COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sept. 19, 2011) -- The South Carolina Hospital Association presented its highest honor in hospital trustee leadership to Boyce Tollison, MD, at the annual Trustee, Administrator and Physician (TAP) Conference.
Tollison, a trustee of Baptist Easley Hospital since 2009 currently serves as vice-chairman. He also serves as chairman of the quality and patient safety committee.
The award is given at the association's annual TAP conference to a trustee who exemplifies service to his or her hospital, its patients and community, and demonstrates leadership and service at the state level on behalf of hospitals and health care. Nominations for this award are presented to a committee of hospital executives and trustees from across the state that carefully reviews each nomination.
"He has encouraged and supported the hospital staff for over 40 years, he has supported the medical staff, the overall medical profession, represented our needs in the national arena, and continues to lead and guide us as a member of our Board of Directors," Baptist Easley Hospital CEO Roddey Gettys said. "Baptist Easley Hospital is a better hospital and we are better individuals because Dr. Boyce Tollison answered the call to enter a lifetime of dedication to patients and their families in this community."
During his career, he has served in numerous leadership positions including president of the hospital medical staff, president of Pickens County Medical Society, president of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, chair and district director of the American Academy of Family Physicians and president of the South Carolina Medical Association.