CEO's Message

Message from Our President & CEO:

Portrait of President & CEO Charles E. WilliamsWelcome to Regional Medical Center (RMC) website. We appreciate your interest in our health care services and hope you will give us an opportunity to earn your trust.

As advances in medicine and strides in technology make high quality health care more accessible to local communities, it is our desire to provide the very best care in our region. As a community hospital, we are the only acute care provider in the area, serving patients across a region of South Carolina that is roughly 2400 square miles in size. The RMC health care system includes a 286-bed acute care hospital (designated as a Level III Trauma Center), and 23 primary and specialty care practices in Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg and Barnwell counties. Our new 20,500 square-foot Bamberg/Barnwell Emergency Medical Center provides round-the-clock emergency care, including diagnostic imaging (CT scan, X-Ray and ultrasound), laboratory, observation and emergency transport services.

At RMC, our mission is to deliver the highest quality, compassionate care to every patient we touch – today, tomorrow and well into the future. An important part of sustaining our mission for generations to come involves tailoring our services to meet the specific needs of the community. Accordingly, we provide comprehensive care for health issues that are particularly prevalent in South Carolina, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity and many others.

Delivering truly outstanding care requires our clinical teams to be at the forefront of the latest developments in medicine. RMC has advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and a telemedicine partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina’s Stroke Center. RMC's Mabry Center for Cancer Care provides the most advanced outpatient treatment options and state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities including digital mammography, prostate MRI and advanced nuclear medicine such as PET/CT, a groundbreaking technology that can pinpoint cancer anywhere in the body at the cellular level – even before it causes changes to tissue and organs. Our Dialysis Access Center is internationally renowned for excellence in the treatment of patients with end-stage renal disease, and our Vascular Center is accredited by the Inter-societal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for vascular laboratories, demonstrating the highest level of expertise in the early detection and treatment of life-threatening vascular diseases.

RMC is a special place. We strive to offer patients and their loved ones an experience that blends the warmth and traditional values of a community hospital with the leading-edge clinical care once thought to be found exclusively in large metropolitan areas. No longer do patients in our region have to travel long distances to receive great care – because RMC is bringing it to them right here locally.

Thank you, again, for visiting our website. We hope you will consider RMC for your health care needs. From the expertise of our clinicians to the compassion and kindness of our staff, I think you will be very pleased with the level of care you receive here. Because when you visit RMC, it is all about you.


Charles Williams, FACHE