October 3rd, 2018
Summer Tebalt has been promoted to the director's position at AccessHealth Spartanburg. The move was effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Carey Rothschild, who had served as director at AHS since August 2011. Rothschild was recently named the new Director of Community Health Policy & Strategy for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. In their new roles, Tebalt will report to Rothschild.
Tebalt will be responsible for overall strategy, direction, budgeting, fundraising, physician recruitment and relations, and community and partner relations for AccessHealth Spartanburg. She joined AccessHealth Spartanburg in 2014 as a registered nurse care navigator. Outside those responsibilities, she has been a key part of the AHS leadership team for several years, representing AHS on several community initiatives and committees and working alongside Rothschild to develop and enhance the organization's strategic relationships throughout the community.
"I am very proud of the impact our team has made with the help of our partners in improving health outcomes for thousands of people in Spartanburg County, and Summer has played a critical role in this important work," Rothschild said. "She has shown great leadership during her time at AccessHealth Spartanburg, and she embodies our mission. She was the clear choice for this position, and I know she will do a terrific job leading the organization."
Tebalt has worked within the healthcare field for more than 20 years. Prior to working at AccessHealth Spartanburg, She worked as a nurse case manager for Home Health, where she managed care for chronically ill patients and provided education on disease and medication management. Tebalt is a certified nutritional health coach and serves on the committee for the Inman Fresh Farmers Market.
"Working in healthcare has never been just a job to me — it has been a calling," Tebalt said. "I am fortunate to be part of a team that is making a big difference every day in the lives of thousands of people, and having an impact on our community as a whole. We have made a lot of progress, but there is still so much work to do and I am excited about working with our great team at AHS and all of our community partners to continue to innovate, experiment, improve and reinvent systems that will lead to better health."
Tebalt is an avid runner and enjoys cooking healthy and nutritious meals for her family. She and her husband, Mark, reside in Inman and have two daughters: Skylar and Rivers.
For more information, contact Carey Rothschild.