Health System's Facilities Manager Selected To Receive 'Emerging Regional Leader' Award

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: June 13, 2012– Stanford “Tripp” Stephens III, facilities manager for the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus, was recently selected by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) to receive the Emerging Regional Leader Award. This prominent national award recognizes 10 exceptional individuals, one from each ASHE region, for their exemplary leadership skills and their commitment to the field of health care facility management through their local and/or national involvement with ASHE. Stephens will receive recognition for his achievements during a special presentation at the Opening Session of the 49th Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, July 16, 2012.

Stephens, who is also president-elect of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Engineers, has been a member of ASHE for five years. The Georgia Society for Healthcare Engineers serves as a resource for advancing the professionalism of engineering and safety in health care institutions. The group also provides activities for its members to develop skills in health care engineering and in the administration of professional responsibilities.

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.