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  • Tidelands Health leader named chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association

    Feb. 1, 2024
    Contact: Dawn Bryant
    Tidelands Health
    (843) 652-1636

    News for Immediate Release:

    Tidelands Health leader named chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association
    Gayle Resetar, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Tidelands Health, was installed as chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association during its membership meeting Thursday.
    In this role, Resetar will help drive the vision for the association, advocate for sound health care policies and facilitate collaboration statewide. She will serve a one-year term.
    Resetar has been a consistent advocate for the delivery of high-quality health care in South Carolina for more than 30 years. She joined Tidelands Health in 1990 and 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 care locations. Tidelands Health serves Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties.
    Resetar has served on the SCHA board since 2020 and has represented the SCHA board nationally as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 4.
    Founded in 1921, SCHA is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. The organization is committed to leading South Carolina to a better state of health by helping hospitals and health systems provide the best possible care to patients. SCHA represents about 100 member hospitals and health systems and 900 personal members.
    “With her expertise, innovation and dedication to the delivery of high-quality health care, Gayle is an asset to our association and health care statewide,” said Thornton Kirby, president and CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association. “She has a proven track record of excellence, is driven to make a difference and is a champion for patients, hospitals and health systems. She will play a vital role as chair of our board in moving us forward over the next year.”
    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.
    In 2022, Resetar received the Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association for her consistent contributions in engaging with state and federal elected leaders.
    In addition to her responsibility overseeing the overall daily operations at Tidelands Health, Resetar has had an impact on nearly every aspect of the health system since she joined the not-for-profit three decades ago. She led the construction and start-up of 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 efforts such as the Tidelands Community Care Network, a partnership that helps uninsured and underinsured residents gain access to needed health care.
    “I’m honored to step into the role as chair of the SCHA board. I’m eager to work with my fellow board members and our hospitals and health systems statewide to help us collaboratively move forward amid the changing health care landscape to provide the best possible care to our patients,” Resetar said.
    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 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.