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Funding Opportunities

Since the birth of the health system in 1950, we have depended on community support from individuals and corporate partners to help us provide the best quality health care our patients and our community deserve.   

The Tidelands Health Foundation has become a vital source of financial support for programs, equipment and outreach efforts.  Your support of Tidelands Health Foundation will ensure our care continues to grow even stronger for the generations still to come. 

The Tidelands Health Foundation supports the following funds: 

Tidelands Community Care Network

Access to care is our priority at the Tidelands Health.  The Tidelands Community Care Network helps identify, promote and link under and uninsured patients to affordable and available medical homes, behavioral health, dental and specialty care services.  Tidelands Community Care also helps overcome barriers such as transportation and costly prescription medications.  Through the Tidelands Health Foundation, several health care funds have been established that are central to providing greater access to the services that can make a difference in the lives of the medically uninsured and underserved of Georgetown and Horry counties.

Cancer Care Fund

When cancer strikes financial resources are the first obstacle to receiving treatment. The Cancer Care Fund helps ensure that our neighbors in need have access to care they deserve.

Breast Care Fund

This fund was developed to assist disadvantaged women and men in the Tidelands Health service area who cannot afford necessary health screenings such as mammograms and other clinical breast examinations. 

Community Health Education

This fund provides support for patients needing education on managing their chronic illness or disease.  

Patient Transportation Fund 

This fund was established to help patients with no means of transportation receive treatment at Tidelands Health facilities.

Pharmaceutical Fund

This fund assists uninsured patients receive medications necessary for their recovery. 

NextStep Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

This fund provides assistance to uninsured or underinsured children in our community so they can receive the therapy services they need in order to avoid developmental delay and/or disability.  

Tidelands Health Employee Relief Fund

This fund is established to support Tidelands Health employees who are facing difficult times and are in financial need. 

Building Fund**

This fund allows us to move forward with world-class facility upgrades that will transform health care delivery across Georgetown and Horry counties. 

Projects Include:

  • Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital expansion:  upgrades to the Emergency Department, Radiology Department, and Surgical Department, as well as construct a new entrance and lobby to improve the patient and visitor experience.
  • Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital expansion:  The addition of the Surgical Pavilion has already assisted us in meeting the growing demand for services in the community.
  • Community Health Resource Center:  This project will house the activities and initiatives of the Tidelands Community Care Network in the downtown area of the city of Georgetown.
  • Cancer Center at Waccamaw Medical Park East:  A partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina, this construction project will expand our oncology services in the Murrells Inlet area, allowing greater access to services in our community.

**naming opportunities are available

Unrestricted Fund 

This fund is used to assist Tidelands Health in the greatest area of need. 

Giving Societies

The Thomas and Jean Yawkey Society

The Yawkey Society honors those donors whose cumulative giving has reached or exceeded $100,000. 

  • Invitation to Tidelands Health Foundation recognition event
  • Recognition in Tidelands Health Foundation newsletter and Tidelands Health publications
  • Donors at this level are listed annually in the Philanthropy Center (Donor wall) of both hospital locations

Founders Circle

The Founders Circle honors those donors whose cumulative giving is above $10,000.

$75,000                             Benefactors

$50,000                             Ambassadors

$25,000                             Patrons

$10,000                             Friends

  • Invitation to Tidelands Health Foundation recognition event
    • Recognition in Tidelands Health Foundation newsletter and Tidelands Health publications
    • Commemorative plaque
    • Donors at this level are listed annually in the Philanthropy Center (Donor wall) of both hospital locations
    • The Founders Society recognizes individual donors

Palmetto Club

The Palmetto Club is comprised of donors who contribute on an annual basis to Tidelands Health.

$1,000 and above              Platinum Member

$500 and above                 Gold Member

$250 and above                 Silver Member

$100 and above                 Bronze Member

  • Recognition in Tidelands Health Foundation newsletter and Tidelands Health publications
  • Annual reception

Corporate Honor Roll

The Corporate Honor Roll recognizes companies as well as clubs and organizations who contribute on an annual basis to Tidelands Health. Pledges can be made over a 3-year period.

$75,000              Chairman’s Circle

$50,000              Trustee’s Circle

$25,000              Investor’s Circle

$15,000              President’s Circle

$5,000                Executive’s Circle

  • Invitation to Tidelands Health recognition event
  • Recognition in Tidelands Health Foundation newsletter and Tidelands Health publications
  • Commemorative plaque
  • Donors at this level are listed annually in the Philanthropy Center (Donor wall) of both hospital locations

Legacy Society

Members of Tidelands Health Foundation’s Legacy Society have thoughtfully planned a gift to the foundation in their will or estate plan. These gifts represent expectancies and are self-disclosed by the donor not requiring documentation. 

Naming Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities at Tidelands Health for donors interested in naming a facility or service of the health care system. The financial requirements for naming opportunities differ and donors are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Tidelands Health Foundation. Our guideline for naming opportunities begins with using 50% of the cost of the area to be named, which can be adjusted based on visibility and donor/public appeal.

  • Membership into appropriate giving club
  • Invitation to Tidelands Health Foundation recognition event
  • Recognition in Tidelands Health Foundation newsletter and Tidelands Health publications
  • Donors at this level are listed annually in the Philanthropy Center (Donor Wall) of both hospital locations

To give to any of these specific funds, fill out our safe and secure online donation form, select "restricted" under "Gift Description," and direct your donation to the appropriate fund.