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McLeod Health Clarendon announces Community Advisory Board

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McLeod Health Clarendon has released the names of officers and members of its new Community Advisory Board, which is comprised of former members of the Clarendon Health System Board of Trustees and newly appointed members.

Newly appointed members of the 11-person committee include Bank of Clarendon Marketing Officer Kim Johnson; Clarendon County Administrator and Attorney David Epperson; Retired U.S. Air Force officer George Summers; and McLeod Health Clarendon Chief Medical Officer Dr. Catherine Rabon.

They will join McLeod Health staff that includes Dr. Stephen Corey, who will serve as chairman of the advisory board; Dr. Marva Williams, who will serve as vice-chairwoman; Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Robert S. Eagerton; and Chief Nursing Officer Kim Jolly.

Chief Financial Officer Fulton Ervin; Chief Operating Officer Ron Boring; and McLeod Health Clarendon Administrator Debbie Locklair will serve as ex-officio members.

Forming a bridge between physicians, management and the community to the McLeod Health Board of Trustees, Advisory Board members will review strategic issues and challenges facing the medical center, the health care industry and surrounding communities. This advisory board includes community leaders from Clarendon, Sumter and Williamsburg counties who will offer advice and recommendations to the McLeod Health Clarendon administration.

Established in 1951, McLeod Health Clarendon has served the residents of Clarendon County for 65 years. In 2013, the hospital completed a $22 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion and renovation, encompassing new operating rooms, an emergency department, a same-day surgery center and larger patient rooms. Services available at McLeod Health Clarendon include labor and delivery, infusion therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and home health. The hospital has nearly 30 physicians representing medical specialties ranging from family medicine, OB/GYN and orthopedics to plastic surgery and urology.

McLeod Health currently operates seven hospitals, including McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast (North Myrtle Beach). McLeod also operates urgent care centers in Florence and Darlington, along with nearly 85 medical practices throughout the 15 counties in the McLeod Health service area.

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