Grand Strand Health is pleased to welcome Stacey Howard as Chief Operating Officer for the health system. In this role, Howard draws upon over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience in hospital operations. She will provide oversight for the strategic development of all patient-centered programs within Grand Strand Health.

Her career began in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas where she was born and raised. Most recently, Howard served as Chief Operating Officer at HCA Healthcare’s Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. Along with a successful career in healthcare executive leadership, she brings with her specialized experience in focus areas including patient safety, service excellence and leadership development.

“We are excited to have Stacey join our Grand Strand Health leadership team,” said Mark Sims, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Strand Health. “Her vast experience and dedication to our mission will serve our health system and colleagues well as she focuses on growing our existing operations.”

Stacey received her bachelor’s degree in business health management from the University of Texas at Arlington University and her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Texas Women’s University. She is fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.