East Cooper Medical Center Names Thomas Hayden as Chief Strategy Officer

Dec 14, 2022

thomas-hayden-cso-200x300MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Dec. 15, 2022 – East Cooper Medical Center recently named Thomas Hayden as Chief Strategy Officer.

Before joining the team at East Cooper, Hayden served as System Director for Strategy and Business Development at Bozeman Health, an independent health system in southwest Montana. While there, he led the effort to secure construction funding to build an orthopedic care unit dedicated to elective joint replacement and spine surgery. Hayden also oversaw the planning and development of an interventional pain management clinic and an acute care surgery service line, which both have led to increased patient and physician satisfaction.

“Thomas has a proven track record of helping hospitals maximize key service areas, refine care processes and efficiently manage growth,” said Patrick Downes, CEO of East Cooper Medical Center.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, and a Master’s in Health Administration from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri.

“I am honored to join East Cooper as Chief Strategy Officer,” Hayden said. “Every person I met throughout the recruitment process was kind, humble and welcoming. I am thrilled to be joining a group of compassionate associates and an amazing community.”

Hayden is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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