David Harshman, MD, part of the team that helped Beaufort Memorial Hospital win state approval to perform life-saving emergency cardiac interventions, has joined Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners.
An interventional cardiologist, board certified in cardiology, internal medicine and interventional cardiology, Harshman has been a member of Beaufort Memorial’s medical staff and has been performing diagnostic catheterizations in the hospital’s Cochrane Heart Center since 2010.
He served as co-chairman of the hospital’s STEMI committee, charged with helping BMH apply for a Certificate of Need from the state to treat patients suffering an ST elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI—the most dangerous type of heart attack. He is one of three cardiologists now performing emergency interventions at the hospital.
“We’re delighted to have Dr. Harshman on our Physician Partners team,” said BMH President and CEO Rick Toomey. “He has been a valued member of our medical staff and played a key role in helping us attain approval to perform emergency interventions. The STEMI program has proven to be a tremendous benefit to the community by providing timely treatment to critical patients.”
Harshman’s practice, renamed Beaufort Memorial Cardiology, will remain at its current location in suite 300 of Beaufort Medical Plaza, 989 Ribaut Road.
Prior to joining Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners on Sept. 1, Harshman was employed by Roper St. Francis Health Care System. A native of Illinois, Harshman was in private practice in Missouri and Illinois for over 30 years. He served as director of cardiac catheterization laboratories in hospitals in both states and director of the Coronary Care Unit at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis.
Harshman received his B.S. in biology from Northern Illinois University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Saint Louis University Hospitals in Missouri.
Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners includes a wide range of specialists, from surgeons to orthopedists, as well as primary care doctors. For more information on the group, visit www.bmhsc.org. To make an appointment with Dr. Harshman, call 843-522-7110.