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Ownership and Governance


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Ownership and Governance

A nonprofit medical facility located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) is owned by Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. Regional Medical Center is governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees representing both counties.

The Regional Medical Center’s not-for-profit status ensures that remaining finances after expenses are legally committed to improving Regional Medical Center’s patient services, technology and facilities.

The Board of Trustees represents a broad spectrum of professional, business and community leaders and is dedicated to offering the community the best possible, most cost-efficient care available.

The Board of Trustees are appointed by members of Orangeburg and Calhoun County Councils. Board meetings are held monthly. Following is a list of the current board members:


Board of Trustees

Orangeburg County Members



Gladys G. Arends
(District 3)
  Oscar P. Butler Jr., PhD
(District 7)
  Betty W. Henderson
Vice Chairman
(At Large)


(District 1)
  Johnny C. Mallard Jr.
(At Large)
  Mohammad S. Nassri, MD
(District 6)
  Rev. Dr. Caesar R. Richburg
Past Chairman
(District 5)
  Melvin Seabrooks
(District 2)
2016 Trustee of the Year
  E. Matt Stokes
(At Large)
  Leroy West
(At Large)
  William H. Wilson
(At Large)

(District 4)

Calhoun County Members

  James Amaker
  Milton W. Dufford
  Kenneth T. Rickenbaker                           

Ex Officio Members

    Franklin C. Coulter, MD
(Chief of Medical Staff)
  E. Arden Weathers, MD
(Chairman, Medical Staff Executive Committee)

You may contact any of the board members through Regional Medical Center administration at (803) 395-2450.

Chief Executive Officer

The chief executive officer (CEO) is accountable to the board for implementing hospital policies and managing the facility’s day-to-day operations.

Interim President & CEO

Bert Whitaker, FACHE