• GCMS actively represents its membership in the community through involvement on the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, Greenville Family Partnership Board of Directors, Taylors Free Medical Clinic Board of Directors, Community Health Network, AccessHealth Greenville County, SCBCH and Greenville Forward Health & Wellness Task Force.
• Step Forward For A Healthy Greenville! The walking is free, the activity is healthy, the energy is positive and the health benefits are invaluable. This project will continue to add locations and install signs throughout Greenville County. This is a positive “step” for a healthy Greenville through collaboration between GCMS and our Community Corporate Campus Partners.
• The Greenville County Tobacco Initiative is a multi-year project the Society is working on in collaboration with Greenville Family Partnership. The project addressed a tobacco tax increase and achieving smoke-free status in the City of Greenville to help ensure a safe work environment for everyone. The healthy efforts of GTI continue in 2013 with the Healthy SC Initiative local program, Easy As 1-2-3.
• Project Rx @ GCMS began in 2011 as a physician project to help monitor, secure & properly dispose of prescription medication. This benefits the community and the environment.
• Know Your Rx is a project that helps physicians/health care providers to educate youth with age-appropriate materials about prescription drug safety and the risks of prescription drug misuse and abuse.
• Multi-year recipient of the SCMA Service to the Community Awards.
• Our sample drug delivery and pick-up service to free medical clinics in Greenville and Taylors was honored in 2000.
• The GCMS MedWell Access program won the 2002 SCMA Service to the Community Award and was recognized by the AMA Foundation.
• GCMS won the 2004 SCMA Service to the Community Award for initiating three Inhalant Workshops that were presented in the Upstate, Midlands and Coastal regions of South Carolina.
• In 2008, GCMS was recognized for our Greenville County Tobacco Initiative.
• The Society was recognized with the 2009 SCMA Award for facilitating the Community Health Network (CHN) which enables better communication with safety net providers.
• Substance Recovery and Awareness (part of GCMS PATIENT) initiative received the 2010 SCMA Award for its many facets in helping to educate physicians.
SCMA recognized GCMS in 2011 for our participation in SC Mission 2010, Greenville. This was the first SC Mission project in SC.
Numerous GCMS Members have won the honored SCMA Physician Award for Community Service.
Donald Kilgore, Jr., MD (1985)
George Grimball, MD (1987)
Lewis Terry, Jr., MD (1990)
Lawson Stoneburner, MD (1998)
Ronald Rolett, MD (2000)
Jeffrey Lawson, MD (2003)
James Hayes, MD (2008)
Robert Morgan, Jr., MD (2009)
Mark O’Rourke, MD (2012)
Palmira “Pam” Snape, MD (2013)