Brendon Winstead, FACHE, manager of Laboratory Services at Southeast Georgia Health System recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
J. Melvin Deese, M.D. is one of the few surgeons selected to investigate the NOVOCART® 3D cellular implant system. He was chosen as principal investigator for his previous experience with cartilage transplants and because the Health System has a dedicated research department. Denny A. Carter, M.D. and Beau Sasser, M.D. were chosen as subinvestigators.
When it comes to wound care, patience isn’t always a virtue. “One of the biggest challenges in healing wounds is people waiting too long to seek treatment,” says Meredith Reilly, director of the Southeast Georgia Health System Wound Care Center. The Health System operates the Center in conjunction with Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care provider.
Seventy percent of all Americans take one medication per day, and more than half take at least two. While medicines help us get well, improperly used, they can also make us sick. Experts report that the likelihood of medication errors occurring decreases substantially when patients are well informed about their medications.
Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Juliette “Judy” Smith-Burris to the Camden Campus Advisory Committee. She replaces Steve E. Rawl, Sr. who recently retired from the Committee after serving for more than twenty years.
The Georgia Power Ambassadors, a local group of retired Georgia Power team members, recently made a generous donation of kitchen and pantry supplies, paper products and personal hygiene items to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Nunnally House.
Southeast Georgia Health System is honored to welcome John William Tsai, M.D., a board-certified general surgeon to Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Glynn General and Vascular Surgery, a strategic affiliate of the Health System.
Southeast Georgia Health System will host its annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Brunswick High School, 3885 Altama Avenue. The health fair will include many different educational opportunities and health screenings for the entire family, as well as demonstrations, community vendors, and children’s activities.
Southeast Georgia Health System presented Kayleigh Crews with the 2015 Star of the Year award during the annual Service Awards Banquet, held on Thursday, May 19, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.
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 19, with a theme of “Counting Our Blessings, Thankful For Your Service.”
The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Karen Andrews Daniel, administrator, Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Center-Brunswick, as a 2016 recipient of the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.
Can’t sleep? Tired of counting sheep? You are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 50-70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder, and insufficient sleep has been declared a public health problem.
Southeast Georgia athletes and weekend warriors, as well as non-athletes, have an ally in orthopaedic surgeon J. Melvin Deese, M.D. Having trained with James R. Andrews, M.D., one of the world’s leading sports medicine specialists, Deese brings leading edge orthopaedic care and years of experience to St. Marys.
Residents and visitors alike know that summer in the Golden Isles is a beautiful and wonderful time of year. Warm weather and sunny skies have families enjoying outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, picnicking, biking or fishing. Southeast Georgia Health System encourages the community to enjoy summer activities, but to do so safely by taking precautions to avoid some of the more dangerous hazards of the season.
Join us for the Lunch and Learn For Your Health lecture at the Golden Isles YMCA from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, as Sue Ullrich, R.N., M.A.Ed., CDE, Diabetes Program Coordinator, presents “Diabetes Awareness and Prevention.”
In the spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores report recently released by The Leapfrog Group, the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus earned a letter grade of “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
The Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members: Stephen A. Chitty IV, M.D.; Kay Hampton, R.N., MSN; and Shirley D. Wilson, M.D., along with the re-appointment for second terms for Valerie A. Hepburn, Ph.D., and Robbie Turner.
The WOW will provide mammograms 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.
Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers will provide valuable hands-on training for students entering grades 9-12 during the fifth annual Student Athletic Trainer Camp, June 14-16, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southeast Georgia Health System honored its volunteers during a National Volunteer Week Luncheon on Monday, April 11, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The theme for the celebration was “Buzzing With Appreciation For Our Volunteers.”
Join us for the Lunch and Learn For Your Health lecture at the Golden Isles YMCA from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, as Denny A. Carter, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, presents “The Benefits of MAKOplasty - Robotic Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty.”
Southeast Georgia Health System’s Volunteens Taylor Ybarbo and Thoai Pham were recently presented with Youth Hero Awards from the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia. Both volunteens were honored during a breakfast held at the Golden Isles Career Academy for their outstanding achievements.
On Friday, April 15, 2016, in observation of National Healthcare Decisions Day, the Health System will host informational tables at the Brunswick and Camden campuses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance directive forms will be available as well.
Southeast Georgia Health System celebrated Doctors Day by recognizing the more than 300 physicians who have privileges at its multiple facilities in Southeast Georgia with a luncheon on both the Brunswick and Camden campuses.
Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to provide access to quality mammography in Glynn County and rural areas of Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle. The WOW will provide mammograms at the following locations during the month of April.
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 22, 2016, during its annual Grant Awards Luncheon.
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.
In 2014, Southeast Georgia Health System hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties generated more than $574,346,000 in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association.
On February 26, 2016, sisters Linda Starratt and Brenda Walker presented a handmade coastal scene quilt to Krista Robitz, director, Development, Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation, and Bryan Thompson, development coordinator, Nunnally House.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports obesity rates for children has doubled over the past 30 years, and Georgia has one of the worst rates of childhood obesity in the nation. In response to this trend in our local community, Southeast Georgia Health System launched Kid Fit Challenge.
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden Campus Auxiliaries are partnering with Superior Scrubs to host a Uniform Sale featuring scrubs, slip resistant shoes and much more. The sales are open to the public.
The Davis Love Foundation and The RSM Classic continued the tradition of supporting community-based programs that focus on children and their families by presenting a $25,000 donation to the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation on March 1, 2016.
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. 13, 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.
Join us for the Lunch and Learn For Your Health lecture at the Golden Isles YMCA from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, as Levinchi Oglesby, N.P., Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Gastroenterology, presents “Demystifying Colon Cancer.”
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Southeast Georgia Health System for its project that reduced catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus is the first hospital in the Southeast Georgia region to offer Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery.
Southeast Georgia Health System will host a continuing education seminar for nursing professionals, “Breastfeeding: The Gift for Life”, on Friday, April 22, 2016. The event takes place 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus for its project that reduced emergency department wait times.
In celebration of Black History Month, Southeast Georgia Health System will host two performances by A Project for Cultural Affairs featuring Frazier Music Entertainment, a group comprised of professional artists schooled in African art forms.
Wolfson Children’s at Southeast Georgia Health System dedicated a new play area for local families at the Glynn Place Mall on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. The indoor playground features an ocean theme, aligning with the coastal heritage of Southeast Georgia.
The Brunswick Campus recently wrapped up their fundraising efforts with an $85,000 check presentation to Virginia Brown, CEO and president, and Kelley Spaeder, community and marketing manager, of United Way of Coastal Georgia.
Lung cancer is by far one of the deadliest of all cancers. As a matter of fact, according to the American Cancer Society, it kills more people per year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.