Bradley S. Talbert is Named S.C. 2015 Economic Ambassador for Jasper County

April 07, 2015

Bradley S. Talbert was honored by Governor Nikki Haley, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and the South Carolina Department of Commerce as the 2015 South Carolina Economic Ambassador for Jasper County at a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion Complex on April 2nd, along with representatives from counties across the state. Talbert was named for his commitment to job creation and economic development in the Jasper County area.

As CEO of Coastal Carolina Hospital since August 2012, Brad oversees strategic, operational and clinical activities for the 41-bed hospital.  Under his leadership, Coastal Carolina Hospital received Tenet’s 2013 Circle of Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. Coastal Carolina Hospital is one of nine Tenet hospitals recognized for superior achievement in the areas of quality care, service excellence and operational performance.

A new obstetrics and gynecology program was launched in the spring of 2014 by expanding the hospital’s women’s health services and preparing to deliver newborns in Hardeeville for the first time in eight years. The new unit features 16 beds and the latest equipment and enhancements for the care of mothers and their newborns.  This new unit created 45 new jobs for nurses and other quality healthcare professionals.

In 2013, Coastal Carolina Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  Coastal Carolina Hospital is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

In 2014, Coastal Carolina Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

In 2015 Coastal Carolina Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Under Talbert’s leadership and as part of CCH recycling and waste reduction efforts, the hospital continuously looks for ways to embrace environmentally friendly practices and products. Teamed with a local company, Be Green Packaging, to reduce the use of Styrofoam plates and bowls, the hospital recently started using plates and bowls made of plant fibers. Designed by Be Green Packaging, the products are touted as being more environmentally friendly once disposed.

Talbert holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. and a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical University in South Carolina. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

For more information on Jasper County or SouthernCarolina Alliance visit www.southerncarolina.org.

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