Summerville Medical Center welcomes Alec Grabowski as new chief operating officer

Summerville, SC – Summerville Medical Center has announced Alec Grabowski as the hospital’s new Chief Operating Officer.

Alec Grabowski, COO at Summerville Medical Center

Alec was most recently a director with United Health Service, a 600+ bed health system in Binghamton, NY. Prior to that position, he was the Director of Market Operations for Evolent Health in Arlington, VA and Project Manager with Wellstar Health System in Atlanta, GA.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alec to the Lowcountry and the Summerville Medical Center family,” said Chief Executive Officer Lisa Valentine. “His professional accomplishments include leading multi-million dollar acquisitions to expanding Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Obstetrical Care at numerous facilities. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be a significant resource as Summerville Medical Center continues to grow to meet the needs of our community.”

“I am honored to join the incredible team at Summerville Medical Center,” commented new COO Alec Grabowski. “The Lowcountry community is growing by leaps and bounds, and I’m excited to be a part of this team who are committed to ensuring that the community receives the care they need close to home.”

Alec will be spearheading the hospital’s more than $100 million investment into expanding its facility and services. In April Summerville Medical Center launched a $24 million ER expansion and this summer will complete a $61 million women’s services & surgical services expansion. On July 9, Summerville and Trident Medical Center will combine their obstetric and neonatal staff, physicians and services under one roof at Summerville Medical Center’s campus. Trident Medical Center will end obstetric and neonatal care on July 8.

Alec has dual Masters Degrees in Business and Healthcare Administration from George State University in Atlanta. He is the co-chair of the Campaign Cabinet for United Way of Broome County, a board member for the American Cancer Society of Broome County, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Alec was born in upstate NY and grew up in Marietta, GA.

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