Health System Names New VP of Patient Services

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Oct. 30, 2009—Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Gunn, RN, MSN as the new Vice President of Patient Care Services.

Gunn joined the Health System in 2005 as assistant administrator for Patient Care Services at the Camden Campus. Most recently, Gunn served as the director of Quality Improvement for the Health System before accepting the position of interim vice president of Patient Care Services in July 2009.

vShe has more than 26 years of health care experience with increasing leadership responsibilities including positions as the director of the Emergency Department and Emergency Psychiatric Clinical Decision Unit at Florida Hospital, Orlando, and the director of the Emergency Department & Endoscopy Diagnostic Unit at South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Georgia. Gunn earned an Associates degree in nursing from Wake County Technical College in Raleigh, North Carolina, before going on to complete a Bachelors degree in nursing and a Masters degree in nursing administration, both from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses.

“We are happy to have Elizabeth accept this role with the Health System,” says President and CEO Gary R. Colberg, FACHE. “She stepped in to serve on an interim basis when former Vice President Ellen Hamilton transitioned to become the Health System’s nurse executive in residence at the College of Coastal Georgia and has done a fantastic job. Elizabeth is a dedicated professional with years of experience that make her the perfect fit for this position. She truly takes our promise to provide ‘quality health care close to home’ to heart and I look forward to working with her for years to come.”

As vice president, Gunn’s areas of responsibility are comprised of the nursing practice for the entire Health System, which consists of medical/surgical patient care and intensive care units, the coronary care and progressive coronary care unit, post-anesthesia care units, the behavioral health unit, inpatient and outpatient surgery services, telemetry, pediatrics, dialysis, inpatient wound care, and diabetes education. Her areas also include the Emergency Care Centers, Outpatient Surgery Services, the Bariatric Care Center, the Heartburn Care Center, Pharmacy services and Women's/Children's Services which also includes the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center.

She and her husband, James, live in St. Marys and are the parents of two children, Daniel and Sarah, and one grandchild, Elissa.