Gary, after sharing his inspiring story of overcoming adversity, expressed his gratitude towards the people who helped him along the way. He acknowledges his CEO, David Goodall, for being a crucial part of Palmetto Infusion Services’ success. Gary also emphasized the importance of saying “no” to requests that didn’t align with his priorities and values. He shared how setting boundaries and focusing on what mattered most helped him maintain his resilience and happiness during difficult times. Gary’s story highlights the significance of community support and self-care strategies like setting limits to overcome adversity and find fulfillment in one’s work. He inspires us all to prioritize happiness alongside success by surrounding ourselves with positive people and being intentional about what we take on.
About Gary Cooper: Gary is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC. Gary graduated from Wofford College with a BS in Economics and went on to acquire his Masters of Health Care Administration from the University of South Carolina. He has dedicated twenty-four years of service and leadership to the health care industry as an entrepreneur across a number of different businesses. Gary’s commitment to the industry and servant leadership has ensured that the employees, patients, and communities served by his companies have benefitted from his stewardship.
Gary’s business philosophy has created the foundation for the success of Palmetto Infusion, which will be further enhanced with its new partner, Carousel Capital. The partnership will bring sophisticated human and financial capital to the table, creating an enviable combination of resources for employees, patients, and the company.
Gary was blessed to have learned his business philosophy from his late father, Charles F. Cooper, who had an indelible impact on his family and his community. Following in his father’s footsteps, serving others has been, and continues to be, the cornerstone of Gary’s personal and professional life.
Gary and his wife Kelly reside in Pawleys Island, SC and are the parents of four beautiful children – Gracyn, Clemons, Marshall, and Sutton.
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