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Published on January 02, 2019

Tidelands Health CFO earns national recognition for a third consecutive year

For the third year in a row, Tidelands Health Executive Vice President and CFO Elizabeth “Beth” Ward has been named one of the 143 “Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” by the national publication “Becker’s Hospital Review.”

Women on the list were selected based on their management and leadership skills, as well as their career accomplishments, according to Becker’s. Honorees came from organizations of all sizes throughout the country, including the Cleveland Clinic, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Hopkins Medicine, UChicago Medicine, Boston Medical Center and more. Beth Ward

Ward, who joined Tidelands Health in March 2017, is a certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience in health care finance and a master’s degree in business administration. She is responsible for helping ensure Tidelands Health is financially strong, stable and positioned to meet the community’s health and wellness needs now and in the future.

“I’m honored to join such a respected group of leaders on this list,” Ward said. “But the most rewarding part of my job is working with my colleagues at Tidelands Health to strengthen health and wellness within our region.”

In 2016 and 2017, Ward also earned inclusion on Becker’s list of Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. She was named one of “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” by the publication in 2015.
Ward is a graduate of Radford University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business finance and insurance, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned her MBA.

Before joining Tidelands Health, Ward served as CFO of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals and Clinics in Dallas, a role she had held since 2012.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 70 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.