Colleton Medical Center has hired Walterboro native, Missy Feather, DNP, MBA-HCM, RN-BC to be their next Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and help guide them through caring for the community during the pandemic and beyond.

Feather returns to Colleton Medical Center after several years with HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division serving as the Division Vice President of Nursing Informatics and Interim Vice President of Nursing Operations simultaneously.

Early in her career Feather did several stints as a flight nurse and helped transfer and triage critically ill patients throughout South Carolina. She moved quickly into nurse managerial positions at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  Feather previously served in two roles at Colleton Medical Center from 2010 to 2017 as both the Director of Critical Care Services and the Director of Clinical Informatics before moving onto divisional roles with parent company HCA Healthcare.

“Many of the staff know and respect Missy from her previous time here serving both patients and staff.  We are excited to have her join us and bring additional experience from her recent leadership roles at our division office,” said Jimmy Hiott, CEO.  “Nurses know Missy and her family because even as she rose through the ranks with HCA, she’s remained right here in Walterboro. Her family is here, and I’m excited to say her heart is here and she’s an excellent addition to lead our nurses and staff through the remainder of this pandemic and into the future,” added Hiott.

Feather is a highly motivated leader with a solid nursing background and understanding of hospital operations and management.  “My goal with the CNO role is to build trust, consensus and act as the chief advocate for the nurses so we can ensure high quality, safe patient care for the people of Walterboro and the surrounding counties,” said Feather. “I live here, my family is here and I’m looking forward to working close to home again and developing a culture of highly engaged, passionate nurses to care for our community.” 

Feather holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, a Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Management from Columbia Southern University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Aspen University.  She is on the Trident Technical College School of Nursing Advisory Board and she’s a member of the American Nurses Association and SC Nurses Association.

Feather and her husband, Scott and four children enjoy traveling and spending time together as a family with their two dogs, Tank and Lucy.

For more information, please call (843) 782-2525 or visit the Colleton Medical Center’s website to learn more about job openings in nursing and other fields.