GHS welcomes second class of Medical Scholars

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System recently welcomed the second class of its Medical Scholars Program. The five-week program began on October 3 and is designed to educate participants about the changing healthcare environment and how GHS is helping to transform health care.

Topics to be discussed include population health management and medical neighborhoods; healthcare costs and what it means to be a healthcare value leader; and the importance of medical education and research in transforming the delivery of health care.

The second class consists of 14 business and community leaders from across the Upstate who have an interest in learning more about health care from both a business and a consumer perspective. Class members include:

  • Dr. Phillip Baldwin, Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Dr. John S. Beckford, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Furman University
  • Jonathan Coleman, Deputy Director, Laurens County Economic Development Council
  • Mark Farris, CEO, Greenville Area Development Corporation
  • Jimmy Fowler, Executive Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking & Senior Trust Officer, Countybank
  • Dr. Ron Fulbright, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Informatics, USC Upstate
  • Lisa Green, Executive Director, Cancer Society of Greenville County
  • Steve Johnson, CEO, Creativasc
  • Sandra Jones, General Manager, Foxwood Hills
  • Evelyn Lugo, Hispanic/Latino Outreach Coordinator, American Cancer Society
  • Chris Manley, Managing Partner, Engenius
  • John Moore, Executive Vice President, Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Pennington, Owner, Rhino Concessions and FunnelDelicious
  • Dwayne Wilson, Senior Vice President, Fluor Corporation 


The program will conclude on October 24 with a graduation ceremony and presentation on conscious leadership by GHS President and CEO Mike Riordan.

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