February 28, 2007

Hospital VP Accepts Post in Greenville

By The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C.

Feb. 27--The Regional Medical Center's vice president of patient services has resigned to accept a position at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville.

Teri Ficicchy, who has been with the hospital for 10 years, will resign effective March 23, David Bixler, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the RMC announced Feb. 23.

Ficicchy will assume a similar position with the St. Francis Health System.

A national search has begun to fill Ficicchy's position. The search is expected to take 120 days.

"The Regional Medical Center regrets Teri's resignation; however, we deeply appreciate her 10 years of exemplary service to the Regional Medical Center and the nursing profession in our community," Bixler said. "We wish her well in her new position at St. Francis."

RMC president and CEO Tom Dandridge praised Ficicchy as a "hard-worker."

"Our loss is St. Francis' gain," Dandridge said. "She has worked very closely to improve the quality of the nursing staff and has been responsible for all the patient care areas."

Of particular note, Dandridge said Ficicchy implemented and coordinated the Magnet status in the hospital. The RMC is only the second hospital in the state to receive the recognition.

The Magnet status is an award given by the (American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing.

In Ficicchy's abscence, her position will be overseen by Bixler, Dandridge and other hospital management.


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