Health System Donates Supplies to Sea Turtle Center

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 26 , 2011 – When local gastroenterologist David C. Whitehead, M.D., MPH, performed an endocopsy on a sea turtle at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, he discovered the Center’s need for additional medical supplies. After he brought this need to the attention of Southeast Georgia Health System leadership, Kyle Emerson, the Health System’s current administrative resident, arranged for the donation of $20,000 worth of medical supplies. Although the supplies were expired for human use, they can be safely utilized for the many turtles the Center cares for each year. The donated materials ranged from gauze to surgical tools.