(1/24/12) – The McLeod Health Board of Trustees continues its commitment to providing outstanding leadership, stewardship and oversight of fiscal health. Effective February of 2012, with the onset of the new Board term, Dr. Tracy Ray, Frank V. Boulineau, III, and Ronald Fowler will begin their service on the McLeod Health Board of Trustees, representing Horry County. McLeod Health and Loris Healthcare System formalized their long standing and mutually beneficial partnership in November with a decision to affiliate. Three representatives from the Loris Community Hospital District, which includes Loris and Seacoast Medical Centers, were added to the McLeod Health Board.
The McLeod Health Board is a governing team of professional leaders and physicians who represent the primary counties McLeod serves. The current McLeod Health Board Chairman is Kaye Floyd-Parris of Florence.
"We are pleased with this opportunity to serve our region through the addition of these three influential leaders from Horry County. Their willingness to share their time and energy is greatly appreciated by our physicians, staff and patients," said Floyd-Parris.
Dr. Tracy Ray has served on the Loris Community Hospital District board of commissioners as both an ex-officio and board member since 1995. In 2010, he was elected to serve as chairman of the Board of Commissioners, a position he continues to hold. A native of Tabor City, Dr. Ray is an established optometrist practicing in Loris since 1988. He is a graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Ray is past president of both the Tabor City Rotary and Loris Lions Club. He has also served on the Executive Board of the South Columbus Stallion Club and as a Sunday School Director at Tabor City Baptist Church. Dr. Ray and his wife Tracy live in Loris with their twin sons. Dr. Ray also has an older daughter, Jaclyn.
Frank V. Boulineau, III, was appointed to the board of commissioners in 2003. In 2006, he was asked to serve as the board chairman for the newly established Loris/Seacoast Healthcare Foundation. A native of North Myrtle Beach, Boulineau is a respected business and community leader. He and his wife Elizabeth are considered one of the primary employers along the north strand with businesses which include: Boulineau’s IGA, Boulineau’s ACE, Dairy Hut, Barnacle Beachwear, Platt’s Seafood, Boulineau’s Beach Buggies, Frank’s Ice, and Boulineau Outdoor Advertising. In addition to his many businesses, Boulineau is very active in his church, First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. He has also served two terms as chairman of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the board of Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation. He also serves as chairman of the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home Board of Trustees. Boulineau and his wife live in Cherry Grove and have two adult children.
Ronald Fowler joined the Loris Community Hospital District board of commissioners in 2000. He served as chairman of the board from 2005 until 2010. He currently holds the position of vice chairman for the Loris Hospital District Board of Commissioners. He is also an active member of the Finance and Executive sub-committees. Fowler is a native of the area and has a long history of serving his community. He has served on the City of Loris Election Commission, Horry County Board of Adjustment and Appeals, Downtown Revitalization Committee, Loris Lions Club, and the advisory board for Horry County State Bank. He is also extremely active in his church, Loris First Baptist. Prior to joining the staff at Green Sea Floyds High School as a Curriculum Specialist, Fowler served as Assistant Principal at Loris Middle School for a number of years. He is also a Funeral Director at Hardwick Funeral Home in Loris. After graduating from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he received his Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina. Fowler and his wife, Barbara Suggs Fowler, have two adult children.
"We are extremely appreciative of the dedication and very hard work of these volunteer board members who embrace the mission of McLeod Health in service to the community and providing the delivery of excellence in health care," stated Rob Colones, President and CEO of McLeod Health.