RMC Welcomes New VP Of Patient Care Services And CNO


The Regional Medical Center (RMC) recently announced that Richard Billingsley, DNP, MHA, MSN, RN, has been named vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. Billingsley joins RMC from Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia, where he served as system director for nursing operations, workforce, professional development and nursing education.

Previously, Billingsley served as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Regional Health System in Mena, Arizona.  He has also worked with Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, Lancaster General Health/Lancaster General Hospital/Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. 

Billingsley received his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of San Francisco in 2015, a Master of Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University in 2008, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University College of Nursing in 2005.  He received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Drexel University College in 2003, a bachelor’s degree in science from University Of Maryland-University College in 1997 and an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas in 1977.

About the Regional Medical Center

Owned by Orangeburg and Calhoun counties, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) health system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital certified by The Joint Commission and 23 primary care and specialty care practices. RMC has advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and is designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

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