Hawkins named Clinical Quality Excellence director

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Virginia Hawkins

Virginia (Ginger) Hawkins has been named the new director of Clinical Quality Excellence for Augusta University Health System, effective Aug. 1.

A nursing executive with more than 30 years of experience in health care, Hawkins is not a new face at AU Health. She has worked as a critical care nurse educator and a manager of Critical Care and Cardiovascular Services at Augusta University Medical Center in the past.

For the past six and a half years, Hawkins has served as chief nursing officer at Aiken Regional Medical Center, where she implemented quality initiatives to achieve marked reductions in health care-associated infections. Under her leadership, Aiken Regional posted significant decreases in surgical site infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and various other patient safety indicators in the composite PSI-90 measure.

Hawkins earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of South Alabama, Mobile, a master of science in nursing from the University of Louisville, and a doctorate of nursing practice from the University of South Carolina.

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Denise Parrish is Senior Communications Strategist for Operations at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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