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
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.