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Hospital CFO Jeff White to talk to LIBPA 

Mr. Jeff White, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, will be the guest speaker for the Tuesday, April 8 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association to be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort County Association of Realtor’s Headquarters located in the Palmetto Business Park on Lady’s Island Drive (behind BB&T) and 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 and has since grown to a 197 acute care bed capacity while increasing its annual revenue from $37 million to $500 million.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Wofford College and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Mr. White has been requested to discuss several topics, including the initial impact of the Affordable Care Act on Beaufort Memorial Hospital; the fiscal impact on hospitals as a result of South Carolina not participating in the Affordable Care Act; and the effect on the hospital of the Naval Hospital closing its emergency room and referring active duty military patients to Beaufort Memorial.

County offering new poll manager training

The Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration will be conducting New Poll Manager training. All persons interested in working the polls for the first time may enroll in one of these sessions.

• Tuesday, April 22, 1 to 5 p.m., Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton

• Wednesday, April 23, 6 to 10 p.m., County Council Chambers, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

The sessions will last approximately four hours. To register for the training, call 843-255-6900 or 255-6902; or send an email to include the preferred date of the training you wish to attend and a phone number where you can be reached during the day to: voter@bcgov.net.

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