A New Doctor In Laurens County

County Council had a fire truck on display prior to their meeting last evening, while the August meeting for the Laurens County Health Care System was preceded with a reception for the county’s newest physician. Dr. Joni Coker and her family moved to Laurens County from Virginia. She told us she spent the past five years in training for the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“I graduated Medical School five years ago, and then, once a student graduates medical school, they go through an extended training period.”

Dr. Coker completed the five – year OB/GYN Training this summer, and has now joined Dr. Tim Harkins at Carolina’s Women’s Center here in Laurens County.

The Health Care System Board went into executive session toward the end of their meeting, after which they were expected to approve a budget for the hospital’s next fiscal year.

Meanwhile, County Council last evening approved the re-nomination of Erskine Adair Jacks Jr. and J. Alton Davis to additional terms on the hospital board. After County Council approves nominees for the health care board, the Governor makes the actual appointment.