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Sarah Richter is the chief operating officer of Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge. Previously, she was the system vice president of Clinical Operations for Palmetto Health. She was director of Patient Care Services/CNO - Hillcrest Memorial Hospital at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center. She also served as director of Maternal/Child Services and Pediatrics - St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay, and has held several staff nursing and leadership positions. Richter has led a number of hospital-wide United Way campaigns and is a member of the Young Philanthropist group, Women's Leadership Council and the Palmetto Society. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and Leadership Greer and was awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives 2009 Regent's Early Careerist Award for South Carolina as the South Carolina Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. She is chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association's Statewide Policy Council. Richter earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Troy State University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from James Madison University.