Summerville Medical Center names Sonia Baughman New Chief Financial Officer

Sonia Baughman, new CFO for Summerville Medical Center

Sonia Baughman, new CFO for Summerville Medical Center

Charleston, SC (November 21, 2019) – Summerville Medical Center is pleased to welcome Sonia Baughman in the new role of Chief Financial Officer for the hospital. Her first day at Summerville Medical Center is Monday, December 16th.

Todd Gallati, President and CEO of Trident Health, commented, “Over the past several years, Summerville Medical Center has grown to become a complex multi-specialty hospital with one of the busiest ERs in the Lowcountry. As the hospital continues to thrive and expand, they need a strong financial officer to champion their growth. We are thrilled to welcome Sonia to the team and look forward to her leadership in supporting Summerville Medical Center’s investment in our community.”

Baughman joined HCA Healthcare, Summerville Medical Center and Trident Health’s parent company, in 2006 at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, FL. During her eleven years at Orange Park, she served in a variety of Financial roles before ultimately leading the Accounting team as Controller. In 2017, Baughman moved to sister HCA facility Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL as Assistant CFO.

Under her strong leadership, Memorial Hospital developed a complex care team and successfully helped improve placement and transitions for extended length of stay patients. She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration at the University of West Florida.

Summerville Medical Center is a 124-bed hospital and has invested more than $100 million in growing the hospital’s facility, services, and team and investing in state-of-the-art technology. The hospital most recently completed a $61 million women’s, neonatal and surgical expansion that opened in July. Earlier this year, Summerville Medical Center broke ground on a $24 million expansion of the Emergency Department, Lab, Pharmacy and Dietary, as well as a $10.4 million freestanding ER in Berkeley County near Nexton. Trident Health is a 445-bed health system that includes Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe ER.

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Summerville Medical Center is a 124-bed, acute-care hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, a dedicated ER for children, and comprehensive medical services. The facility enjoys an enviable reputation for its women’s and children’s services including "home-like" birthing suites. Surgical services include orthopedic, reflux, robotic and weight loss surgeries. Summerville Medical Center is part of Trident Health, which has earned recognition as a leader in the delivery of healthcare in the Lowcountry.

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 2017 it provided $47.6 million in uncompensated care and paid $35.5 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.