LIBPA: Jeff White will be guest speaker

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Mr. Jeff White, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beaufort Memorial Hospital will be the guest speaker for the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association at the September 13 meeting to be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort County Realtor’s Association Headquarters in the Palmetto Business Park on Lady’s Island Drive. The meeting is open to the public.
Mr. White arrived in Beaufort in 1992 when he assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer of Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  At the time of his arrival, the hospital possessed a 99 bed acute care capacity, which has since grown to a 197 acute care bed capacity while increasing its annual revenue by 578%.  During the period 1996 to 2000, Mr. White served as both the Chief Executive Officer of Low Country General Hospital in Ridgeland and CFO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Before his work in Beaufort, his professional career included serving as an administrator and controller for Ramsey Health Care Inc. in New Orleans, La., and Fayetteville, N.C.   He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U. S. Army Reserve. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Wofford College and Methodist College and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Mr. White has been requested to include in his discussion with our members the following:
• Impact of the National Health Care Bill on the operation of Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
• Effect of the downturn of the economy on the operation of the hospital.
• What is needed to increase the attractiveness of the Beaufort area for highly skilled workers?
• What have been the benefits and challenges in transitioning to the use of information technology?
• What is the long-term vision for Beaufort Memorial Hospital?