BRUNSWICK, Georgia: July 22, 2009 – Southeast Georgia Health System
is pleased to welcome Savannah native Christopher B. Burns as the new
administrative resident. For the next 12 months, he will complete four
rotations of three months each working with different members of the Health
System’s administrative team to gain real world experience in health
care administration. This is the seventh year the program has been in
place and it provides the resident exposure to meetings and operations
at the highest level of management. Ultimately, it provides a starting
point for a career in health care administration, as is evidenced by former
administrative resident Adam Brown, who now serves as the Health System’s
manager of Service Excellence.
Burns graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology
with a medical emphasis from the University of Georgia in 2005. In May
2009, he completed his Master’s in health care administration from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His previous experience includes working as an emergency department technician
at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia, and as a central
sterile technician at the University of North Carolina Health Services
in Durham, North Carolina. Additionally, Burns has worked as a research
assistant at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and
as an administrative intern at the Center for Maternal & Infant Health,
both in Chapel Hill.
Burns says he is excited about the opportunities the residency program
at the Health System will afford him. “I found out about the position
via the American College of Healthcare Executives Web site. Once I researched
the organization and met the senior leadership, I was very impressed by
the ongoing projects of the Health System and the professionalism and
knowledge of the leadership team,” Burns says. “I was also
impressed by the size of the Health System—not so large as to get
lost and large enough to have many exciting opportunities for learning.
I think this is a fantastic opportunity and look forward to being part
of the Health System team.”
Burns and his wife Melissa have moved to coastal Georgia with their one-year-old