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Published on June 02, 2021

Tidelands Health leaders earn promotions

Two Tidelands Health leaders have been promoted to executive roles at the not-for-profit health system.

Cole NausCole Naus is now vice president and chief information officer, overseeing all aspects of clinical and technical information systems, as well as cybersecurity and telecommunications for Tidelands Health.

Naus, who has worked for the health system for eight years, has more than 26 years of experience as an information technology professional. He is a founding member of the Myrtle Beach Cybersecurity Group and earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance from Western Governors University.

Erin Shaffer Beadle has been promoted to vice president of finance and business analytics. In this role, she is responsible for financial planning, general finance and business analytics.

Erin BeadleBeadle, who joined the health system in 2008 as assistant controller, has 18 years’ experience in financial roles in New York, where she is a certified public accountant, and South Carolina. In 2018, she earned recognition as a “Rising Star” from the Charleston CFO Council for her work helping to manage the health system’s finances. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

“Cole and Erin have made significant contributions to Tidelands Health through their expertise and dedication to excellence, as well as their service to our community,” said Beth Ward, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “We are grateful for their leadership and their dedication to the advancement of better health across the region.”


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.