ECMC Welcomes Patrick Beaver as Chief Nursing Officer

Jul 19, 2015

June 28, 2017 – East Cooper Medical Center appoints Patrick Beaver, RN, MSN, MBA, as the hospital’s chief nursing officer.  In his new role, Patrick will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of East Cooper Medical Center’s nursing departments. He will ensure that high quality patient care is consistently maintained.

“There is a time-honored tradition of respecting the role of nurses in comforting us in our times of need.” said CEO Patrick Downes. “Patrick is an excellent example of a nurse who cares for his patients, is committed to high quality care and ensuring a good experience for our patients.  We welcome him to East Cooper.”

Beaver comes to East Cooper from North Shore Medical Center in Miami, FL.  While at North Shore, he notably improved physician relationships with administration.  The hospital placed in the top 5 for improvement in patient experience within its parent company ranks, Tenet Healthcare.  He also oversaw the implementation of a robotic surgical program.

Prior to joining North Shore Medical Center, Beaver served as the chief operating officer, chief nursing officer and vice-president of patient care services at East Liverpool City Hospital in Ohio.

Beaver attended Fairmont State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received his Master of Science in nursing degree from Florida Atlantic University. In 2010 he completed his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from Waynesburg University. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.


About East Cooper Medical Center

East Cooper Medical Center is a 130-bed acute care hospital located at 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant. East Cooper Medical Center has been providing healthcare to the East Cooper community since 1986. The hospital provides a number of services including 24-hour emergency care, women’s services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. East Cooper Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more, visit

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