The McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching

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The McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching

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The McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching is a lasting memorial to Mr. and Mrs. Skipper, who devoted their lives to helping others. The Skippers

Have a lasting impact

By giving to the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching, you can have an impact on the future of health care in our region.

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Through volunteer work, through outreach in their church, and through countless, quiet acts of kindness, they extended a helping hand to lift up those around them. On Aug. 29, 2018, Mr. Skipper and his beloved wife lost their lives in a car accident in North Carolina. At the time of his death, Mr. Skipper, a CPA, had been chairman of the Tidelands Health board of trustees for six years.

During his tenure as chairman, Mr. Skipper was a passionate advocate for the education and training of both current and future health care professionals. The Skippers are deeply missed, and the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching is a lasting way to remember their service while continuing the important work they supported.

There are five areas your contribution to the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching can support:

Areas of Impact

Scholarships

The McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching provides scholarships for both high-school and college students pursuing a health care career. Special consideration is given to current Tidelands Health employee partners, as well as their high-school and college-age children.

Nursing Internships

At Tidelands Health, newly graduated nurses have the opportunity to complete a nursing internship, receiving hands-on clinical training to support their transition into professional practice. This innovative and invaluable program is a key component of the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching.

Educational Assistance

Qualified employee partners at Tidelands Health can receive financial assistance for education related to their career path. This important employee partner benefit is offered through the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching.

Medical Residency

Each year, the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program welcomes eight newly graduated physicians for three years of in-depth clinical training. The residency program plays an essential role in meeting our growing region’s need for new physicians, and the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching includes this mission-critical program.

Leadership Development

A successful organization not only needs strong leaders for today but also recognizes the importance of developing great leaders for tomorrow. Through the Tidelands Health Leadership Academy, rising employee partner and physician leaders receive in-depth training in management skills such as team-building, conflict resolution and strategic planning. This valuable program is part of the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching.

Meeting a Critical Need

By supporting the education and training of both current and future health care providers in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties, the McRoy and Jo Skipper Initiative for Learning and Teaching is having a lasting impact on quality of life across the Tidelands region.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE. CHANGING LIVES.

Joann HasheyJoann Hashey, MSN, RN-BC

HEAD NURSE, TIDELANDS WACCAMAW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE OF NURSING CLASS OF 2014

“Educational assistance from Tidelands Health was very helpful in reducing my financial burden as I pursued my master’s degree in nursing. It allowed me to focus on my schoolwork and not worry so much about how I was going to pay for it. This was especially important because I was the sole income for our household at that time.”

Elaine CobbElaine Cobb, BSW

CARE COORDINATOR, TIDELANDS COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
LIMESTONE COLLEGE CLASS OF 2016

“The assistance I received meant so much to me, because I was really struggling to complete my degree and my financial aid was not enough to cover the last five classes. I needed more than $5,000, and I had no resources to get the money. The Tidelands Health education assistance program enabled me to graduate on time. I will be forever grateful to Tidelands Health for helping me obtain my bachelor’s degree in social work.”