Michael Riordan to join SCHA Board of Trustees

Columbia, S.C., – Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center CEO Michael Riordan has been appointed to the South Carolina Hospital Association Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2011. Riordan will fill the unexpired three-year term of Suzanne White, president of Greenville Memorial Medical Campus, as well as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

"We are extremely pleased to add another exceptional leader to the board," said SCHA President and CEO Thornton Kirby. "While we will certainly miss Suzanne White and her extraordinary contributions, we are confident that Michael Riordan's enthusiasm, experience and leadership skills will continue to move South Carolina hospitals forward in a very challenging health care market."

Riordan has served as President and CEO of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center since 2006. From 2001 to mid-2006, he led the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System. From 1995 to 2000, Riordan was chief operating officer and later, senior associate hospital administrator, of Emory University Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Mike is active in health care leadership and the community, including the following: Administrative board member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health System AND assembly representative for the Association of American Medical Colleges. He works closely with economic development groups, including as board director for the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce and serves as a board member and former president of Health Sciences South Carolina. He currently is chairman of the Urban League of the Upstate.

About the South Carolina Hospital Association

Founded in 1921, the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state's hospitals and health care systems. Based in Columbia, SCHA works with its members to improve access, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all South Carolinians. The state's hospitals and healthcare systems employ more than 70,000 persons statewide.

01-01-2011 01:32 (EST)