Health System Welcomes New Director of Wound Care Center

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Oct. 9, 2009 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome Karen Cook as the new director of the Wound Care Center.

Cook has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and chemistry from the University of North Florida and a Master’s in business administration/health care management from the University of Phoenix, both located in Jacksonville, FL.

Most recently she was employed for 2 ½ years as the implementation project coordinator for Diversified Clinical Services, Inc. in Jacksonville, the nation's largest provider of hospital-based wound care services that has been the Health System’s corporate partner for two years.

“Karen comes to us with experience in practice management and new program implementation,” says Health System Vice President DelRia Baisden who oversees the operation of the Wound Care Center. “We are excited to have someone with her knowledge and enthusiasm. Our entire Wound Care Center team is looking forward to working with her as we continue to enhance and expand our services.”

The Wound Care Center is operated by the Health System in conjunction with Diversified Clinical Services. The Center’s staff utilizes the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care, including the use of the Center’s hyperbaric chamber, which can be used to treat such wounds as diabetic extremity wounds, radiation tissue damage, and crush injuries. The Center is located adjacent to the Brunswick Campus at 2600 Wildwood Drive. For more information, call 912-466-5350 or visit www.sghs.com.