Richard Kirk Toomey served as president and CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital from November 2007 to September 2016. A native of Greenville, SC, Toomey is a graduate of Duke University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Management Science and his Master's degree in Hospital Administration. He also received his Doctor of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
After spending eight years as a health care consultant, primarily in Tampa, Fla., and Chicago Ill., Toomey joined the staff of Nash Health Care Systems, Rocky Mount, NC, in 1989. In 1998, he was named president and CEO of Nash Health Care Systems.
He has been recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award from Christ School and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the MUSC College of Health Professions. He currently serves on the Beaufort Historical Foundation's Finance Committee and is a past chair of both the North Carolina and South Carolina Hospital Association Boards.
Toomey represents Congressional District 1 and he was appointed by S.C. Governor Henry McMaster.
Term: June 30, 2015 - June 30, 2019