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Published on June 15, 2022

Tidelands Health COO earns national award for advocacy efforts

A Tidelands Health executive has earned a national award recognizing her advocacy on behalf of patients, health systems and the community.

Gayle ResetarGayle Resetar, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Tidelands Health, received the Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials about the effect major issues have on a hospital’s role in the community, broaden the base of community support for the hospital and advocate tirelessly for hospitals and their patients. The association honors a leader in each state annually.

The South Carolina Hospital Association nominated Resetar for the award for her consistent contributions in engaging with state and federal elected leaders and for advocating for an efficient and effective certificate of need program in South Carolina that helps ensure health care services meet community needs and protect the state’s hospital safety net program.

“With more than three decades of experience at Tidelands Health, Gayle is a trusted voice throughout our state and nationally on health care issues. Her expertise is valued and appreciated,” said Christian Soura, executive vice president of the South Carolina Hospital Association. “She works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of all patients and health systems to create the best health care environment for providing high-quality and compassionate care.”

Tidelands Health is a regional, statewide and national voice for the advancement of community health care. This is the second time a Tidelands Health leader has earned the AHA Grassroots Champion Award in recent years. In 2019, Carl Lindquist, director of strategic communications and advocacy at the health system, was honored with the award.


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 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.