Leadership change at Dillon McLeod Health

Jenny Hardee, new Interim CEO-CNO at McLeod Health Dillon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

McLeod Health Dillon has undergone a transition of senior hospital leadership. Jenny Hardee, of Darlington, will be serving as Interim CEO/CNO at McLeod Health Dillon during the upcoming months. This transition was effective January 20, 2023 and future plans will be evaluated and communicated over the next three to six months.  

We view this change as an organizational opportunity to see our McLeod relationships evolve with the community, our medical staff, and patients, while remaining the Dillon area’s Choice for Medical Excellence. McLeod Health leadership, staff and community representatives will be involved in a review of internal and external candidates to help us identify the best path forward in the search process for the McLeod Health Dillon leadership role. In addition to leadership qualities, the role of administrator will focus on the mission and values of McLeod and an alignment with the local community.

Hardee joined McLeod Health in 2005 as the Chief Nursing Officer for McLeod Health Darlington, and previously served as Interim Administrator of McLeod Health Cheraw during a leadership transition. She also served as Administrator of McLeod Darlington. Her clinical background includes experience as a staff nurse, nurse manager and clinical leader as the corporate Vice President of Occupational Health. She has also worked as a school nurse and clinical instructor for the nursing program at Florence-Darlington Technical College. She will apply her clinical skills and leadership strengths in her combined role as Dillon CEO and CNO in the weeks ahead.

Hardee says she looks forward to serving the staff and patients of McLeod Health Dillon. “In this role, my goal is to serve alongside the staff and community to ensure the availability of excellence and quality medical care to the residents of Dillon and surrounding counties.”

Hardee received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Florence-Darlington Technical College. She also earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Nursing. While in graduate school, Hardee was also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society.

Hardee and her husband, J Todd Hardee, reside in Darlington. They have two sons, Templin (Jennifer ) and Sandy (Talon) and two grandchild, Jayce and Kistler Hardee.

Author: Stephan Drew

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