Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc. Board of Directors
is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members: Stephen A.
Chitty IV, M.D.; Kay Hampton, R.N., MSN; and Shirley D. Wilson, M.D.,
along with the re-appointment for second terms for Valerie A. Hepburn,
Ph.D., and Robbie Turner. The
Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority
ratified the new members during its Board meeting on March 23, 2016. Their
terms begin on May 1, 2016, which is the beginning of the Health System’s
Carl Alexander, chair, Southeast Georgia Health System Inc., is pleased
to welcome the new board members. “We are honored to have Kay and
Drs. Chitty and Wilson join our board. Their extensive health care knowledge
and experience, as well as their commitment to community service, are
valuable assets as we continue to plan the future growth of our Health
System to benefit our community.”
A board-certified pulmonologist with Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pulmonary
Medicine, a strategic affiliate of the Health System, Chitty has been
a member of the Health System medical staff since 2006. He also serves
as the medical director of Critical Care Services. Chitty earned his undergraduate
degree at University of Georgia in Athens and his medical degree at the
Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed an internal medicine
residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga,
Tn., and a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care at the Louisiana State
University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La.
Hampton, too, brings to the board an extensive knowledge of the health
care field, having held various nursing management and academic roles
for more than four decades. Hampton earned her diploma in Nursing from
Orange Memorial Hospital, a bachelor of science in nursing from Georgia
Southwestern College, and Master of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern
University. She most recently served as the Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Nursing at the College of
Coastal Georgia until her retirement in September 2015. Hampton also serves
on several community committees including the United Way Investment Committee
and the Glynn Community Crisis Center Board of Directors.
Wilson replaces Walter C. McNeely, who chose not to seek reappointment.
A member of the Health System medical staff since 1998, she is a board-certified
obstetrician and gynecologist with Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Obstetrics
& Gynecology, a strategic affiliate of the Health System. Wilson earned
her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway,
Ar. And her medical degree from University of Arkansas in Little Rock.
She completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology
at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Wilson is a member
of the Links Inc., a local charitable organization which supports Helping
Hugs Inc., a missionary group devoted to providing residents in Haiti
with medical treatment. As a member of Links, she has traveled to Haiti
to offer women gynecological services and assist with other women’s
health issues, HIV, and water-borne and mosquito-borne diseases.
In addition to Chitty, Hampton and Wilson, the Southeast Georgia Health
System, Inc. board includes Carl Alexander, chair; Joanne M. Matukaitis,
MSN, R.N., FABC, FAACVPR, vice chair; Rose D. Andrews, secretary; Robbie
Turner, treasurer; Valerie A. Hepburn, Ph.D., Michael D. Hodges, Vance
Hughes, Mitchell T. Jones, M.D., Gary D. Willis, and M.H. “Woody” Woodside.
On May 1, 2015, the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority completed
its restructuring under which it leases its assets and property to the
not-for-profit corporation Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc. pursuant
to a lease agreement. Under the arrangement, Southeast Georgia Health
System, Inc. assumed all operational responsibilities of the Health System,
with the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority becoming its landlord
and lessor. In its lease with the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority,
Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc. committed to continuing to provide
quality health care, as well as indigent and charity care, to the community.