1st Annual National Brain Tumor Society Golf Tournament

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is pleased to present the 1st Annual NBTS Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Shadowmoss Golf Club.

Golf Details:

  • Date:  Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Check in and lunch:  12:30pm
  • Tee Time:  1:30pm
  • Shotgun Start
  • Format:  4 Player Scramble (Each player hits a tee shot, the best tee shot is selected, the team then proceeds until the ball is holed)
  • Registration Fee: $100 + Processing Fees (Includes Lunch and 2 Beer Tickets)
  • Raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • And Much More!


  • Mulligans:  2 for $10
  • Memory Mile:  $40
    • Sign supporting loved ones who are suffering or have suffered from a brain tumor. It will also be displayed at NBTS walk.
  • Sponsored Holes:  $200
    • Your signs will be displayed the entire day on the course
    • Your business will also be advertised on the Facebook page from time of payment till the event.

If you can’t attend, but still want to donate, please follow this link:

YouCaring: www.youcaring.com/NBTSgolftournament

Over 700,000 people are living with a brain tumor in the US today. An estimated 77,000 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis this year. Brain Tumors are the number one cancer killer of kids.

The National Brain Tumor Society and the Medical University of South Carolina Brain Tumor Program are fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and those who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Proceeds from the golf tournament and YouCaring go directly to support research and advocacy efforts to improve the lives of brain tumor patients, survivors and their families.

We hope that you will consider joining the National Brain Tumor Society and MUSC in the fight against brain tumors with a contribution to the 1st Annual NBTS Golf Tournament.


  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    • Please contact Brittany Jazdzewski at jazdzews@musc.edu with any questions or concerns.
  • What’s the refund policy?
    • In the case of inclement weather golfers will receive a golf voucher to come to Shadowmoss on their own time, however, there will be no refunds, as this is a charity fundraiser.

Click here to view the flyer and click here to register.

Congratulations to Our New Members, Newest Fellows, Soon-to-Be Fellows, and Continuing Fellows – January 2018

New Members

  • David J. Amin, MD, Palmetto Health Solutions
  • Kymberlee R. Byrd, Lexington Medical Center
  • Ellen R. Davis, Northgauge Healthcare Advisors
  • Anthony Hale, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Sabrina Hanna, Summerville
  • Lawrence Laddaga, JD, Laddaga Garrett PA
  • Hilton Perez, MD, ReGenesis Health Care
  • William D. Stalvey, MUSC Health
  • Spencer A. Twigg, Carolinas Hospital System
  • Ann P. Washington, Palmetto Health Richland 


  • Felissa Koernig, FACHE, Charleston VA Medical Center 

Recertified Fellows

  • Gary R. Metcalfe, FACHE, Tidelands Health
  • Richard K. Toomey, DHA, FACHE, Beaufort Memorial Hospital

SCHA Annual Meeting – February 7-8

Please make plans to join us for the 2018 SCHA Annual Meeting on February 7-8 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Our theme for this meeting and throughout the year is One for Health and recognizes the need for hospitals to present a united front in creating and advocating for a better healthcare landscape for the communities we serve.

Our Annual Meeting convenes the state’s hospital leaders around SCHA’s priorities for the year, and I encourage you to attend so we can work together to advance our goals in 2018. We invite all senior and department level leadership from hospitals to join us, so please pass this information along to your full leadership team.

The Annual Meeting will provide opportunities to learn more about the issues impacting your organization:

  • In partnership with the state ACHE chapter, you can earn three hours of ACHE face-to-face credit learning how to lead our health systems toward population health with Dr. Jon Burroughs.
  • Gene Woods, chairman of the American Hospital Association and President and CEO of Carolinas Healthcare System, will discuss the priorities of AHA as he challenges us to get involved in state and federal advocacy.
  • Learn about the risks associated with cyber-attacks on clinical operations from an industry leader, David Finn of CynergisTek.
  • Finally, to close out the event, be inspired to dream big and help others by best-selling author and national speaker, Ben Nemtin.

One thing I’d especially like to mention is the timing and format of the installation ceremony for the incoming SCHA Board Chair. This year, we opted to move this event to the evening of February 7 and have invited past Board leadership to attend. This will be a brief but meaningful ceremony as we acknowledge the leadership of past Board chairs, look back at 2017 under Chairman Jim Pfeiffer, and look toward the coming year under the leadership of Dr. Pat Cawley. Please join us for the ceremony to lend your support to current and past SCHA leadership.

To sign up for the SCHA Annual Meeting, please register on our website and contact Erin Watson if you would like more information.