(Greenwood, SC, November 2, 2016) — On November 1, Self Regional Healthcare held a birthday celebration marking 65 years since the Hospital began caring for patients on November 1, 1951. The event, held in the atrium of Self Regional Healthcare, hosted more than 150 people who joined in singing happy birthday while enjoying cake and taking photos.
Jim Pfeiffer, president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare, said “while much has changed on this campus, one thing that has remained constant over the last 65 years is this institution’s commitment to the healthcare needs of Greenwood and the Lakelands region. Today we pay tribute to Mr. James C. Self Jr.; whose generosity built Self Memorial Hospital after a tornado severely damaged the original hospital structure. Philanthropy built this hospital and philanthropy has never been more important to ensuring our future.”
Officials also celebrated for two other reasons. Members of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Legacy Circle program were recognized and thanked for their remembrance of the foundation in their estate plan. Ken Coffey, Executive Director of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation said, “We are fortunate to have so many people include the Foundation in such an important aspect of their
lives. On behalf of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, we thank all of the Legacy Circle members who have passed. We will never forget their generosity. To those members with us today, we are grateful to you for designating the Foundation as a beneficiary.”
Additionally, Courtney Furman, chairman of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, and Amanda Breeden, member of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees and chair of the Foundation’s Annual Support Committee, officially announced the launch of the 1951 Club, which recognizes individuals who make an annual gift of $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 and has 238 charter members to date.
“The members of our Annual Support Committee and I, are so excited to establish the 1951 Club,” said Amanda Breeden. “Our motto is to Lead, Give and Grow. We established this giving club to provide people from all walks of life with an opportunity to help improve the future of healthcare in our community. Next year, our committee will be expanding its outreach to increase the number of members in the 1951 Club.”
The Annual Support and Planned Gift Committees are two of five standing fund development committees for the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation. For information about the Foundation, please contact Ken Coffey, Executive Director, Self Regional Healthcare Foundation at 864.725.5142.
About Self Regional Healthcare Foundation:
Self Regional Healthcare Foundation (http://selfregionalfoundation.org/) primarily funds health-related programs and projects at Self Regional Healthcare (http://www.selfregional.org/), a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 33 practices and more than 115 physicians.
About Self Regional Healthcare:
Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 33 practices and more than 115 physicians.