The Duke Endowment Awards
$15.3 Million to HSSC to
Advance South Carolina-North
Carolina Health Collaborative
Today, the Carolinas have a new commonality: a first-in-the-nation, dual state health collaborative made possible by a $15.3 million grant to Health Sciences South Carolina awarded by The Duke Endowment. Learn more.
BlueCross BlueShield of
SC Foundation Awards $3.8M
to HSSC to Fund Surgical
South Carolina Surgical Quality Collaborative is targeting a significant reduction in surgical complications, thousands of avoided hospital days, and millions of dollars in savings to patients and healthcare systems. Read Release.
Helga Rippen steps down
as HSSC President and CEO
David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, president of the Medical University of South Carolina, and board chair for Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) recently announced Dr. Rippen’s decision to step down. "The board appreciates the contributions Dr. Rippen has made and we wish her all the best as she moves her career in a new direction," Cole said.
Rippen’s resignation is effective immediately. A search committee will be formed to develop a pool of accomplished candidates from which the next HSSC president and CEO will emerge. Read Release.
Dr. Xiaoming Li as
Chief Analytics Officer (CAO)
HSSC President & CEO Dr. Helga Rippen has announced that Dr. Xiaoming Li will serve as the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO). Dr. Li is a Professor at the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB); as well as the Director and Endowed Chair of The South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality.
As CAO, he will work to develop a strategical data analytic and data acquisition roadmap that will enable HSSC to support the needs of our stakeholders, which strategically positions us to meet future needs, enables innovation and enhances our sustainability.