COLUMBIA, SC – January 31, 2008 – Four new members have been named to the Heritage Society of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals. J. Michael Kapp, the late Peggy Huskey Marshall, R. Mac Stidham, and John Stevenson, Ph.D., were recently inducted into this prestigious group. Established by Providence in 2003, the Heritage Society recognizes its most committed supporters who have generously given their time, talent, and knowledge over the years to further the mission of the hospitals.
Dr. John Stevenson has filled various leadership positions with the Sisters of Charity since the early 1980s. He has served as member of the board of trustees for Providence Hospitals, and invested time, support and ideas into the development of Healthy Learners. Healthy Learners is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System that provides health care for uninsured and underserved public school children. Now retired, Dr. Stevenson previously worked as superintendent for Richland School District One and as interim superintendent for Lee County school system.
Previous Providence Heritage Society inductees include: Norman J. Arnold, Sister Mary Patricia Barrett, CSA, the late William W. Bruner, Sr., William D. Foiles, John W. Folsom, Jack S. Graybill, William B. Harley, the late Julian Hennig, Jr., Walter M. Keenan, James M. Maloney, Betsy McKay, Thomas N. McLean, the late Ben R. Morris, the late Right Reverend Monsignor Martin C. Murphy, Julian J. Nexsen, William L. Otis, Jr., the late R. Roy Pearce, William A. Pollard, Sister Mary Patricia Rogers, CSA, John C.B. Smith, Jr., John M. Stover, G. Cameron Todd, Sister Mary Jacob Yelcho, CSA, and the late Mr. & Mrs. James B. Younginer.
Owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System, www.sistersofcharityhealth.org, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals is known statewide for its compassionate care. Our non-profit organization is licensed for 304 beds and is comprised of four entities: Providence Hospital, Providence Heart Institute, Providence Hospital Northeast and Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute. A faith-based health care facility in the Midlands area of South Carolina, Providence employs more than 1,600 caring individuals.