Posts from 2016

  • 'Twas the day after Christmas . . . Now go do something!

    Growing up in my house, December 26th looked a little like a circus troupe the morning after the Big Show; my mother started packing up and moving decorations out at dawn. The boxes that littered the living room were not beautifully wrapped and nestled under a well-adorned tree anymore; instead, I awoke to a cornucopia of Tupperware bins and half-dented cardboard boxes haphazardly labeled, ...
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  • Health System's IS Team Donates "First 48 Hours" Bags to Foster Hope

    Dec. 22, 2016 – Last year, Meghan Davis and Amanda Holt, both of Brunswick, saw a need and set out to address it by founding Foster Hope, an organization aimed at equipping Glynn County children and their foster families with an essentials bag to help smooth the transition during the first 48 hours of placement. Helping to boost their efforts this year was a gift of 31 completed bags for ...
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  • Health System Announces New Radiology Services Leaders

    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 ...
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  • Health System Achieves Bariatric Surgery Milestone

    Dec. 16, 2016 – October 18, 2016 was a historic day for Southeast Georgia Health System and a life-changing day for a 41-year-old mother of two. A local resident, she received the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy performed at the Brunswick Campus. John William Tsai, M.D., board-certified surgeon, Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Glynn General & Vascular Surgery, a strategic ...
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  • Community Acquired MRSA: That ain't no spider bite!

    “The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the waterspout; down came the rain and washed the spider out.” Recently, a colleague of mine and I were discussing all the crazy things we have seen in our years of practice, recounting the infamous precursor to most trauma incidents: “Hey guys, watch this!” After we both ran the gamut of one-upping each other, there was a pause in the ...
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  • Auxiliaries Donate $145,000 to Health System

    Dec. 7, 2016 – The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden Campus Auxiliaries presented donations to the Health System during their recent holiday luncheons. The funds were raised through the Gift Shop and Auxiliary fundraising events held December 2015 through November 2016. “The Brunswick Campus Auxiliary is thrilled to donate $120,000 to the Health System,” said ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Challenges Kids to Get Fit with Youth Wellness Program

    Dec. 6, 2016 – On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, Southeast Georgia Health System will kick off its third Kid Fit Challenge. Established in October 2015, Kid Fit Challenge is a comprehensive, eight-week wellness program for children ages 8 through 12 designed to combat childhood obesity. According to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than ...
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  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Appointed to Faculty of International Trauma Foundation Focused on Improving Patient Care and Outcomes

    J. Melvin Deese, M.D., has been appointed to the foot and ankle faculty list of AOTrauma North America. AO North America is one of five regions worldwide that comprise an international community of trauma and orthopedic surgeons, musculoskeletal researchers, and operating room personnel dedicated to improving patient care and outcomes related to musculoskeletal trauma. As a faculty member of AO ...
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  • Limited Parking Available at Health System's Parkwood Entrance

    Parking will be limited at the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Parkwood Drive entrance on Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. The parking closure is necessary for the temporary placement of a large crane which will lift supplies and equipment up to the Health System roof for a project to modernize service elevators located in the Health System’s Glynn Brunswick Tower. ...
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  • Health System Unveils a Better Dining Experience

    Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus recently unveiled its expanded and remodeled cafeteria, offering visitors, staff, and physicians a better dining experience. “The updated cafeteria is modern, easy to navigate, offers greater menu selection, a larger salad bar and much more,” says Beth Kelley Childers, R.D., LD/N, CDE, manager, Food and Nutrition, Southeast Georgia Health ...
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  • Tips on Running Shoes for the Average Joe

    Many runners have told me that one of the best aspects of running is that it is not dependent on a team or equipment. All you need to run is a pair of shoes, and in some places, you don’t even need those. Unlike other sports, running does seem to be an activity unencumbered by such trappings, which is likely why its popularity has risen so dramatically over the years. But when your sport is ...
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  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse Receives National Award

    Cecelia Baroni Granahan, R.N., B.S., ONC, COHN-S, Team Member Health, Southeast Georgia Health System, was stunned when she was named the 2016 winner of the National Award for Extraordinary Member, presented by the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP). “You could have blown me over,” Granahan recalls her surprise when hearing her name called during the ...
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  • W.H. "Bill" Gross Recognized for His Community Service and Commitment to Building a Better Georgia

    W.H. “Bill” Gross of Kingsland, Ga., was presented the Frederick B. Kerr Service Award on Friday, Nov. 4, at Leadership Georgia’s annual gala and awards ceremony held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. He is congratulated on behalf of Southeast Georgia Health System by Michael D. Scherneck, president & CEO, , and Rose Andrews, board secretary, Southeast Georgia Health ...
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  • Give Yourself the Gift of Health Managing Holiday Stress

    Now that Halloween is behind us, we move on to the “most wonderful time of the year.” As Andy Williams sings in his iconic holiday song, “There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting. . . when friends come to call. It’s the hap-happiest season of all.” Or is it? For many, the holidays can be the most stressful time of year leading to increased ...
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  • Hospital Authority Welcomes New Member

    The Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Roosevelt Harris Jr. as the newest member of the Hospital Authority. He was nominated by the City of Brunswick, of which he is also a resident. Harris worked for the City of Brunswick for 36 years, retiring as the city manager in 2011. Prior to that he was the director of community and economic development ...
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  • Glynn Family Medicine Center Welcomes New Physician

    James Thomas Brown, Jr., M.D., board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Glynn Family Medicine Center, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System. “One person at a time,” is how Brown describes his patient-centered approach to care, noting that listening to his patients is the most important aspect of helping them make a difference in their health. Brown ...
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  • ARTrageous Bras Raises More Than $18,000 for Cancer Care Programs

    The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation concluded its annual ARTrageous Bras fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 4, at the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. This year’s event included 47 amazingly designed bra entries. More than $18,000 was raised for the Health System cancer care programs. Developed to help increase breast cancer awareness, ARTrageous Bra entries were designed by ...
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  • Time to Get Your Flu Shot

    The official start of the 2016-2017 flu season began Oct. 1. Now is the time to get your annual flu vaccine as peak flu season typically runs December through March, and it takes two weeks for antibodies to develop and help protect you from getting the flu. “Getting vaccinated against the flu can be lifesaving, especially for the very young and the elderly, and helps prevent spread of ...
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  • Georgia Department of Public Health Recognizes Pediatric Physician for Care of Children and Youth with Special Needs

    Frances L. Owen, M.D., board-certified pediatrician, Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-St. Simons Pediatrics, a strategic affiliate of the Health System, was recently honored with the “2016 Contributions to Quality Care of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs” award. The award was presented by the Georgia Department of Public Health at the annual meeting of the ...
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  • Brunswick Physician Offers Help for Chronic Lung Condition

    As if cancer and cancer treatment weren’t enough, patients with lung or breast cancer, lymphoma or leukemia may develop pleural effusion. Simply stated, pleural effusion is a buildup of fluid around the pleura, the membrane covering the chest cavity and lungs. While it’s normal for spaces between the pleura to contain some fluid, too much creates breathing difficulties and chest ...
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  • ACL Part I: Injuries

    Participation in sports has grown exponentially in the United States. The advent of Title IX in 1972 nearly doubled the number of athletes in our country’s high schools and colleges in the last four decades, and athletics has become more accessible to all people in general. With the increase in sports participation, there has also been a rise in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. The ...
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  • A New Perspective

    Draudy Griffis of Jesup, Ga., had her first mammogram on October 22, 2013 at age 65. Not one to frequent the doctor’s office because as she puts it, “I was never sick,” she just thought her nipple turning inwards on her left breast looked a little funny. Griffis figured a doctor would perform a quick exam, tell her she was fine and send her on her way. Instead, she found out she ...
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  • Taking Charge of Cancer

    “I was just floored,” says Martha Strayer of Brunswick, Ga., when she learned the tumor found during her routine mammogram in September 2015 was cancer. “I never felt anything. I didn’t know it was there until it showed up as a spot on the mammogram.” The news was delivered by Vincent K. Arlauskas, M.D., general surgeon with Southeast Georgia Physician ...
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  • Health System Auxiliaries Host Holiday Open House

    With the holiday season soon upon us, the Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries are pleased to announce their annual Gift Shop Holiday Open House, offering special sales and promotions, including free gift wrapping, on the Brunswick and Camden campuses. The Holiday Open House will feature a wide selection of gifts with something for everyone, ranging from books, jewelry, handbags, scarves, ...
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  • No Place Like Home: Couple returns home following evacuation to welcome first child

    Anticipating the birth of your first child is both an exciting and anxious experience, but for Amethea Keyser of Brunswick, Ga., the uncertainty of when and where her baby might be born intensified as Hurricane Matthew approached Southeast Georgia. Her due date was Oct. 22, but with the baby in a breach position, Jason Joseph, M.D., board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Southeast Georgia ...
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