SGMC Director of Quality Improvement Patient Safety honored as Hospital Hero

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center honored Scarlett Rivera, Director of Quality Improvement Patient Safety, as the January hospital hero at its first Board of Directors meeting of 2021. 

Rivera is a registered nurse who has been with SGMC for more than 30 years. She was recognized for her exceptional leadership ability and successful implementation of SGMC’s Employee Vaccination Center and the Regional Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Thru where more than 3500 vaccines have been administered to date. The drive thru has received the highest compliments from community members for its efficiency.

SGMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Dawson shared, “Scarlett is such a light in our organization. She has the ability to see a plan and execute it better than anyone would have anticipated. It has been a pleasure having the opportunity to work with Scarlett, and I can’t think of another person more deserving of this award.”

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