The Structure

The new, not-for-profit, South Carolina health company is designed to be among the best in the nation.


Our board of directors has outlined key elements of the new organization:



Our patients have told us they need high-quality, accessible health care, and they are concerned about health care costs. We have listened to those concerns and are designing our new health company to improve the patient experience, clinical quality and access to care, while addressing rising health care costs. It’s important to know our partnership will not change the patient-provider relationship. Patients will continue receiving care from the physicians, nurses and other caregivers they know and trust.

Team Members


The new organization keeps the traditions of honoring team members through our shared values. We are committed to offering pay, benefits and a culture that attract, retain and develop the best, brightest and most diverse team members.



We are not merging our medical staffs or clinically integrated networks. GHS and Palmetto Health will retain local control of their provider groups, and will continue to be responsible for their own credentialing, privileging and oversight of clinical quality. We also will continue to enhance the collaborative activities between the Midlands and Upstate affiliates that improve clinical quality, the patient experience and health care value.



Greenville Health System Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Riordan and Palmetto Health Chief Executive Officer Charles D. Beaman, Jr. serve as Co-CEOs of the newly created health company. Senior leadership reports to the Co-CEOs and is referred to as our Executive Cabinet.


» Meet Our Executive Cabinet



A governing board of directors for the new company has been seated and is comprised of South Carolina business, community and medical leaders. The board is working closely with management to operationalize the new health company, so it can deliver improved clinical quality, expanded access to health and wellness services and enhanced patient and caregiver experiences, while addressing health care affordability.

Board of Directors


  • James A. Bennett, Mid-South area executive vice president, First Citizens Bank, Columbia, SC
  • Craig Brown, president and owner, Greenville Drive Baseball Team; South Atlantic League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and CEO of Keelers Ridge Associates; Greenville, SC
  • Edward “Eddie” Duffy, Jr., MD, radiation oncologist, Tuomey Cancer Treatment Center, Sumter, SC
  • Jean E. Duke, financial consultant, Columbia, SC
  • Frances DeLoache Ellison, retired attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., Greenville SC
  • George S. King, Jr., executive vice president, director of Wealth Management, South State Bank, Columbia, SC
  • Jerome “Jerry” D. Odom, PhD, distinguished professor emeritus and provost emeritus, University of South Carolina; retired Executive Director, USC Foundations, Columbia, SC
  • Michelle B. Seaver, president of United Community Bank for Greenville County, Greenville, SC
  • Rev. Thomas E. Simmons, pastor of Reedy Fork Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC
  • James E. “Rick” Wheeler, vice president M-D MetalSource, Columbia, SC
  • Richard “Dick” Wilkerson, retired chairman and president of Michelin North America, Simpsonville, SC
  • Dwayne Wilson, former group president of Industrial & Infrastructure business segment, Fluor Corporation, Greenville, SC

Co-Chief Executive Officers and Board Members


Charles D. “Chuck” Beaman, Jr., Co-Chief Executive Officer, Columbia, SC

Michael C. Riordan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Greenville, SC


» Read more about our Board of Directors.