Hirshell Parker MHA, BSN, RN has spent the past 16 years of his nursing career at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH). He earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and has recently completed a Masters in Healthcare Administration. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Quality and Risk Management after spending nine years as the Director of Med Surg. He brings numerous years of experience as a bedside nurse in acute care and as house supervisor where he actively promoted the hospital’s Swingbed (Transitional Care) program. Hirshell has been intimately involved with innovation and strategy development to grow and improve their Swingbed (Transitional Care) model of care. The SGCMH team recently was acknowledged by the National Rural Health Resource Center for their work in Swingbed (Traditional Care).