About MUSC Health - Orangeburg

First established as a private hospital in 1919, MUSC Health - Orangeburg has grown into a regional health care system with a 286-bed acute care hospital and 22 medical practices. The hospital system currently has 89 providers, over 1,400 employees, and 25 volunteers. 

A Full-Service Health Care System

MUSC Health – Orangeburg’s network includes seven primary care practices in Orangeburg, Calhoun, and Bamberg counties; express care locations in Orangeburg and Santee; Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Medical Center; specialty practices in cardiology, endocrinology, general surgery, urology, behavioral health, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and orthopaedics; a breast health center with mobile mammography capabilities; vein and vascular services; outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy locations; and five fitness centers.

Senior Leadership Team

Walter N. Bennett, III, FACHE 

Walter N. Bennett, III, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Sem Ganthier, DHSc, FACHE 

Sem Ganthier, DHSc FACHE

Executive Director of Operations

Dennis A. Pettigrew, MBA Chief Financial Officer

Kellie Suggs, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Sands, MBA 

Anthony Sands, MBA

Associate Chief Financial Officer

Karrie S. Powell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Vice President, Patient Care Services/ CNO

Karrie S. Powell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Echo McAlhany

Echo M. McAlhany, MHA, RT(R)

Executive Director of Ambulatory Services

Tonya Pratt

Tonya Pratt, MSN, RN

Senior Director of Quality Management & Medical Staff

Tara Morris 

Tara Morris

Director of Human Resources