Foundation Prepares for Nursing Scholarships Golf Tournament


(4/18/2013) The 2013 Loris Seacoast Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament will soon be here, but it is not too late to participate. The tournament will be held Saturday, May 4, at Black Bear Golf Club.  Individual golfers and foursomes can still register for only $75 per person or $300 for a four-person team.  Fees include greens and cart fees, golf favors, lunch, drinks, snacks on the course and entry for door prizes.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

Benefitting 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. 

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.

For more information or to register for the tournament, contact Kelly Graham Hughes, Executive Director at 843-390-8215 or

About McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast

McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast 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.