Sue Shugart receives ACHE Regent’s Award
Sue Shugart, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the South Carolina Hospital Association annual meeting in Columbia.
The award was bestowed on Sue Shugart by Adam Allen, FACHE, 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.
Sue 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, Sue 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.
Sue’s passion is building strong community hospitals that impact both the physical health of the community as well as its socio-economic health.
Sue 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.
Sue 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.
Sue is married to Steve Shugart, and they have five children and five grandchildren.
About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 79 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses.
For more information, visit www.ache.org.