McLeod Loris Seacoast Volunteers Recognized for Dedicated Service


(4/26/2013) The very special volunteers and volunteer chaplains who donate their time and talents to make a difference at McLeod Loris Seacoast were celebrated Tuesday, April 23, during a luncheon at the Center for Health & Fitness in honor of National Volunteer Week.

In 2012, these dedicated volunteers together contributed 11,543 hours of their time to McLeod Loris Seacoast. The Volunteer Services Department consists of more than 120 men and women who work in almost every facet of the organization including the Gift Shop, information desk, transportation, hospitality cart, surgical waiting areas, physical therapy, clerical duties, conducting daily chaplain’s rounds, and much more.

Volunteers play a very important role in helping to provide high quality, cost effective healthcare. They provide a valuable service and are an important part of the McLeod Loris Seacoast team.

Volunteers recognized for lifetime hours of service through 2012 included:

100 Hours
Marion Barone
Wendy Margulies
Richard Martin
Brenda White

200 Hours
Francys Connors
Lakeshia Johnson
Dolores Kresen
Pam McGarry
Dee Melle
Joan Taylor

300 Hours
Sandy Johnson
Bruce Lawson
Lou Zimmerman
Shirley Zimmerman

400 Hours
Jim Ayers
Shirley Ayers
Vincent Barone
Carl Claytor
Janette Hughes
Jean Morelli

500 Hours
Alice Coco
Phil Tate
Anita Thomas

600 Hours
Virginia Paulus

700 Hours
Mary Demasi

800 Hours
Helen Closson
Jean Stone

1000 Hours
Shirley Peirone
Ann Thompson

1500 Hours
Malcolm Jaggard

2000 Hours
Lisa Cox

2500 Hours
Opal Suggs

3000 Hours
Norma Files
Jim Purkey

4000 Hours
Delores McMullen

7000 Hours
Sallie Kapps

7500 Hours
Pete Burroughs

18,500 Hours
Virginia Hedges

Chaplains recognized for years of service included:

10 Years
Phillis Boone

15 Years
Wilma Suggs


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.