BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Nov. 15, 2010 – The American Hospital Association
(AHA) has announced that Amy S. Wasdin, R.N., CPHRM, director of Risk
Management, at Southeast Georgia Health System has earned the American
Hospital Association’s Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk
Management (CPHRM) designation. The CPHRM is a national credential that
distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in a critical field
of health care risk management.
Wasdin has been with the Health System since 1991, starting out as an Intensive
Care Unit nurse before joining the Risk Management Department. In 2007,
she was promoted from manager of Risk Management to director of Risk Management.
In this role, Wasdin is responsible for the Health System’s risk
management program, which includes promoting patient safety initiatives
and managing risk exposures. She earned an associate’s degree in
nursing from Brunswick College (now the College of Coastal Georgia) before
going on to earn a bachelor’s in nursing from Armstrong Atlantic
University. Wasdin then went on to receive a master’s degree in
business administration from Brenau University in 2009. She is a member
of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the American
Association of Critical Care Nurses.
To earn the designation, an individual must pass the CPHRM Certification
Examination, meet a set standard of experience and education and agree
to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of conduct. The examination
assesses knowledge required of a competent health care risk manager in
the areas of loss prevention/reduction, claims management, risk financing,
regulatory/accreditation compliance, operations and bioethics. The program
supports health care risk managers and is designed to provide an objective
and rigorous assessment of a well-defined body of professional knowledge
and continued professional development.