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Published on April 03, 2018

Five Tidelands Health team members earn certification for brain injury care

Five Tidelands Health team members have earned nationally recognized certification for the care of people with brain injuries.

The five individuals, who work at Tidelands Waccamaw Rehabilitation Hospital in Murrells Inlet, have become certified brain injury specialists through the Brain Injury Association of America. Earning the ceFour of the five team members who earned brain injury certificationrtification requires applicants have more than 500 hours of direct experience working with patients that have suffered a brain injury. Applicants must also pass a two-hour exam.

Earning the certification are Amy Parker, a physical therapist; Austin “Beth” Barnhill and Mallory Sanders, both speech and language pathologists; and Kristen Cochran and Jonathan Lozoskie, both occupational therapists.

“We are very proud of their achievement,” said Carey Swanson, inpatient rehabilitation program director for Tidelands Waccamaw Rehabilitation Hospital. “This advanced training demonstrates their commitment to providing high-quality care for persons with brain injuries.”

Swanson said the number of patients with brain injuries has steadily increased at the hospital, which is the region's first inpatient rehabilitation hospital.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.