Telehealth Awards

Each year Palmetto Care Connections presents the South Carolina Telehealth Awards during the Annual SC Telehealth Summit.  Please see the list below of all of the different awards that are presented.

Telehealth National Champion Award
The National Telehealth Champion Award recognizes an individual champion in the areas of clinical care, education, policy or IT support. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have overcome significant barriers or developed revolutionary processes that benefit communities on a national level.

Telehealth State Champion Award
The Telehealth Champion Award recognizes an individual champion in the areas of clinical care, education, policy or IT support. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have overcome significant barriers or developed revolutionary processes that benefit the communities they serve in South Carolina.

The Telehealth Program of Excellence Award
The Telehealth Program of Excellence Award recognizes a mature program (academic or community-based) that can demonstrate considerable outcomes in the areas of clinical intervention, improved access, and community engagement.

Telehealth Pioneer Award
This award recognizes an individual champion in the areas of clinical care, education, or policy who implemented telehealth within a practice, health center, school-based or administrative setting.

Telehealth Innovative Award
This award recognizes an individual champion in the areas of clinical care, education, IT support or policy who is excelling in the adoption and innovation of telehealth within a practice, health center, school-based, or administrative setting.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Recipients:

2020 National Telehealth Champion: Congressman James E. Clyburn, U.S. House of Representatives

2020 State Telehealth Champion: James McElligott, M.D., M.S.C.R., Medical Director, Center for Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina

2020 SC Telehealth Pioneer: Brenda M. Ratliff, M.D., Psychiatrist, S.C. Department of Mental Health

2020 SC Telehealth Advocate: Rick Foster, M.D., former Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthier S.C.

2020 SC Innovator Award: McLeod Telehealth Team, McLeod Health

2020 SC Telehealth Program of Excellence: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Tele-ICU and ICU Innovations Program

 

Poster Award Winners:

Scientific Winner: “Comparison of Diagnostic Yield for Telegenetics versus In-Person Genetics Evaluations,” Author: Michael Lyons, Greenwood Genetic Center

Programmatic Winner: “Telenutrition Decreases Barriers to Surgery for Adolescents with Severe Obesity,” Authors: Molly Mills, R.D.N., L.D.; Sarah B. Hales, Ph.D.; Nina Crowley, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.; James McElligott, M.D.; Aaron Lesher, M.D., M.S.C.R. Medical University of South Carolina

People’s Choice Winner “Serving Up Wellness Telehealth Education in S.C. Schools,” Author: Kimberly South, Prisma Health.

 

Watch our 2020 Telehealth and Poster Award Winners.

2019 SC Telehealth Program of Excellence:
The MUSC Health School Based
Telehealth Program
Kathryn King, MD, Elana Wells, MPH, CHES
and Kelli Garber, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC

2019 SC Telehealth Champion
John H. Magill, MSW
Retired Director of the
South Carolina Department
of Mental Health

2019 SC Telehealth Pioneer Award
David R. Garr, MD
former SC AHEC Executive Director
Accepting on his behalf
Anna Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ
SC AHEC Executive Director

2018 Telehealth Program of Excellence
MUSC Teleneurology Program
Presented by Graham Adams, PhD
PCC Board Chairman

2018 Telehealth Pioneer
Ellen Debenham
BSHA, RN, CCRC
Presented by Graham Adams, PhD
PCC Board Chairman

2018 Telehealth Innovator
Melissa Camp
Presented by Graham Adams, PhD
PCC Board Chairman

2018 Telehealth Champion:
Congressman Tom Rice
Pictured (left to right):
Brooke Yeager and Tom Keegan
accepting on Congressman Rice’s behalf

2017 National Telehealth
Champion
Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner
Federal Communications Commission
Pictured with Matt Hiatt and
Kathy Schwarting

2017 SC Telehealth
Champion
Representative Murrell Smith, Jr.
SC House of Representatives

2017 SC Telehealth
Champion
Senator Thomas C. Alexander
South Carolina Senate
Presented by Rick Foster, MD
PCC Board Member

2017 Telehealth Innovator
Meera Narasimhan, MD
University of South Carolina
School of Medicine
Pictured with Kathy Schwarting

2017 Telehealth Program
of Excellence
Tidelands Health