Trident Health announces it has selected Christina Oh as its new Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Todd Gallati, who served 31 years with HCA Healthcare; 13 of those as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trident Health. Oh joins Trident Health from Abrazo West, Tenet Healthcare’s high acuity flagship hospital in their five hospital market in Phoenix, AZ. Oh begins her new job May 3, 2021.
Oh’s 12 year healthcare career is highlighted by advancing through increasingly complex health systems while improving employee retention and expanding community outreach programs. Her healthcare career startedat Hilton Head and Coastal Carolina Hospitals in Hilton Head, SC and included executive positions at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC and Placentia Linda Hospital in Placentia, CA prior to her current position.
“My husband and I are excited to return to South Carolina and to build on Trident Health’s 46 year history of providing compassionate, high quality care to Lowcountry families,” said Oh. “As I start a new job with my new Trident Health family I’m mindful of how they cared for the Lowcountry during the COVID pandemic and did it with love and kindness toward their patients and each other.”
“Trident Health will be in good hands with Christina’s leadership” stated Gallati. “She has led hospitals that have similarly complex specialties as Trident that include trauma, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, spine and women’s and children’s services. But, just as important, she connects well with patients, staff and physicians. She will be a tremendous addition not just to Trident, but also to the Lowcountry.”
Oh holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she graduated cum laude. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Asian Studies with a concentration in Japanese language.
About Trident Health
For 46 years Trident Health has provided acute care services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry including Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. Trident Health includes two acute care hospitals – 321-bed Trident Medical Center and 124-bed Summerville Medical Center; three freestanding ERs – Brighton Park Emergency, Centre Pointe Emergency and Moncks Corner Medical Center. The health system is also affiliated with two urgent care centers – CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston.
Trident Health is one of the region’s largest employers with more than 2,500 staff and a medical staff of more than 600 physicians. In 2020 Trident Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades as among America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery. Additionally, The Joint Commission has recognized Trident Medical Center as a national Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center and Summerville Medical Center as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Trident Medical Center is also a regional Trauma Center. In 2020, Trident Health provided $45.6 million in charity care and paid more than $35.4 million in local, state and federal taxes. To learn more about how Trident Health is expanding services to meet the growing healthcare needs of South Carolina Lowcountry families go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.