Trident Health System
August 19, 2022

Charleston, SC – Trident Health will be hosting the 8th annual Hearts for the Lowcountry charity golf tournament on Friday, September 23rd at the Golf Club at Wescott Plantation. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Heart Association to provide heart and stroke resources for communities across the Lowcountry.

In the past seven years, the Hearts for the Lowcountry golf tournament has raised more than $300,000 in support of the American Heart Association’s mission to raise awareness about the risks of heart disease and help our community live longer, healthier lives. Heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death in the United States. After a heart event, living an active life with regular exercise, healthy eating and quitting smoking are the top recommendations from Trident Health’s cardiology team. Cardiologist Marabel Schneider, MD with Lowcountry Cardiology said, “One of the encouraging stories regarding patients who’ve recovered from a heart attack is that many are now enjoying active, productive lives.”

Cardiovascular surgeon James Benner, MD with Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates commented, “Adding exercise to your heart healthy plan can be as simple as a regular brisk walk.” Interventional cardiologist Patrick Looser, MD, with Lowcountry Cardiology Associates added,” "If you smoke, please stop. Your heart will thank you. In just minutes after your last cigarette your heart rate and blood pressure drop significantly.“

The Hearts for the Lowcountry golf tournament will begin with lunch at 11am followed by a shotgun start at 12pm. The event will include prizes for the top teams, closest to the pin contest, longest drive contest and more. The $125 per player or $500 foursome cost includes cart and greens fees, player gifts, lunch, and a post-tournament awards ceremony. The tournament is rain or shine. Register today as an individual or team. For more information call (843) 847-5100.

Thank you to the tournament’s title sponsor Titan Property Group and additional sponsors Charleston Radiologists, Coastal Vascular & Vein, HCA Healthcare’s Physician Services Group, Inari Solutions, IV02 Infusions, Healthgrades, JE Dunn, Life Net South Carolina, River Landing Dentistry, A.H. Schwacke & Associates, and Trident Anesthesia Group.

In 2021 Trident Medical Center earned the highest rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures for 2020.The rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Trident Medical Center among the Top 10% of participating hospitals in the U.S. and Canada for CABG outcomes.Both Trident and Summerville Medical Centers are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers.