Dace W. Jones, who led Springs Memorial Hospital for three decades before retiring in 1995, died Monday at his home in Mount Pleasant. He was 83.
Among his accomplishments was construction of the main hospital building in 1970. Current Springs CEO Janice Dabney said the hospital was considered “ultra modern” at the time, with automated carts to carry supplies around the building, which many people had never seen before,
Jones was a “progressive, out-of-the-box thinker,” Dabney said.