SC Society for Healthcare Emergency Management (SCSHEM)

The South Carolina Society for Healthcare Emergency Management is a personal membership group that provides networking, training, education and state-wide planning to address emergencies to which hospitals are prone.

Hospital emergency managers are responsible for providing for the safety of patients, staff and visitors during emergency incidents. This is done by looking at potential hazards of which the organizations may be vulnerable. They work with staff to plan for prevention, response and recovery from these hazards.

Mission Statement:

To enhance the Healthcare Emergency Management and Public Health community by providing knowledge, experience, professional development and networking opportunities through state and other healthcare partnering agencies, as well as to advance the Healthcare Emergency Management Profession.

Vision Statement:

To be recognized as the premier professional association of Healthcare Emergency Management leaders in South Carolina.

Meeting Dates:

2019 SC Healthcare Preparedness Program- Sponsored by SCSHEM & SC DHEC - March 12-13, 2019 - Doubletree by Hilton, Columbia , SC 

Board / Officers: 



Michael Platt
Palmetto Health Richland


Mike Purckett
McLeod Regional Medical Center


Kim Wooten



Midlands Region:

Jessica Joseph
Palmetto Health

Low Country Region:

Scott Cooper

Trident Medical Center




Pee Dee Region:

John Willilams
Palmetto Health Tuomey

Upstate Region:

Jeff Straub
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Past President

Jerry Flury
Roper St. Francis Healthcare System



Kim Wooten
South Carolina Hospital Association