HCA Healthcare Veteran Brings National Experience to South Carolina’s Lowcountry
North Charleston, SC (March 8, 2019) – Mary Kaye Halterman, RN, BSN, MSL has been named Trident Medical Center’s new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). She has more than 30 years’ experience in a variety of healthcare leadership roles.
Trident Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Gallati said, “Our hospital’s executive team was impressed with her breadth of knowledge, interpersonal skills and concern for the safety of our patients. Those who have worked with her say she effectively uses a collaborative and systematic approach to stabilize the nursing workforce, support the improvement in nursing practice through development; and put structures in place to improve quality and patient experience.”
Trident Medical Center’s Chief of Staff John McGue, MD said Halterman joins Trident at a critical time. “Mary Kaye will build on the hospital’s foundation of patient-centered nursing care as it expands all of its service lines, especially emergency, cardiovascular, neuro, orthopedic and oncology services.” At Trident Medical Center Halterman will lead a team of nearly 600 nurses.
Halterman earned her Masters of Science in Organizational Change in Leadership from Pfeiffer University and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ball State University. Her career includes executive nursing positions in HCA Healthcare hospitals in California, Colorado and Florida. Prior to joining Trident she served as interim CNO at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, CA. Halterman moves in to her new role following the retirement from HCA Healthcare of former CNO Lynn Singleton.
About Trident Health
For more than 40 years staff and physicians at Trident Health have provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Services are provided through its two hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center; two freestanding emergency departments, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency; and two urgent care centers, CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston. Both hospitals have received top ranking as Joint Commission Top Hospitals for Quality Performance and are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 2,500 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians. In 2018 it provided $143.3 million in uncompensated care and paid $47.9 million in local, state and federal taxes. To learn more about how Trident Health is growing to meet the needs of our growing region and how to join our team go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.