C-Suite Spotlight recently announced their Top 25 Executives of South Carolina for 2023, featuring dynamic leaders influencing the business landscape in the Palmetto State.
Within this esteemed group, Justin Benfield, the Chief Executive Officer of Laurens County Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital at Prisma Health, emerges as a standout, recognized for his exceptional contributions to the healthcare sector and visionary leadership.
South Carolina’s diverse geography and low crime rates have positioned it as a hub for thriving communities and businesses. Among the Top 25 Executives, leaders from various industries, including home improvement, tech, finance, publishing, and non-profit organizations, are making significant impacts. Many of these executives are not only driving their businesses forward but are also prioritizing purpose and mental wellness, mirroring a broader trend in corporate leadership.
Benfield’s journey to the CEO role at Laurens County Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital reflects a commitment to excellence and a wealth of experience in the healthcare field. His career path demonstrates a consistent dedication to leading healthcare institutions across the state.
Before assuming his current role, Benfield served as the Director of UMG Operations at Greenville Health System-University Medical Group from 2010 to 2017, playing a crucial role in expanding and enhancing medical services for the community. Prior to that, Benfield held the position of Administrator at Carolina Cardiology Consultants from 2005 to 2010.
Benfield’s impact on the healthcare sector is further evident from his role as the Director of Invasive Cardiology at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System from 2000 to 2004. His expertise in cardiovascular care and commitment to advancing medical practices have been apparent since the early stages of his career when he started as a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist at University Hospital from 1995 to 2000.
Educationally, Benfield holds an MBA from Southern Wesleyan University, specializing in Health/Health Care Administration/Management, a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and an associate’s degree from Georgia Heart Institute School of Cardiovascular Technology.
Certified by Cardiovascular Credentialing International as a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, Benfield’s credentials, reflective of his expertise in clinical care, are inactive since his transition from the procedural and bedside space to administration. Nevertheless, they underscore his keen understanding of healthcare management intricacies and his commitment to maintaining the highest standards in patient care during his tenure in clinical roles.
In celebrating The Top 25 Executives of South Carolina for 2023, Justin Benfield is commended for his unwavering dedication to the organizations he serves. In his own words, Benfield shares, “I believe in a healthcare approach that goes beyond treatment; it’s about creating an environment that fosters healing and wellness.” As a recognized leader in the healthcare sector, Benfield’s impact extends beyond the boardroom, positively influencing the well-being of communities and individuals.
Congratulations are in order for Justin Benfield and his fellow executives shaping the future of South Carolina’s business landscape. Click HERE to read the full list of Top 25 Executives of South Carolina for 2023 by C-Suite Spotlight.