In his new role, Derrick will be responsible for overseeing the hospice and palliative care medical teams

BLUFFTON, South Carolina—Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, a provider of end-of-life care services in Beaufort and Jasper counties in South Carolina, announced the hire of industry veteran Dr. Carl Derrick as the organization's new Medical Director. Hospice Care of the Lowcountry said Derrick brings a wealth of expertise to the role and is set to further expand the care and support that it provides to patients and their families.

With more than 25 years of experience leading health care institutions and more than 10 years of hospice and palliative care experience, Derrick joins Hospice Care of the Lowcountry from Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Medical Group where he has served and is currently a board-certified specialist in internal medicine for the last 18 years and is the medical director for Sprenger Nursing Facility. 

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Derrick who brings a remarkable blend of medical expertise, leadership and a profound commitment to patient well-being," said James Dismond, CEO, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. "Dr. Derrick’s impressive track record and visionary approach align seamlessly with our organization’s mission to provide the highest quality of care. This selection marks a significant milestone in our journey, reaffirming our dedication to advancing our care services throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties. With his arrival, we are assured to elevate our standards of care and innovation to new heights. We invite our community to join us in welcoming Dr. Derrick and sharing in our excitement for the promising future that lies ahead." 

Derrick was the former chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and a clinical instructor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina where he received his M.D. Prior to his time at Beaufort Memorial, he served as a staff physician at Bayview Nursing Center in Beaufort, the medical director at Driftwood Nursing Center, and practiced at Lowcountry Medical Associates in Charleston. Derrick is certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine at AT Still University.

"As the new Medical Director of this esteemed hospice organization, I am committed to upholding the highest standards of holistic care, where medical expertise merges seamlessly with empathy," Derrick said. "Joining this exceptional hospice and palliative team is a true honor. Our journey ahead is defined by compassion, expertise and unwavering support for patients and their families. With a commitment to enhancing quality of life and embracing each individual's unique needs, I am dedicated to leading us forward in delivering the utmost comfort, dignity, and peace during this profound chapter of life."

In his new role, Derrick will be responsible for overseeing the hospice and palliative care medical teams which consist of more than 30 professionals. Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s Board of Directors has expressed its utmost confidence in Derrick’s ability to lead the medical team and contribute to the organization's continued growth and success.