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Published on January 05, 2010

Bailey Named Georgetown County Ambassador for Economic Development

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Georgetown, SC—Georgetown Hospital System CEO Bruce P. Bailey has been named Georgetown County Ambassador for Economic Development by the South Carolina Department of Commerce

The Ambassador Award is given to county leaders throughout the state who have made exceptional contributions to the community and South Carolina’s economic development efforts. Since his tenure as GHS CEO began in 2001, Mr. Bailey has overseen the opening of Waccamaw Community Hospital, the Francis B. Ford Cancer Center, The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park, and has worked to develop affiliation relationships with the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center. Georgetown Hospital System has received numerous awards under Bailey’s leadership, including Avatar Awards for patient satisfaction and Quorum Health Resources “Best Overall Performance Over $100 Million Revenue” award. In fiscal year 2008, Georgetown Hospital System provided a total community benefit of more than $41 million through various education, community outreach, clinical service, and support service programs. GHS currently employs more than 1,650 healthcare workers and support staff and provided more than $70 million in annual payroll in fiscal year 2008, which is returned back into the community’s economy.

Bailey currently serves as chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association Political Action Committee and a member of the South Carolina Health Resources, Inc. board of directors.  He has served as a Board member of Waccamaw Regional Education Center, a Board Member of Smith Medical Clinic, and as Chairman of the South Carolina Hospital Association Board of Directors from 2007-2008.

This past October, Mr. Bailey was Chair-Elect for the 2009 Start! Waccamaw Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association. Bailey will receive his award at a State House ceremony in Columbia on January 26, 2010.


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