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Compliance and privacy officer joins Beaufort Memorial
Regina Verde has joined Beaufort Memorial Hospital as compliance and privacy officer. Verde served as an ethics and compliance officer for Conifer Health Solutions in Frisco, Texas, before joining BMH in May. She has also served as executive director of compliance at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, and as compliance and privacy officer for both Hilton Head Regional Healthcare and Georgia Regents Health System in Augusta. Prior to focusing her career in compliance, Verde was nurse manager of the Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgical Unit at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta. She also was an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Brenau College in Gainesville, Ga., and served as director of educational services and development for Wellstar Health System in Marietta, Ga.
In addition to ensuring BMH meets state and federal mandates, Verde is tasked with developing educational programs and the processes necessary to keep the hospital in compliance with new regulations or changes in the law, and oversees the hospital’s HIPAA Privacy Program, which protects the confidentiality and security of patients’ health information. She also is responsible for investigating issues raised by employees, volunteers or medical staff, as well as patient privacy concerns.