June 17, 2016

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to expand through strengthened partnership with Department of Social Services

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) recently announced that it is expanding its partnership with the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fathers become great dads through 15 fatherhood program centers across the state. [More]
June 16, 2016

Sisters of Charity Health System president & CEO plans to retire

Terrence Kessler, president & CEO and general counsel of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2016. Health System Board Chair Robert Spangler M.D. has appointed a committee of the board to oversee the search process to identify Kessler’s successor.

“This is a carefully planned transition in leadership designed to assure continuity and continued strategic advancement of our hospitals, foundations and outreach ministries, as well as the corporate office of the Sisters of Charity Health System,” said Spangler. Kessler will continue to serve until a new president & CEO is named and will assist with the transition, which is expected to be complete by December 31. [More]
June 14, 2016

Giving Back: A Conversation with Pat Littlejohn from the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

Pat Littlejohn, executive director of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fathers become great dads through 15 fatherhood program centers across the state, recently discussed the development of fatherhood programs in South Carolina with MidlandsBiz. [More]
June 13, 2016

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families launches annual “Celebrating Fathers” campaign

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fathers become great dads through 15 fatherhood program centers across the state, has launched the 2016 Celebrating Fathers Campaign to educate the public on why and how “Dads Make a Difference” and to build awareness about the devastating impact of father absence on children and families. [More]
June 9, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Kinship Care Initiative continues helping kinship families

Many kinship families (grandparents and extended family members caring for a relative's child) face obstacles due to their unanticipated responsibility. To help overcome these challenges and advocate for kin caregivers, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina launched the Kinship Care Initiative in 2014. The initiative is dedicated to improving kinship families’ well-being, resources and services. The foundation recently profiled one kinship family’s journey. [More]
June 8, 2016

SCHS communicators present at Catholic Health Assembly about promoting Catholic identity

The Sisters of Charity Health System’s Susanna H. Krey, senior vice president of foundations, outreach ministries and external affairs, and Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs, presented an innovation session at the 2016 Catholic Health Assembly, June 5-7 in Orlando, Florida.

Their presentation, “Communications Guidelines for Promoting Catholic Identity after a Hospital Sale,” was June 6. During the session, they presented a case study on guidelines and how they were introduced to a new partner, focusing on the real-life example of the sale of Providence Hospitals in South Carolina to LifePoint Health. The session also demonstrated how the health system transferred best practices in promoting Catholic identity and how these best practices could apply to similar situations. [More]
June 7, 2016

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families expanding to York County

The network of fatherhood programs that the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families supports and coordinates continues to grow. The latest addition will come this fall with a new office for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project in Rock Hill, South Carolina, which is the program’s first dedicated presence in York County, South Carolina. [More]
May 12, 2016

Annual Songwriters in the Round event benefits Healthy Learners

Healthy Learners held its annual Nashville Songwriters in the Round fundraising event in April in Georgetown, South Carolina, to benefit Healthy Learners Georgetown. [More]
May 5, 2016

Two Health System representatives honored with the 2016 Palmetto State Fatherhood award

Two Sisters of Charity Health System representatives received the 2016 Palmetto State Fatherhood Award at a recognition breakfast April 30 in Columbia, South Carolina. Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, and Frank Martin, board member at the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, received the fatherhood awards. [More]
May 5, 2016

Providence Hospitals Development Foundation names scholarship recipient

Providence Hospitals Development Foundation named Stephen Kyle Jones as the 2016 Dr. Preston A. Jones Memorial Scholarship recipient. A fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Jones will graduate in May and begin a residency in Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University. [More]

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