Faith Polkey, MD, MPH, FAAP, CPE
Chief Executive Officer

Chelsea Medical Center
719 Okatie HWY
Okatie, SC 29909-3963
Phone: 843-987-7400

Dr. Polkey joined BJHCHS in September 2002 as a Pediatrician and was the Chief of Pediatrics for 14 years.  She served as the Chief Clinical Officer and Interim Chief Medical Officer before being appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as the Chief Executive Officer.  She is one of the Regional Directors of Medical Education for AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, whose South Carolina partner site is embedded within the health center.  Dr. Polkey is also board certified in Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

More About Dr. Polkey


  • College – University of South Carolina, BS in Biology
  • Graduate School – University of North Carolina at
  • Chapel Hill, Masters in Public Health
  • Medical School – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Duke University Medical Center, Pediatrics
  • Residency – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine


  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
  • American College of Preventive Medicine

Community Involvement

  • Liberty Fellowship, Board Member
  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Board of Trustees
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.