2013 Regent’s Awards

Congratulations to Kinneil Coltman and Chuck Beaman!

At the 2013 ACHE Regent’s Breakfast & SC ACHE Chapter Meeting, Bill Manson, our state regent and president & COO of AnMed Health, presented the 2013 ACHE Regent’s Awards to Kinneil Coltman and Chuck Beaman. Dr. Coltman received the award for Early Career Healthcare Executive and Mr. Beaman received the award as the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive.

Below is a complete bio for each of this year’s winners.

Kinneil Coltman

Kinneil Coltman
Kinneil Coltman
2013 Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award Winner

Kinneil Coltman is the Director of Diversity and Language Services for Greenville Hospital System (GHS) and has served in the role for nearly six years. During her tenure at GHS, she has successfully spearheaded several initiatives including strengthening the Language Services department with teleconferencing capabilities and developing educational programs to improve cultural sensitivity in patient care. She also helped establish GHS’ first leadership pipeline program, assisted in the development of the diversity plans for the new USC School of Medicine – Greenville, developed employee resource groups such as GHS Young Professionals, and partnered with other GHS leaders to improve diversity in GHS’ recruitment and purchasing efforts.

She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Asheville, a Masters in Cross Cultural Studies at University of Houston – Clear Lake, and a doctorate in health administration from Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Coltman was a 2006-2007 Research Fellow in the Health Research and Educational Trust’s Cross Cultural Leadership Fellowship, a year-long program sponsored by the American Hospital Association. She is also a Certified Diversity Trainer through the Society for Human Resources Management.

Dr. Coltman has been a member of ACHE since 2011 and is a member of the American Leadership Council, the advisory body for the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD). She has previously served as President of the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Society of Healthcare Diversity Professionals, President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greenville, and Chairman of the Board for the International Center of the Upstate. Her research interests include diversity in healthcare leadership and interventions to promote equity within healthcare systems, and she has lectured across the country on workforce diversity, cross cultural health care, health equity, and supplier diversity.

Charles (Chuck) Beaman

Chuck Beaman
Chuck Beaman
2013 Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award Winner

Charles D. (Chuck) Beaman Jr. serves as Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Health, the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in South Carolina. Palmetto Health includes a regional teaching hospital and tertiary center, an acute care hospital, a heart hospital, and a children’s hospital.

Mr. Beaman served as founding President of Palmetto Health at its inception in 1998. He was appointed by the Palmetto Health Board of Directors in January 2007 to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to the creation of Palmetto Health, Mr. Beaman served from 1987 to 1998 as President and CEO of Baptist Healthcare System of South Carolina, Inc. He began his career in healthcare with the Baptist Healthcare System of South Carolina, Inc., formerly South Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc., in 1973. Mr. Beaman is a native of Columbia, S.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina and his Master of Science Degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He served his administrative residency with the Baptist Medical Centers of Alabama and with the Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Healthcare System in Columbia, South Carolina.

In 2010, The University of South Carolina School of Medicine conferred upon Mr. Beaman an honorary Doctor of Public Administration, its highest honor, the first honorary doctoral degree ever conferred by the USC School of Medicine. Beaman received the 2004 South Carolina Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to health care in South Carolina. He has served as a member and chairperson of the PHT board of directors and currently serves as chair on the PHLIP (professional liability) board of directors. He currently serves as chairperson of the South Carolina Hospital Association board of trustees. He served as the southeast region healthcare representative to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy board, and as president of the National Baptist Healthcare Association. He is a diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the American Hospital Association, and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

In his role as a community leader, Mr. Beaman serves as a member of the Columbia Community Advisory board for Home Works of America, Inc., the South Carolina Bank and Trust Advisory board, the City Center Partnership board, the Midlands Business Leaders board, the SC Chamber of Commerce board, the Benedict College Board of Trustees, and as chair of the Midlands Technical College Foundation board. He is immediate past chair of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce board and serves on their Foundation that is sustaining the Chamber’s “Navigating from Good to Great” five-year community development initiative. He is a founding director of the Midlands Housing Alliance, and serves on the PSARAS Foundation Board. He received the Boy Scouts of America’s 2010 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award in recognition of his unselfish service to the youth of America.

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