Health briefs for February 2nd-8th

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Enjoy dinner with the president 

Debbie Schuchmann and Alice Moss of the BMH Foundation are seen above “cooking up” another great auction item for the 2017 Valentine Ball, a dinner they will prepare with BMH President & CEO Russell Baxley and his wife Stephanie as the featured guests. Among the other items for auction are tickets to the Duke/Wake Forest basketball game, quail hunts, original art, vacations and more.

The Valentine Ball is sold out, but a limited number of tickets remain for the Cocktail Affair on Friday, Feb. 10, where guests will have an opportunity to preview and bid on all the auction items (and learn how to use the new mobile bidding system so they can update their bids from anywhere) and be treated to elaborate hors d’oeuvres, a bourbon and champagne tasting, as well as open bar and live music by Vic and Friends. It all happens from 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $75 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Cocktail Affair, call 843-522-5774 or visit

Security officer of year is named

Krystal Brown, of Beaufort Memorial Hospital, has been named 2016 Security Officer of the Year at the Security Directors of South Carolina breakfast meeting in Palmetto Bluff.

She was presented with the award in recognition of her dedicated and outstanding service to Beaufort Memorial Hospital throughout 2016.

“The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office values our relationships with the many private security forces throughout Beaufort County,” according to a release from the sheriff’s office. “They are an invaluable resource to law enforcement and our citizens.”