Inaugural Class of the Healthcare Ethics Leadership Academy

Oct. 15,  2012

The Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia (HCECG) and the Emory University Center for Ethics are pleased to announce the inaugural class of the Healthcare Ethics Leadership Academy.  The eight participants represent seven institutions state-wide and include: Mark Jester, MD, Floyd Medical Center; Martha Jordan, RN, MBA, Gwinnett Hospital System; Anup Lahiry, MD, The Longstreet Clinic; Jim McMurty, MSN, APRN, CNS-BC, Emory University Hospital Midtown; Brian Sayre, MA, South Georgia Medical Center; Jeff Thompson, MDiv, MS, DMin, NE Georgia Medical System; Amy Tipton, RN, CCRN, Wellstar-Paulding; and Teresa Warren, MSW, NE Georgia Medical System.


This 18-month certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, healthcare administrators, lawyers and others who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in healthcare ethics.  Under the direction of Kathy Kinlaw, MDiv and Deborah Cruze, JD, MA, participants will receive approximately 27 hours of CE accredited classroom teaching. The program will provide a foundation for the further study of bioethics and graduate level academic credit may be available if the participant enrolls in the Master of Arts program at a later date.   A Healthcare Ethics Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.

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