Report shows how Carolina Pines aids county
Carolina Pines published its annual community benefit report for the 2019 calendar year.
The annual report showcases the broad scope of the hospital’s contributions to the Hartsville community and illustrates the many ways the organization invests in the region’s physical and economic health.
“Our mission of Making Communities Healthier is deeply rooted in all that we do,” says Bill Little, chief executive officer of Carolina Pines. “We are proud to contribute to the health and vitality of our community by providing quality care close to home and creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.”
Carolina Pines’ 2019 report highlights the organization’s continued commitment to providing high quality healthcare through the recruitment of highly skilled and trained providers to practice in the community, as well as ongoing investments in new technology and facility improvements to ensure that the evolving healthcare needs of the community are being met.
In 2019 alone, Carolina Pines added nine providers in orthopaedics, podiatry and emergency medicine; and made more than $3.3 million in capital improvements, including a new roof, elevator, boiler and other improvements. Additionally, with the fundamental belief that everyone deserves high quality care regardless of their ability to pay, the hospital donated nearly $46 million in health services to those in need.
Carolina Pines is dedicated to ensuring that its facilities are places where the contributions and talents of its providers and employees are recognized and valued.
To that end, the hospital distributed more than $50,025,972 in salaries, wages and benefits for approximately 660 employees.
The hospital also provided more than $131,465 in professional development and tuition assistance to enable its staff to continue to grow in expertise and experience and enhance the level of care available to the community.
The positive impact of Carolina Pines reaches beyond hospital walls and into the community in a number of key ways, as reflected on this year’s report.
The organization’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and the economic well-being of the community is demonstrated by the more than $1,356,000 it paid in local and state taxes, as well as its support for a number of local activities and organizations, including Butler Heritage Foundation, Carolina’s Kids, Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County, Hartsville NAACP, and the Trent Hill Center, just to name a few.