Stanford “Tripp” O. Stephens III
Stanford “Tripp” O. Stephens III joined Southeast Georgia Health
System in 2009 as a facility manager. He steadily progressed to leadership
roles with increased responsibilities and was promoted to director of
Facilities Management in 2013. Stephens was appointed vice president,
Support Services, in 2019.
In addition to overseeing the completion of the Health System’s Brunswick
Campus Master Renovation and Expansion Project, Stephens’ areas
of responsibility include Central Transportation, Clinical Engineering,
Environmental Services, Facilities Management, Food & Nutrition Services,
Laundry & Linen, Project Management, Property Management and Safety
Prior to joining the Health System, Stephens was employed with Sumter Regional
Hospital (now Phoebe Sumter), where he served as a maintenance technician
before advancing to assistant director of Plant Operations. In 2007, Sumter
Regional Hospital was completely destroyed by an EF-3 tornado. Stephens
was heavily involved in their mitigation and recovery efforts and oversaw
the construction of the interim replacement hospital.
Originally from Montezuma, Georgia, Stephens earned his bachelor degree
in Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern State University.
He is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, a Certified Healthcare
Constructor and a Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Manager.
He also holds the Senior Designation of the American Society for Healthcare
Engineers. Stephens was awarded Engineer of the Year in 2010 by the Georgia
Society for Healthcare Engineers and Emerging Regional Leader in 2012
by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (Region 4), a division
of the American Hospital Association. He currently serves as a Commissioner
for the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission, and previously
served on the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful board. In addition, he previously
held leadership positions for both the Georgia Society for Healthcare
Engineers and the Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers.