Daniel Island, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 25, 2008
Sabal Medical Inc, a privately held company whose products are helping hospitals deliver medications to their patients more safely and efficiently, announced today that Kester S. Freeman, Jr., formerly CEO of Palmetto Health, has agreed to join Sabal's board of directors.
"We've searched diligently for the right combination of knowledge, experience, and chemistry to grow our board," said Bill Park, President and CEO of Sabal. "The addition of Mr. Freeman brings us over the goal line, filling one of our last two board seats, and leaving Sabal with a very impressive line-up of members to guide the company going forward," said Park.
Mr. Freeman was most recently CEO of Palmetto Health; the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in South Carolina with net revenues of approximately $1 billion. He was the recipient of the South Carolina Hospital Association's 1998 Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to health care in South Carolina and the Merit Award for Distinguished Service. Additionally, Mr. Freeman has chaired various association boards and is also very active in community leadership.
Mr. Freeman earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary where he also minored in Sociology. After earning his master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Duke University, Mr. Freeman began his career in healthcare administration at the Greenville Hospital System; he then served as executive vice president at The Fairfax Hospital Association, now known as INOVA, in Virginia. He returned to South Carolina where he served as CEO and President of Richland Memorial Hospital. Richland Memorial Hospital and Baptist Healthcare System merged in 1998 into what is now Palmetto Health.
About Sabal Medical
Founded in 2006, Sabal Medical is headquartered in Daniel Island, SC and is providing bedside mobile automation technology to improve the safety and efficiency of medication administration for hospitals and long-term care facilities.