Health System Welcomes New Team Members in Management

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 7, 2010 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome three new members to the leadership team: Pamela Gass, R.N., ATC, director, Orthopaedic & Spine Center; Sherry Sweek, RHIA, CPHQ, CPMSM, director, Quality Improvement; and Mary Jo Casey, R.N., nurse recruiter.

Gass received her Bachelor’s degree in science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her registered nurse diploma from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. She has almost 20 years of experience as a nurse, clinical athletic trainer, and health care manager and director. Gass was most recently the administrative director of orthopaedics at Susquehanna Health in Williamsport, Pa. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the national Athletic Trainer’s Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Gass is an active volunteer with such organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the United Way. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Lycoming, and on the physical fitness specialist advisory committee for the Pennsylvania College of Technology. In her spare time, Gass enjoys travel, entertaining, cycling, skiing, and sailing.

Sweek comes to the Health System from Memorial Health in Savannah, where she was employed for the past 10 years, the last three as director of Quality Management. Prior to Memorial, Sweek served as a performance improvement coordinator at Clarian Health Partners in Indianapolis, Ind. Sweek earned her Bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University and holds certifications from the National Association Medical Staff Services, the American Health Information Management Association, and the National Association for Healthcare Quality. She is a member of the National Association Medical Staff Services, the National Association for Healthcare Quality, the Georgia Health Information Management Association, and the American Health Information Management Association. Additionally, Sweek has made numerous presentations at conferences, including the North Carolina Quality & Patient Safety Conference and the Healthcare Performance Improvement 2009 Safety Summit.

Casey completed her Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Florida Atlantic University and her Master’s degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wis. Prior to entering the nursing field, she earned a double major Bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish (business emphasis) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Casey has years of nursing experience in Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin. She was most recently employed with Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis., where she worked since 2004. Casey is a past member of the Wisconsin Organization of Nursing Executives, the Mid-state Technical College Nursing Program Advisory Board, and the Mid-State Technical College Health Unit Coordinator Program Advisory Board. She is also active in community services including serving as a parent volunteer for Marshfield Area Catholic School Special Events and supporting the “Kids in Distress Charity” in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Casey has relocated to the Golden Isles with her husband Tim and their sons Michael and Dillon.

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