Joel Taylor was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Carolina Hospital, a 41-bed hospital, effective September 12, 2016, bringing with him many years of experience in successful leadership for several healthcare facilities. Effective April 11, 2018, he was named Hilton Head Regional Healthcare Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his position as Chief Executive Officer at Coastal Carolina Hospital. In this expanded role, Joel took on more operational leadership at Hilton Head Hospital, a 93-bed hospital, and is focused on driving growth in the health system’s key ancillary service lines. Joel was instrumental in the planning and opening of Tidewatch Emergency Department, a department of Coastal Carolina Hospital, the area’s first freestanding Emergency Department. Joel Taylor joined the Bluffton Self Help’s Board of Directors in 2019 and currently serves as Vice-Chair.