SCHA Elects 2009 Officers and Board Members

Columbia, S.C., -- Ingo Angermeier, president and CEO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg, assumed the chairmanship of the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) February 12 during the Association's annual membership meeting in Columbia.

Members of SCHA also selected hospital executives David Dunlap as chairman-elect and John Hales as treasurer of the SCHA Board, which directs the Columbia-based association's statewide representation of hospitals and health care providers.

Angermeier will serve as chairman for a one-year term. Dunlap, CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare System in Charleston, will serve as chair-elect for the 2009-2010 board term and chairman for the 2010-2011 term. Hales, CEO of Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree, will serve a three-year term. John Miller, president and CEO of AnMed Health, Anderson, will serve as immediate past chairman.

Other elected board members include Suzanne White, president of Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville; Bruce Bailey, CEO of Georgetown Hospital System in Georgetown; Norm Rentz, CEO of Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens; and Rick Toomey, CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort; Don Ellis, board chairman of Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning; Sam Kelly, member of the board of Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken; and Gene Dickerson, MD, of Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter,  who will each serve three years. Elizabeth Lamkin, CEO of Hilton Head Regional Medical Center in Hilton Head, will serve a two-year term. Jamie Thomas, HCA Southeast Atlantic Division president, will serve a one-year term.

Also during the annual meeting, Stuart Smith, CEO of the Medical University of South Carolina, and Craig White, Vice President of Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, were selected to serve on the Hospital Association Political Action Committee (HAPAC) Board.

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.

02-25-2009 12:00 (EST)