Kimberly Yawn

Beaufort Memorial names Yawn Associate VP, Chief Development Officer


From staff reports

Beaufort Memorial Hospital has named Kimberly Yawn its new Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer.

Yawn, the Director of Beaufort Memorial’s LifeFit Wellness Services since 2018, succeeds Deborah Schuchmann, who retired earlier this month after five years in the position.

Yawn will lead operations and fundraising for the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation. The foundation encourages charitable support for BMH programs and services, oversees management of charitable funds and works with the hospital and the foundation’s board of trustees to identify and address current and future funding needs.

“In her 12 years at Beaufort Memorial, Kim has demonstrated time and again her ability to take on a complex assignment, map out a plan for completing it and get employees from across the organization behind her efforts with enthusiasm, good humor and a we-can-do-this attitude,” Beaufort Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Russell Baxley said in a release. “Not surprisingly, she’s consistently been successful.

“Kim understands the essential part that community giving plays in BMH’s endeavors to remain at medicine’s forefront and provide the highest quality of patient care,” Baxley said. “We can look forward to the foundation’s continued success under her leadership.”

Yawn, who holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Georgia Southern University, came to LifeFit as a manager and served as Assistant Director for three years before becoming Director. In the latter capacity she led all components of the service line, including the medically supervised wellness center, diabetes education, nutrition services, employee wellness, community health education, mobile wellness unit operations, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Through the hospital’s Well at Work program, Yawn collaborated with local employers on wellness education and preventive care for their employees. She chaired the hospital’s employee engagement committee as well.

“I am delighted to be joining with the foundation’s generous donors and its energetic, dedicated board and staff to enhance Beaufort Memorial’s offerings to patients and the local community,” Yawn said. “It’s a great honor to have been chosen to lead the foundation, and I expect the work to be both rewarding and fun.”

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