Patient Safety and Quality Officer
Michael Richardson, MHSc, RN, BSN, CPPS, CPHRM, joined the executive team in September 2021 as Patient Safety and Quality Officer. Mr. Richardson leads the patient safety and quality team, ensuring that healthcare services are provided with an intense focus on reaching a goal of zero harm, preventing errors and delivering patient satisfaction.
Mr. Richardson has held several director-level positions in patient safety and risk management at large private and not-for-profit health systems. 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.
Mr. Richardson has 30 years of nursing experience in emergency care, hospice, pediatrics, oncology, and transplant services. He eventually rose to the rank of Vice President of Clinical Operations at Tri-Tech Health, LLC, a specialty wound care management provider network.
Mr. Richardson is a certified professional in healthcare risk management. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in healthcare administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University. He has served as a board member for the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO).