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Letter from the President


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ear Friends: I hope you all had a great summer and are now getting into your back-toschool routines. My granddaughter just started kindergarten, so it has been a real treat watching all of the

activities surrounding this special time of year. Good luck to all of the teachers out there; your job is one of the most significant. Each school year is full of exams, and we here at Tuomey certainly have our share of “tests” to pass. Our Lab undergoes some rigorous testing – and you’ll read all about that in this issue. Their certification process is extremely daunting, but they always pass with flying colors. Paige

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Weiland and her team also do an incredible job in making sure that each test completed in our Lab is done with the


utmost accuracy. And that includes the more than 50,000

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tests that are completed each month. There is also one major exam that Tuomey – and most all hospitals – undergo every three years. It is The Joint Commission survey. And if there was ever a final exam, this one is it. Surveyors come and spend a week looking at everything from personnel files and patient reports to firewalls and ceiling tiles. It is one of the most rigorous surveys imaginable, and it takes every one of us here at Tuomey to get through it. You’ll read all about this survey – and the two women who lead the charge – in our Champions of Change article. Debbie Mixon and Lois McCracken have a combined 70+ years of experience, and they work hard each day to keep us survey-ready! We’re also adding a new vascular surgeon to our team of experts. Sumter Surgical Associates welcomed Dr. Michael Naylor in August, and he is already working hard to make a difference in our community. He completed a residency in general surgery in 2003 and a vascular fellowship in 2005, both at the New England

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Medical Center in Boston. He and his wife, Katie, are excited about their move to Sumter, so please join me in welcoming them to our community. In addition, Tuomey is always looking at how we can better serve our community and our patients.

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Whether it is nurses getting additional training in helping victims of sexual assault, or providing a better atmosphere for our patients through music and pet therapy, we’re working hard each day to serve you – our


patient, our neighbor, our friend.

Advisory Board

I hope you all have a great school year – free of too many “tests” and loaded with good health. Thank you, as always, for letting us serve you. Sincerely,

Brenda P. Chase Gregg Martin Jeff Faw Printer State Printing Company

Jay Cox, FACHE President & CEO Tuomey Healthcare System

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THE POWER TO HEAL Healing is about more than the recovery of damaged skin and bone. It goes deeper than muscle mass or diseased organs or infected cells. While doctors and nurses skillfully tend to a patient’s body, healing therapies reach for his spirit.


surgical expansion:

Vascular surgeon Michael Naylor, M.D., and his family are excited about coming to Sumter -- and Tuomey.


the results are in: Tuomey’s lab continues to get high marks and high praise for its work and its workers.


champions of change: Lois McCracken and Debbie Mixon go through reams of policies, procedures and paperwork to keep Tuomey ready for the exhaustive Joint Commission survey.

Also inside this issue | 14-15 The Tuomey Foundation | 18-19 Contributors to The Foundation


forensics meets compassion:

When a criminal assault has been committed, these nurses know how to gather critical evidence while preserving the dignity of the victim.


NEW FACES: Dr. J. Grady Locklear and Frank Edwards join The Tuomey Foundation Board of Governors.


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Sumter Surgical Welcomes New Vascular Surgeon By Brenda P. Chase

Sumter Surgical Associates and Tuomey Healthcare System are proud to welcome Dr. Michael Naylor, who recently joined the general surgery group. Naylor is a vascular surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive surgery. “The quality of the people is really what led me to join this group,” said Naylor, who relocated to Sumter this summer from a practice in Massachusetts. “I was looking for a place where I could make a difference, and where I could join a group of doctors who were committed to their patients. And I certainly found it here.” Naylor earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Providence College in Rhode Island, and completed his medical degree in 1995 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed a residency in general surgery in 2003 and a vascular fellowship in 2005, both at the New England Medical Center in Boston. Naylor said he is enjoying working and living in the South, and is really enjoying the medical staff at Tuomey. “The overall personalities of the surgeons are what got me here. They flew my whole family down for a visit while we were looking,” Naylor said, adding that it was the little touches that made Tuomey and Sumter stand out. “I also love practicing with one group at one hospital. We have one location, and that is great.” Naylor enjoys the prevention side of medicine as well as the minimally invasive work that can save lives, he said. “I like working with my patients on preventative measures, when we can,” Naylor added. “Getting them to quit smoking and to change their diet can make a major difference. We can follow patients and show them how in six months they can reduce their risk factors.” Naylor and his wife, Katie, have six children. When he is away from the office, he likes spending time with his family, boating and playing golf. “I think we are really going to like it here,” he added. “Everyone has been so gracious, and they are making us feel like we are home.”

Michael Naylor, M.D., joined the staff of Sumter Surgical Associates in September.

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HEAL By Traci Quinn

Healing is about more than the recovery of damaged skin and bone. It goes deeper than muscle mass or diseased organs or infected cells. While doctors and nurses skillfully tend to a patient’s body, healing therapies reach for his spirit.


rescoes over 6,000 years old depict a harp being played to help heal someone. Two thousand years before the birth of Christ, Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, taught that music could be used to heal. The biblical David used his harp to soothe the madness of King Saul. The use of music in medicine was based then on faith and 4

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intuition. Today, we have solid evidence that music can lower a patient’s blood pressure and heart rate, decrease adrenaline and stress hormone levels and help release endorphins, the body’s natural opiates, to fight pain. And we’re using that power to heal at Tuomey, thanks to a very special volunteer.

Kipper Ackerman felt called by God to bring her harp with its

dying patient connect with a tune and have a visible change of heart

gentle resonance and aesthetic, peaceful sound to the hospital. She’s

regarding the passing. Tears of sadness and mourning turned to

found that the music calms patients, takes their mind off the pain or the worry, soothes the brows of family members. Even babies

tears of joy as the family accepted that their loved one would soon suffer no more. I witnessed the harp being played for a 3-pound

experience a stabilizing effect on their heart rate.

preemie as she stretched and fretted, until she settled down into a

“Tuomey has shown me there’s a real need for this therapeutic

dreamy sleep. Then, I watched as the staff caring for the newborns

music,” she said. “And it’s not just for patients – it’s for the

calmed down and settled from a frantic, busy mode to positive

caregivers, for the family who have come to visit, and it’s for the staff. Doctors, transporters, that nurse behind the counter who is


beyond stressed – it fills a different need for everyone.” Dr. Mark Crabbe, a surgeon, likes to stop and listen when


Being a patient isn’t easy. Recuperating after surgery, an illness or injury can be stressful; the noises and smells and ambient

Kipper’s playing. “On a busy and hectic day, it gives the staff and

light in a high-tech hospital don’t make it any easier.

physicians time to pause, breathe, relax and regroup.” Some of the patient experiences have been pretty powerful.

Stress can slow the healing process –

One day, Kipper was playing during a vigil for a dying patient who

but there are ways to

had been unresponsive. About 15 minutes in, the patient said, “I hear the harp and I think I’m in heaven.” “The family told me later that she was able to speak to them … and tell them goodbye, and that they were able to tell her they loved her before she passed away.”

As a classically trained musician, Kipper is usually very focused on the performance aspect of her instrument. But she’s let

create a richer healing environment. Patients have to follow their doctor’s orders and get plenty of rest, but along with their meds, a dose of emotional healing could have a fundamental effect, both psychologically and physiologically, and create a greater sense of well-being. Studies have shown that a healing environment leads to faster recoveries, reduced pain, fewer cases of infection, greater patient satisfaction and reduced stress level among staff. Several small studies show that simply bringing plants into a room can lead to a lesser request for pain meds. The Pet Therapy program has been very successful at the hospital. “We’ve experienced that patients who love dogs, or patients

go of that for her therapeutic music ministry. “I can play the notes on the page, but God is the one who’s going to guide the music, to show me what that patient needs.” Beth Fordham, the manager of Customer Service and Volunteer Services, is thrilled about her new volunteer. “I can quote impressive statistics about how research has shown that harp playing helps soothe patients and families of patients. But what I’d rather tell you is what I have witnessed personally: Something amazing happens inside a person in a hospital room when harp music begins.  I can only describe this phenomenon as a ‘soul connection.’ “I have seen a dying patient respond to harp music when he didn’t respond to his own family.  I have seen family members of a

who have their own dogs and miss them while hospitalized, are revived and refreshed when visited by a trained Pet Therapy Dog,” Fordham says. “Our dogs are gentle, loving, and can make an unconditional connection with a patient. Sometimes, a lonely patient can gain comfort from a dog that they wouldn’t otherwise accept from a person.  This can set the framework for a brighter outlook, and lead to a more positive healing experience.” Dr. Gene Dickerson, vice president of Medical Affairs at Tuomey, agrees that “any distraction from the boredom of being trapped in a hospital room is valuable to mental well-being and ultimately to recovery. Bringing culture, music, pets, sunshine, fresh air into a patient’s day is invaluable, especially for those who have had lengthy stays or face unfavorable situations.”

“it gives the staff and physicians time to pause, breathe, relax and regroup”

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Tuomey’s Lab Gets High Marks By Brenda P. Chase

Completing more than 50,000 tests in one month is no small feat, but the employees in Tuomey’s lab are used to it. “I am still amazed at how much work gets accomplished in this lab each day,” said Paige Weiland, clinical manager of laboratory services. “And the quality of the work is unmatched.” One quick walk through the lab at Tuomey Regional Medical Center and you’ll know you’re in a special place. The technology is cuttingedge, and the human element is just as impressive. Back in 2006, Tuomey’s lab received the ISO 9001:2000 certification, making it the first hospital in the state of South Carolina to achieve this level of quality. And the level of care has continued to remain strong. “You want a lab to get incredible results, and we do,” said Weiland, adding that the lab has continued to remain ISO-certified, as well as passing its CAP certifications, a national lab certification process. “The ISO is an international standard,” Weiland said. “Anyone that goes through ISO goes by the same rules. With industry, we are now speaking their language. If we are going to market to industry, this is a product that they understand.” According to its website, the International Organization for Standardization” is the world’s largest developer of standards. Although ISO’s principal activity is the development of technical standards, ISO standards also have important economic and social repercussions.

ISO standards make a positive difference, not just to engineers and manufacturers for whom they solve basic problems in production and distribution, but to society as a whole … ISO standards also serve to safeguard consumers.” The lab at Tuomey is a very special place to work, according to Weiland. And it’s all because of the people. “We have so many people who have worked here for 20, 30, 40-plus years,” she added. “They take a great deal of pride in the work they do, and it shows in the quality. Everything is done firstrate.” Robin Davis could not agree more. “I have been at Tuomey for 26 years and I screen pap tests, which have gone from a smear on a slide to a collection of cells in a fluid that is processed on an instrument,” she said.  “It is a major change in technology, but it’s still all about the patients, and giving them the best chance that disease will be detected if it is present.  That’s why I’m here.” And it’s been that way for a very long time, according to Barbara Carlisle, who began working at Tuomey in the 1960s. “I’ve seen the front door change three different times,” she laughed. “And the ability to do the work has speeded up tremendously. What used to take hours in the lab can now be done in seconds right at the bedside. But with the advances in technology, we’ve never lost the human touch. We still take great pride in our patient care.” Carlisle started in the lab more than 45 years ago and now serves as the outreach coordinator. She works with local physicians to make sure they are getting all they need from the lab services here at Tuomey. “It’s been a journey and I wouldn’t take anything for it,” she said. “We’ve had some ups and downs, but it has been wonderful to see things evolve.”

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he policies are endless. The protocols go on. And on. And on. There are reams and reams of paper involved, and the requirements can

change daily. A daunting task, by anyone’s standards. We’re talking about The Joint Commission, and getting through the intense survey. Hospitals across the country face this survey every three years, and it’s like no other. Professionals from different walks of life – nurses, engineers, physicians – spend a week at Tuomey looking through just about every file, every policy, every physical attribute of all the buildings and talking to countless employees, all to make sure Tuomey is doing the right thing. In every case, in every building, with every patient. Every single time. How do you prepare for a survey like that?! You call in Debbie Mixon and Lois McCracken. These two women – who together have more than 70 years of experience – head up the accreditation readiness efforts for Tuomey, making sure that when the surveyors walk in the door, we are ready.


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“We certainly do not do it alone!” said Mixon, who was quick to acknowledge the multi-disciplinary team that keeps Tuomey ready. “And it is certainly not a process that is done overnight. We have to stay ready. We meet on a regular basis to stay on top of all standards, and we have subcommittees who take responsibility for all the different areas of our campus.” Both women have held a variety of jobs at Tuomey – Mixon is an RN by trade and McCracken is a pharmacist. They have both been leaders in various roles, but probably none as important as keeping the hospital ready for The Joint Commission. “We’ve learned to stay extremely focused, because things do change,” McCracken said. “We work with some great people here at Tuomey, employees who do their jobs well. The challenges are certainly greater today than they were 20 years ago, but we are also better prepared.” The Joint Commission’s Vision is that “all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.” And since Tuomey agrees wholeheartedly, we want to make sure our hospital stays Joint Commission accredited. And ready for any survey. Tuomey has always received extremely high marks on all of its surveys – Joint Commission, DHEC, department-specific inspections, etc. “We have a very proud tradition here at Tuomey,” said President & CEO Jay Cox. “And these ladies keep us on top of every situation. We are prepared and ready for surveys because of their leadership in this area.”

This article is the second in a series called Champions of Change 2012. We are taking a look at special employees who are taking their level of service to new heights and accomplishing difficult tasks with enthusiasm, diligence and a great sense of pride. They are going well above and beyond what’s expected. They are our Champions of Change.

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RNs Jennifer Collins and Danielle Lee are making a difference for victims of sexual violence.

Imagine it: You’re 8 years old -- a third-grader memorizing multiplication tables, learning to name the planets and reading “Judy Moody.” One Saturday, a neighbor brings you to the E.R. after she discovers you’ve been repeatedly sexually assaulted by a family member. Or you’re 43, a happily married mother of two who teaches aerobics: You’re brought by ambulance to the hospital after being attacked on your way to work and brutally raped. Old or young, some things are shared: You’re in pain and in shock. Emotions collide as they tear through you: Anger. Confusion. Fear. Anxiety. Embarrassment. Before you can process what’s happened, you’re in a trauma center somewhere, either waiting for or going through a lengthy and unavoidably invasive physical and verbal exam. Your body is now a crime scene. Thankfully, these nurses are skilled in compassion as well as medicine: They won’t forget that you’re also a human being. 12

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Jennifer Collins knows that the trauma of sexual violence extends far beyond the attack itself, that a person who’s been the victim of a sexual assault feels alone and afraid. She understands how vulnerable they are. And she’s determined that they won’t have to face that humiliation again in what some call “the second assault” – the rape kit examination. Jennifer and fellow registered nurse Danielle Lee were the first in this area to train to become certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Four other nurses have begun their SANE training. Their role is to provide support, preserve the dignity of the victim and collect evidence that links the victim and the attacker. Jennifer says their new knowledge and skills “make a world of difference” for victims. “A crime has been committed,” Jennifer explains. “This is a live body that has evidence. We have to very meticulously and carefully gather that evidence in case there is a prosecution. “But we are also dealing with a human being, someone whose life has just been altered. We walk a line between evidence-gatherer and comforter.” CLOSING THE LOOP “These people deserve specialized care,” Jennifer said. “We are providing so many services that weren’t there before. We went through intense training about each of the tests performed on an assault victim, how to gather and preserve evidence correctly, how to be sensitive to their mental and emotional needs as well as the physical. This allows each patient another degree of skill, professionalism and privacy.” “I always wanted more forensic education,” Danielle said. “I feel so much more confident now in the care I’m giving to these victims.”

The aftermath of a rape is traumatic. Victims face the threat of AIDS, venereal diseases and other infections from their attacker. They may suffer insomnia or irritability, have a loss of appetite or fall into a depression. Many have increased physical health problems for years afterward. Rape victims are 13 times more likely than others to abuse alcohol, 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide. Having SANE nurses on staff helps to alleviate some of that trauma for Sumter, Lee and Clarendon

Jennifer is also going to be taking the International Association of Forensic Nurses exam to be certified to do pediatric exams. “We are filling a huge gap,” she added. “It’s like the difference between having a small candle in a dark room and having a candelabra lighting that room. We are closing the loop so that no one has to leave the community to get help.” IT’S NEVER YOUR FAULT There were 40 reported sexual assaults in the Tuomey Emergency Room last year; 75% of them were children, most under the age of 7. The city recorded 72 sexual assaults in 2011; the county had 103. But rapes and other acts of sexual violence -- such as forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object or forcible fondling -- are notoriously hugely under-reported. In-depth national studies indicate that one out of every six to eight women has been the victim of rape at some point in her life and that one in seven men has been assaulted at least once – but half won’t even be reported. “We live in the Bible Belt -- we don’t talk about things that are ‘shameful,’” noted Jennifer. Many victims feel isolated. They think it’s their fault, that they did something to cause or provoke it, that they should have been able to stop it. Most suffered at the hands of someone they knew, a family member or a trusted friend, so they feel misplaced guilt. Jennifer and Danielle would say to them that sexual violence is just that, a violent crime that involves power and control. It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, what your socio-economic status is or even your gender – sexual assault is motivated by a person’s need to “control, humiliate and harm,” and it’s never your fault.

victims. Having support from Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, which has permanently adopted Sumter as a service area, is a huge help as well. And having a Sexual Assault Response Team with local EMS, law enforcement, military and healthcare providers involved is another step in the right direction for victims. But Jennifer hopes for even more: She says victims could greatly benefit from office space away from the hospital – a place that would give STSM volunteers a chance to work

with victims and families and offer a support group so that victims don’t have to travel to get these services. * If you would like to help make that happen, call Laura Haygood with The Tuomey Foundation at 774-9475. If you would like information about how you can become involved in helping victims of sexual assault in our area, contact STSM, which provides crisis intervention, advocacy and support services to child, adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse as well as education about sexual trauma: 803.790.8208. LifeTimes | FALL 2012


The Tuomey

Foundation EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP The Employee Scholarship Fund was created in 2000 by employees who wanted to help Tuomey families with their educational goals. Employees of Tuomey raised approximately $100,000 to create this fund. Using the interest earned, The Tuomey Foundation began awarding scholarships in 2003 to employees, immediate family members of employees and active volunteers of Tuomey Healthcare System who have at least 250 hours of volunteer service. To date, we have awarded 40 scholarships totaling $20,000. Awards are based on academic performance and community service, and can be given to students who are currently accepted or enrolled in courses of higher education. Every year, a committee of employees volunteer their time to select a few deserving recipients out of numerous applicants. On Aug. 2, the following students were presented with a $500 check and a certificate from The Tuomey Foundation: Miss Holly Avins Perdue University

Miss Mackenzie Conner Converse College

Miss SaraLouise Cromer Clemson University

Miss Madison Hendricks Charleston Southern University

The Tuomey Foundation would like to thank the 2012 Employee Scholarship Committee for their dedication and hard work.


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FESTIVAL OF TREES It is not too late to sign up as a sponsor or decorator for The 11th Annual Festival of Trees! The Festival of Trees has become a holiday tradition in our community and continues to raise awareness for Tuomey Hospice Services. A steering committee, led by Dr. J. Grady Locklear, has been working diligently in preparation of creating this winter wonderland. We are always blown away by the businesses and individuals that come forward each year to ensure a memorable event. Many of these businesses choose to decorate their trees themselves, while others want a decorator assigned to them. Through the years, we have been so blessed to have the very best in tree dĂŠcor brought to you by antique dealers, churches and schools, just to name a few. In addition, the annual Circle of Lights enables individuals to purchase lights for the official Circle of Light tree that is on display atop the Wishing Well, as you come into the hospital. This tree will be lit on Thursday, Dec. 6 and officially begins the Festival of Trees season. If you would like to receive more information about these or other activities taking place, please do not hesitate to call our office at 774-9014 or visit our website at



The Tuomey family mourns the passing of Elizabeth Humphrey Tuomey, 82, who died on the Fourth of July, 2012 in Florida. Her late husband, Thomas Douglas Tuomey Jr., was a direct descendant of Timothy J. Tuomey, from whose estate the Tuomey hospital system originated. The board of trustees bought the old Sumter Hospital in 1914 and shortly after renamed it for its primary benefactor. Elizabeth Tuomey left behind four children: Theo (Stephen) Hayes, Doug (Colleen) Tuomey, Murphy (Jeff) Wilson and Col. Sean (Kim) Tuomey, and five grandchildren. The family has asked that memorial donations be made to The Tuomey Foundation, 102 N. Main St., Sumter, S.C., 29150.

In October 2011, The Women of Tuomey held a successful event called “Bags, Bling, and Baubles.” This event brought women together to enjoy a silent auction on new or “like new” designer handbags and very nice costume jewelry. A wonderful lunch was provided, and over $5,500 was raised! The Women of Tuomey are now making plans for the 2nd Annual Bags, Bling, and Baubles. Please watch for more information about this event.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE TUOMEY FOUNDATION Did you know that you can be our fan and follow us all at the same time? The Tuomey Foundation is on Facebook and Twitter! We constantly post or tweet updates about events, Foundation news and photos on Facebook and Twitter. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@TuomeyFound) to keep up to date on the latest happenings with The Tuomey Foundation.

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Tuomey Foundation adds

new board members By Brenda P. Chase

The Tuomey Foundation has a special mission. One of giving back; making the world just a little brighter, a bit healthier. And its board members are a special breed. Philanthropy is at the top of their minds – always. Joining this special group of leaders are two men who know all about philanthropy. They have given back to this community for many decades, in a variety of ways, and we are now proud to call Dr. J. Grady Locklear and Frank Edwards members of The Tuomey Foundation Board of Governors. “I can’t think of two better people to join our board,” said Jeff Faw, executive director of The Tuomey Foundation. “Frank and Grady have been strong supporters of the Foundation for years, and they will bring an additional level of expertise to our board.”

Frank Edwards A vice president and partner with John M. Brabham Real Estate, Edwards is no stranger to Tuomey. He was born here, has called Sumter home for most of his life and has been a proud member of the Tuomey Society for many years. “And I couldn’t tell Gen. (Tom) Olsen no,” laughed Edwards, noting the long-serving chairman of the board of governors. “But seriously, the Foundation has a wonderful mission, and I am glad to be a part of it. It is certainly an organization that is needed in our community.” In addition to spending more than 30 years in real estate, Edwards has been a true volunteer. He has served and chaired countless boards, including the YMCA, the Sumter Sertoma Club, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, the Sumter Museum Foundation Board and the Sumter City/County Planning Commission. He is also active at his church, Aldersgate United Methodist. With his career in real estate, he has also worked hard to make Sumter a better place to live, and he takes great pride in showing off his community. “Anytime we can bring people by and show them Tuomey, and show them the modern facilities we have, it helps in recruitment,” Edwards said. “The wonderful physicians we have and the people who work here make it a terrific place to show off.” Edwards and his wife, Vicky, are proud to call Sumter home, and all four of their children were born at Tuomey. “It’s just an exceptional place,” he added. “I’m glad to be a part of it.

Dr. J. Grady Locklear Many residents who attended Sumter High School are familiar with Locklear and his excellent teaching skills, but we came to know him through his love of Hospice. Locklear, a graduate of Wofford, has spent countless hours raising money for Tuomey’s Hospice program through the Foundation’s Festival of Trees. “My love affair with Hospice came about when my parents needed Hospice,” Locklear said during a recent interview for LifeTimes. “They came in and taught me how to deal with death. They taught me how to deal with it then and now. It was an incredible gift.” Locklear used that passion to help raise more than $400,000 for Hospice and is continuing his mission with a new goal to start a Hospice House. And if you know Locklear, you know he’ll work to make his vision a reality. Joining the Foundation board was a natural transition for Locklear. “Basically, I saw it as an added dimension for me to give service to Tuomey. I have loved this hospital since I came to Sumter,” he said. “For me, it was joining a camaraderie. I have so many friends on this board.” Locklear has served as president of the Sumter County Library Board and has taught countless children in this community. He has a love of art history, antiques and the written word. And on a side note, you must try his pepper jelly at the Po House. You won’t find anything better!

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Contributors to The Tuomey Foundation First Citizens Bank

Richard D’Auria

Joseph W. Stone

Mary Metaxas

Gregory Electric Company, Inc.

Debra and Jimmy Mixon

Rachel Drose

Shamelia Tomlin

McLeod Cardiology Associates – Sumter

Diane M. Ressler

Connard C. Summerlin

Tuomey Pride

Simpson Hardware Company

Charles H. Gordon

Susan C. Ardis

Thompson Construction Group, Inc.

Jeanne and Jeff Faw

Margaret and Tommy Cooper


Walmart Stores, Inc. – Store #511

Felicia Nesbitt

Vincent F. Halter, Jr.

YMCA/Running Club

Dr. J. Grady Locklear

Camp Scamp Contributions: Junior Welfare League of Sumter, SC Diabetes

Diabetes – 5-Miler Race


James L. Heater

Dr. J. Grady Locklear

June and Harold Futch Becky and Terry Richburg Jean and George Strickland

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) and

Howard G. Judd

Gold Sponsors:

Elaine D. Korn Charitable Trust

Diane M. Judd

Dr. and Mrs. Wendell

Betsey L. McKinney

M. Levi, Jr. Nursing

EMS-Chemie (North American)



Carolyn K. Cuttino and Family


Stephanie Jackson

Leila and Robert Doub

Juanita S. Jeffords

Harrington Construction Co., Inc.

Brianna M. Jewell

Rachel Drose

Mary J. Hoyt

Midlands MedTech

Tamara S. McDuffie

Emily and Stewart Watson

Miller Communications, Inc.

Morningside of Sumter

Elizabeth Kolb

Palmetto Family Practice, LLC

Allison Sanders

Tuomey Healthcare System

Southeastern Laser Med Spa Inc.

Frasier Tire Service

Wells Fargo YMCA of Sumter

Heather M. Jaberg

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Y. Woodrum Honorary Gifts:

Silver Sponsors:

Rev. Larry Brown

Au’Some LLC

Sara D. Parnell

Central Carolina Technical College

Mary S. Shealy

Joseph Tobiere

Sara D. Parnell

Bronze Sponsors:


Baker’s Sweets Bakery & Café BB&T

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Kahler, Sr.

Becton Dickinson Diagnostics

and Family Second Baptist Church

Beeps Patrick Burgess Caterpillar The Citizens Bank Colonial Family Practice


Harry Balmer

Allen F. Davis

Elaine and Sid McGhee Chester J. Frascogna

Nancy D’Auria

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Dr. J. Grady Locklear Alton R. Lingefelt

Robert E. Graham, Jr. NBSC

Liz Case

Nina C. Kellenbenz

GHA Technologies, Inc. Junior Welfare League of Sumter, SC

VPS Convenience Store Group (Young’s)

Adams Outdoor Advertising

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy P. Creech

Grace and Billy Prescott



The Citizens Bank

Lois T. Tisdale

Presenting Sponsor:

A Mobile Storage Company


Nursery Contributions: Healthy South Carolina Initiative Our 365

Phyllis E. Hendricks

Mrs. Thomas R. Olsen Dr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Reynolds Smoak Irrigation Company Unrestricted Contributions: James L. Alexander, Jr. Belk Willisha Brown Tamara Campbell Dr. Linda S. Crabbe

Safe Kids

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Denny

Jeanne and Jeff Faw


Melissa Easley

Dr. J. Grady Locklear

Amy Ente

Jody and Lefford Fate

Brianna M. Jewell

Lareatha Goodman

Tanya J. McFadden

Sherry Graham

Scholarship Endowment

Brian Gregory

Archie W. Parnell

Rodney Roberts

Carolyn D. Putnam Essie Roller

Dr. J. Grady Locklear Diane M. Smothers

Contributions: Crystal Strickland Taking Steps to a

Abby and James Gale

Healthier Tuomey

Anne B. Robbins Faye, Thomas and Ralph Smothers

Mallory L. Leviner Brian Mathis

David G. Dority Diane and Gene Neal

Emanuel Hammett, III

Matthew McCreary Secelia J. McNeil


Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Moses

Candace Godwin

Michelle M. Moses

Tanya J. McFadden

Emma Oliver

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Petty

Preston B. Driggers

Grace B. Prince

Sharon Turner

Tillman E. Cuttino, Sr.

Kenyona Poole

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. White, Jr.

Sarah K. Pritchard

Robert L. English

Philip Robinson

John F. Walsh

Chester J. Frascogna

Dr. Andrena E. Ray

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Rep. and Mrs. G. Murrell Smith, Jr.

Georgia Eyre

Jean G. Sieders

James P. Yates

Renee S. Garner

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Jeanne and Jeff Faw

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. White, Jr.

Jim W. Geddings

Marie A. Southard

J. Givens Young

Dallas J. Mahoney

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Jeanne and Jeff Faw

Lynn W. Klatt

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. White, Jr.

Dr. Lea B. Givens

Lois T. Tisdale

Jeanne C. Watson

Eleanor M. Malion

Frances and Harvey Gainey

Catherine T. Lorick

Oncology Endowment

Rep. and Mrs. G. Murrell Smith, Jr.

Charles H. Gordon

Elizabeth Humphrey Tuomey


Dorothy S. Newton

Susan and Jay Cox

Tammy and David Beshlin

Brianna M. Jewell

Margaret N. White

Madeline and Charles Collins

Allison Sanders

Marie A. Southard

Defense Logistics Agency


Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. White, Jr.

Cecil Gregory Alford

J. Givens Young

Kathy and Joe McElveen

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. White, Jr.

Virginia R. Andrews

Wig Boutique

Dr. Cynthia S. Reese Dr. and Mrs. Larry M. Scheele Lisa T. Shumake Dr. and Mrs. Laurie N. Smith TerraCycle, Inc. Cody Williams Gina M. Williamson Sherwin Zarraga Honorary Gifts: Dr. Linda S. Crabbe

Dr. Richard E. Getty Dr. Austin H. Gray

Dr. Richard E. Getty Dr. Hugh T. Stoddard, Jr.

Dr. Richard E. Getty Dr. and Mrs. William F. Young

Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Harrop Memorials: Cecil Gregory Alford

Michelle Logan-Owens Jean Y. Booth

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt Hattie A. Christmas

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt Dollie Collins

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt Proctor A. Cromer, Sr.

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt James R. Dawkins

Jeanne and Jeff Faw

Winifred T. Hawthorne

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt Annie M. Haynesworth

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt David E. Healan, Sr.

Susan M. Faries Patricia D. Greene and Max Kantzer Jeanne and Jeff Faw Joyce and Bob Harrison

Hannah Merchant

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Mark D. Hayes

Russell M. Holt, Jr.

Theo Tuomey Hayes

Johnny P. Payne, Sr.

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Heidenberger Construction, Inc.

Kathy and Joe McElveen

Richard W. Johnston

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt Martha A. Kolb

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Khalil Yardley M. Manufuso William Jude McKenna Nancy S. Pullum Quinn Consulting Services Inc.

Contributions: Carolyn O. Ballard Sarah Healey Jenny McFaddin

John A. Riley

Kathy and Joe McElveen

Women’s Center

Margaret D. Timmons


Michael C. Watson

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Blanchard

Eleanor M. Malion

A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc.

Dr. Charles H. White, Sr.

Diana Bryant

Jeanne and Jeff Faw

Christine R. Tuomey

Cardiac Endowment

Melissa Easley


Jenny McFaddin

Ezra D. Mickens

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt Henrietta P. Munn

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt Dorothy I. Poole

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Sarah Tuomey Leslie S. Wiercinski Murphy Tuomey Wilson Peter C. Zitta T. Douglas Tuomey, Jr.

Murphy Tuomey Wilson

Britné Tisdale

Curtis A. Begley, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. White, Jr.

Donna G. White

Margaret N. White Jean Y. Booth

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. White, Jr.

Marie C. Turner

Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Brandt

Should you notice an error or omission, please accept our apology and notify The Tuomey Foundation at (803) 774-9014.

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LifeTimes | FALL 2012


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