Party affiliation: Democrat
Claudia Bess Waits, American administrative nurse. Registered Nurse Texas Eastern School Nursing, 1965; licensed nursing home administrator. Member of American Health Education Council, South Carolina Forum of Nursing Organizations, South Carolina Nurses Association, Central Council Nurses Long-Term Care (president 1979-1980, 1984-1985, state vice president 1980-1981, member executive board since 1979), American Nurses Association.
Director nursing service Medical Surgical Clinic, Tyler, 1965—1966, Southern Heritage Retirement Home, Palestine, Texas, 1967—1968. Relief supervisor Intensive Care Unit, Medical Center Hospital, Tyler, 1969—1970. In-service education Augusta, Georgia, 1971.
Director nursing service Rikard Nursing Home, Lexington, South Carolina, 1976—1981. Director inservice education, relief administrator Forest Hills Nursing Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1981—1983. Director nursing services Capitol Convalescent Center, Columbia, 1983—1986.
Administrator Richland Convalescent Center, Columbia, since 1986. Owner operator Southern Heritage, Inc., since 1983. Member Cub Scout den mother council Boy Scouts American, 1971—1974.