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MUSC Health-Florence Division welcomes new CEO

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FLORENCE, S.C. – Julian “Jay” Hinesley has been named the new chief executive officer of MUSC Health’s Florence Division, effective mid-May 2021.

The Florence Division encompasses MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, MUSC Health Marion Medical Center and their medical practices and affiliates.

Hinesley comes to MUSC Health from Vanderbilt Health, where he currently serves as CEO of Vanderbilt’s Wilson County Hospital, a 245-bed acute care facility.

Julian "Jay" Hinesley

Julian “Jay” Hinesley, the new chief executive officer of MUSC Health’s Florence Division, comes from Vanderbilt Health,

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Hinesley brings a strong record of CEO success, excellent relational skills and a passion for building highly effective care teams in the community hospital setting. He has spent the past two years integrating this community hospital into the broader Vanderbilt Health System.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Jay to the MUSC family,” said Patrick J. Cawley, MD, CEO of MUSC Health and Vice President for Health Affairs, University. “We are excited about the leadership and passion he will bring to our Florence Division as we continue to improve health and maximize quality of life through education, research and patient care.”

This is an exciting announcement for the Florence Division and the entire MUSC Health system, said Matthew Severance, MBA, MHA, FACHE, chief system development and affiliations officer of MUSC Health.

“Jay is an excellent fit for this role, and we are thrilled to have him leading the team,” Severance said.

Hinesley attended Presbyterian College as an undergraduate and received a Master’s in Health Administration from MUSC. He began his career at Roper St. Francis in Charleston and then worked for Community Health Systems as a hospital CEO for seven years before joining Vanderbilt Health.

Hinesley and his wife have three young children and family ties to the Florence area. They says they are thrilled to be returning to South Carolina.


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