Life is Good 2019 spotlight on Annie Brown, Tandem Health SC CEO

BY HOLLY CHASE
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 1/25/19

Annie Brown is the CEO of Tandem Health, former­ly Sumter Family Health Center.

Born and reared in Sumter, Brown graduated from Sumter High School in 1994. She receiving her Bachelor of …

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Life is Good 2019 spotlight on Annie Brown, Tandem Health SC CEO

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Annie Brown is the CEO of Tandem Health, former­ly Sumter Family Health Center.

Born and reared in Sumter, Brown graduated from Sumter High School in 1994. She receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 1998 and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2007.

With more than 20 years of health care experience, Brown began her career in health care in 1997 working at Tuomey Healthcare System as a reg­istered nurse in the Newborn/Special Care Nursery. Before becoming the CEO of then Sumter Family Health Center in March 2004, Brown served as the clinical coordinator of ob­stetrics and as the director of nursing.

Tandem Health is a federally qualified (community) health center and, as the CEO, Brown is accountable for the overall responsibility of the organization, including the well-being of each individual employed and every patient served. She works to develop and maintain the capability for providing ambulatory care in a productive and cost-efficient manner and is responsible for the oversight of financial, administra­tion, operational and service activities and for assuring com­pliance with all government regulations and organizational policies.

She also oversees short – and long – term strategic and operational planning in conjunction with the Tandem Health Board of Directors.

Brown is a dynamic member of the Sumter community, serving on many nonprofit boards and committees at the local, state and national level.

She is a Leadership Sumter Graduate of the Class of XVII, a Riley Institute (Furman Uni­versity) Diversity Fellow of the Midlands Class of VII, as well as a sustaining member of the Sumter Junior Welfare League. Brown was a Shaw Air Force Base Honorary Commander with the Component Maintenance Squadron from 2007–09 and is currently a Weasel Pack Member with the Shaw Air Force Base 20th Fighter Wing. She is on the board of the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association and serves on the legislative and finance committees. She is also a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Brown is known for being an honest, compassionate, fear­less, loving visionary.

She is inspired by doing the right thing for the right reason at the right time – every time.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with friends and family – most specifically her little boy.