November 23, 2021

Serving the underserved

By: Chardonnay Ismail

Rural health care has always been an issue in South Carolina, and UofSC graduates are helping to fill the gaps.

Dr. James Gragg is a 1993 graduate of the Medical School at the University of South Carolina, and his two years with the National Health Service Corp at a rural health clinic in Eastover, South Carolina confirmed his "passion for rural health care." He has practiced family medicine in Woodruff, South Carolina, for more than 23 years.

Rocio Mundo, an Allendale County native, earned her B.S. in Nursing through USC Salkehatchie's Rural Nursing Initiative. She graduated in May 2020 and now serves as the lead school nurse for Bamberg District 2, covering the elementary, middle and high school.

Tamieka Alston-Gibson (pictured) earned both her bachelor's and graduate degrees in nursing from South Carolina. A native of the small town of Estill in Hampton County, she owns the Family Nurse Practitioner practice, Visions Medical Health Care. 

Read the full story, written by Megan Sexton, on the university website. 

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