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Published on March 08, 2007

Bruce Bailey Begins Service as Chairman of SCHA Board

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Georgetown, SC — Bruce Bailey, CEO of Georgetown Hospital System assumed responsibilities recently as Chairman of the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Board of Directors. Bailey will serve in the role for one year. SCHA supports member hospitals in addressing the health care needs of South Carolinians through advocacy, education, networking and regulatory assistance.

“I am eager to help serve as an advocate to patients throughout South Carolina,” said Bailey, “This role will allow me the opportunity to help affect health care changes that will make a difference in the lives of people in our community and in our state. It is a privilege to serve in this capacity. ”

Bruce P. Bailey began his career with Georgetown Memorial Hospital in 1999 as Associate Administrator, after serving as administrator of Abbeville County Memorial Hospital in Abbeville, South Carolina for six years.

He was named CEO of Georgetown Hospital System in 2001.

Mr. Bailey’s previous experience also includes administrative responsibility at both long term and acute care health facilities in West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management as well as a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Mr. Bailey’s involvement with SCHA has included positions as a member of the SCHA Board and Bylaws Committee. He also has chaired the organization’s Workforce Committee.

Prior to being named SCHA Chair, Bailey served as chairman-elect.

SCHA works with hospital members across the state to provide guidance on an array of topics including quality and patient safety, legal and regulatory issues, education, workforce development and enhancement, consumer resources and financial matters.

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