Grand Strand Medical Center October 23, 2013

Mark Sims, CEO

Myrtle Beach, SC -Mark Sims has been named chief executive officer of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, replacing Doug White who retired in September 2013. Sims will join the hospital on December 2, 2013.

Sims has worked for HCA, the parent company of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, for 20 years and began his career as a director of Food & Nutrition Services. Most recently, Sims served as chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, a 109-bed acute care facility in Smyrna, TN. Prior to TriStar StoneCrest, he served as chief executive officer at Parkridge East Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN, and chief executive officer at Grandview Medical Center, Jasper, TN.

“Mark Sims has a proven track record in quality outcomes, employee satisfaction and medical staff relations,” said Jamie Thomas, HCA/South Atlantic Division president. “Mark is positioned well to lead Grand Strand Regional Medical Center as they continue to grow in clinical excellence and enhance their position as the region’s healthcare leader. He and his family will be an asset to the Myrtle Beach community.”

A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Sims earned a bachelor of science degree in human environment sciences from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and a master of business administration degree in healthcare from Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

Sims has served on the advisory boards of The Hope Clinic (TN), the American Heart Association and the Rutherford (TN) Chamber of Commerce.