COLUMBIA -- Charles E. Williams, president and CEO of the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, has been elected to the boards of Healthcare Risk Services South Carolina (HRSSC, formerly PHT Services, Ltd.), Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) and Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP).
Williams’ term is effective immediately and will expire on Dec. 31, 2020.
Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in community health/health studies and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Prior to joining the Regional Medical Center in December 2017, he served as vice president of performance standards/clinical operations for Tenet Healthcare Corp. Williams is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has more than 20 years of healthcare experience in operations leadership and business development.
“We look forward to Charles joining the boards,” says Brian J. Teusink, president & CEO of HRSSC and president of PHT and PHLIP. “His knowledge and experience will be an asset to our governance team as we continue to serve the needs of South Carolina’s not-for-profit health care organizations.”
Healthcare Risk Services South Carolina was founded as PHT Services Ltd. in 1993. Until 2017, when its assets and operations were acquired by The Risk Authority Stanford, it provided a variety of risk management services to South Carolina’s health care industry.
Its service to the not-for-profit health care industry in South Carolina will be continued through the operations of The Risk Authority Stanford’s Global Service Center.
Located in Columbia, TRA GSC facilitates TRA’s risk and safety-management services across the U.S. TRA GSC delivers a variety of risk-management services to South Carolina’s health care industry, including the management of group self-insurance programs for workers’ compensation, professional and general liability, and medical stop-loss. TRA GSC also provides solutions for other property and casualty needs, group and voluntary employee benefits, and contract security.
TRA GSC’s networks of strategic and business alliances include Palmetto Hospital Trust, Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program, Palmetto Healthcare Stop-Loss Program, Aon, Aflac, and Allied Universal.
Palmetto Hospital Trust was founded in 1977 by South Carolina health care executives as a group workers’ compensation self-insurance pool, and is a leading provider of workers’ compensation coverage to the state’s health care industry. Trust members include hospitals, continuing care retirement centers, organizations dealing with special needs individuals, and other health care organizations. Workers’ compensation claims services, underwriting, and risk-management services are provided to PHT members under a contract with The Risk Authority Stanford, and through business alliances with other best practices companies.
Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program was founded in 2001 in response to the growing need for a stable source for professional and general liability insurance for South Carolina hospitals and health systems. Operating as a Risk Purchasing Group pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, PHLIP serves its members by providing access to group self-insurance options as an alternative to commercial insurance. PHLIP currently offers its members group self-insurance alternatives for healthcare professional and general liability and medical stop-loss coverage. Liability and stop-loss claims administration, underwriting, and risk management services are provided to PHLIP members under a contract with The Risk Authority Stanford and through business alliances with other best practices companies.