North Charleston, S.C./ September 11, 2012 – Trident Medical Center (TMC) recently named Terence van Arkel as Chief Operating Officer where he will be responsible for all operating planning at TMC. Van Arkel was previously the CFO, COO and interim CEO of Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.


He is a graduate of Stetson University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting; he obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Western Governor’s University and is also a certified public accountant. In addition to operations and planning, van Arkel will also have responsibilities with new program development and capital projects.


“It’s a honor and a privilege to serve on such an outstanding team at Trident Health, where physicians, staff and volunteers are committed to excellence in quality care and the highest level of patient satisfaction.  I am thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of the Charleston community and the great opportunities that lie ahead for the future,” said van Arkel.



Trident Health is an HCA health system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2011, Trident Health provided almost $45 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.

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Trident Medical Center Names Chief Operating Officer

  • Thursday, September 13, 2012

Terence van Arkel, Chief Operating Officer

North Charleston, S.C./ September 11, 2012 – Trident Medical Center (TMC) recently named Terence van Arkel as Chief Operating Officer where he will be responsible for all operating planning at TMC. Van Arkel was previously the CFO, COO and interim CEO of Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
He is a graduate of Stetson University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting; he obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Western Governor’s University and is also a certified public accountant. In addition to operations and planning, van Arkel will also have responsibilities with new program development and capital projects.
“It’s a honor and a privilege to serve on such an outstanding team at Trident Health, where physicians, staff and volunteers are committed to excellence in quality care and the highest level of patient satisfaction.  I am thrilled at the opportunity to be a part of the Charleston community and the great opportunities that lie ahead for the future,” said van Arkel.

Trident Health is an HCA health system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2011, Trident Health provided almost $45 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.

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