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HopeHealth holds ribbon cutting for new pediatrics location

HopeHealth Pediatrics in Florence and CARE House of the Pee Dee held a ribbon cutting Jan. 21 for their new location at 1920 2nd Loop Road and streamed the event on Facebook Live.

The new facility significantly increases access to care for pediatric care in a child, teen, and family-friendly environment.

“There was a significant need for more access and space for our pediatric patients,” said Dr. Edward Behling, chief medical officer. “The new multidisciplinary pediatric facility expands our services as well as our capacity to accept more pediatric patients.  The relocation of this specialty also creates available space to provide additional services at our Medical Plaza location.”

As part of an integrated care model, HopeHealth Pediatrics in Florence includes an on-site behavioral health consultant and a lactation room (services will be offered in the near future. More resources, such as therapy, are planned in the near future.

HopeHealth’s board-certified pediatricians, Dr. Michael K. Foxworth II and Dr. Camille Montes-Ramos, provide services at the new office.

Dr. Michael K. Foxworth II

Dr. Foxworth is the forensic medical provider for CARE House off the Pee Dee and is one of a handful of doctors in the state specializing in pediatric infectious diseases, implementing treatment and prevention in newborns, infants, children, and young adults with normal and abnormal immune systems.

Originally from Marion, SC, Dr. Foxworth is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. He is a CATCH Implementation Grant recipient, a current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) South Carolina Chapter co-CATCH Facilitator, and a contributing section editor in “AAP Grand Rounds.” Recently, Dr. Foxworth was selected to participate in the AAP Young Physicians’ Leadership Alliance through the Section on Early Career Physicians.

Dr. Camille Montes-Ramos

Dr. Montes-Ramos joined HopeHealth in 2019. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association and a recipient of the Heart of Gold award from the Arnold P. Gold foundation. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Montes-Ramos has special interest in vaccinations and childhood education, safety, and advocacy. She enjoys working with communities with special needs and serving as an instrument in parent-child relations.

Pediatricians Dr. Michael K Foxworth, II and Dr. Camille Montes-Ramos

Martina Love, center, chair of the HopeHealth board of directors, cuts the ribbon.



HopeHealth educates its patients on the importance of having a health care home. As a primary care facility, HopeHealth’s medical team works to prevent and detect illness and the early onset of disease, provide routine physical examinations and promote overall healthy lifestyles.

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