They say home is where the heart is.
Grand Strand Health announced on Sept. 29 that Dr. George Helmrich will be the new Chief Medical Officer for the health system. Helmrich said he chose to take the position at Grand Strand Health because it was a great professional opportunity for him and it brings him closer to his family.
“They’re all in South Carolina so I’m much closer,” he said. “I had a grandson three and a half weeks ago.”
Helmrich will replace Dr. Andy Schwartz, who retired at the end of August.
“He was well-liked and well-respected,” Helmrich said of Schwartz.
Helmrich most recently served as CMO at HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City Beach, Fla. Prior to his years in Panama City, he spent 16 years in the Greenville, S.C., area serving in various complex clinical and operational positions with Greenville Health System and