AnMed Health Board of Trustees selects next CEO

The AnMed Health Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to name William “Bill” T. Manson III as the health system’s next
chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Manson will succeed John A. Miller Jr.,
who has served the organization since 1973 and became its chief executive in 1998.
“Mr. Manson is a highly qualified and experienced leader in healthcare, who
understands the challenges and opportunities both nationally and locally,” said Board
Chairman Chris Przirembel. “He was selected through a very intensive and deliberate
process using a well-known search firm and following a rigorous national selection
model. He was deemed to be a highly competitive CEO candidate for any health system
of our size across the country. We are confident that he is the right person to lead our
system into the future.”

Manson joined the AnMed Health executive team in 1981 and was named chief
operating officer in 1998. As COO, he has been intimately involved in the day to day
operations of the health system and has helped lead the team that has made the AnMed
Health System nationally recognized for patient safety and clinical quality improvement.
Manson is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as
both South Carolina chapter president and regent for that organization. He is chairman-
elect of the South Carolina Hospital Association board, where he has served on
numerous committees including planning, finance and patient safety. He is a past board
chair of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Anderson
Free Clinic board. He has been significantly involved in numerous other community
organizations including the United Way of Anderson County, the Kiwanis Club of
Anderson, and First Presbyterian Church. He is a 2006 graduate of the Furman Riley
Institute Diversity Leadership Academy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics
at Davidson College and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina in

“I am both humbled and thankful for the confidence placed in me by our board of
trustees,” said Manson. “The opportunity to serve our patients and communities as the
next CEO of AnMed Health is truly a welcomed responsibility and honor. I have been
incredibly fortunate to have nationally recognized mentors like John Miller and Kirk
Oglesby during my career at AnMed Health. John has been a teacher, supporter and role
model during my 31 years in Anderson, and I thank him for preparing me for this role. I
look forward to continuing to work with our many talented physicians, nurses and staff
in carrying forward our founder’s vision of making the very best in health care available
right here in our community. Healthcare as an industry is going though dynamic
change, but in spite of the challenges ahead, we have the chance to serve patients and
families every day in ways that are truly meaningful and life changing.”

AnMed Health is a 690-bed, not-for-profit health system serving South Carolina, Georgia, and
North Carolina. The system is anchored by AnMed Health Medical Center in downtown
Anderson, South Carolina. AnMed Health also has the North Campus which includes AnMed
Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital, AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital, AnMed
Health Cancer Center, the D.K. Oglesby Center, and the AnMed Health Cardiac and
Orthopedic Center. The health system’s network also includes Cannon Memorial Hospital in
Pickens, South Carolina and Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton, Georgia, as well as over
30 other service delivery sites throughout the region. With over 500 physicians and nearly
4,000 employees, AnMed Health is the area’s largest employer. Learn more at