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NURSING HOMES: AN OVERVIEW
OF THE STATE SYSTEM
South Carolina
1 State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Dale Watson
State LTC Ombudsman
Governor's Office on Aging
1301 Gervais Street
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Work: (803)734-9898
Fax: (803)734-9986
website:http://www.aging.
sc.gov


11 Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Marek Calhoun
Ombudsman
Vantage Point/Region 7
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
201 South 5th Street
P. O. Box 999
Hartsville, SC 29551
Work: (843)383-8632
Fax: (843)383-8754
Area Served: Counties: Orange, Madison, Culpeper, Rappahannock and Fauquier

2 Office on Aging
Cornelia Gibbons
Director
Lt. Governor's Office on Aging
1301 Gervais Street
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Work: (803)734-9400
Fax: (803)734-9886

Gwen Coath
Ombudsman
Lowcountry AAA/Region 10
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 98
Point South, SC 29945
Work: (843)726-5536
Fax: (843)726-5165
Area Served: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties

3 Licensure and Certifications
Karen Price
Bureau Director
Department of Health & Environmental Control
Bureau of Certification
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201-1708
Work: (803)545-4205
Fax: (803)545-4292

Janice Reed Coney
Ombudsman
Santee-Lynches AAA/COG/Region 6
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
36 W. Liberty Street
Sumter, SC 29151
Work: (803)775-7381
Fax: (803)773-9903
Area Served: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter Counties

4 Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
Charles Gambrell
Assistant Attorney General, MFCU
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of South Carolina
Office of The Attorney General
PO Box 11549
Columbia, SC 29211-1549
Work: (803)734-3660
Fax: (803)734-8754

Susan Garen
Regional Ombudsman
Lower Savannah AAA/ Region 5
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 850
Aiken, SC 29802
Work: (803)649-7981
Fax: (803)649-2248
Area Served: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Counties

5 Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Dana Welborn
SC Board of Long Term Health Care Admin.
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Work: (803)896-4544
Fax: (803)846-4555

Anna Harmon
Regional Ombudsman
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Work: (800)391-1185
Fax: (803)253-7542
Area Served: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties

6 Medicaid Agency
Robert Kerr
Medicaid Director
SC Dept. of Health and Human Services
PO Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
Work: (803)898-2504
Fax: (803)898-4515

Nancy Hawkins
Ombudsman
Appalachian AAA/Appalachian COG/Region 1
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
30 Century Circle
P.O. Drawer 6668
Greenville, SC 29607
Work: (864)242-9733
Fax: (864)242-6957
Area Served: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg counties

7 Quality Improvement Organization
Blake Williams
Director of Operations
Carolina Medical Review
250 Berryhill Road
Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29210
Work: (803)731-8225
Fax: (803)731-8229
website:http://www.caroli
naqio.org


Ericca Livingston
Ombudsman
Upper Savannah AAA/COG/Region 2
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P. O. Box 1366
Greenwood, SC 29648
Work: (800)922-7729
Fax: (864)941-8090
Area Served: Abbeville, Edgeville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda Counties

8 Protection and Advocacy System
Gloria Prevost
Executive Director
Protection & Advocacy for People w/Disabil
3710 Landmark Dr
Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
Work: (803)782-0639
Fax: (803)790-1946

Melissa Morrison
Regional Ombudsman
Catawba Area Agency on Aging/ Region 3
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O Box 4618
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Work: (800)662-8330
Fax: (803)329-6537
Area Served: Chester, Lancaster, York, and Union Counties

9 Adult Protective Service Agency
Mildred Washington
Director
SC Dept. of Social Services
Div. Adult Svcs & Case Mgmt.
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Work: (803)898-7509
Fax: (803)898-7641

Judith Samuel
Regional Ombudsman
Vantage Point/Region 7
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
201 South 5th Street
P. O. Box 999
Hartsville, SC 29551
Work: (843)383-8632
Fax: (843)383-8754
Area Served: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro Counties

11 Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Mary Lou Brown
Ombudsman
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments/Regi
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Work: (843)546-4231
Fax: (843)520-0642
Area Served: Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties

Alice Streetman
Ombudsman
Trident AAA - ElderLink Inc./Region 9
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
1360 Truxton Ave.
Suite 105
Charleston, SC 29405
Work: (800)864-6446
Fax: (843)554-2284
Area Served: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Counties


Last Updated Monday, September 08, 2008


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