Posts in April, 2020

  • Flexible Spending Account Benefits Enhancement

    Exciting SGHS Benefit Update for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Participants. Read the flyer for complete information. Over-The-Counter products as eligible expenses The CARES Act permanently reinstated over-the-counter products as eligible expenses for Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) funds without a prescription. This ...
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  • FRONTLINE HEROES: Southeast Georgia Health System Infection Preventionist Lynn Reynolds

    By DERRICK DAVIS, Sports editor, The Brunswick News, April 27, 2020 There is likely no one in Glynn County more qualified to handle the COVID-19 pandemic than Lynn Reynolds. Reynolds has been a registered nurse for 44 years, and she’s spent the last 28 specializing in infection prevention. For the last 11 years, Reynolds has been the Infection Preventionist at Southeast Georgia Health System ...
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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operational Update

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created immense challenges for the residents of southeast Georgia and its impact on individuals and families throughout the region has been pervasive. As the sole community hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties, Southeast Georgia Health System has been playing an important role and has been preparing for the impending surge of patients affected by the virus. The numerous ...
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  • Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Darius Slay, Jr., Donates Meals to Southeast Georgia Health System

    April 22, 2020 – Glynn County has always been a tight-knit, caring community, and this quality, which draws residents and snowbirds alike to the Golden Isles, has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like coal under pressure, its residents have transformed something dark, the threat of coronavirus, into something precious: an opportunity to give. On April 9, former ...
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  • Urgent Health Care Needs Should Be Prioritized Even During A Pandemic

    April 21, 2020 –Across America, people worry about being exposed to the coronavirus. Hospitals and doctors, straining to cope with the outbreak, have postponed elective surgeries and some routine procedures. Unfortunately, accidents and other health concerns will still happen, and usually at the worst times. What should you do if you have an emergency or urgent medical issue during these ...
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  • Resourceful Community Members Use Creativity to Develop PPE

    April 21, 2020 – At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., there was fear of a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This spurred several local community members to use their creativity to develop PPE products using technology and supplies they had on hand, which were then donated to Southeast Georgia Health System. Two incredibly talented and creative local minds, ...
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  • Lane Receives "Volunteer of the Quarter" Award at Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteer Luncheon

    April 17, 2020 – Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteer Services announced Jane Lane as the Volunteer of the Quarter for the Brunswick Campus during their spring luncheon on March 5, 2020. A Health System volunteer for four years, Lane can be found in the Gift Shop varying days of the week. She also provides delicious homemade baked goods for the weekly Tasty Tuesday Treats fundraisers. ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Receives Outstanding Gift Shop Award

    April 17, 2020 – Georgia Hospital Association’s Georgia Society of Volunteer and Retail Professionals (GSVRP) recently presented Southeast Georgia Health System with the Outstanding Gift Shop Award at their annual conference. The award was presented to the Gift Shop team in recognition of how the Gift Shop enhances the Health System’s mission and vision – to provide safe, ...
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  • Universal Masking Policy

    Universal Masking Policy All team members and providers in inpatient units, ambulatory settings, procedural areas and public areas will now wear masks, expanding their use beyond suspected or positive COVID-19 cases. This initiative will increase the protection of team members, healthcare providers, patients, and others in our Health System. Masks will be optional only for team members in ...
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  • Coronavirus: What To Do at Home?

    “You bid me write to amuse the tedious hours, And save from withering my poetic powers; Hard is the task, my friend, for verse should flow From the free mind, not fettered down. . .” ~Ovid. Trist. Lib. V. Elegy Xii, by William Cowper “Corona, Corona where art thou? Furtively, I glance away from the sink. Was that a cough?” ~Beau Sasser, M.D. Now that I’m in ...
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  • Sewing Can Save Lives: Community Support Protects Southeast Georgia Health System During COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 10, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world. On a personal level, people are practicing social distancing, wearing facemasks and finding inventive ways to work and visit loved ones without leaving home. On a national level, unemployment is high, the economy is low, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages are a growing concern for hospitals and health care ...
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  • Senior Care Centers Proactively Work To Protect Residents from Coronavirus

    April 8, 2020 - Like everyone else, the coronavirus is very much on the minds of Jo Lucke and Rhondia Grant. Unlike most of us, as administrators of the Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Centers in Brunswick and St. Marys, they face a greater challenge. Both are part of a team working tirelessly to protect and keep residents at the centers happy and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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  • Healthy Individuals Encouraged to Donate Blood To Help Alleviate American Red Cross Blood Shortage

    April 8, 2020 – The American Red Cross is experiencing a blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Northside Baptist Church will host an American Red Cross blood drive every Thursday during April, 3-7 p.m., 935 Chapel Crossing ...
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  • Young and Healthy? You're Not Immune to Coronavirus

    April 8, 2020 – You’re young, healthy and bored. Before you tempt fate by throwing a coronavirus party, consider these current numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health: 60% of people who tested positive for coronavirus were between 18-59 years old 379 people have died from the virus in Georgia Georgia has over 10,566 cases 244 cases have been reported in Southeast Georgia ...
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  • How to Wear A Cloth Facemask

    Exposure to coronavirus is a significant concern for our team members and our community. The Health System takes this concern seriously. Based on the new CDC guidelines, we are revising our PPE policies and will be offering facemasks to all of our team members. The process will be implemented over the next few days as we identify distribution and type based on exposure risk, such as direct patient ...
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  • How Long Does COVID-19 Live on Surfaces?

    April 8, 2 020 – Spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning when you’re dealing with coronavirus (COVID-19). While medical experts continue to learn about COVID-19, your hometown health providers want to keep you safe. Steven F. Mosher, M.D., a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing in infectious disease and member of the Southeast Georgia Health System medical ...
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  • Safe Passage Letter for Commuting to/from Work

    See below link to a letter providing Health System team members authorization to commute to and from work during the Shelter in Place order. Please note that the letter only provides authorization for team members WITH their badge. Safe Passage Letter
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  • How to Stay Fit During the Coronavirus

    April 7, 2020 – How often have you said, “I don’t have time to exercise!” Well, now that many of us are working from home, sheltering in place and self-quarantining, there’s never been a better time to get in shape. “Now more than ever, we need the stress-busting, immune-boosting benefits of regular workouts,” says Christopher Yonz, M.D. , an orthopaedic ...
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  • Now Accepting Cloth Mask Donations

    We are accepting cloth mask donations from our community! Masks must be made of cotton and a tightly woven fabric. These will be laundered in high heat with bleach, so elastic straps or cloth ties are fine but no rubber bands or other improvised materials that cannot withstand the laundering process. There are many patterns available online, and we are not recommending any specific one at this ...
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