Beginning on June 15, 2015, Columbia Eye Clinic will begin implementation of electronic medical records at all three of our locations. You will still receive the same unparalleled level of care from our staff and physicians, but you may notice a few changes when you come in for your next appointment. We may ask you to sign an electronic tablet, or you may notice our technicians entering information from your exam into a secure computer system. We appreciate your patience while our staff becomes familiar with the new system.
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Columbia Eye Clinic is currently seeking to hire an Ophthalmic Technician. A high school diploma is required. Prior experience and computer skills are a plus. Knowledge of electronic health records is preferred, but not required. Employer is willing to train a candidate who can interact with physicians and patients in a clinical setting. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits. Interested candidates may submit a current resume to the attention of Tammy Sharpe, Human Resources Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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R. Langston Spotts has been named Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Eye Clinic and Columbia Eye Surgery Center. His responsibilities as CEO include oversight of operations, finance, health information technology, compliance, and business development for the three clinic locations and ambulatory surgery center.
Spotts holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance and Management and Masters in Healthcare Administration degrees from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Spotts was Chief Executive Officer at Columbia Cardiology, LLC from 2005-2012 and Assistant Vice President for Cardiovascular Administration at Lexington Medical Center from 2012-2014. Spotts also served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Heath from 2003-2013. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives.
In more than 90 years in continuous practice, Columbia Eye Clinic has grown to a 13-physician practice with three locations that see more than 130,000 patients every year and perform nearly 5,000 surgeries and laser procedures each year. Despite the hectic pace, the physicians and staff of the clinic always make time to give back to the community in which they live and work.
“We come to work every day with the notion that we do good things by helping people see,” says Larry Hiebert, CEO. “We take that job very seriously. But while medicine is our first focus, we also want our patients to see that we are invested in the community outside the clinics’ walls.”
Mr. Hiebert came to the Columbia Eye Clinic and Surgery Center 10 years ago with 32 years of experience as a CEO and Sr. Administrator with other prestigious practices in the Southeast and the American Red Cross, and brought with him a commitment to altruism and helping others that he has shared with the 115 staff and physicians. Columbia Eye Clinic and Columbia Eye Surgery Center are proud that in the past 10 years, they have raised me than $120,000 for Palmetto Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The practices’ physicians see patients referred from the Free Medical Clinic, and were the first partner in Operation Cataract, a project of SC Lions Charitable Services, that provides cataract surgeries to those in need each year.
Each year, Columbia Eye Clinic sponsors a fund raising team in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes. In a combined effort selling JDRF paper shoes, physician and employee fundraising, an internal online silent auction, and a used book sale, they raised more than $17,500 this year to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes which can lead to blindness. The clinic also has collected non-perishables for Harvest Hope and has contributed to Pawmetto Lifeline, holds regular blood drives for the Red Cross and is an annual partner in the March of Dimes March for Babies. They have also partnered with Southeastern Guide Dogs to sponsor a seeing-eye dog as a puppy.
“We’re proud of everything we do, both to help people see and to help the community,” Heibert says. “We’re humbled by this Best of Philanthropy Local Business Champion Award presented to us by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. It’s quite an acknowledgement of how we are able to give back and help those in need.”