VALDOSTA, Georgia – South Georgia Medical Center honored its Risk Management department as Health System Heroes at its monthly Board of Directors meeting. Susan Hurley, April Sharp, Cheri Davis, and Candice McRee were recognized for their fundamental role in the health system.
Risk management helps identify potential risks to the hospital, its patients, and its staff. This can include things like medical errors, natural disasters, data breaches, and equipment malfunctions.
The department helps SGMC improve patient outcomes, increase trust and confidence in the healthcare system, and lower costs by identifying and addressing potential legal and financial risks before they occur.
Susan Hurley, Director of Risk Management, has been a part of SGMC for more than 30 years. According to the nomination, she has a true passion for her work and can usually be found working long hours into the weekend.
SGMC Chief Information Officer, Chuck Marshburn, shares that the risk management department are true team players who are always willing to lend a hand to their colleagues.
“They have been a great advocate for our patients and their families, always ensuring that their voices are heard and their needs are met,” he shared.
The honorees received a standing ovation from those in attendance.