun I like to shop, go to movies, and events. I love to travel and try new things. I just love life."

A fun fact: "I love to cook :)"
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Kimya Justice.

Title: Adult Medicine Patient Care Coordinator for CCPC and FHC

How long they’ve worked for RHS: Almost 5 Years

Where they’re from: Aiken, SC

A little about them: "I graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in Biology. I worked for SC DHEC in the Aiken Environmental Office (covering multiple counties) as an Air Quality Control Specialist for 7 years before leaving and pursuing my nursing degree. I currently hold a BSN and working on my MSN in Nursing Leadership and Management. I love all things sports and travel. Any beach with white sand and clear blue water are my first choices!"

A fun fact: "I LOVE SNEAKERS! I`m ashamed to state how many pairs I currently own!!"
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Brianna Sample.

Title: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

How long they’ve worked for RHS: 2.5 Years

Where they’re from: Michigan

A little about them: "I grew up in Michigan and I am still a HUGE U of M fan. I moved to Georgia in 2013 for nursing school and have remained there since! I met my now husband in 2016. My family and I enjoy being on the lake, tubing, swimming and grilling out. We are also big football fans and spend winter months grilling out together and watching games.
I`m an avid reader, I listen to audiobooks to and from work every day."

A fun fact: “I was a gymnast off and on for almost 12 years until I injured my back!"
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Herminia Santiago.

Title: Billing Specialist

How long they’ve worked for RHS: 14 Years

Where they’re from: Brooklyn, NY

A little about them: “Graduated from St. Croix Central High School in 1984 with a certificate in Business Administration. I am a single mother of one son and 3 daughters, grand mother to 2 grand daughters and 2 grandsons. Lived in Aiken County for 30 years. I am more of a home body, however, for exercising I like to go site seeing while walking since a lot is missed while driving (smile). I enjoy playing board games and spades.”

A fun fact: “I love to jump double dutch and go bike riding.”
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A BIG SHOUT OUT to team members Harvey, Dansby, and Williams for going above and beyond when delivering exceptional patient care! A patient called in to acknowledge these ladies for providing such a wonderful and welcoming experience at our Margaret J. Weston location! ...

Happy #NationalPharmacistDay. Make sure you thank your local pharmacist today! ...

Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Charles Emanuel.

Title: Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

How long they’ve worked for RHS: Almost 5 Years

Where they’re from: Robeson County, NC

A little about them: "I graduated from Orangeburg Wilkinson High School in 1988 and attended South Carolina State College for business. I want to return to school one day, and achieve a long-lost dream of getting my bachelor`s degree in business administration. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family. I also like to help the underprivileged, the poor, the needy, and the homeless. I gather supplies, clothes, and shoes and donate to different ministries."

A fun fact: “I like collecting all things that other people think are trash."
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Christin Noe.

Title: Head Pharmacist at FHC

How long they’ve worked for RHS: 6 and 1/2 Years

Where they’re from: Aiken, SC

A little about them: "I have a BS in Biology and Chemistry from USCA in 2009. PharmD from South University in 2015. I love spending time with my family, drawing/painting, exercising, and yoga/meditation."

A fun fact: “I am studying to become fluent in Spanish, and I am learning ASL (sign language) to reach more patients."
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Gail B. Diggs.

Title: Director of Outreach & Community Services

How long they’ve worked for RHS: 15 years

Where they’re from: Aiken, SC

A little about them: "I went to Aiken High School and then USC-Columbia (I love spending time with my family, especially with my grandchildren)."

A fun fact: “I`m a country girl!"
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Did you know?! This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Please stop by any of our three sites to receive your flu shot TODAY!

FREE with insurance
$10 without insurance
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Shadie Hall.

Title: Director of School-Based Health Services/Early Childhood Development

How long they’ve worked for RHS: 4 months

Where they’re from: Born and raised in Saluda, SC; lived in Charleston for 10 years before relocating to N. Augusta

A little about them: "Graduated from Saluda High School, and College of Charleston; My husband and I reside in North Augusta, and we have two adult children (Maison and Kinsley); I enjoy traveling, Good Will Shopping and attending basketball and football games."

A fun fact: “I played on the basketball team at the College of Charleston - #GoCougars!"
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! Today, we highlight Janmary Ruiz.

Title: Medicaid Enrollment Specialist

How long they’ve worked for RHS: Almost 4 years

Where they’re from: Puerto Rico

A little about them: “I love to cook and eat ! Love to try different kinds of cuisines. love the beach
Have 3 boys and 2 goats”

A fun fact: “I LOVE TO FISH”
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! This week, we highlight Angela Posey!

Title: Dental Hygienist

How long they`ve worked for RHS: 5 1/2 Years

Where they`re from: Washington DC

About them: "I earned my BS in Science with a concentration in Dental Hygiene at Augusta University. I truly enjoy the patients I encounter daily, each one touches my heart and changes my life daily as I provide the best care to them. I`m a new "glam mother" so I enjoy spending my free time with my "glam daughter" Naomi creating memories and passing on my wisdom."

A fun fact: "My nickname is Ladybug and I LOVE polka dots!!"
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! This week, we highlight Pamela Miles!

Title: School-Based Health Services Coordinator

How long they`ve worked for RHS: 7 years

Where they`re from: Edgefield, SC

Tell us a little about yourself: "I graduated from Strom Thurmond High School class of 1990. I have five kids and two grandchildren that are 23 days apart. I have an associate degree in Accounting and Business and a medical assistant degree from Aiken Technical College. I am currently in school again for my Associate Degree in Early Childhood and Development; then, I will transfer to get my Bachelor`s. I love to shop, travel, and eat. I like drinking wine or coffee on my first porch when I`m off on the weekends. "

A fun fact: "I am a people person. I will talk to anybody."
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Happy #ProviderFriday! On this Provider Friday, we highlight Dr. Carson Kight, our Director of Dental. Learn more about her below!

"I am Dr. Carson Kight, the Director of Dental at the CCPC and a general dentist. For the past 32 ½ years, I have practiced dentistry in Aiken and have been on staff here at the CCPC for the past year and a half.

Services offered here in our dental department include all basic dental services ranging from Oral Health, preventive dental care, Fillings, Crowns, Extractions, some removable partial dentures, minor oral surgery procedures, and more. Having three dentists staffing the dental department allows us a broader range of care.

I have always believed that your smile is the window to your soul... You can tell so much about a person by their smile. It is truly one of our best assets! Studies show that it is one of the top-ranked features in human attraction. Our teeth are so important for proper digestion as well as for helping frame our face. They also are an especially important part of our speech. Assisting our patients in developing a good foundation in oral health care is one of the most important parts of our job here in the Dental department."
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! This week, we highlight Chakira Raines.

Title: Patient Service Representative

How long they’ve worked for RHS: Over 9 years

Where they’re from: Graniteville, SC

A little about them: "I went to Silver Bluff High. I am a three-time cancer survivor who parents a daughter who is an ostomate (she has been using ostomy services since the age of 19). Also, I have a daughter who has trisomy-21, aka Downs Syndrome. I have been working in customer service for about 27 years."

A fun fact: "I love to laugh!"
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Happy #TeamMemberMonday! This week, we highlight Latina Richards!

Name: Latina Richards

Title: PARS

Where they`re from: Brooklyn, NY

A little about them: She loves a good Sip n` Paint Party!
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