RMC Board Names Wilson Trustee of the Year


The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Board of Trustees has named William H. Wilson of Orangeburg as Trustee of the Year for outstanding service and devotion to making the Regional Medical Center better every day.

“Mr. Wilson is a dedicated board member who has proven his commitment to improving the lives of others. RMC is grateful for his service and contributions,” said RMC Interim President & CEO Bert Whitaker, FACHE.

Wilson was appointed to the RMC Board of Trustees in 2013 and has served on the RMC Trustee Development Committee as Chair and Vice Chair, the Edisto Regional Health Services Board and the Board Finance Committee.

Wilson retired in 2010 from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Health and Human Services Finance Commission where he held several positions as a social service worker for the Community Long Term Care Program in Orangeburg and Aiken counties, as program coordinator for the Division of Quality Assurance and as supervisor of the Community Long Term Care Program satellite office in Aiken, S.C.

Wilson was employed as a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Orangeburg, and as the social service coordinator for the Orangeburg County Council on Aging Nutrition Project for the Elderly for nine years. Previously, he was employed by the City of Aiken Recreation Department as center director of the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center and for Bamberg School District II as athletic director, coach and physical education instructor.

Wilson is a member of the South Carolina Public Health Association, the South Carolina State Employees Association and the South Carolina State Retirees Association.

Other past professional, civic and personal affiliations include: a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; past member of the Orangeburg County Accommodations Tax and Tourism Advisory Committee; Community Long Term Care Waivered Service Committee for the Department of Health and Human Services; the Lower Savannah Regional Aging Advisory Council; South Carolina Commission on Aging Summer School of Gerontology Planning Committee and the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

Wilson received his Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., and his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C.

He is a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Orangeburg, where he serves on the Board of Trustees and the Usher Board. During his leisure time Wilson enjoys playing tennis, golf, fishing, watching sporting events and reading.

He and his wife, Dr. Margaret Felder-Wilson, reside in Orangeburg. He has three adult children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) healthcare system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital and 22 primary and specialty care practices. RMC is clinically affiliated with MUSC Health, South Carolina’s most nationally recognized and comprehensive academic medical center, to further enhance select healthcare services for patients in the region. 

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