Proficient Health Adds Healthcare Executive to Board of Directors

Last Updated: On February 17, 2022


Proficient Health Adds Healthcare Executive to Board of Directors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – [DATE] – Today Proficient Health announced that Rick Shrum, Sr., Chief Strategy Officer at WakeMed Health & Hospitals, has been selected to join Proficient Health’s board of directors. 

Shrum, is a member of WakeMed’s executive leadership team, serving as vice president and chief strategy officer. In this role, Rick is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing market opportunities and strategic initiatives to help WakeMed achieve its mission and aspirational goals. He also has operational responsibility for behavioral health services, WakeMed Innovations, and corporate planning. 

During his tenure at WakeMed, Shrum has led efforts to expand and form the WakeMed Behavioral Health Network, collaborating with over 40 market-based organizations to help better address mental health and substance use issues. He also played a crucial role in developing WakeMed Innovations and their inaugural pilot project, collaborating with UPS, FAA, and NCDOT to use drones to transport medical packaging specimens across WakeMed’s primary market.

Shrum has more than 25 years of leadership experience in acute and behavioral health care. Prior to coming to WakeMed, he was the chief operating officer of Diamond Healthcare Corporation in Richmond, Va. Rick holds masters’ degrees in health administration and business administration from Xavier University. 

“Rick’s deep industry knowledge and experience will bring influential perspective to our company,” said Robb Hutchison, chief executive officer at Proficient Health”. “We look forward to having Rick serve on our board of directors and thank him for his commitment.”

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About WakeMed

WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. They are a private, not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing high quality, high value care that is both affordable and accessible to the Wake County community. WakeMed has three acute care hospitals and a physical rehabilitation hospital in addition to three health plexes with stand-alone, 24/7 emergency departments spread throughout the county. For more information, visit 

About Proficient Health

Proficient Health is a healthcare information technology company specializing in solutions for the secure exchange of referrals and clinical information. Our affordable, online services and mobility solutions connect physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers – helping them easily share and manage information, improve service and care delivery, drive down costs, speed reimbursement and get more out of their electronic medical records platform.  


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