South Carolina Business Coalition on Health

South Carolina Business Coalition on HealthRegional Leader Information
Region: South Carolina
Covered Counties: All

Contact:  Lisa Morgan
Title:  Executive Director
Address:  800 E Washington Street, Suite K, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-467-3255
Fax: 864-467-3258

SCBCH is an independent, non-profit community organization working to improve health care in South Carolina. The purpose of SCBCH is to serve as a partnership for businesses, organizations and individuals in South Carolina and inside the healthcare field to act collaboratively in creating sustainable initiatives to improve healthcare quality and efficiency, promoting greater consumer responsibility in healthcare decisions, improving the overall health of South Carolinians and thereby improving our economic competitiveness and quality of life.

Why did your organization decided to apply to become a Leapfrog Regional Leader?  
Becoming a Regional Leader for Leapfrog aligns with the Coalition’s goals: Improved healthcare quality and efficiency, greater consumer responsibility, healthier people, and improved economic competitiveness. The Coalition also works to encourage transparency and accountability in the market.

In your view, what kind of impact Leapfrog has had on your market thus far?
We believe Leapfrog participation will improve the quality and efficiency of our hospitals and we plan to educate our consumers to be more accountable in understanding and making good healthcare choices. This project is one way employers can collectively leverage influence to improve hospital quality.


Market Information

Geographic coverage: South Carolina

Population: 4,479,800 (US Census Bureau-2008)

Number of employer/coalition lives in RRO area:  100,000

List of area's largest employers (by employee size): (Chamber of Commerce, 2008)

  1. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
  2. BI-LO LLC
  3. Palmetto Health
  4. BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  5. Greenville Hospital System
  6. Food Lion LLC
  7. Michelin North America Inc.
  8. UPS-SC District
  9. Milliken & Company
  10. BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC
  11. SCANA Corporation
  12. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  13. Verizon Communications
  14. Lexington County Health Services District
  15. Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company Inc.

Hospital characteristics:

Total number of acute care facilities: 61

Local industry breakdown:
22% Manufacturing, 18% Trade/Transp./Utilities, 16% Government, 11% Professional Services, 10% Leisure/Hospitality, 8% Education/Health, 6% Construction, 4% Financial Activities, 2% Information, 2% Other Services


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