Dr. Faith Polkey (Liberty Fellow) is Chief Clinical Officer at Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Services, which was organized to deliver comprehensive health services to residents of the socially and economically disadvantaged residents of Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties in the southern part of South Carolina.
As the pandemic began to change how the health system was able to care for the community, people looked to Faith for guidance. Watch episode seven of Leadership Lessons to hear Faith reflect on how she rose up to meet – and own – this moment a leader, realized her own resilience, and found effective innovations in patient care that will carry into the future.
Dr. Faith Polkey is the chief clinical officer at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services (BJHCHS). She is also the regional director of medical education for AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, whose South Carolina campus is based at BJHCHS. She served as chief of pediatrics at BJHCHS for 13 years. She is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Liberty Fellowship Program, serves on the Liberty Fellowship board and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Liberty Fellowship is an incubator for exemplary leadership in South Carolina. Members of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Fellows make a lifelong commitment to use their creativity, network, and energy to move South Carolina forward.
Leadership Lessons – a Video Series from the Aspen Global Leadership Network
The impacts of COVID-19 continue to challenge our communities. However, through these challenges, there’s a lot to be learned. In “Leadership Lessons” hear from leaders who have stepped up in new ways and remained steadfast in their values through this crisis. How did they make the tough decisions? How have they changed as leaders? Tune in and gain top insights from values-driven leaders – Fellows in the Aspen Global Leadership Network – who are battling trade-offs, creating rapid responses to community needs, sharpening new skills, and more.
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