Each year since 1974, the Self Regional Healthcare Auxiliary’s largest fundraising event, Lights for Love, has invited the community to make donations in memory or honor of those who are significant in their lives.
t is a pleasure to welcome these three outstanding individuals,” said incoming Board Chair Linda McDonald. “Our new members have the skills, experience and dedication to public service required of their new positions on the Board. I look forward to serving with them.”
Each year one upstate hospital hosts the event and partners with other healthcare organizations to support and present new information to those who work in the cardiology field and with STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients, who have endured very serious heart attacks.
At a ceremony on September 27, Courtney Furman, chairman of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation and Ken Coffey, executive director of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, presented a check for $170,000 to PTC President Dr. Ray Brooks and Health Care Dean Tara Harris. The funds will be used to help support the nursing curriculum at PTC and to address the immediate need for additional faculty to serve students majoring in the college’s nursing programs.
The Governor’s Award is given to organizations that show exemplary progress towards implementing the Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria and are role models for others in the state.
Three donations totaling over $100,000 were presented individually to Healthy Learners Greenwood, Greenwood Food Bank and the Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness at MUSC to further support efforts for community outreach.
A Level 3 Trauma Center demonstrates the ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.
The community-based nonprofit, Meg’s House, offers emergency shelter and supportive services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, and emergency shelter to men who are victims of family violence.
The funding that Self Regional provides is critical for the operations of the GGUM Free Medical Clinic, which serves as a medical home for over 1,300 Greenwood County residents who cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid.
The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s scholarship program is built on community campaigns and fundraising that ensure qualified and talented individuals have the opportunity to pursue a career in healthcare.