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  • Experienced financial leader joins Tidelands Health

    June 7, 2024
    Contact: Dawn Bryant
    Tidelands Health
    (843) 652-1636

    News for Immediate Release:

    Experienced financial leader joins Tidelands Health
    A financial professional and administrator with more than 15 years of experience with health care organizations has joined Tidelands Health in a senior leadership role.
    Derek Dudley serves as vice president of revenue cycle at the not-for-profit health system. In this role, Dudley is responsible for strategic development, implementation and operation of the revenue cycle to help promote the financial health of the organization. Prior to joining Tidelands Health, Dudley served in similar financial leadership roles at large health systems in Georgia and Ohio, among others.
    Dudley earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in health administration, both from Saint Louis University. He holds multiple professional designations, including certified health care finance professional, certified revenue cycle representative, certified patient account representative and certified medical practice executive. He also is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has served as a board member of the association’s Georgia chapter.
    “Derek brings a proven track record of financial excellence under his leadership,” said Beth Ward, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Derek’s demonstrated skill, expertise and dedication to patients and team members will play a vital role as our health system continues to expand and streamline using industry-leading platforms and the latest technological tools.”
    About Tidelands Health
    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.