Following the announcement that McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital presented the Horry Georgetown Technical College's nursing program with a $50,000 donation, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"We applaud administrator Dick Tinsley and his staff at McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital for this very generous donation to HGTC's nursing program. The Myrtle Beach area is blessed to offer quality health care services to both our year-round residents and our visitors. By providing institutions like HGTC with the tools needed to expand their respective medical programs, it ensures this level of service will continue and the next generation of doctors and nurses will find employment along the Grand Strand."