Sammons receives honor from AHA

Leeann Sammons, vice president of Safety/Risk Management and Insurance at Southern Ohio Medical Center, was recently named a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) by the American Hospital Association (AHA).

“It means a lot to me to receive this honor, both personally and professionally,” Sammons said. “We hold ourselves to a high standard at SOMC, and it’s always rewarding to see that dedication recognized by an organization like the American Hospital Association.”

To earn the CPHRM, Sammons had to satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of professional experience and education, agree to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct and pass the CPHRM Certification Examination.

The CPHRM Examination assesses knowledge required of a competent healthcare risk manager in the areas of Loss Prevention/Reduction; Claims Management; Risk Financing; Regulatory/Accreditation Compliance; Operations; and Bioethics. Additionally, Sammons had to demonstrate continued professional development and commitment to her profession.

The American Hospital Association is a national organization that represents and serves various hospitals and health care networks, as well as their patients and communities. Founded in 1898, it is now comprised of nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks or other providers. The AHA has 40,000 individual members.