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February 1, 2024

Tidelands Health’s Gayle Resetar named 2024 Chair of SCHA

The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is honored to recognize Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tidelands Health Gayle Resetar as its 2024 Chair. In this role, Resetar will help drive the vision for the association, advocate for sound healthcare policies and facilitate collaboration statewide. She will serve a one-year term. 

Resetar has been a consistent advocate for the delivery of high-quality healthcare in South Carolina for more than 30 years. She joined Tidelands Health in 1990 and has helped the not-for-profit organization evolve and grow into the largest healthcare provider in the region with four hospitals and more than 60 care locations.  

In 2022, Resetar received the Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association for her consistent contributions in engaging with state and federal elected leaders. In addition to her responsibility overseeing the overall daily operations at Tidelands Health, Resetar has had an impact on nearly every aspect of the health system since she joined the not-for-profit three decades ago. She led the construction and start-up of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, which opened in 2002, and Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, which opened in 2019. 

She is a driving force behind nearly every major initiative undertaken by Tidelands Health, has led innovative approaches to promote efficient processes and has championed efforts such as the Tidelands Community Care Network, a partnership that helps uninsured and underinsured residents gain access to needed health care. 

Resetar has served on the SCHA board since 2020 and has represented the SCHA board nationally as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 4. As South Carolina’s hospital industry association, SCHA represents 100 member hospitals and health systems that employ more than 70,000 people with a $28 billion economic impact. 

“With her expertise, innovation and dedication to the delivery of high-quality healthcare, Gayle is an asset to our association and health care statewide,” said SCHA President and CEO Thornton Kirby. “She has a proven track record of excellence, is driven to make a difference and is a champion for patients, hospitals and health systems. She will play a vital role as chair of our board in moving us forward over the next year.” 

Resetar earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Fairmont State University in West Virginia and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past winner of ACHE’s Regents Award for recognition of the young health executive of the year in South Carolina.  

“I’m honored to step into the role as chair of the SCHA board. I’m eager to work with my fellow board members and our hospitals and health systems statewide to help us collaboratively move forward amid the changing health care landscape to provide the best possible care to our patients,” Resetar said.