Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals’ Heritage Society Inducts Four Members Including J. Michael Kapp

January 31, 2008

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.

J. Michael Kapp served on the Providence Hospital Foundation board of trustees as chairman and vice chairman from 1989 to1995.  In 1993, he was selected as a member of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals’ board of trustees.  Kapp is currently the chairman of the board and has previously served as chair of finance.  He was recently elected to represent Providence Hospitals on the Sisters of Charity Health System board, where he serves as chair of the audit and compliance committee and a member of the executive committee.  Kapp is the executive vice president of Carolina First.

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, , 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.