Charles McElmurray, MD, Recognized for Leadership, Service, and Patient-Centered Care
Columbia, SC – Family physician Charles McElmurray of Winnsboro, SC, was awarded The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence’s (CCME) 2019 Timothy S. Llewelyn, MD Memorial Award in recognition for his outstanding achievements in health care quality and service to the medical community and underserved populations. CCME Board member Roger A. Gaddy, MD, presented the award on September 20, 2019, at the SC Hospital Association/SC Medical Association Trustee, Administrator, and Physician (TAP) conference in Hilton Head Island, SC.
Dr. McElmurray’s dedication to medical care for underserved residents admirably traces back to the start of his career with the John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center. He was the sole physician at the center for underserved populations needing prenatal, diabetes, and hypertension medical care. A trailblazer among his peers, Dr. McElmurray developed a Diabetes Education Center 15 years ago to help high-risk and prevalent diabetes-affected populations. Dr. McElmurray is known and respected for being a passionate and vital voice in the training of more than 1,300 students to ensure future medical professionals reached their potential.
CCME bestows the Llewelyn Memorial Award to physicians in South Carolina demonstrating outstanding achievements in health care and service in the medical community and for residents. It was established in 2014 to honor the life and memory of one of its long-serving board members, Timothy S. Llewelyn, MD, who passed away in 2014. An internist, Dr. Llewelyn was highly regarded for his integrity, compassion, and expertise in patient care for 30 years and resided in Spartanburg, SC.