Ownership & Governance

A nonprofit medical facility located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) is owned by Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. Regional Medical Center is governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees representing both counties.

The Regional Medical Center’s not-for-profit status ensures that remaining finances after expenses are legally committed to improving Regional Medical Center’s patient services, technology and facilities.

The Board of Trustees represents a broad spectrum of professional, business and community leaders and is dedicated to offering the community the best possible, most cost-efficient care available.

The Board of Trustees are appointed by members of Orangeburg and Calhoun County Councils. Board meetings are held monthly. Following is a list of the current board members:

Board of Trustees

Orangeburg County Members

Portrait of Gladys G. Arends
Gladys G. Arends

Secretary
(District 3)

Portrait of Rocco D. Cassone, MD
Rocco D. Cassone, MD

Vice Chairman
(District 6)

Portrait of Sonya Kay Ehrhardt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ
Sonya Kay Ehrhardt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ

(District 4)

Portrait of Dion L. Franga, MD, FACS, RPVI
Dion L. Franga, MD, FACS, RPVI

(At Large)

Portrait of Betty W. Henderson
Betty W. Henderson

(At Large)

Portrait of Gloria M. James, PhD
Gloria M. James, PhD

(District 1)

Portrait of James L. Myers, PhD
James L. Myers, PhD

(At Large)

Portrait of Mohammad S. Nassri, MD
Mohammad S. Nassri, MD

(At Large)

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Caesar R. Richburg
Rev. Dr. Caesar R. Richburg

(District 5)

Portrait of Melvin Seabrooks
Melvin Seabrooks

(District 2)

Portrait of John A. Shuler
John A. Shuler

(At Large)

Portrait of William H. Wilson
William H. Wilson

Chairman
(District 7)

Calhoun County Members

Portrait of Milton W. Dufford
Milton W. Dufford

2018 Trustee of the Year

Portrait of Cynthia D. Keller
Cynthia D. Keller

Portrait of Kenneth T. Rickenbaker
Kenneth T. Rickenbaker

Portrait of Vann Beth M. Shuler, MD
Vann Beth M. Shuler, MD

(Chief of Medical Staff)

Portrait of Franklin C. Coulter, MD
Franklin C. Coulter, MD

(Chairman, Medical Staff Executive Committee)

You may contact any of the board members through Regional Medical Center administration at (803) 395-2450.

Chief Executive Officer

The chief executive officer (CEO) is accountable to the board for implementing hospital policies and managing the facility’s day-to-day operations.

President & CEO

Charles E. Williams, MBA, MOT, FACHE