The Alliance works in tandem with the Charleston County Medical Society to promote health education, identify and address health care needs and issues in the community, and support health-related charitable endeavors in the lowcountry. In addition, CCMSA strives to advance legislative education and lead legislative advocacy as it relates to the medical arena.

From the President

Dear Fellow Member:

I am honored to serve as President of Charleston County Medical Society Alliance for the 2013-2014 year. CCMSA is a unique group of physician spouses who work together to give back to the greater Charleston community through service projects and charitable donations for the medically needy while also supporting aspiring students in the fields of medicine, nursing, and physical therapy by awarding them scholarships.

Over the last year, outgoing President Melissa Ohlson sparked a renewed interest in hands-on service and I am looking forward to continuing this focus. We will visit two underprivileged schools with our  “Commit to be Fit” health fairs, talking to young students about healthy dietary habits and regular physical exercise. The children really enjoy this event and they gain a lot from our interest in their health. During the holiday season, we will raise money for our Angel Tree donation that has been a success for so many years. CCMSA will continue to support our physicians on Doctor’s Day by making a donation to AMA foundation.

By plugging into CCMSA’s user-friendly website you can continue to get current information about our events as well as access to the secure members only directory. You can also sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities on the website. Please turn the page for our current calendar of events.

Over the past few years, many volunteer organizations have struggled to retain vibrant membership. The Alliance has a core group of committed energetic members and I would like to grow our membership this year. The organization’s dues will remain the same this year and 70 percent will go directly toward funding grants and is tax deductible.  Philanthropy is healthy for an individual’s sense of wellbeing and happiness. It feels good to do good for others! Please join me in continuing to support CCMSA this year!


Heather H. Halford


CCMSA Event Calendar


Member Coffee Social

September 10 (Tuesday), 9 to 11 am

Home of Heather Halford, 353 Shoals Drive, Mt. Pleasant

Please bring a friend!

Low Country Food Bank Service Project

October 5 (Saturday) 9 am to 12 pm

2864 Azalea Drive , North Charleston

“Commit to be Fit” Health Fair

  Date TBD

Member Holiday Cocktail Social

December 6 (Friday) 7 to 10 pm

Home of Mosmi Naik-Patel and Shailesh Patel, 239 Delahow Street, Daniel Island

We will be accepting donations for our Angel Tree family at this event.

Scholarship Awards Luncheon and Member Meeting

January 22 (Wednesday) 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Carolina Yacht Club, 50 East Bay Street, Charleston

“Commit to be Fit” Health Fair

Area Elementary School


Date TBD

Girl’s Night Out

March 6 (Thursday) 7 pm – 10 pm

Home of Amy Frain, 329 Evian Way, Mt. Pleasant

Doctor’s Day

March 30th

Donation will be given to the AMA Foundation

Member Brunch and New Officer Installation

May 2 (Friday) 9 – 11 am

Location TBD

Event dates and locations are subject to change.  Stay updated by visiting our website at ccmsalliance.org.

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