CHC: CareSouth Carolina
Ann Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of CareSouth Carolina, is a pioneer in her field. She has dedicated her life to improving the life of the community through her work and volunteer efforts on a local, state, and national level. Ann has served as the Chair of the Greater Pee Dee Champion Community and on the Hartsville Rotary Club; the Coker College Board of Visitors; Darlington County Communities in Schools; Pee Dee Area Health Education Consortium; Pee Dee Alzheimer’s Association; the Children’s AIDS fund and many other groups. Through CareSouth Carolina, she provides volunteer support to the American Cancer Society; American Heart Association; local chambers of commerce; downtown development associations; local Agri-tourism; and has been awarded 2004 SC Ambassador for Economic Development by SC Commerce and the Governor. On a state and national level, Ann is the founding president of the South Carolina Rural Health Association and a former president of the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) presented Ann with the 2012 John Gilbert Award, which recognizes longstanding excellence and leadership in community health.