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About the Foundation

Loris Healthcare System's mission has always been to provide quality services that promote the achievement and continuous improvement of health, wellness and overall quality of life of our communities.  In 2006, Loris Healthcare System established the Loris/Seacoast Healthcare Foundation as a way to provide philanthropic means which will assist in the fulfillment of Loris Healthcare System's mission, honor our history and help ensure our future.   

The newly appointed foundation board of directors is made up of area residents dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our communities.  Led by Frank V. Boulineau, III, chairman, board members include Dennis D. Jones, secretary, Harry Thomas, vice chairman , Ed W. Prince, III, vice chairman, J. Timothy Browne, Amy P. Grainger, Rima S. Hulen, Alice M. Marlowe, Tracy Ray, OD, Hazel Teal, G. Rayford Vereen, and James F. Wright MD.  

To learn more about the foundation, and giving opportunities, contact the Executive Director at 843.390.8215.


Growth of Loris Healthcare System
  • 1950 -  Loris Community Hospital, the cornerstone of Loris Healthcare System, opens as a 23-bed hospital
     
  • 1963 - Loris Extended Care Center opens offering 40 long term care beds
     
  • 1967 - A new 18,000 sq. ft. addition is added to Loris Community Hospital adding 40 additional beds
     
  • 1973 - A $183,000 renovation to the hospital results in a new emergency department, lab and ICU
     
  • 1975 - Construction begins on a $1 million expansion which included a new entrance, offices and extensive diagnostic equipment upgrades.
     
  • 1976 - A new maternity wing opens
     
  • 1979 - A $2.3 million expansion is announced which will bring additional beds, a nursery, pharmacy and physical therapy department
     
  • 1987 - Groundbreaking for $10.5 renovation project is held.
     
  • 1992 - Loris Extended Care Center expands to 88 beds with cost of $3.4 million
     
  • 1996 - Center for Health & Fitness opens
     
  • 2000 - Larger than 100,000 sq. ft. Seacoast Medical Center opens bringing same day surgery, outpatient diagnostic and 24-hour emergency medical services to the north strand
     

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Statistical Highlights Fiscal Year 2009
 
Loris Community Hospital
          Admissions 4,283
          Births 442
          Lab Procedures 231,189
          Outpatient Surgeries 4,133
          Inpatient Surgeries 1,306
          Emergency Visits 20,274
          Radiology Procedures 42,061
 
Seacoast Medical Center
          Lab Procedures 85,744
          Outpatient Surgeries 3,492
          Emergency Visits 19,344
          Admissions to LCH 985
          Radiology Procedures 26,198
   
Family Health Center Visits 10,420
 
Loris Healthcare System
          Number of FTE's 1,071
          Employee wages, benefits $29,626,185
              Horry County, SC  $20,403,895
              Columbus County, NC  $6,187,401
              Brunswick County, NC  $1,086,369
              Other  $1,948,520

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Foundation Board of Directors
Our board is made up of area residents who believe Loris Healthcare System is a valued resource for our communities. They also believe that those who live and work in the communities we serve deserve the highest quality medical care.
Frank V. Boulineau, III, Chairman
        
Ed W. Prince, III, Vice Chairman
        
Harry E. Thomas, Vice Chairman
        
Dennis D. Jones, Secretary
        
J. Timothy Browne
        
Amy P. Grainger
        
Rima S. Hulen
        
Alice M. Marlowe
        
Tracy P. Ray, O.D.
        
Hazel Teal, R.D.H.
        
G. Rayford Vereen
        
James F. Wright, M.D.
        

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Contributions
The Loris/Seacoast Healthcare Foundation was established to create opportunities for individuals, businesses and organizations to join us in helping secure a legacy of excellent medical care for our communities. Contributions to this foundation are important not just to our healthcare system, but to everyone we serve.

To learn more about the foundation, and giving opportunities, contact the Executive Director at 843.390.8215.

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Loris Healthcare System
3655 Mitchell St., Box 690001
Loris, SC 29569-9601
Phone: (843) 716-7000
wparker@lorishealth.org


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