Rick Toomey, Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s Enterprising Innovative CEO

By Lanier Laney Rick Toomey has been President and CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital for the past five years during which the hospital has seen unprecedented growth. The many additions include a new Women’s Imaging Center, expansion of their Bluffton Medical Services facility, a new da Vinci robotic surgery program, expanded breast care programs, and the development of the Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners program which recruits new physicians to better serve the needs of the community. Also, construction has begun to double the size of both the Pratt Emergency Center and the LifeFit Wellness Center. Beaufort Memorial has consistently been named among the “Most Wired” hospitals in the nation for its early adoption and integration of medical technology to improve patient care, and has also been recognized for its commitment to patient safety, low infection rates and patient satisfaction. Rick oversees 1,400 employees who provide medical services to more than 10,000 patients admitted every year, 40,000 ER visits and almost 140,000 outpatient registrations a year. Says Rick, “Our employees are... ...

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