Health System Auxiliary Makes $100,000 Donation, Names Volunteer of the Quarter

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Oct. 12, 2010– The Brunswick Campus Auxiliary presented the Health System with a check for $100,000 during the group's quarterly meeting and luncheon held Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center. The money will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art simulation mannequin. This type of training mannequin, which can be programmed to simulate any medical emergency imaginable, from cardiac arrest to traumatic injuries, reacts like a real patient—from having vital signs, to perspiring and bleeding, to crying out in pain.

“We are so grateful to the Auxiliary for making this donation,” says Health System President & CEO Gary R. Colberg, FACHE. “Having this mannequin will allow our team members to practice and hone their skills without any risk to patients and will enable us to continue to provide the best, safest health care available.”

Following lunch and a presentation about the simulation mannequin, the Auxiliary honored volunteer Faye Owens as the Volunteer of the Quarter. Owens volunteers in the Gift Shop and Cancer Care Center and is a member of the Eastern Star and Lakeside Methodist Church. She and her husband have three daughters and several grandchildren.

“Faye is a cancer survivor and continues to foster hope to others facing cancer through her volunteer service in the Cancer Care Center,” says Director of Volunteer Services Kristin Doll. “She is also very passionate about and dedicated to the success of Brunswick Campus Auxiliary Gift where she assists with the purchasing and receiving of new merchandise.”

Volunteers of all ages assist Health System team members at both the Brunswick and Camden campuses, as well as the Senior Care Centers in Brunswick and St. Marys. To find out more about volunteering opportunities, visit www.sghs.org or call 912-466-1071 in Brunswick or 912-576-6405 in Camden.