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New Website Offers Data on South Carolina Hospitals
Monday, 09 June 2014 13:30

A new website by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), offers users a resource for information on hospitals and other health provider charges and activities.  South Carolina Health Data ( was launched in January 2014 with information on profitability, expenses, and pay for top staff. Later this year, the website aims to empower consumers by posting payment data for common hospital procedures.

Looking for facts about different countries?
Monday, 09 June 2014 13:17

Did you know you can have a geography lesson sitting in the library?  Pick up The World Factbook 2013-2014 51st Edition and you can be enthralled learning about countries around the world.  This reference book is compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency for its officials.  Individual country reports are several columns long with details on internet availability, religions, and life expectancy. Current maps and flags are included. Individual county reports are available online, but you can come to the South Carolina State Library and look at this volume in person! Find it in our reference section.

Board Appoints Benggio Acting Director
Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:17

The South Carolina State Library’s Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Leesa Benggio as Acting Director of the South Carolina State Library.

Benggio has been employed by the South Carolina State Library for seven years, serving as Deputy Director and Interim Agency Director.  She has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College and has applied to the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science.  She has represented the South Carolina State Library both locally and nationally at the U.S. House and Senate and has over 20 years of experience in administration, business operations, budgeting, financial forecasting, leadership, and human resources.  

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