Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals Names New Vice President of Cardiovascular Services

January 16, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – January 15, 2008 – Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals has named Stephen Creech, Jr., CHE, vice president of cardiovascular services. 

Creech will be responsible for the clinical operations of Providence Heart Institute, including the cardiac catheterization laboratory, the electrophysiology laboratory, Providence Women’s Heart Center, cardiac rehabilitation, clinical research, cardiovascular imaging, and EKG.  In addition, he will assist in strategic planning for cardiovascular services, including program development opportunities, marketing and public affairs. 

For the past three years, Creech has served as vice president of operations for Trident Medical Center in Charleston.  A native of Sumter, Stephen attended Wofford College in Spartanburg and received his master’s in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Stephen is board certified in health care management and a diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Creech is excited about his new position, saying, I look forward to serving the mission of Providence.  As a Midlands native, becoming part of this hospitals’ legacy of providing excellent care for Columbia and its surrounding communities is important to me.

Creech and his wife Lindsay, a speech pathologist at Windsor Elementary, reside near Fort Jackson in Columbia. 

Owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System, <>  Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals is known statewide for its compassionate care.   Our non-profit organization is licensed for 304 beds and is comprised of four entities: Providence Hospital, Providence Heart Institute, Providence Hospital Northeast and Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute. A faith-based health care facility in the Midlands area of South Carolina, Providence employs more than 1,600 caring individuals.

Providence Hospital, located in downtown Columbia, was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine in 1938. The facility is best known for the expertise in cardiac care it provides through Providence Heart Institute, which is recognized statewide as a referral center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Providence Hospital Northeast was established in 1999 and offers a range of medical services in surgery, emergency care, women’s and children’s services and rehabilitation.  Providence Northeast is home to Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute, which provides medical and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints and spine.