|James Receives Honors as Regional Medical Center Trustee of the Year
Horace James was recently recognized as the recipient of the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties’ Trustee of the Year Award. The award pays tribute to outstanding service and devotion to making the Regional Medical Center better and better every day.
“An eleven-year veteran on the Board, Mr. James has served in many capacities, including secretary for six years,” noted Board Chairman James Amaker. “He walks the walk of a dedicated trustee, making a difference in the lives of others and striving for what is right. He is a gentle giant and is quite deserving of this recognition.”
RMC President & CEO Tom Dandridge commented, “This award provides an opportunity to publicly thank and acknowledge Mr. James for his many hours of service and leadership. His commitment to providing our community with a hospital that leads the way in quality care and technology is both commendable and very much appreciated.”
A native of Eutawville, SC, James has been a community leader and advocate for improving the quality of life and making a difference in the lives of others. He has served as a member of the Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees since 1998. In addition to his service as Board secretary, he is the current chairperson of the Strategic Facilities Development Committee.
James has many years of experience in correction management, more than 20 of them in New York City, the most demanding prison system in America. He excelled to the rank of captain while in New York. Since 1998 he has served as Chief of Security for Orangeburg –Calhoun Regional Detention Center. Additionally, he is the developer/ owner of Roseview Estates.
James is actively involved in the community through various organizations and regularly gives of his time to serve others. He was instrumental in developing the Gilliard Rural Development Center, a community center used for health and wellness activities as well as other social outlets, and has served as president of the organization. He also serves as president of the Concerned Citizens of District 66, an organization that has increased contributions to the number of registered voters and successful election of minority candidates to public office. He is a member of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, is Legal Redress Person of the Eutawville Chapter of NAACP, and is president of the Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association, Orangeburg-Calhoun Chapter.
A member of Springfield Baptist Church in Eutawville, James serves as a deacon. He and his wife, Barbara, have one daughter and two grandchildren.