Stacy named UofSC’s interim chief health officer

Dr. Jason Stacy will serve as interim vice president of health and well-being and chief health officer beginning immediately.

Stacy is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and currently serves as director of the Student Health Service’s sports medicine and physical therapy departments. Prior to assuming that role in 2013, he served as the sports medicine fellowship director, team physician, and an associate professor with the School of Medicine.

"My goal is to lead University Health Services through transparency, collaboration, trust and accountability,” Stacy said. "We are focused on enhancing the high quality, patient-centered care for which we are known. Meeting the current and evolving healthcare needs of our students, faculty, and staff will be inherent in everything we do.”

Stacy will help lead the transition from Student Health Services to University Health Services, which will expand health and wellness options available to all students, faculty and staff on the Columbia campus beginning July 1. 

“We are fortunate to have someone with Jason’s skills and tenacity to assume this critical role.  We look forward to working together with Jason and building University Health Services,” said Ed Walton, executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer.

Stacy succeeds Deborah Beck, who left the university earlier this month. A national search for a permanent head of University Health Services is currently underway.

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