August 14, 2018
Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Samantha Sumner as the new Director of Ethics and Compliance. In this role, Sumner will provide guidance regarding established corporate-wide compliance programs as well as policies and procedures to ensure adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and other governmental requirements as appropriate.
“Samantha leads with integrity and high ethical standards, which are at the core of our company’s values,” said Bradley S. Talbert, Memorial Hospital President & CEO. “We know her experience and passion for implementing effective ethics and compliance initiatives will serve her well in her new role.”
In this role, Sumner will communicate compliance standards to employees, physicians, business partners and contract personnel and will advise colleagues on ethics and compliance matters. In addition, Sumner will coordinate and support corporate monitoring and auditing procedures and will investigate and assist in resolving compliance-related concerns.
Sumner has spent multiple years in the healthcare industry and most recently served as the Director of Operations and Compliance for the Parallon Credentialing Processing Center. Under her leadership, the compliance department successfully developed and implemented action plans for annual malpractice insurance renewals and developed best practice documentation and implementation plans. Sumner also actively participated in corporate committees, work groups and task forces on acquisitions of new hospitals, urgent care centers and ambulatory service centers.
Sumner holds a Bachelor’s degree of Health Science from Brenau University and is active in various community organizations.