SCHA Announces the Retirement of Tommy Cockrell

Tommy Cockrell, Senior Vice President and President and CEO of South Carolina Healthcare Resources (SCHR), will retire from SCHA after twenty-five years with the Association. Prior to joining SCHA, Tommy was employed with Kershaw County Memorial Hospital for 21 years, where he eventually served as Chief Financial Officer. 

Tommy received a BS in Accounting from the University of South Carolina and an MA in Business from Webster University and holds the designation of Fellow (FHFMA) with certifications in Finance, Patient Accounting, and Managed Care by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  Tommy has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Webster University and the University of South Carolina. 

An active member of HFMA, Tommy served the South Carolina Chapter as President in 1988-89. In addition to South Carolina Chapter activities, Tommy served Region V of HFMA as Chapter Liaison Representative and at the national level as a member of the National Nominating Committee.  

Tommy and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of Kelley, a Certified Public Accountant, and Cory, a graduate of the College of Charleston. He and his family are active members of Antioch Baptist Church. Tommy will be well-missed for his leadership and generous spirit during his time here at SCHA. He looks forward to spending more time with his three grandchildren, cheering on the Gamecocks, and restoring classic cars in his retirement.