March 7, 2017

HopeHealth’s Humphries receives Sheheen Non-Profit Excellence Award

HopeHealth’s Humphries receives Sheheen Non-Profit Excellence Award

Carl M. Humphries, chief executive officer of HopeHealth, Inc., received the 2017 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership at the South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations (SCANPO) Summit, held on Tuesday, March 7 in Columbia, S.C.

The award recognizes a graduate of the Francis Marion University’s newly named Fred Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute (NPLI) or a member of SCANPO who has excelled in the management of a non-profit organization in the state. Presented jointly by SCANPO and the Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute, the award was recently renamed in memory of, and to honor the founding Director of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, Fred R, Sheheen.

SCANPO has recently adopted a new name: Together SC. Humphries is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

He has been with Hope Health for 16 years and has presided over the organization’s growth from a small community health provider, to an important regional health center. Much of that growth has taken place in the past five years. In 2013, after winning a competitive federal grant, Hope Health more than doubled in size overnight.

The organization, which provides low-cost, need-based medical care to a broad, underserved area, recently moved into a new facility and is already expanding that building. Hope Health serves more than 35,000 patients and employs more than 300 people in the Florence area/Pee Dee Region of South Carolina.

Humphries’ strong leadership, his integrity, his passion and his commitment to serving others, allowed to transition seamlessly during that growth spurt. Deena Hilton, Hope Health’s chief operations officer, says that Humphries’ gifts as a leader are clear to all involved.

“From the beginning of Carl’s tenure as leader of HopeHealth, he strived to diversify funding, expand programs, and grow our donor base,” says Hilton. “Carl has a gift: the ability to visualize what he wants without limiting himself. (He) is widely known in the Florence community as a champion for HopeHealth and our mission to serve the underserved.”

HopeHealth is a non-profit organization committed to excellence through service that exemplifies their love for people and passion for their well-being. HopeHealth operates nine Community Health Centers, three HIV/AIDS service sites, and a child abuse and neglect advocacy center.

Since its founding in 1991, HopeHealth has been committed to offering the very best in affordable healthcare to their patients.

For more information about Francis Marion’s Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute (NPLI), please contact Cheri Richardson with the Francis Marion University Education Foundation at crichardson@fmarion.eduor 843.661.1199.

For more information about Together SC membership and resources, please visit their website at