Kenneth R. Deans, Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Health Sciences South Carolina

Kenneth R. Deans, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the nation’s first statewide health research organization that includes South Carolina’s largest research universities and health systems. Deans joins HSSC from Chesapeake Regional Healthcare.  His most recent role with Chesapeake was serving as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Deans brings a tremendous background of over 27 years of workplace experience, with over 20 specifically focused on advancing healthcare IT in research-oriented as well as traditional health systems, over half of which has been in "c-level" roles in complex market places.  He has a successful record in leading collaborations with other health systems.  Deans, in his role, was a constant collaborator with researchers.  

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