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Published on April 15, 2015

Tidelands Health promotes 3 nurses to top leadership posts

Three nursing administrators at Tidelands Health have been promoted to top nursing leadership positions in the organization.

Pam Maxwell has been named senior vice president and chief nursing officer. Karen Hazzard and Sandra Raynes have been named associate vice presidents.

“These individuals bring an impressive background in nursing care and administration to their roles,” said Gayle Resetar, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Tidelands Health. “They have demonstrated keen leadership and administrative skills and understand the challenging and important roles that nurses have in health care today. Their collective experience, their love of nursing and their understanding of the health care environment make them a dynamic leadership team.”

Maxwell joined Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital as a clinical director in 1999 and has held a variety of leadership roles, including director of nursing at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and vice president of operations and nursing administrator.  A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Maxwell previously served as assistant director of nursing at Auburn Memorial Hospital in Auburn, N.Y., and was on the board of directors of the Western New York State Association for Practitioners in Infection Control.  She is a member of the  Horry-Georgetown Technical College curriculum committee and the South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders. Maxwell will be responsible for inpatient and outpatient nursing care systemwide.

Hazzard, who joined the organization in 2011 as nursing operations director, will have responsibility for nursing operations for medical/surgical units and other programs. She previously taught nursing at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Hazzard earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She serves on the board of directors of the State Board of Nursing and is a member of the South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders. She is board certified as an advanced nurse executive. 

Raynes joined Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in 2004 and has served in various roles, most recently as nursing operations director. Previously, she was vice president of performance improvement at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass. Raynes earned her bachelor and master’s degrees from Bridgewater State University and is a member of the South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders. She will have responsibility for the emergency departments, critical care units, women and children’s services and other programs systemwide.



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