Health System Reveals Name of New Facility


Southeast Georgia Health System has revealed its new lodging facility will be named Nunnally House in recognition of the generous gift received from the Nunnally family, long-time supporters of the Health System. The groundbreaking for the facility will take place in April 2013 but no event is planned. The Health System announced the anonymous gift earlier this year. Although the amount of the gift still remains undisclosed, the Nunnally family made its purpose very specific. The Health System is to use the funds to build a new lodging facility. The Nunnally House will serve as short-term residential quarters for the visiting family members of cancer and critical care patients, CyberKnife patients from outside the primary service area, medical students rotating with the Health System’s medical staff and on occasion, health system on-call staff. “We are very thankful to the Nunnally family for this gift and the opportunity to improve our patients and their family members’ experience,” says Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president & CEO. “Their generosity to this community is overwhelming and will positively impact many generations for years to come.” “Every day we rely on Southeast Georgia Health System to provide life-saving care for our family members and friends,” says Hugh Nunnally. “My family is honored to be able to give back to the Health System and to help it meet the health care needs of our community.” This is the second gift received from the Nunnally family. In 2007, Miriam and Hugh Nunnally made a $1 million gift to fund the Brunswick Campus Maternity Care Center expansion and renovation. Upon completion in 2010, it was renamed the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center. The Nunnally House will be located adjacent to the Brunswick Campus on Kemble Avenue, between Starling Street and Oriole Street. Plans include a one-story residential building with three neighborhoods. The cancer patient residential neighborhood will include 16 one-bedroom units, the critical care patient residential neighborhood will consist of 12 two-bedroom units, and the medical student/on-call residential neighborhood will have 16 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom units, all of which include compact refrigerators, microwaves, and handicap-accessible restrooms with showers. Each unit will be fully furnished and equipped with dinnerware and other essential items. A comfortable, welcoming common area will serve as the central entry point joining the three neighborhoods, and community laundry facilities will be available. The grounds will feature a courtyard with two existing oak trees and parking areas. “I commend all my fellow team members for their professionalism and dedication to delivering excellence, which is what ultimately led to the Nunnally family’s generous support of the Health System,” Colberg added. “This gift was given because of the confidence our donor has in each of them and Southeast Georgia Health System.”