Area healthcare provider wins state award

NHC Bluffton has received a state award recognizing its nursing facilities.

The healthcare provider won the "Award of Excellence" given by the South Carolina Hospital Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Health Sciences of South Carolina and The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, according to a news release.

The award recognizes skilled nursing facilities that work to reduce hospital re-admissions in South Carolina.

NHC HealthCare, Bluffton is an affiliate of National HealthCare Corporation.