Tripp Stephens, Facilities Manager, Receives Certified Healthcare Constructor Designation

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tanford “Tripp” Stephens III, facilities manager for the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus, has earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) from the American Hospital Association.

The CHC is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in the health care construction profession.

To earn the CHC, Stephens successfully satisfied eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of work experience and education, agreed to adhere to AHA Professional Standards of Conduct, and passed the CHC Examination. The CHC Examination tests knowledge required of a competent health care constructor in the areas of Healthcare Industry Fundamentals; Planning, Design and Construction Process; Healthcare Facility Safety; and Financial Stewardship. The CHC Program supports the community of health care constructors and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous assessment of professional knowledge.

Stephens earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Georgia Southwestern State University. He is a certified health care facilities manager with the American Hospital Association and has an unrestricted state electrical license. Stephens joined the Health System in late 2009.