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Master Renovation & Expansion Project

Master Renovation & Expansion Project

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Southeast Georgia Health System is always working to meet the health care needs of our community by growing with the communities we serve. The Master Renovation and Expansion project allows the Health System to do just that on the Brunswick Campus. The project launched in 2018 and includes over 70,000 square feet of new construction and renovations to more than 141,000 square feet of the Health System’s current footprint. The improvements, some of which are now complete, include:

Surgical Services Tower (Completed November 2020)

  • 16 spacious, state-of-the-art operating suites
  • 10 private prep and recovery bays with the latest monitoring equipment, as well as patient recliners and television sets for patient comfort and convenience; an additional 22 private prep and recovery bays will open in Winter 2022.
  • 32 private, spacious patient rooms, each of which include a window and design features that maximize privacy, both visually and acoustically.
  • A new main entry at Parkwood Drive which consists of a canopy and covered parking for patients and visitors. Additionally, the updated two-story lobby includes a stairwell to the 2nd floor surgery registration and waiting room area, as well as access to the new inpatient unit on the 5th floor.

Emergency Care Center (Completed July 2021)

  • A new covered patient entrance and a new ambulance entrance leading directly into the trauma rooms
  • Increased from 35 to 50 treatment rooms, including two new trauma rooms
  • Dedicated pediatric room, behavioral health rooms, isolation rooms and a decontamination shower area
  • New imaging area, including expanded spaces for CT, X-ray, and ultrasound
  • A new elevator tower improving patient privacy and a direct link to the Surgical Services Tower

Patient care floors

  • The rooms on the 4th and 5th floors of the St. Simons Tower will be converted to 64 spacious, private patient rooms.

The $142 million project also incorporates infrastructure upgrades within the central energy plant to accommodate the expansion and was constructed in such a way that two additional floors and patient rooms could be added in the future should there be an increased demand for services. The entire project should be completed in late 2022.

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Master Renovation & Construction Project

Topping Off Ceremony

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

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Master Renovation & Construction Project

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

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20-20 Vision Campaign

The Health System Foundation launched the 20-20 Vision Campaign in March 2018 to help fund the Master Renovation & Expansion project and committed to raise a total of $8 million. Thanks to our extremely caring community the Foundation met its goal! However, the Foundation will still gladly take donations, big or small, to continue supporting the health care services of the Health System.

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It's a Wrap

Article in Healthy Partners Summer 2021 Edition ButtonHealthy Partners, Fall 2021
Final updates to the Emergency Care Center (ECC) — an integral piece of the Health System’s Brunswick Campus Master Renovation and Expansion Project — are now complete. “Construction work on the final phase wrapped up over the summer, and the ECC was fully operational in mid-July,” says Tripp Stephens, vice president, Support Services. “To ensure that patients had access to emergency care throughout the renovations, we had to complete the project in multiple phases. We want to sincerely thank patients and staff for their patience during the renovation process. We’re honored to now provide a state-of-the-art emergency department that’s built to serve a growing community.”

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20-20 Vision Campaign achieves goal.

Article in Healthy Partners Summer 2021 Edition ButtonHealthy Partners, Summer 2021
Krista Robitz, Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation’s director of Development, is feeling especially grateful these days. The reason for her appreciation? “Thanks to our extremely caring community and Health System volunteers, the Foundation has achieved the $8 million fundraising goal we set for the 20-20 Vision Campaign,” says Ms. Robitz. The Foundation launched its 20-20 Vision Campaign in March 2018 to help fund the Brunswick Campus Master Renovation & Expansion Project. The Foundation’s mission is to create awareness and financial support for the Health System, so supporting the project with a capital campaign made sense. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of our lives, and fundraising is no exception. The Health System’s Foundation team had to make some adjustments in light of the unexpected challenge.

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The Future of Hometown Health Care

Article in Healthy Partners Summer 2019 Edition ButtonHealthy Partners, Winter 2021
Although the coronavirus has brought some aspects of life to a standstill, the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Master Renovation and Expansion Project has not missed a beat. “When the pandemic began, hospital leadership shifted construction efforts to prioritize aspects of the project that impacted direct patient care and emergency services,” says Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “As a result, the inpatient floor of the new Surgical Services and Inpatient Tower opened in July, three months ahead of schedule. The early opening allowed access to additional beds, which was instrumental in caring for the increase of hospitalized patients due to COVID-19.” Also completed last summer was an overhaul of the hospital’s central energy plant.

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Our Vision for Tomorrow Beginning Today

Article in Healthy Partners Summer 2019 Edition ButtonHealthy Partners, Summer 2019
Work continues at a steady pace toward the $140 million master renovation and expansion of our Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus. The project, which started in 2018, is focused on satisfying the immediate health care needs of our community today and growth in anticipation of future patient volumes.

One of the most critical projects is updating the Emergency Care Center. Scheduled for completion in January 2021, the addition of 12,000 square feet will allow for 15 more exam/treatment rooms, bringing the total to 50. The waiting area is also undergoing considerable improvements, focusing on a design that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

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A Vision of a Healthy Community

Article in Healthy Partners Winter 2019 Edition ButtonHealthy Partners, Winter 2019
In 2018, Southeast Georgia Health System began a three-year, $140 million master renovation and expansion project on its Brunswick Campus to help ensure it can continue to meet health care needs as the communities it serves grow and patient volumes increase. Inside and out, construction crews are busy working on the Emergency Care Center, Surgical Services Tower and new Inpatient Floor, as well as upgrades to the Central Energy Plant to accommodate the expansion. “This project is a prime example of our commitment to meeting our communities’ needs,” says Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “Everyone at some point needs health care, and we’ve seen dramatic growth in patient volumes in recent years. We’re dedicated to providing the services they need — and adding advanced technologies and treatments to expand services.”

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Work For Progress

Article in Healthy Partners Fall 2018 Edition ButtonHealthy Partners, Fall 2018
Inside and out, construction crews are on the job at Southeast Georgia Health System. They’re expanding and updating the Emergency Care Center (ECC), and they’re building the new Surgical Services Tower and Inpatient Floor. Read our featured article in the Fall 2018 issue of Healthy Partners to learn more about our plans for the future! You may also stay informed about the Health System’s construction progress through email updates. We offer a Master Renovation and Expansion Project e-newsletter as well as text alerts to keep our community informed about our progress. If you're interested in learning about opportunities to help fund our project, our Foundation is conducting a 20-20 Vision Campaign with a goal to raise $8 million. So far, they’ve raised almost $5 million.

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A Vision for the Future

Article in Healthy Partners Summer 2018 Edition ButtonHealthy Partners, Summer 2018
This three-year, $130 million project is a big one. It includes more than 74,000 square feet of new construction and 141,000 square feet of renovated space — all on our existing footprint. This project will help us continue to bring advanced technologies and deliver quality health care to the community. State-of-the-art facilities help us take care of our families, friends and neighbors. “Some of our facilities date back to the ’60s,” says Marjorie A. Mathieu, RPh, MBA, FACHE, vice president, Southeast Georgia Health System. “And our patient volumes have grown tremendously over the past several years. We’re renovating patient rooms to be more comfortable, spacious and private, and we’re adding an entire new nursing unit that we had originally planned to build in the future, because we need it today.” That nursing unit is just part of the renovation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When and where will construction take place?

Construction began in February 2018 with multiple phases. Although the coronavirus brought some aspects of life to a standstill, the Health System’s Master Renovation and Expansion Project has fortunately not missed a beat! As of October 2021, the Emergency Care Center, Surgical Services Tower and Central Energy Plant have been completed. Currently, renovations are taking place on the 4th and 5th floors of the St. Simons Tower and in the pre- and post-op areas. The construction progress has been significant, and we anticipate the completion date to be in late 2022.

Will my stay at the Health System be affected by the construction?

We will strive to make your stay at the Health System as uninterrupted and seamless as possible during construction, but some side-effects of renovation are unavoidable, such as increased noise, revisions in parking designations and relocated patient rooms for areas under construction. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

When will construction be complete?

The project is anticipated to be complete in late 2022.

How can I contribute to the Capital Campaign?

If you would like to give to the 20-20 Vision Campaign, please contact the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation at 912-466-3360 or email the director of the Foundation to learn how you can contribute.

How is this project being funded?

The Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc. and Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority boards sold $106,860,000 of tax-exempt revenue bonds on December 19, 2017, to help fund the renovation and expansion. The 20-20 Vision campaign launched by the Health System’s Foundation will also raise additional funding.