(Greenwood, S.C., April 5, 2021) Self Regional Healthcare board chairman, David A. Tompkins, announced today that Jim Pfeiffer, President and CEO, has notified the board of his intention to retire effective December 21, 2021.
“Since 2008, under Mr. Pfeiffer’s leadership, Self Regional has experienced enormous growth and change,” said Mr. Tompkins.
“Jim’s steady leadership will be sorely missed, but he has served this organization and this community well, he’s had a long and distinguished career and we wish him only the best as he enters this new chapter of his life.” Mr. Tompkins added, “We’ve known for some time that Jim intended to retire this year, and with this formal announcement we’ll officially kick off our search process for the next President and CEO.”
Prior to joining Self Regional in 2008, Mr. Pfeiffer served with Morton Plant Mease Healthcare, a four-hospital system of 1,261 beds located in Tampa, Florida, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2008, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mease Healthcare from 2000-2005. He helped lead that hospital system to numerous awards, including the prestigious Top 100 Hospitals Overall. Morton Plant Mease also became the first hospital in Florida to earn Magnet status for nursing under his leadership.
Mr. Pfeiffer’s tenure at Self Regional Healthcare has been notable as a period of tremendous growth that transformed Self Memorial Hospital from a small community medical center into the regional healthcare system that is Self Regional Healthcare today – with a network of 100+ physicians providing primary and specialty care to Self’s 7-county service area, a Cancer Center, Spine Center, Joint Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and more. Also significant are the numerous accolades SRH has garnered under Mr. Pfeiffer’s leadership, including the Forbes – Best in State Employer, the Gallup Great Workplace Award (14-Time Winner), and numerous quality awards from DNV, Blue Cross, CMS, Healthgrades, and more.
“It has been a tremendous 13 years leading this fine organization, years filled with significant accomplishments and some challenges along the way. What I’ve valued most has been the opportunity to work along-side some of the most dedicated Healthcare professionals that any organization can have. I will truly miss these Healthcare heroes and the friendship that I have developed with my fellow Administrative Team over these years,” said Mr. Pfeiffer.
A Search Committee for Mr. Pfeiffer’s replacement has been established and will be working closely with Anderson & Associates of Charlotte, NC to identify candidates. Individuals interested in this position should contact Roger Simpson of Anderson & Associates at (704) 717-5186 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Self Regional Healthcare
Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network.