Shugart receives ACHE Regent’s Award

Sue Shugart, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, recently received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the South Carolina Hospital Association annual meeting in Columbia, SC.

The award was bestowed on Shugart by Adam Allen, ACHE’s Regent for South Carolina and Executive VP and COO of PHT Services, Lt. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession; leadership in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

Shugart has worked in hospital leadership roles for 22 years, and began her healthcare leadership career as a healthcare human resources executive at Clarendon Health System in Manning (now known as McLeod Health Clarendon). Due to her success, Shugart was promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Clarendon and has since served as Chief Administrative Officer at Baptist Easley Hospital in Easley and is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville.

Shugart’s passion is building strong community hospitals that impact both the physical health of the community as well as its socio-economic health.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Furman University and her master’s degree from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She is a Class of 2000 graduate of Leadership South Carolina. As a Fellow of ACHE, she has served as both Chapter President and Regent.

Shugart serves within her local community on the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Advisory Council for Coker College.

Author: mrollins

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