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The Midlands Chapter is active again! This chapter includes the Midlands Region of South Carolina and the following 16 counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and York. The delivering hospitals in our region include (in order of perinatal designation): Palmetto Health Richland, Palmetto Health Baptist, Piedmont, Aiken Regional, Lexington Medical Center, Springs Memorial, The Regional Medical Center- Orangeburg, Tuomey Healthcare, Clarendon Memorial, Kershaw County, Newberry County, and Palmetto Health Parkridge.

Chapter Coordinator

My name is Ashley Locklear and I am the new coordinator for the Midlands Chapter. I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. I graduated nursing school from the University of South Carolina in 2005. While in nursing school I began working at Palmetto Health Richland as a Student Nurse Tech. 11 years later, I am still employed at Palmetto Health Richland and am the Clinical Practice Specialist for Women's and Neonatal Services. In addition, I have been a obstetric clinical instructor for USC-Columbia and Midlands Technical College. I have been an AWHONN member since 2008. I love perinatal nursing and I love AWHONN! It is with great excitement that I begin coordinating this chapter and making it active once again. You can contact me at or (803) 434-6062.

Upcoming Meetings/Events

A Midlands Chapter meeting will be planned for this Winter 2016 after the holidays. Stay tuned for more information. Registration is now open for the 2016 AWHONN Convention in Grapevine, TX June 11-15. I look forward to seeing you there!

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