SCHA Announces 2014 Officers and Board of Trustees

Rick Toomey, president and CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, becomes chairman of the 2014 Board of Trustees.

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Hospital Association has elected its 2014 Board of Trustees. New members and officers officially began their terms on Jan. 30. Rick Toomey, president and CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, becomes chairman. 

Bill Manson, president and chief operating officer of AnMed Health in Anderson is chairman-elect and Lisa Montgomery, vice president for finance and administration of the Medical University of South Carolina is treasurer of the SCHA Board, which directs the Columbia-based association’s statewide representation of hospitals and health care providers. Rich D’Alberto, CEO of Laurens County Memorial Hospital in Clinton, will serve as immediate past chairman.

Other trusteed elected to serve on the board include:

Janice Dabney, CEO of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster; Paul Johnson, president of Greenville Hospital System in Greenville; Jim Pfeiffer, CEO of Self Regional Healthcare; Norm Rentz, CEO of Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens; Anthony Jackson, CEO of HealthSouth Columbia; Mark O’Neil, president of Hilton Health Hospital in Hilton Head; Rich Osmus, CEO of Abbeville Area Medical; Jamie Thomas, president of HCA Southeast Atlantic Division; Pat Cawley, CEO of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston; Phil Clayton, CEO of Conway Medical Center in Conway; Mark Nantz, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville; Matt Severance CEO of Roper Hospital in Charleston; Bruce Bailey, CEO of Georgetown Hospital System in Georgetown; Charles D. Beaman Jr., CEO of Palmetto Health; Donna Isgett, senior vice president of corporate quality and safety of McLeod Health; Ed Norris, trustee of Georgetown Hospital System in Georgetown; and Marion Burton, MD, director of community pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. 

John Miller, CEO of AnMed Health in Anderson; Tom Dandridge, president and CEO of the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun counties in Orangeburg; and David Dunlap, president and CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston are chairman emeriti.

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 healthcare 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.