(4/3/13) - The 2013 Loris Seacoast Health Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 4, at Black Bear Golf Club on Highway 9, and will benefit the Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship Program at McLeod Loris Seacoast. The tournament pays tribute to Sylvia Kitchen who served as director of nursing for many years. After years of dedicating her life to helping others and encouraging young adults to pursue the profession of nursing, Sylvia and her family established the scholarship fund prior to Sylvia losing her battle with cancer.
Individual golfers and foursomes can register for the golf tournament for $75 per person or $300 for a four-person team. The fee includes greens and cart fees, golf favors, lunch, drinks and snacks on the course and entry for door prizes. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9:00 with a shotgun start. Hole sponsors and event sponsors are needed.
Over the years, the Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship Program has helped raise funds to support scholarships for local youth interested in pursuing a career in nursing. A number of past recipients have completed their education and are following their dream of a career in healthcare right here in this community.
About McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast
Both hospitals provide care for residents of northern Horry and southern Brunswick and Columbus counties. Founded in 1950, McLeod Loris is a fully-accredited acute care facility with 105 licensed beds. McLeod Seacoast opened in 2000 as an outpatient facility. In July 2011, McLeod Seacoast began providing inpatient care as a 50-bed hospital. On January 9, 2012, both organizations became part of the McLeod family of quality healthcare facilities. Other facilities located in Horry County affiliated with McLeod Health are Loris Extended Care Center and the Center for Health and Fitness.
The medical staff for McLeod Loris Seacoast is made up of more than 120 active and affiliate physicians. McLeod Loris Seacoast is one of the premier employers in Horry County with almost 800 employees.