HopeHealth Managers Amplify Leadership Skills with Coker University’s Seminars for Success

    HopeHealth Amplifies Leadership Skills with Coker University


    June 8, 2022 – Coker University has partnered with HopeHealth to provide healthcare leaders with integral management and leadership skills via a new training program called Seminars for Success.

    The signature program, started in 2021, has offered professional growth and development to more than 90 HopeHealth managers to date in Hartsville, SC.

    As HopeHealth continues to experience rapid growth, while providing integrated health services to more than 50,000 patients, its senior leadership team understands the importance of building its culture of excellence and promoting lifelong learning among its managers and leaders in the organization. They found a strong fit with Coker University’s Professional and Continuing Studies Program, which builds partnerships with regional employers to identify and address their most pressing workforce needs with customized training workshops and certificate programs.

    Carl Humphries, Chief Executive Officer of HopeHealth, noted, “I had the opportunity to experience this leadership training firsthand as a member of the initial cohort. Coker’s business professors do a great job balancing actionable content, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises relevant to our day-to-day decision-making at HopeHealth. I can already see the positive outcomes of these training workshops spreading throughout the organization in just a short period of time.”

    Coker’s business faculty and HopeHealth’s organizational training team work together to design and implement a customized, two-week, cohort experience:

    • A six-hour Fundamental Skills Workshop focused on acceptance of feedback, customer orientation, organizational culture and values, performance management, and professional integrity
    • A six-hour Advanced Skills Workshop covering business acumen, influence, listening skills, problem-solving/decision-making, and team skills

    “HopeHealth has been an outstanding partner with our university team,” said Coker University President Natalie J. Harder. “It’s a lot of fun bringing together two organizations so focused on excellence and integrity in everything we do. One of my favorite aspects of Coker’s employer-outreach strategy is the flexibility for organizations to choose specific management and leadership topics most relevant to them. We are excited to strengthen our collaboration with HopeHealth and create new partnerships with additional organizations throughout the Pee Dee.”

    Congratulations to these HopeHealth employees earning the Seminars for Success Certificate through Coker University’s Professional and Continuing Studies Program:

    Tina Alborg, Rhonda Altman, Renee Anderson, Joe Ard, Cindy Averitt, Sallie Bachman, Meggie Baker, Shakiyla Baker, Edward Behling, Sharon Black, Pam Brantley, Jared Brittain, Harvin Brock, Lexxus Bryant, Ken Burgess, Kami Burkemper, Gabriel Cardona, Heather Carter, Richard Clowney, Scherrie Cogdill, Jennifer Cox, Amanda Crooks, Megan Daniels, Diane Davis, Jennifer Davis, Yolanda Davis, Tamala Dixon, David Ellis, Erin Faile, Heather Flowers, Autumn Flowers Drayton, Mandy Floyd, Dedra Gibson, Fredrica Goodson, Se'Mekia Green, Sheila Hampton, Monica Hanna, Laura Hewitt, Julie Hicken, Farrah Hughes, Carl Humphries, Jerri James, Jeneil Jolley, Linda Jones, Melanie Jones, Amber Kadlowec, Raymond Kennedy, Margerena Kind-Felder, Kathryn Lambert, Tevin Leary, Brent Long, Andrew Lynch, Mary Beth Lynch, Todd Manson, Ann Mays, Shondreika McClary, Indiah McConnell, Renee McCray, Dawn McCutcheon, Melissa McKenzie, Renee Melton, Falecia Miller, Andrea Mozingo, Allison Muller, Ashley Neel, Jessica Norwood, Debbie Orander, Stephen Orander, Elizabeth Osborne, Sharon Poole, William Poole, Daniel Prescod, Eunice Rabon, Tawanda Ross, Michayla Rowell, Dana Sawyer, Sandie Searcy, Andrea Sharper, Kristen Skinner, Jackie Smith, Carin Spears, Keltra Thomas, Amanda Turner, Mark Warrin, Ashley Whittle, Fredrick Williams, Julia Williams, Kyla Williams, Mark Williams, Shalena Williams, Kimberly Wright, Howard Yarborough

    For additional information about HopeHealth, please send an email to info@hope-health.org.

    For more information about Coker’s Professional and Continuing Studies Program, please contact Dr. Andy Burkemper, School of Business, at aburkemper@coker.edu or 843-383-8112.

    ABOUT HOPEHEALTH – Serving others, giving hope, changing lives.

    HopeHealth provides integrated health services for more than 50,000 patients in areas surrounding Aiken, Clarendon, Florence, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg counties. It was founded in 1991 as a grassroots HIV/AIDS support organization, and was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2007 to expand its services to include primary and pediatric care. HopeHealth now has over 100 providers covering primary care, dental care, chiropractic care, rheumatology, endocrinology, behavioral health and psychiatry, pain management, substance use treatment, and women’s health services.

    ABOUT COKER UNIVERSITY – Inspiring lifelong passion for learning.

    Coker University is a student-focused, comprehensive institution of higher education with a strong liberal arts core, located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.