Free Seminar On Hard to Treat Infection Announced

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Dec.27, 2007 – MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a type of Staph germ that is hard to treat with some commonly used antibiotics and can become life-threatening if left untreated. Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones from MRSA by attending Southeast Georgia Health System’s seminar “MRSA, Fact or Fiction?” on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. Panelists for this free presentation are board-certified pathologist Mark Hanly, MD, board-certified infectious disease specialist Elizabeth Sudduth, MD, and Karen Barrois, CIC, infection control practitioner.

Dr. Hanly earned his medical degree from the University of Rhodesia in Zimbabwe before completing his residency at the Medical College of Georgia and a fellowship at the University of Texas. He is board certified in anatomical pathology and clinical pathology and serves as vice chair of the Department of Pathology at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus and is credentialed through the MD Anderson Physicians Network®. Dr. Hanly is on the medical staffs of both the Brunswick and Camden campuses, is a partner in Southeast Pathology Associates in Brunswick and also the chair of Credentials Committee and chair of the Infection Control Committee.

Dr. Sudduth, the director of the System’s Infectious Disease Care Center, earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her residency and internship at Emory University. She completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina and is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Sudduth, a certified Diplomate in infectious disease with the American Board Certified Medical Specialists (ABMS), provides both inpatient and outpatient services for infectious disease consultation, along with follow-up evaluations and treatment management.

Barrois has 29 years of nursing experience that includes working in emergency services, medical/surgical services, home health, surgery, quality management, and infection control. She is nationally certified by the Certification Board in Infection Control (CBIC).

Following the panel discussion, the three speakers will answer questions from the audience. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (912) 466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click on the online calendar.