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Picture of Michelle Strickland (new Director of Marketing for HRMC) smiling.
Picture of Michelle Strickland (new Director of Marketing for HRMC) smiling.

June 1, 2022
Varnville, SC - May 4, 2022 - Hampton Regional Medical Center has hired Michelle Strickland as their new Director of Marketing.

Prior to joining HRMC, Strickland served as Marketing Coordinator for PRTC, a telecommunications provider in the Colleton County since 1950. PRTC has recently deployed fiber internet throughout the Lowcountry and now spans a nine-county service area. Michelle managed printed publications, video production, digital marketing and social media, and served as a community liaison between PRTC and local municipalities and businesses.

Another notable role in Stricklands career was her service as Tourism Director for the City of Walterboro, where she oversaw the city's tourism marketing plan, promoting The Front Porch of the Lowcountry and their iconic red rocking chair. While working for the city, she secured grant funding for their Walterboro Wildlife Center and served on many regional and statewide boards and commissions.

"Michelle has an excellent background in marketing and public relations, with Lowcountry roots," said HRMC Chief Executive Officer Dave Hamill, "We are excited to put her expertise to use in promoting Hampton Regional Medical Center."

Strickland holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Clemson University, a Graphic Design Certificate from Trident Technical College, A Grant Writing Certification from the University of South Carolina, and a Travel Marketing Professional Certification from the Southeastern Tourism Society. When not at work she enjoys her two daughters, Anna and Kate.

Strickland is pleased to join the HRMC family, where her grandmother, Mary Lou Crews Hazel, RN, began her nursing career in 1950. Hazel went on to become the Lead Operating Room Nurse and worked 28 years at HRMC before retiring in 1978. Strickland is the daughter of Hampton native, Dr. Samuel Hazel of Walterboro.

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