Health Sciences South Carolina Installs Andrew Sorensen as Board Chair and Ingo Angermeier as Chair-Elect

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) has named Andrew Sorensen, chairman of the board for the statewide health sciences research collaborative. Sorensen, president of the University of South Carolina, is a founding board member of HSSC. He replaces Michael C. Riordan, CEO, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, and will serve a one-year term (2008/2009).

HSSC also named board member Ingo Angermeier, president and CEO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, as chair elect. He will serve his term in 2009/2010.

HSSC is a dynamic statewide collaborative composed of three South Carolina public research universities and four health systems that seeks to improve health and economic wellbeing of the state through advances in research, education and clinical care. The collaborative is a major supporter of the state’s Centers of Economic Excellence (CoEE) program, created and funded by the State to engage public research universities and private and corporate investors in the transformation of South Carolina’s economy. Currently, there are nine HSSC-supported CoEEs that address a range of diseases and healthcare quality and patient safety issues.

HSSC President and CEO Jay Moskowitz said that the organization is fortunate to have such able leaders as Sorensen and Angermeier at the helm. “HSSC is at a critical juncture in its four years of existence. We’re moving from the visionary phase to focused implementation. During his tenure as USC president, Andrew has proven himself to be both and architect and builder; an individual willing to roll up his sleeves to get the job done while working with diverse constituents. Ingo is innovative and practical, qualities necessary as we concentrate on translating research into exciting new medical technology and processes.”

About Health Sciences South Carolina
Established in April 2004, Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) is a statewide public-private collaborative of universities and health systems possessing the shared vision of using health sciences research to improve the health and economic wellbeing of South Carolina. HSSC includes Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Palmetto Health, and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. For more information, visit www.healthsciencessc.org.

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