Health System Welcomes Team Members, Announces Promotion

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Nov. 30, 2010 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome new team members Libby Skiles, manager of Service Excellence; Meatrice Knox, manager of OR Materials Management and Central Sterile for the Brunswick Campus; and Brenda Vashaw, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N., CyberKnife® nurse navigator. The Health System is also pleased to announce that Kim Buckley, R.N., has been promoted to nurse manager of the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center on the Brunswick Campus.

Skiles completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ball State University and her master’s of health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocates. Her previous experience includes working as a project analyst with Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and as an administrative resident at Bon Secours Health System, Inc. in Marriottsville, Md. Most recently, Skiles served as the service excellence representative for Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Va. where she implemented their Service Excellence program.

Knox earned her associate’s degree in business administration from Phillips Jr. College. She has multiple years of experience in processing sterile supplies and equipment management in a number of health care settings, including St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., Universal Hospital Services at UF&Shands Jacksonville and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Before joining the Health System, she was most recently the manager of Sterile Processing & Distribution at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Knox is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Center Services Management, Florida Central Service Association and the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution.

Vashaw completed her associate’s degree in nursing from Coastal Georgia Community College (now the College of Coastal Georgia) before going on to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She began her nursing career at the Health System as a staff/chemotherapy nurse for six years. After relocating to Atlanta, Vashaw worked as a clinic manager for hematology/oncology at Georgia Cancer Specialists. Additionally, she has worked as a hematology/oncology coordinator and nurse navigator at Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, as well as a clinical and occupational health nurse for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Vashaw holds a National Oncology Certification and a National Chemotherapy Certification. She is also a certified chemotherapy and biotherapy instructor and is an active American Cancer Society volunteer.

Buckley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Point Loma College in San Diego, Calif. She began her nursing career at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego where she worked first as a staff nurse in oncology, then as a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 18 years. She worked an additional three years at Sharp as a systems analyst working on a physician order entry project for the Electronic Medical Record. In 2003, Buckley joined the Health System as a staff nurse in what is now the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center on the Brunswick Campus. She became interim manager of the unit in March 2010. In addition to her Georgia Nursing License, Buckley is a Neonatal Resuscitation Program instructor.