Harmony Care Hospice Welcomes Oscar Lovelace, Jr. MD as Associate Medical Director

January 29, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – January 29, 2009 – Dr. Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr. has joined the medical staff of Harmony Care Hospice as Associate Medical Director. 

We are delighted to have Dr. Lovelace join our team,” said Daniel Burton, CEO.  His experience, unique credentials, and passion for patient advocacy will be invaluable as we continue to provide quality end-of-life care in the Midlands.”

A seasoned health care professional, Dr. Lovelace brings an impressive background to Harmony Care Hospice.  Over the span of 20 years in private practice as a rural family physician, Lovelace has been honored with the Wellspring Physician of the Year award; selected to be a member of the nationally recognized Best Doctors; and named S.C. DHEC Physician of the Year for the Midlands Health District.  Additionally, Lovelace was appointed by Governor Mark Sanford to co-chair the Governor’s Health Care Task Force.  His work with this group inspired him to become a gubernatorial candidate in the 2006 Republican primary.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lovelace has been the recipient of many esteemed honors and awards.  Lovelace Family Medicine was recognized as Rural Practice of the Year by the State Office of Rural Health and named Outstanding Teaching Practice of the Year for the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium.

Dr. Lovelace received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  Following completion of his three-year Family Medicine residency at the University of Virginia, Lovelace moved to Prosperity where he founded Lovelace Family Medicine in 1988. 

Born and raised in Columbia, Lovelace attended Keenan High School.  He graduated with honors from Clemson University, where he was student body president and winner of the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award for public service and the Norris Medal for overall excellence.

About Harmony Care Hospice
Harmony Care Hospice is a South Carolina based hospice agency founded on the simple belief that no one should die alone, afraid, or in pain. Headquartered in Columbia, with additional offices in Hartsville and Lake City, Harmony Care Hospice serves patients and their families in 16 counties throughout the state.  Harmony Care Hospice is committed to the philosophy that hospice should never be a one size fits all service. 

For more information about Harmony Care Hospice, visit www.harmonycarehospice.com