Geness LeBron Bump
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The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). SFHEF’s mission is to improve healthcare delivery by providing members with access to educational, networking and career development activities.
In her role as the physician liaison at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, which is part of Tenet Health, Geness LeBron Bump understands the importance of connecting with leaders in the healthcare field. Not only does she work with both physicians and the executive team at the hospital to improve operability, but she also uses their input to help educate the community about Tenet’s service lines.
“The feedback I get from physicians while collaborating with the executive team results in positive improvements for the hospital,” said LeBron Bump, who has held the position since November 2018.
Before moving to Tenet, LeBron Bump worked at All Star Recruiting, hiring anesthesiologists, dermatologists, psychiatrists, neurologists and emergency department physicians for locum tenens placement in different hospitals. She also worked for HealthTrust Workforce Solutions as a DHP credentialing manager.
In 2015, while earning her MBA at Western Governors University, LeBron Bump decided to join the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) as a student member on the advice of a mentor at HCA.
“I reached out to the healthcare executives who inspired me while I was working for HealthTrust and asked them for some insight about what it takes to get to those positions,” explained LeBron Bump. “I spoke with Andrew Bedi, FACHE, who was in the executive suite in Kentucky, and he said that I would need a master’s degree, and that I should also join the local chapter of ACHE, which is the gold standard for executives. He told me to seek mentors, and to do informational interviews with people in the community as a way to propel myself forward. And I took his advice.”
LeBron Bump transitioned from a student membership to a regular member in 2016 and is now in her third year on the Board of the South Florida Healthcare Executives Forum (SFHEF).
“I gained many mentors along my path; there were a wealth of people willing to help me grow and to give me advice along the journey, so now I feel that it’s my turn to give back to the community,” she said.
While LeBron Bump, who also serves on SFHEF’s Program Committee, believes that there are many advantages to a forum membership, she is a strong advocate of one particular aspect.
“The most important part to me is the networking; being able to learn from people in higher positions in the healthcare administrative community,” she explained. “It’s certainly an advantage to have really knowledgeable healthcare administrators take you under their wing. It gives you a higher level of insight.”
LeBron Bump, who has her sights set on becoming a hospital COO, also believes in encouraging others. “It’s hard to meet people in this profession; to find like-minded people to help you grow your career,” she said. “I appreciate the opportunity to help mentor others because it’s very rewarding. It’s one of the reasons that I chose to be on the Program Committee; our educational events provide an opportunity for our members to learn so much.
“I’m a firm believer that the more you put in, the more you get out,” she added. “The more time you give to an organization, the more you get out of the relationships that you build. You develop a rapport. Lasting relationships are important when it comes to navigating the healthcare administrator career path.“