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KershawHealth donates to Food for the Soul
KershawHealth donation
Interim KershawHealth CEO Sue Shugart (fourth from left) presents a $2,000 gift to Food for the Soul Executive Director Darlene Thomas while surrounded by the service agency’s board.

This year, KershawHealth is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to Food for The Soul. According to a press release, the donation is part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint has contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. Food for The Soul was chosen by the hospital team in Kershaw County because it reflects LifePoint’s and Kershaw Health’s mission of “Making Communities Healthier.”

“We are delighted to celebrate LifePoint Health’s 20th anniversary in our community with a donation to Food for The Soul,” interim KershawHealth CEO Sue Shugart said in the press release. “LifePoint was founded on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong hospitals create strong communities. We are proud to be part of the LifePoint family and excited to continue our legacy of high quality, community-based care in Kershaw County for years to come.”

LifePoint was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals with 23 community hospitals in nine states.

The company changed its name to LifePoint Health in 2015 as a reflection of its evolution from a hospital operator to a healthcare leader providing a range of services across the communities it serves. Today, LifePoint has 89 hospital campuses, 45-plus post-acute service providers and facilities and 50-plus outpatient facilities across 30 states. It has nearly 60,000 dedicated employees from coast to coast, including more than 3,000 employed providers and more than 8,600 affiliated providers.

As part of its national anniversary 1celebration, LifePoint has committed $2,000 to support causes in each of its communities. Hospitals within these communities were encouraged to select a charitable cause of their choice that reflects the needs of their respective regions. KershawHealth chose Food for The Soul for the great work that they provide to the community.

“LifePoint is dedicated to creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” LifePoint Health President and CEO David Dill said in the release. “We are thrilled to be celebrating a 20-year legacy of ‘Making Communities Healthier’ with our employees, physicians, board members and volunteers across the nation. We are proud of how far we have come in the last two decades and are excited to continue to collaborate with the talented team at KershawHealth to advance our mission in the years ahead.”