After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama-Huntsville and after medical school at the University of South Alabama, Shannon Burgess, MD, trained her sights on a pediatric residency with Greenville Health System, a growing academic system with eight inpatient campuses. The match turned out to be a perfect one. During her residency, Burgess served as the vice president of the GHS House Staff Senate in 2014 and as president in 2015 and 16. In turn, she received training at Greenville Memorial, the health system’s flagship hospital and the largest acute-care hospital in South Carolina. So when the time came to choose where she would continue her career, the decision was simple.
“During my residency training at GHS, I was treated very well and my opinion was valued. I also really appreciated the comradery held by the faculty at GHS. Everyone here has the same goal - to take great care of our patients and provide them with the highest quality care we have to offer, and I really wanted to continue to be a part of a health system that continually chooses to put the patient first,” Burgess says.