Posts in November, 2021

  • Southeast Georgia Health System Announces Scott Raynes to Succeed Michael Scherneck as President and CEO in 2022

    The Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc., Board of Directors has announced that Scott Raynes, MBA, MA will become the Health System’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO) in January 2022. He will succeed Michael D. Scherneck, who will retire after 18 years with the Health System, the last five as its president and CEO. Raynes has served as president of Baptist Hospitals, Inc. and ...
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  • Patient Visitation Now Resumes

    Due to the significant decrease of positive COVID-19 cases and transmission rates within our communities, hospital inpatient visitation will resume on Monday, November 22, 2021. This update allows for: Visitors must enter through the Main Entrance (Brunswick and Camden campuses). (Maternity and pediatric visitors on the Brunswick Campus will enter through the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity ...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate | Update from our CEO

    At Southeast Georgia Health System, we are very fortunate to work among colleagues who are often our family, friends and neighbors. And that’s who we provide care to as well—our friends and family. One of the best aspects of living in southeast Georgia is that we live in such a tightly knit community with people we love, trust and rely on. During the last two years, coronavirus has ...
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  • Couple Makes Keepsake Baby Belly Cast at Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus

    When Anne-Elizabeth Cluff, a 21-year-old Kansas State University Junior, came down to St. Marys, Georgia, to visit family in her hometown, the last thing she expected was to be admitted as a long-term antepartum maternity patient at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus. Thirty-five weeks along in her pregnancy at the time, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia, or high blood pressure ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Presents the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Care to Moorea Pierce

    Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Moorea Pierce, R.N., BSN, in recognition of the kindness and compassion she provides every day to her patients. A registered nurse on 4 St. Simons Tower at the Brunswick Campus, Moorea Pierce, R.N., BSN, was nominated for The DAISY Award by April Vezmar, a patient she cared for. Excerpts from the ...
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  • Start With Day One - Great American Smokeout Challenges Smokers to Give Up Cigarettes for 24 Hours

    Giving up smoking is hard. Instead of focusing on the long term, Southeast Georgia Health System encourages smokers to focus on day one. And November 18 is a good day to choose. That’s when the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout® (GASO) and challenge smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. About 34 million American adults still smoke tobacco products even ...
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  • Sensory Santa Is Coming To Town

    A typical visit with Santa is often accompanied with bright lights, loud noises and long wait times. For children with sensory sensitivities, including those on the autism spectrum, the experience can be anything but jolly. Knowing how important this tradition can be for children (and their parents), Southeast Georgia Health System is offering an opportunity for children with special needs to ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System's Department of Emergency Medicine, Chief Mohsen M. Akhlaghi, M.D., Wins Statewide Physician Hero Award

    Nov. 11, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has announced that its Department of Emergency Medicine Chief, Mohsen M. Akhlaghi, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, was awarded the prestigious Georgia Physician Hero Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Hero Awards virtual celebration on Nov. 11, 2021. Akhlaghi, who was the only individual statewide to receive award, was ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    The Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes the Health System’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. “Achieving the ‘A’ safety grade requires the commitment of every member of our hospital team,” says Michael D. ...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Highlights

    The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued regulations on November 4 requiring Health System staff to have a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by December 5 and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4. The vaccine requirement applies to all individuals that work in our facilities or with our patients regardless of whether they are employees or members of our ...
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  • Glynn County's Parkinson's Disease Support Group Announces First Meeting

    Glynn County’s Parkinson’s Disease Support Group has announced its first “informational” meeting will be Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the St. Simons United Methodist Church Parlor located at 624 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island. Parkinson’s disease is a neurologically-related movement disorder that causes tremors, muscle stiffness and difficulty with ...
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  • CEO Update | COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    Late last week, I alerted you to the impending federal vaccination mandate. As an organization that receives Medicare and Medicaid payments, we are subject to the CMS mandate which is generally more restrictive than the OSHA regulations. As you learn more about the mandate, it is important that you understand this distinction and recognize that which is expected of us as health care workers. By ...
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  • ARTrageous Bras Fundraiser Virtual Auctions

    November 4, 2021 – The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation 2021 ARTrageous Bras fundraiser features 40 uniquely decorated bras by talented community participants and Health System team members. The annual ARTrageous final event will be a virtual affair this year. All proceeds from the event benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs. The virtual auction featuring the top ...
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  • COVID-19 Antibody Therapy Treatment

    Vaccines are still the very best way to prevent COVID-19 or to avoid severe illness, hospitalization or death from the virus. However, for those individuals who test positive for coronavirus and have underlying health conditions, Southeast Georgia Health System offers an outpatient monoclonal antibody therapy that may help avoid hospitalization or severe illness. Regeneron monoclonal antibody ...
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  • World Osteoporosis Day: Protect Your Bones

    On October 20th, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) sponsors World Osteoporosis Day to call attention to the prevention of osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and fragile, putting individuals at a higher risk of fractures as they grow older. Viewed under a microscope, healthy bone looks like a honeycomb. When osteoporosis occurs, the holes and spaces in the ...
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  • The Best Defense Against Breast Cancer Is Early Detection

    November 1, 2021 – Life is busy, there’s no doubt about it. Work projects pile up, children need to be shuffled from school to extracurricular activities, pets need to go to the vet and the car needs servicing. Wearing invisible capes, women find the time to do everything that’s necessary to care for their families – so why postpone getting a mammogram? After all, ...
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  • Young and McInnes-Drong Announced as Volunteers of the Quarter

    November 1, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteer Services recently announced Margie Young as the Brunswick Campus Summer Volunteer of the Quarter and Ishbel McInnes-Drong as the Camden Campus Summer Volunteer of the Quarter. Young has provided volunteer support in the Brunswick Campus Breast Care Center for eight years. Her primary responsibility is to assist with letters that ...
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