SCHA names two new vice presidents

SCHA names Rozalynn Goodwin and Elizabeth Harmon as vice presidents.

COLUMBIA, SC - January 7, 2014 – Two members of the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) staff have been named vice presidents. Rozalynn Goodwin is now vice president, community engagement, and Elizabeth Harmon has been named vice president, state government relations.

Goodwin served as director, policy & research for 10 years before being named a vice president. In addition to handling policy research, Goodwin serves as the primary link with many community  and advocacy groups, including insurers and employers. She also directs SCHA’s  Working Well Initiative, a Duke Endowment-supported program promoting healthy lifestyles through the workplace. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health care management from Lander University and a master of health administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a graduate of Leadership Columbia and serves on the board of United Way of the Midlands.

Harmon joined the SCHA staff in 1998 as director, state government relations. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Harmon  will continue and expand her  advocacy work with  elected officials throughout the state, while working directly with the association's small and rural hospitals. Currently her work with rural hospitals includes the Rural Hospital LEAN initiative, which is supported by The Duke Endowment.  She is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina. Prior to joining the SCHA staff, Harmon was a member of the government affairs staff at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

"Rozalynn and Elizabeth have earned the respect of business and government leaders in our state, as each works diligently and effectively to represent the interests of all South Carolinians who depend on the state’s health care system," said SCHA President & CEO Thornton Kirby. "I congratulate them and thank them for their contributions."

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.