While at Palmetto Infusion, we want you to feel at home. Please click the below profiles to learn more about the Palmetto Infusion family.
- Gary C. Cooper
Gary C. Cooper
Gary Cooper has spent his entire life in real estate and health care. He has been most active in Health Care over the last 14 years. His experience in both industries started early due to being raised in a family business started by his father, the late Charles F. Cooper, and his mother, Carol Clemons Cooper. Their businesses started in 1967 and it was initially called Winyah Dispensary. They have used the name "Winyah" in their other business which include but not limited to Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Retail and Institutional Pharmacies, Adult Day Care, Home Health Care, Hospice, Home Medical Equipment, Home and Ambulatory IV companies, Hotel, Real Estate Development and management, and the list continues. Gary attributes his success to his early exposure and subsequent hands-on experience with his father, mentor, and boss in establishing meaningful and valuable relationships and creating win win situations out of those relationships. Gary has continued to build successful businesses based upon integrity, hard work, and simply "doing the right thing".
Gary graduated from Wofford College with a BS in Economics and went on to acquire his Masters of Health Care Administration from the University of South Carolina. Gary's expertise initially gave Winyah's health care companies a new ability to obtain new customer relationships while ensuring current customers are receiving the services they were promised.
Gary has been very successful at building small companies into relatively large business based on Winyah's simple philosophy of:
- 1. Take Care of your Customer/Patients,
- 2. Take care of you staff, and
- 3. Make good business decisions.
It's a simple but proven model of success and has worked for Winyah for 40 plus years and Gary's success over the last 14. Gary has been recognized as one of the top three Entrepreneurs in Health Sciences in both North and South Carolina by Ernst & Young. Gary excels in his ability to assemble a team and lead them to accomplish the goals of the organization.
Gary has a history of giving back. He is currently a board member of Plantation Federal and First Savers Bank, The Coastal Community Foundation, and The Bunelle Foundation. He was formerly a board member of the MUSC Foundation Board and Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation Board, Georgetown Hospital System Foundation Board, and the Steering Committee for Tidelands Hospice.
Gary and his wife, Kelly, reside in Pawleys Island, South Carolina and have been married for 15 years. They have four children Gracyn (13), Clemons (11), Marshall (8) and Sutton (4). Gary and his family attend Grace Church of Waccamaw.
- David Goodall, CPA
David Goodall, CPADavid is a CPA as well as a graduate of Bob Jones University. David has many years experience in managing financial operations over a spectrum of businesses. At Canal Industries, he has managed the centralized accounts payable function for the forest service provider with 450 employees and $400 million in revenues. He also supervised a staff of six employees to perform the following functions: cash management and reporting, 1099 reporting, managed land accounting, and support to external audit requirements. David joined the Winyah team in 2002, and has been an integral part of the operation and eventual disposal of a number of the Winyah family of former businesses, including the home health, infusion, institutional pharmacy and durable medical equipment businesses. Most recently he served as Chief Financial Officer of Winyah Community Hospice Care, Inc., a $20 million company with 13 locations in two states.
- B. Michael Busbee, RPh
B. Michael Busbee, RPhMichael Busbee, RPh., has been working in the Pharmaceutical field for over thirty-two years. Michael spent many of his formative years, as a hospital Pharmacist and then in Retail Pharmacy. Michael joined the home infusion Pharmacy field in 1994, when he and his wife, Pamela, opened Home Patient Care, Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina. Michael has been a visionary in meeting the needs of Patients’ throughout South Carolina and bordering states, by opening ambulatory infusion centers. In 1999, in a joint partnership with the Winyah Health Care group, the company was renamed Palmetto Infusion Services. Michael was named the CEO of the company.. The business grew quickly by being able to offer the model of “the one stop shop” for all home healthcare needs. (home infusion, ambulatory infusion, home healthcare, home medical equipment and hospice services). The company experienced massive growth and profitability. Palmetto Infusion Services was awarded the Medical University of South Carolina home infusion contract in 2002.Michael attributes his success to hard work, listening to his customer’s needs (patients, physicians,hospitals pharmaceutical companies and Insurance plans) and creating honest relationships, in his business dealings.Michael is from Aiken, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy in 1979. He has a keen business sense and knows how to make a company successful. He continues to work hard to provide cost savings for their Patients,’ utilizing the ambulatory infusion centers, statewide. At one time, Palmetto Infusion Services had 19 centers, throughout South Carolina and bordering states.Michael has the commitment to provide high-tech clinical infusion services, to always remember that the most important customer is the patient, to provide continuity of care, consistent with Physician and Patient goals and to provide services in a cost-effective manner. He has proven success, from utilizing these commitments.Michael is a member of the South Carolina Pharmaceutical Association, Intraveous National Society, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. He is a member of the Gamecock club.Michael’s hobbies include, boating, traveling, reading, supporting his South Carolina Gamecocks and spending time with his family.Michael and his wife, Pamela, reside in both Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Isle of Palms, South Carolina. He has been married for 36 years. They have three children, Nicole (30), Brandon (28 ) and Brian (21). They, also, proudly have four grandchildren, Landon (7), Hunter (4), Michaila (3) and Cruz (19 months). Michael and his family attend the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Robert C. King
Robert C. King