Wednesday, June 4, 2014
LeadingAge South Carolina recognized Dr. Thomas E. Brown, president and CEO of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, with the 2014 Award of Honor. The prestigious award recognizes an individual who has a made a unique and/or exceptional contribution to LeadingAge South Carolina and their work has impacted the industry of aging services with excellence.
Dr. Brown has more than 40 years of experience in health care management, organizational development, health care systems development and financing, health policy analysis and aging and long-term care research. His lifelong career emphasis has held service to older adults, long-term care, Medicare and Medicaid at the forefront. At Lutheran Homes, Brown oversees operations of five continuing care retirement communities: Franke at Seaside, Mount Pleasant; the Heritage at Lowman, White Rock; Rice Estate, Columbia ; RoseCrest, Inman and Trinity on Laurens, Aiken; as well as Lutheran Hospice and BeWell Home Services.
Dr. Brown's experience and knowledge of how to navigate through the long-term care field and address the needs of seniors are exceptional. As a public policy and process expert, Dr. Brown led the re-establishment of the LeadingAge South Carolina public policy committee by serving as its chairperson. He recognized the need to support the association and led the committee to work together to identify the issues, develop solutions and to advocate on behalf of older South Carolinians.