April 27, 2015

Providence Hospitals awards Dr. Preston A. Jones Memorial Scholarship Award

Providence Hospitals named Katherine Neuffer Hines as the 2015 Dr. Preston A. Jones Memorial Scholarship recipient. A fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Hines will graduate in May and begin a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Tommy Suggs, chair of the Providence Hospitals Development Foundation board of trustees, said, “Katie is an excellent representation of the legacy of Dr. Preston Jones. Her thorough clinical work in the hospital has only been surpassed by the compassionate care and encouragement she extends to patients.” 

Hines is involved in both school and community. In school, she is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Saunders Humanism Honor Society, has served as founder and leader of the new student-run honor council at the school of medicine, and was co-president of the American Medical Women’s Association. In the community, Hines is the leader of the Alpha Omega Alpha spring service project working with HomeWorks on a Columbia one-day blitz. Hines also served as a mentor for Lower Richland High School students interested in careers in health care and as a student volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic.

To honor the legacy of the late Dr. Preston A. Jones, Providence Hospitals established a scholarship in his name in 2009 through the generous support of donors.

Providence Hospitals is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Pictured are Dr. John Sutton, Katie Neuffer Hines and Dr. Edward "Mac" Leppard.

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