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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on May 05, 2021

2021 Hope Tour honoring health care workers in South Carolina set to stop at Tidelands Health hospitals Tuesday

A mobile billboard with messages of thanks to health care workers for their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic will stop at Tidelands Health locations Tuesday, May 10, as part of the 10-day, statewide 2021 Hope Tour.

Nurses and other health care heroes pose in front of the 'Nurses Rock' mobile billboard on the Healthcare Heroes truck at Tidelands Health in 2020.The South Carolina Hospital Association’s Healthcare Heroes truck will stay at each hospital for about 20 minutes and feature rotating displays of appreciation, including messages anyone can submit through social media with the hashtag “#SCHealthcareHeroes. The tour coincides with National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.

The Healthcare Heroes truck will stop at the following Tidelands Health locations Tuesday:

  • Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Little River, an affiliate of Encompass Health, 100 Water Grande Boulevard, Little River, around 9:15 a.m.
  • Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Murrells Inlet, an affiliate of Encompass Health, 4070 U.S. 17 Bypass South, Murrells Inlet, around 11:45 a.m.
  • Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road, Georgetown, around 12:55 p.m.

“More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Tidelands continues serving our community with tremendous dedication and compassion,” said Gayle Resetar, chief operating officer of Tidelands Health. “Support from the community has helped sustain our team members throughout the pandemic, and we are eager to see the Healthcare Heroes truck roll up to our hospitals with a digital display of thanks.”

Community members are encouraged to show their support by submitting messages that will be displayed on the truck. Simply post your message on social media with the hashtag #SCHealthcareHeroes.

The 2021 Hope Tour, which kicked off Monday in Oconee and Anderson counties, will stop at more than 90 hospital and health system locations over nearly two weeks. The tour coincides with National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 9-15).

“Frontline health care workers in our state’s hospitals and health systems remain the true heroes of COVID-19,” SCHA President and CEO Thornton Kirby said. “We want to make sure that doctors, nurses and all hospital employees are celebrated for their bravery and for their unprecedented leadership in the vaccine rollout in South Carolina. We hope all South Carolinians will join us in recognizing the state’s amazing health care workforce.”


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 70 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.