Edward D. Ricks, MHA, CHCIO, is the Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer for Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, SC.
Ed is a dynamic senior executive with over 25 years of experience in healthcare operations and technology. He is a strong leader, mentor, and consensus builder, excelling in strategic planning and executing tactics to engage clinicians, improve the care delivery process, and create organizational efficiencies.
Ed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Ed was listed as a “100 Hospital & Health System CIOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Prior to Beaufort Memorial, he was VP/CIO of Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, New York; CIO of Albermarle Health System in Elizabeth City, North Carolina; and Director of Information Services for Doctors Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.