First Reliance donates laptops
First Reliance Bank has donated 26 Apple iPads to MUSC Health Florence. The computers will allow the medical staff to quickly and easily share information with patients and other health providers. Additionally, the devices will play a crucial role in keeping patients connected with their loved ones as they are being cared for and also provide the compassion and social support needed to get well.
“MUSC Health Florence Division has established an innovative partnership with First Reliance Bank using technology to help patients and health providers,” said Vance Reynolds, chief executive officer for the MUSC Health Florence Division. “This partnership will greatly improve the patient experience and benefit providers in caring for patients and their families.”
Executives from MUSC Florence Division and First Reliance Bank addressed the importance of these iPads for both the physicians and patients during a news conference on June 24. Dr. Rami Zebian, chief medical officer of MUSC Health Florence Division, presented a live demonstration of how these devices will be used during the conference.
“With the guidance of our Board member, Robby Hill, we saw an opportunity to fulfill the gap in communication between patients and their families by providing iPads to the MUSC Health network for emotional and social support,” said First Reliance Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Saunders. “As a community bank, we are chartered to serve the communities that we operate in with quality banking service and philanthropical support from the profits we receive. First Reliance Bank takes that charge seriously and leads by example, such as this effort to support our Health Care Partners at MUSC Health Florence.”