MUSC Florence names Cox as Chief operating officer
MUSC Health Florence Medical Center has named Jason Cox as the new chief operating officer. Cox comes to Florence, having served as vice president and chief operating officer as well as interim chief financial officer at UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton, N.C. At UNC Health Southeastern, he worked closely with emergency services to reduce patient length of stay and improve hospital quality ratings. Previously, Cox was president and chief executive officer at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. “I am pleased to announce that Jason Cox has been named COO for the MUSC Health Florence Division,” said Chief Executive Officer Jay Hinesley. “In this role, Jason will provide support for each hospital, including Florence Medical Center, Marion Medical Center, and Black River Medical Center when it opens in 2023. Jason’s experience in rural healthcare, as well as his recent experience as COO of a large tertiary facility, makes him well suited for the position.” Cox received his bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and State University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served in management roles in health care for 14 years and spent several years in the U.S. military. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement techniques by The George Group, a consulting firm. He and his wife, Kelli, have three children.