Lamkin Named CEO 
Judy Lilley 
Monday, 04 April 2005 

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – April 4, 2005 – Tenet’s Central Northeast-Southern States Region today announced that Elizabeth Lamkin will assume the post of chief executive officer at the hospital effective May 1, 2005.


Lamkin brings nearly 30 years of experience in health care management to the position.  Most recently, since 2002 she was chief operating officer for North Fulton Regional Hospital, a 167-bed Tenet facility located in Roswell, Ga.  Previously, she was an area manager of four acute inpatient physical rehabilitation hospitals in Phoenix, Ariz.  Her experience also includes having served as vice president of managed care and of The Heart Center at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C.


“Elizabeth brings to this position a great deal of valuable health care experience,” says Stephen E. Corbeil, senior vice president of operations for the Tenet Central Northeast-Southern States Region.  “At North Fulton, she made numerous contributions to the hospital.  She served as champion of its Performance Improvement System and led the master planning process.  Elizabeth’s leadership and guidance to the managers and directors at North Fulton have been outstanding.  She also has been very active in the community, including chairing a very successful city-wide women’s conference for the American Heart Association in Atlanta.”


“I am extremely excited about this opportunity and to return to South Carolina,” said Lamkin.  “The physicians and staff at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center are top notch.  Together we will work diligently to exceed the expectations of our patients and build on the strengths of the hospital.  I am looking forward to becoming part of the Hilton Head Community.”


Lamkin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.


Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet South Carolina, is a 93-bed acute care hospital located at 25 Hospital Center Boulevard in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Hilton Head community for nearly thirty years.  The hospital provides a number of services, including specialties in cardiac care, orthopedics, ophthalmology and physical rehabilitation.  Hilton Head Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, visit


Tenet Central Northeast-Southern States, a region of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), comprises 18 acute care hospitals in Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee with approximately 4,619 beds and numerous related health care services.  The region includes Saint Louis University Hospital, a renowned academic medical center, and Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, as well as  five hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area, four hospitals in the greater Atlanta area and seven strong community hospitals in Memphis and the Carolinas. 


Tenet Central Northeast-Southern States hospitals are Atlanta Medical Center, North Fulton Regional Hospital, South Fulton Medical Center and Spalding Regional Medical Center in Georgia, Saint Louis University Hospital and Des Peres Hospital in Missouri, Central Carolina Hospital and Frye Regional Medical Center in North Carolina, Graduate Hospital, Hahnemann University Medical Center, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Warminster Hospital in Pennsylvania, East Cooper Regional Medical Center, Hilton Head Regional Medical Center and Piedmont Medical Center in South Carolina, and Saint Francis Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Tennessee.  Tenet’s hospitals aim to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through their doors, with a clear focus on quality and service.  Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at


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