South Carolina General Assembly
113th Session, 1999-2000

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Bill 1273

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Bill Number:                      1273
Type of Legislation:              Senate Resolution SR
Introducing Body:                 Senate
Introduced Date:                  20000322
Primary Sponsor:                  Washington
All Sponsors:                     Washington
Drafted Document Number:          l:\council\bills\swb\5106djc00.doc
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:     20000322
Subject:                          Mr. William Pinder, Jr.; Resolutions


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Senate  20000322  Introduced, adopted

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Whereas, William Pinder, Jr., was born on August 11, 1945, the beloved son of William Pinder and Rebecca Pinder of Charleston; and was educated at Liberty Hill Elementary School and Bonds-Wilson High School in North Charleston; and

Whereas, Mr. Pinder received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina, 1972, and in 1984, he was certified as a Housing Manager by the National Association of Certified Housing Managers, Washington, D.C. In 1980, he received a certificate in technical writing from Midlands Technical College, Columbia, South Carolina; and

Whereas, Mr. Pinder's roots are deep in finance, health care, and community service and he has been associated with Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Corporation, headquartered on John's Island, where he began as Chief Accountant in 1980. Mr. Pinder's early experiences prior to coming to Sea Island included his work with a CPA firm as junior accountant and auditor, then with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina and Virginia as a senior field auditor for seven years. Six months into his career with Sea Island he was elevated to Chief Financial Officer and subsequently served as interim President of Sea Island. In 1985, he became President and Chief Financial Officer of Sea Island; and

Whereas, in addition to responsibilities for management of finance, health care regulations, planning and contract negotiations for Sea Island, Mr. Pinder directed eight functional units: nursing home services; home health care services; community health center operations in Colleton County; early childhood development services in Charleston and Colleton Counties; a reference laboratory; an independent pharmacy; a subsidized housing complex; and elderly nutrition services in addition to a recently established Community Services Division; and

Whereas, in 1993-94, Mr. Pinder developed a one and one-half million dollar addition to the existing nursing home facility changing its capacity from eighty- eight to one hundred thirty two beds and, in collaboration with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, established a community services division of the corporation to address the health status of the rural elderly through the creation of neighborhood care councils and a case management system with extensive outreach and patient assessment; and

Whereas, in 1997-98, Mr. Pinder guided Sea Island through the acquisition of a one-half million dollar construction and establishment of a community health center in Colleton County, employing three physicians and a physician assistant along with support and administrative staff, in addition to the acquisition and establishment of a six hundred fifty thousand dollar early childhood development center in the Town of Hollywood; and

Whereas, Mr. Pinder's achievements are numerous: in 1984-85 after completing a Fellowship at Yale University, he received a certificate in health care from the Yale School of Organizational Management where he studied and reviewed the development, implementation, and impact of Diagnostic Related Grouping for in-patients and case mix reimbursement strategies for in-patients. He was appointed by Charleston County Council in 1986 to a Blue Ribbon Panel to review and recommend contract proposals for indigent care rendered through Charleston Memorial Hospital via a management contract with the Medical University of South Carolina; he was nominated to International Who's Who, in 1976 he was named Outstanding Businessman of the Year, North Charleston Young Businessmen Association; and

Whereas, Mr. Pinder's community involvement is extensive and varied to include the following: he was an organizing and founding member, serving as chair of the 501C(3) Task Force of the Trident Urban League, where he also served as chairperson of the Nominating Committee. In 1993, he was an organizer and founder of the Liberty Hill Athletic Club in an effort to foster an intergenerational relationship among the community's youth and seniors and to help give neighborhood youth an alternative to the sale and use of illegal drugs and other crimes. In 1994, he founded the Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival of Charleston County, the purpose of which is to recapture the sense of community that enabled the African-American to persevere in the face of insurmountable odds. He formerly served on the Board of Rural Missions, Inc., as Finance Chairman, he has been affiliated with the Committee on Better Racial Assurance (COBRA) since 1987, and the State Health and Human Services Finance Commission Board since 1988. He is a consultant for health and community programs for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and has served on the Charleston County Human Services Commission as Vice Chairman since 1992. He served as Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Bonds-Wilson High School Restoration Association. In 1995, he was invited by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to its consultant training program in Battle Creek, Michigan and in 1996, he served as a Fellow with the Salzburg Institute, Salzburg, Austria. He is a member of 100 Black Men of Charleston and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; and

Whereas, Mr. Pinder is a member of Royal Baptist Church and he is married to the former Avaita Burns. He is the father of Sarita Pinder and William E. Pinder. He is also the grandfather of four-year-old Jasmine. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate:

That the members of the Senate, by this resolution, commend and thank Mr. William Pinder, Jr., of Charleston for his outstanding career contributions to health care and community service in the Palmetto State on the occasion of his retirement, and to wish him and his family the best in health and happiness in the years to come.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Mr. William Pinder, Jr., of Charleston.


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