CEO Bruce Bailey: An Influential Leader at Georgetown Hospital System and Beyond

Bruce P. Bailey has served as president and CEO of Georgetown (S.C.) Hospital System since 2001.

Mr. Bailey joined Georgetown Hospital System in 1999 as associate administrator of Georgetown (S.C.) Memorial Hospital, a position he held until he took the helm of the entire system.

Since Mr. Bailey took the reins at the 298-bed system, GHS has received several awards for excellence. The system has received the Quorum Health Resources' Best Overall Performance Over $100 Million Revenue award three times and was named a Top Performing Hospital for 2011 by Quest. He has also overseen the opening of several new facilities, including Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, S.C., and the Francis B. Ford Cancer Center in Georgetown.

Outside of Georgetown Hospital System, Mr. Bailey is involved in the national healthcare scene. He has served as vice chairman and chairman of the American Heart Association's Walk America, and in December 2012 he was named to a two-year term on the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association and chairman of AHA's Regional Policy Board 4. "Improving care and lowering costs are top priorities for our hospitals, patients and communities, and I'm looking forward to addressing these issues on behalf of hospitals across the nation," he said in a news release after his appointment.

In addition to his involvement on the national level, Mr. Bailey is also active in local and state organizations. He has been a board member of Waccamaw Regional Education Center and chairman of the South Carolina Hospital Association Political Action Committee and Workforce Advisory Committee, among other involvements.

Mr. Bailey earned a master's degree in health administration from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

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