Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is proud to announce George Arthur Helmrich, MD, CCD, NCMP, CPHRM, MBA as Chief Medical Officer for the facility, effective March 1st.

For the past four years, Helmrich has served as Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Easley Hospital in Easley, South Carolina. During his time there, the hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission, Leapfrog, Press Ganey, and the Studer Group.

Dr. Helmrich was Medical Director for Greer Memorial Campus, University Medical Center, Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina from 2000-2012. From 2009-2013 he served as the Vice Chair, Quality and Inpatient Operations for Department of OB-Gyn, University Medical Group, Greenville Health System. Dr. Helmrich has also been a Physician Surveyor for The Joint Commission and Interim Director for Management Engineering for Greenville Health System.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Helmrich to our team. He will be a valuable asset to Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center,” said Brad Griffin, Chief Executive Officer. “With the Emergency Department expansion and other projects we are working on, this is the perfect time for Dr. Helmrich to arrive”.

Dr. Helmrich’s education and training includes Corporate Sustainability Post-Doctorate Degree from Furman University, MBA in Health Care from Southern Wesleyan University, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, MS in Bioengineering from Clemson University, MD from University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center.