Colleton Medical Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Mrs. Alison Jirel to Director of Surgical Services.

Jirel has been a valued member of the Colleton Medical Center Team since 1999. Serving first as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Medical/Surgical and Pediatric Unit before moving to the Surgical Services Department in 2004. Jirel has worked her way through the Surgical Service ranks beginning as an RN in the operating room, to Charge Nurse to Clinical Manager, and will now lead the Surgical Services Department as Director.

“With the retirement of our previous Director, Alison is the perfect person to step into this role. We are excited to see her continued growth,” said Jimmy Hiott, CEO. “Alison is a highly motivated and team-oriented professional that understands surgical services operations and management. We look forward to celebrating her many contributions to Colleton Medical Center.”

In her new role as Surgical Services Director, Jirel provides coordinated leadership of pre-op, operating room, and recovery room.

Jirel, a Columbia, SC native, has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by HCA Healthcare and is an active member of the Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN).

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and is currently enrolled in the Master of Health Leadership Program at Western Governors University. Jirel is an avid baseball fan and loves spending time with her husband, two children, and her dachshund.