Health System Announces Management Promotions

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 14, 2010– Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce the following team member promotions in Patient Care Services:

Laura Grantham, R.N., MSN, APRN, Director, Patient Care Services Jan Jones, R.N., BSN, Director, Patient Care Services Shannon Wainright, R.N., BSN, Director, Patient Care Services

Grantham first completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She joined the Health System in 1991 as a staff nurse and has held various positions throughout the Brunswick Campus before taking on the role of director of nursing practice in 2007. Grantham is a former non-commissioned officer with the 345th Combat Support Hospital at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and past nursing instructor at the College of Coastal Georgia and Armstrong Atlantic State University. She is a member of the Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders, the National League of Nursing, the Georgia Association of Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Georgia Nurses Association.

Jones completed her Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Valdosta State University. Before joining the Health System in 1986, she worked for the Community Dialysis Center in Brunswick and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Upon arriving at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus, she worked as a staff nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit before moving up to the nurse manager positions in Telemetry, Medical Intensive Care, and the Medical/Surgical units, then becoming a critical care instructor. Prior to accepting the director’s position, she spent the last 10 years as nurse manager of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Jones is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Wainright earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Valdosta State University and is presently enrolled in the MBA in Healthcare Management program at Brenau University. She joined the Health System in 1994 as a nursing assistant while attending college and upon graduation, she worked as a staff nurse in Pediatrics at the Brunswick Campus until transferring to the Camden Campus Maternity Care Center in 1997. In 2002, she became the clinical coordinator and later served as nurse manager of the Camden Campus Maternity Care Center until October 2008 when she was appointed administrator for Patient Care Services at the Camden Campus. Wainright is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also an alumnus of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Camden.

“We are very fortunate to have such caring nurses as Laura, Jan, and Shannon on our leadership team who have the experience to meet such demanding new roles,” says Vice President of Patient Care Services Elizabeth Gunn, R.N., MSN. “They have all proven themselves to be respected leaders within our Health System and I am looking forward to working with each of them in their new roles.”