Press Releases


July 25, 2014
Join Dan Welch, ATC, a certified athletic trainer with Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, as he hosts “Sports Smart,” a question and answer session focusing on “Tips on How to Prevent Dehydration and Heat Related Illnesses.”
July 25, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of August. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
July 24, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System offers a variety of ongoing support groups, events and health screenings to the community. All listings are free unless noted otherwise.
July 21, 2014
According to the Arthritis Foundation, physical movement is the “arthritis pain reliever.” Yet, arthritis is often one of the reasons people give to avoid physical activity. The Arthritis Exercise Program at Southeast Georgia Health System helps arthritis sufferers get off the sidelines and enjoy a more active lifestyle.
July 09, 2014
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Pediatrics, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, is pleased to welcome Lera “Liv” Fina, D.O., board-certified pediatrician, to the practice.
July 02, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of July. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
June 30, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Sleep Management Center’s commitment to providing quality care has been validated through a five-year re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
June 30, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries recently announced Elena “Lea” Taylor as the Brunswick Campus Volunteer of the Quarter and Pearl Sophia Stephen as the Camden Campus Volunteer of the Quarter during their respective quarterly Auxiliary luncheons.
June 25, 2014
What is your body composition? How does it effect your daily life? How can you make healthy changes?
June 25, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden campus Auxiliaries recently announced $1,000 scholarship awards to five graduating seniors who have served as Volunteens at the Health System.
June 10, 2014
Are you interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Exchange, and the importance of creating an account before the next open enrollment period?
May 28, 2014
With the school year ending and summer arriving, many of us will be spending time in the sun either at the beach or by the pool, and still others will head to a tanning salon to get that bronzed glow. However, excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays is one of the leading causes of skin cancer.
May 28, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center will host a Cancer Survivors Day celebration, Saturday, June 7, 12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m., in the auditorium of the new Brunswick High School, located at 3885 Altama Avenue. The celebration is one of many free activities offered at the Health System’s Community Health and Wellness Fair.
May 23, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System will host its first Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the new Brunswick High School, 3885 Altama Avenue. The event wraps up all the Health System’s mini-health fairs, such as BONEtastic, SKINtastic, Men’s Health and Heart Health, into one event. The fair will also include many different educational opportunities and health screenings for the entire family, as well as demonstrations, community vendors, children’s activities, and a Cancer Survivor Celebration.
May 23, 2014
The Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn lecture at the Golden Isles YMCA, 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, will feature Diane G. Bowen, M.D., plastic surgeon and member of Southeast Georgia Health System medical staff.
May 21, 2014
Do you have a high-school student interested in athletic training or pursuing a career in sports medicine?
May 21, 2014
What is your body composition? How does it effect your daily life? How can you make healthy changes?
May 21, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System will conduct a Teddy Bear Clinic and infant car seat safety checks during its first Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the new Brunswick High School, 3885 Altama Avenue.
May 21, 2014
A study released by the World Health Organization on April 30, 2014, reports that drug-resistant strains of bacteria are now a serious health threat worldwide. The report, “Antimicrobial resistance, a global report on surveillance” reveals that antibiotic resistance, which happens when bacteria change in some way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of drugs, can now be found in every region of the world.
May 15, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Ranie Howe, MS, RT(R) to the role of director of Radiology Services for the Brunswick Campus. In addition, Tim Bryant, MBA, RT(R)(N) has accepted a promotion to manager of Radiology Operations for the Brunswick Campus, and Diana Cameron, RRT, has accepted a promotion to manager of Radiology and Cardiopulmonary Services for the Camden Campus.
May 13, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation celebrated the opening of the Nunnally House on Tuesday, May 13, with a dedication ceremony, ribbon cutting and tours of the newly completed lodging facility located at 3215 Kemble Avenue, adjacent to the Brunswick Campus.
May 12, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce that Rachel Hall, R.N., MSN, has been named the Health System’s 2014 Nurse of the Year. A registered nurse at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick, Hall was selected from a group of eight nurses from throughout the Health System who were nominated by fellow team members for their outstanding service.
May 12, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System honored long-time team members during the annual Service Awards Banquet held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Thursday, May 8, with a theme of “Teamwork Lights the Way.”
May 07, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of May. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
May 05, 2014
Glynn County and surrounding area residents have the opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the health insurance plan options during a public forum on Thursday, May 15, 4-5 p.m.
May 01, 2014
What do I need to know about cancer? What are the signs and symptoms? Why is early detection important?
April 21, 2014
What are the differences between ADD and ADHD? What are the treatment options? What are ways to help your child stay focused in school?
April 18, 2014
What is the human papillomavirus (HVP)? Why are HPV vaccines needed? Who should get the HPV vaccine?
April 16, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of April. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
April 15, 2014
Which is the risky cholesterol? What do the numbers really mean? How you can take a more active role in your health? Join us on Thursday, April 24, as Thomas C. Whitesell Jr., M.D., internist with Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Primary Care, presents “Cholesterol: The Good Versus The Bad.” The lecture will offer important information on the so-called "good" and "bad" cholesterol, where it comes from, and why it’s important for your health.
April 14, 2014
Promoting from within and developing the strengths of existing team members has long been a tradition of Southeast Georgia Health System, evidenced by the promotion of Stanford “Tripp” Stephens III to director of Facilities Management.
April 14, 2014
When is the right time to name someone to speak for you in case of a serious illness? The answer, of course, is when you are in good health. However, most people are reluctant to talk about their medical wishes in the event of serious illness or end of life. Unfortunately, this can result in family conflict and confusion at a time when you cannot speak for yourself.
April 11, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus recently installed a new CT scanner for patient diagnostics that is the same technology used for athletes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The GE Optima CT 660 system is part of the newest generation of 64-slice scanners, offering greater speed, high precision and a lower dose of radiation.
April 09, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce the naming of Valarie Manor, CNA, and Katie Martin, PTA, as Stars of the Quarter.
April 09, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System honored all of its volunteers at a special National Volunteer Week Luncheon on Monday, April 7, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The theme for the celebration was "Volunteers … Images of Caring."
April 09, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Auxiliary Gift Shop is known for its wide variety of fashion jewelry, accessories, and specialty gift items. Now, after an expansion that has nearly doubled the Gift Shop’s size, customers will be even more delighted with the increased merchandise selection.
April 09, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden Campus Auxiliaries will host a $5 jewelry sale featuring a wide selection of fashion rings, necklaces, handbags, scarves, accessories and much, much more.
April 01, 2014
Jean Farrant was named Volunteer of the Quarter at the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Auxiliary’s quarterly luncheon on Thursday, March 6, 2014. A member of the Auxiliary for more than 25 years, Farrant currently volunteers in Guest Services on Monday mornings and other times as needed.
April 01, 2014
Marilyn Masson was named Volunteer of the Quarter at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Auxiliary’s quarterly luncheon on Monday, March 10, 2014. A member of the Auxiliary for nearly two years, Masson volunteers in the Outpatient Lab and Guest Services each week and fills in as needed in other departments.
April 01, 2014
Does your leg hurt? Could it be Peripheral Vascular Disease? What can be done after blockages have been identified?
March 31, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System and the Golden Isles YMCA are teaming up to offer the community a convenient, easily accessible Health Information Center and a new “Sports Smart” series.
March 20, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System is joining individuals and organizations across the globe in observing March 26 as Purple Day™, a World Day for Epilepsy Awareness. The Health System encourages everyone to wear purple, and will be serving cookies with purple icing in both hospital cafeterias.
March 17, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries will host Uniform Sales featuring scrubs, slip resistant shoes and much more on March 19 and 21. The sales are open to the public.
March 17, 2014
The Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Valerie A. Hepburn, Ph.D. as the newest member of the Hospital Authority. A St. Simons Island resident, she was nominated by the Glynn County Commission.
March 11, 2014
What are the signs and symptoms of mental health and mental illness? How are adults and children diagnosed? What are the treatment options?
March 11, 2014
Hospitalization and medical procedures can be very anxiety provoking for children and may lead to feelings of confusion, fear, and loss of control. Knowing that a positive attitude, awareness level, and comfortable environment can promote positive outcomes, Southeast Georgia Health System now has a child life specialist on staff to ease children’s fears and clear up misconceptions related to healthcare.
March 11, 2014
Are you short of breath when you exercise? Can COPD cause depression? What are the long-term effects of medication use?
March 03, 2014
Camden County residents have the opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and receive assistance with online enrollment in a health insurance plan during a public forum on Friday, March 7, 12-6 p.m., at Kingsland First United Methodist, 120 E William Ave., in Kingsland, Ga.
February 28, 2014
The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded a $60,000 grant to Southeast Georgia Health System for the "Mammograms in Motion" project on March 25 during its Annual Grant Awards Luncheon. The Health System previously received grants for $40,000 in 2011, $45,000 in 2012, and $50,000 in 2013.
February 26, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of March. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
February 26, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome Wanda Moore, R.N., BSN, MHA, CNOR as the new director of Surgical Services and Joseph Saunders Jr. as the new director of Wound Care Services.
February 18, 2014
What are the risks and benefits associated with postmenopausal hormone therapy? What hormonal and physical changes occur with menopause? What are the treatment options for menopausal symptoms?
February 12, 2014
The College of Coastal Georgia radiology students presented a $265 donation to the Southeast Georgia Health System Breast Care Center on January 17, 2014, with the request that funds be applied toward the purchase of educational handbooks for patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
February 12, 2014
Residents of the Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Centers hailed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with their own version of the Olympic Games on Friday, Feb. 7.
February 11, 2014
The southbound lanes of the Sidney Lanier Bridge on Highway 17 in Brunswick will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, for the Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run. Southbound traffic will be re-routed using Hwy. 341. The northbound lanes across the bridge will remain open.
February 11, 2014
Glynn County residents have the opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and receive assistance with online enrollment in a health insurance plan during a public forum from 12-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Southeast Georgia Health System, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick.
February 05, 2014
In celebration of Black History Month, Southeast Georgia Health System will host two performances by the Sankofa Cultural Group, a group composed of professional artists schooled in African art forms. The performances are free and open to the community.
February 05, 2014
Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce the naming of Nelda Johnson and Tammy Matthews as Stars of the Quarter. Each quarter, Health System team members nominate their peers for performance that exceeds the Health System’s standards of service excellence.
February 05, 2014
Is it normal to leak urine as I get older? Do the surgeries for urinary leakage work? Is surgery my only option for urinary leakage?
February 04, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus is the first hospital in the southeast Georgia region to offer single-incision cholecystectomy surgeries using the daVinci Robotic Surgery System®. The procedure was performed on December 16, 2013, by Stephen Kitchen, MD, FACS, a board-certified general surgeon, using a single incision through the belly button.
January 31, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System 2014 Bridge Run over the Sidney Lanier Bridge has grown tremendously in recent years as word of the challenging event has spread throughout the running community in the Golden Isles and beyond. Record numbers are expected for this year’s Bridge Run on February 15.
January 31, 2014
As the Southeast Georgia Health System 2014 Bridge Run approaches, Nicole Goebel, a Camden County resident, continues to recruit her co-workers at the City of St. Marys to join her for the event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15.
January 31, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus is the first hospital in the southeast Georgia region to offer single-incision cholecystectomy surgeries using the daVinci Robotic Surgery System®. The procedure was performed on December 16, 2013, by Stephen Kitchen, MD, FACS, a board-certified general surgeon, using a single incision through the belly button.
January 30, 2014
The southbound lanes of the Sidney Lanier Bridge on Highway 17 in Brunswick will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, for the Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run. Southbound traffic will be re-routed using Hwy. 341. The northbound lanes across the bridge will remain open.
January 27, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at the following locations during the month of February. Please note that all mammograms require a physician’s order; insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
January 24, 2014
Do you know the most common risk factors for cancer? Which factors can be avoided? Do you have a family history of cancer? What are the environmental risks? Join us on Thursday, Feb. 6, as Abraham Cheong, M.D., medical oncologist with Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Hematology & Oncology, presents “Cancer Awareness: Knowing Your Risk.” The lecture will offer important information on cancer risks, prevention and early detection. The free lecture will take place 12-1 p.m. at Velocity Health & Fitness, 1520 W. Orange St., Jesup, Ga.
January 23, 2014
Do you have abnormal uterine bleeding? Did you know that blood loss could lead to anemia? Do you know your treatment options? Join us for the Lunch and Learn For Your Health lecture at the Golden Isles YMCA from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, as Matthew M. Johnston, M.D., board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, presents “Normal and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.” Olive Garden will provide lunch at no charge to attendees.
January 10, 2014
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden Campus Auxiliaries are partnering with JK Linens to host a Linen Sale, featuring a wide selection of bed sheets, duvet covers, quilt sets, bed-in-bags, towels, rugs, bath accessories, candles, and more.
January 10, 2014
Camden County residents have the opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and receive assistance with online enrollment in an insurance plan during a public forum from 6 – 9 p.m., Thursday, January 23, at the Camden County Recreational Center in Kingsland.
January 03, 2014
The New Year was only hours along when Jeana Crawford and Kenneth Daniels of St. George, Ga., welcomed their newborn son, Clayton Bentlee, to the world as Camden County’s first baby of the year. Little Clayton was born at 5:57 a.m. on January 1, 2014, at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Maternity Care Center in St. Marys.
January 03, 2014
Tiffany and Kyle Jurgens of Brunswick welcomed the newest addition to their family, August William, on January 1, 2014.