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The Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Beaman’s decision
Palmetto Health CEO Charles D. Beaman Jr. has appointed John J. Singerling III to the position of president of Palmetto Health. In this role, Singerling will be responsible for the oversight and operational performance of Palmetto Health’s hospitals—Palmetto Health Baptist, Richland and Parkridge—and other corporate duties including marketing and Human Resources. Singerling will report directly to Beaman.
Beaman said, “My decision to name John as president is strong evidence of his commitment to the mission, vision and values of Palmetto Health and the outstanding results that he has achieved in each position he has held at Palmetto Health. John not only is well-trained academically and has the right skill sets for success, but also has the experience, personality and leadership skills that characterize a health system leader. I am very pleased that John has accepted this appointment and I expect that the new position will add strength and growth opportunities for Palmetto Health.” The board of directors unanimously endorsed Beaman’s decision.
Singerling began his hospital career in 1996 as an administrative resident with Baptist Healthcare System of South Carolina and was promoted to a corporate position in strategic planning at the time Palmetto Health was being formed. He moved to Palmetto Health Richland in 1999 where he was named vice president of operations and in 2006 to executive vice president and chief operating officer, where he has remained until now.
Singerling earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. His personal and professional affiliations include being board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives, the USC Arnold School of Public Health Alumni Association, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Leadership Columbia Class of 2000, South Carolina Hospital Association Healthcare Resources, Inc. Board of Directors, Premier Southeast COO/CFO Collaborative, Riverbanks Zoo Society Board of Directors, American Heart Association’s Midlands Start! Heart Walk Chairman 2008, and March of Dimes’ Walk for Babies Chairman 2010 and 2011.
His awards include being selected as a American College of Healthcare Executive Regent Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year in SC, Modern Healthcare 12 Up & Comers in America, Liberty Fellow Class of 2007, first recipient of the Michael and Sandra Samuels Distinguished Alumni Award from USC Arnold School of Public Health and named to the inaugural “Twenty under 40” business leaders by The State newspaper editorial board and the Columbia Business Journal. Singerling and his wife Sally, a family nurse practitioner, have two daughters, Ellie and Mia.
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