Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Michael Richardson, MHSc, RN, BSN, CPPS, CPHRM, joined the executive team in September 2021 as Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer. Richardson leads the patient safety and quality team, ensuring that healthcare services are provided with an intense focus on zero harm, preventing errors, and enhancing the patient experience.
Richardson has held several director-level patient safety and risk management positions at large private and not-for-profit health systems, including Jackson Health Systems and HCA. Immediately before joining St. Bernard Hospital, he was assistant director of risk management at Memorial Health Systems, one of the largest healthcare systems in South Florida.
Richardson has 30 years of nursing experience in emergency care, hospice, pediatrics, oncology, transplant services, and wound care.
Richardson is a certified professional in healthcare risk management and a certified professional in patient safety. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in healthcare administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University.