Stanford “Tripp” O. Stephens III

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 & Security.

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.