Veteran health care leader and hospital human resources manager Meriba “Mib” Scoggins has been named administrator of McLeod Health Cheraw, Florence-based McLeod Health announced last Friday.
Scoggins recently served as the project lead coordinator for Chesterfield General Hospital’s transition to McLeod Health. Prior to this position, she was the patient experience manager for McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Scoggins previously served as director of organizational learning for McLeod Health from 1998 to 2012. She returned to McLeod Health in 2014 after two years as the general manager for human resources with the Georgiou Group in Perth, Western Australia.
Scoggins received a bachelor of arts degree in English and history with honors from Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She received the certified training professional designation from the American Society of Training and Development and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Scoggins also completed the Harvard Business School’s Authentic Leadership Development course. In addition, she is a member of the Beryl Institute, The Patient Experience and Friends of Harvard Business School Executive Education.
A resident of Bennettsville, Scoggins and her husband, Mills, are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She is involved in Marlboro County 4-H projects and is a member of the American Dexter Cattle Association. Scoggins enjoys playing tennis and spending time on the family’s farm and with their animals.
In late June, Florence-based McLeod Health assumed operations at the former Chesterfield General Hospital after Community Health Systems ended its lease on the facility as of April 30.
The 59-bed acute-care hospital joined five other McLeod Health not-for-profit hospitals serving a 15 county region with advanced heart, vascular, cancer, women’s and children’s services.
McLeod Health has also acquired or opened a number of medical practices in Bennettsville to strengthen family-focused health services there, the company said in a June release.
McLeod officials said the agreement brings McLeod resources to the hospital and communities, including consolidating acute care to Cheraw for better financial stewardship and eliminating the continuing economic losses generated by the hospital in Marlboro County while strengthening health services in both communities.
McLeod Health currently operates five hospitals, including McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence as well as McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast. McLeod also operates urgent care centers in Florence and Darlington, along with 60 medical practices in 10 counties.