Ed D Ricks

Chief Information Officer
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
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.