Richard “Rick” Grooms has been named chief human resources officer of
Southeast Georgia Health System, effective June 20, 2022.
Grooms’ areas of responsibility will include Human Resources, Organizational
Development and Education, Clinical Education, and
Health Promotion & Wellness.
“Rick has more than 30 years of human resources experience within
the health care industry,” says
Scott Raynes, MBA, MA, president and chief executive officer, Southeast Georgia Health System.
“We look forward to his contributions and leadership as we continue
to focus on team member engagement, recruitment and retention programs,
and leadership development.”
In addition to extensive executive level experience, Grooms has successfully
achieved many accomplishments throughout his career. They range from implementing
organizational and leadership development programs, initiating team driven
cultural enhancement programs, enhancing health plan benefit designs,
and executing recruitment and retention programs and new talent acquisition
performance management systems.
Prior to joining the Health System, Grooms served as senior vice president
and chief people officer at Centra Health, a five-hospital health system
with 7,500 employees headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia. Before Centra
Health, Grooms was chief human resources officer at AnMed Health in Anderson,
Grooms earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from The
Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He earned a Master of Arts in public
administration and management from Midwestern State University in Wichita
Falls, Texas, and he also holds a National Society for Human Resources
Professionals Senior Certification (SPHR). Additionally, Grooms enjoys
being heavily involved in the community through volunteering and by serving
on and leading various boards.