Tidelands Health leader recognized for inspiring leadership
A longtime Tidelands Health executive is one of three leaders honored as “Inspiring Women” at the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women, presented this week in Myrtle Beach by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University.
Gayle Resetar, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the health system, joined Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette and Jennifer Wilson, chief judge of Myrtle Beach Municipal Court, as the 2020 Inspiring Women. The trio were celebrated during a special program Monday evening at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center as part of the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Conference.
The Celebration of Inspiring Women recognizes and celebrates women who have demonstrated visionary leadership in various disciplines and whose lives and accomplishments have had a substantive and positive impact in South Carolina and beyond.
“I’m honored and humbled to join such an elite group of extraordinary individuals who have been recognized as Inspiring Women over the years,” Resetar said. “I truly love the work I do every day, the terrific team I have the privilege to lead and, most significantly, the opportunities Tidelands Health has to make a difference in our region.”
Resetar has had an impact on nearly every aspect of Tidelands Health since she joined the health system in 1990 as an administrative resident. She has helped the not-for-profit organization evolve and grow into the largest health care provider in the region with four hospitals and more than 60 locations.
Her passion for health care, attention to detail, emotional intelligence, vision and commitment to success were evident early on and led to her rapid rise within the organization.
In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities as COO, Resetar has led the construction and start-up efforts for Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, which opened in 2002, and Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, which opened in 2019.
She is a driving force behind nearly every major initiative undertaken by Tidelands Health, has led innovative approaches to promote efficient processes and has championed strategies such as the Tidelands Community Care Network, a partnership that helps uninsured and underinsured residents gain access to needed health care.
While she’s often in meeting rooms, you’re also likely to catch Resetar donning a hard hat on construction sites of the newest Tidelands Health locations, participating in community events such as the March of Dimes walk or coaching a team during the annual employee partner softball game.
Resetar earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Fairmont State University in West Virginia and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past winner of ACHE’s Regents Award for recognition of the young health executive of the year in South Carolina.
“All of us – patients, the community, our employee partners -- benefit from the skill and expertise Gayle contributes daily to Tidelands Health and the health care industry statewide,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health. “Her impact over her 30-year career at Tidelands Health is immeasurable. She truly inspires all of us, and our team is so proud this extraordinary leader is being recognized as one of the 2020 Inspiring Women.”
Resetar joins an elite group of Inspiring Women honored through the program. Since its inception in 2011, only 44 women statewide have been recognized.