Recent Posts in Coronavirus Updates

  • Southeast Georgia Health System Continues to Require Masks in Clinical Buildings, Optional in Non-Clinical Spaces

    Due to the low prevalence of COVID-19 in southeast Georgia communities, effective April 25, 2022, Southeast Georgia Health System will relax its masking and resume its pre-COVID-19 visitor policies. Masks Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for healthcare facilities—which as Joint Commission certified facilities the Health System must follow--all ...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    To ensure the safety of our patients, employees and communities, Southeast Georgia Health System requires all staff, students, volunteers and contractors to be vaccinated for COVID-19 unless granted a religious or medical exemption.
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Asks Community to Help Reduce Long Waits in Emergency Care and Immediate Care Centers

    With the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading rapidly through Glynn and Camden counties, Southeast Georgia Health System Emergency Care Centers and Immediate Care Centers are being overwhelmed with patients seeking COVID-19 tests. “Unfortunately, our Emergency and Immediate Care Centers are severely overcrowded with patients seeking COVID-19 tests because they’ve ...
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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 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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  • Coronavirus Temporary Inpatient Visitation Plan Update

    October 1, 2021 - Due to the increase of positive COVID-19 cases within our communities, and in the interest of protecting our patients and team members, hospital inpatient visitation will be restricted, effective Friday, October 1, 2021, until further notice. This does not apply to the Senior Care Centers. This update allows for: Visitor hours : Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. All visitors must be age 18 or ...
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  • Pfizer Booster Shots Now Available

    September 29, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has begun administering free Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to a larger segment of the general population as recommended by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health System began administering third dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to a limited group of immunocompromised ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Offers Third Dose to Immunocompromised Individuals

    August 23, 2021 – Following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Southeast Georgia Health System is now offering a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to individuals with specific immune conditions at its Brunswick and Camden Campus vaccine clinics. Currently, the CDC is ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Offers Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing

    August 9, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System offers free nasal swab PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 testing at its Brunswick and Camden campuses for symptomatic and asymptomatic (no symptoms present) individuals. The PCR test detects if an individual is infected with COVID-19. Rapid testing and antigen testing are not available. The Health System’s outpatient ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Surpasses Previous COVID-19 Inpatient Census

    August 9, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has surpassed its previous peak of 98 hospitalized COVID-19 patients set in July 2020 with a reported 112 inpatients on August 8, 2021, 36 of whom are in the intensive care unit. “More than half of our hospitalized patients are COVID-19 patients,” states Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. ...
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  • Nurses Plead With Community to Get Vaccinated

    August 4, 2021 – With the number of positive COVID-19 patients increasing every day at its Brunswick and Camden Campus hospitals, Southeast Georgia Health System nurses and physicians are pleading with the community to get vaccinated. “We’re tired, and we’re at our wits’ end,” says Jan Jones, R.N., BSN, director, Patient Care Services, Southeast Georgia Health ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Recommends Vaccines and Face Masks For Eligible Students

    August 5, 2021 – As the number of COVID-19 cases surge again, Southeast Georgia Health System is strongly urging parents to have their children, age 12 and older, vaccinated against the virus and to encourage their children to wear face masks when in the classroom. “One of a parent’s greatest concerns, from the time they first learn they are pregnant, is their child’s ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Provides COVID-19 Vaccine to Seafarers

    June 7, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System provided the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to seafarers of the MV Miranda, a cargo ship, while it was docked at the Port of Brunswick on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Seven seafarers from the Ukraine and Philippines excitedly lined up to be inoculated to protect themselves and others against the potentially deadly virus. The Health ...
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  • Four Reasons For Gen Z To Roll Up Their Sleeves

    June 4, 2021—COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free. And virtually anyone 12 and older who wants one can now get a shot. That’s good news in America’s fight against the pandemic. But not everyone is seizing this opportunity. That may be particularly true of young, healthy people. Polls suggest some in Gen Z are hesitant when it comes to the vaccine. A vaccine for all ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Offers Age 12+ COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines

    May 14, 2021 –Southeast Georgia Health System is offering COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for all individuals age 12 and older at its Brunswick and St. Marys Vaccine Clinics. Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for those aged 12-18. Appointments can be scheduled online at sghs.org/covid19-vaccine. Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center (enter through Parkwood Drive ...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Criteria Expands to Include All Adults 16+

    March 24, 2021 – Effective March 25, 2021, Southeast Georgia Health System is offering COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for all individuals age 16 and older at its Brunswick and Kingsland Vaccine Clinics. Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for those aged 16-18. Appointments can be scheduled online at sghs.org/covid19-vaccine. Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Reopens In-person Essential Visitation

    Southeast Georgia Health System reopened in-person essential visitation for non-COVID Inpatients on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, and will now also allow two visitors for non-COVID adult inpatients. Visitors will be permitted to leave the facility and return at a later time. This does not apply to the Senior Care Centers. This update allows for: Visitor hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Visitors may leave and ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Brunswick and Kingsland

    BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 16, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System is offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointments for residents meeting current eligibility criteria at their Brunswick and Kingsland Vaccine Clinics. Appointments can be scheduled online at sghs.org/covid19-vaccine. Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick Every Wednesday and ...
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  • Celebrating Victories, Mourning Losses: An Inside Look at COVID Care

    There are days when Shelly McKinney, R.N., feels more like a battle commander than a nurse manager. With each new work day, she huddles with her team to face another hectic 12 hours. McKinney and her team care for patients in the COVID-19 unit of Southeast Georgia Health System’s 4 St. Simons Tower. While not intensive care, these patients are sicker and require more monitoring and ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Brunswick and Kingsland

    March 4, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has available COVID-19 vaccine appointments for residents meeting current eligibility criteria at their Brunswick and Kingsland Vaccine Clinics. Appointments can be scheduled online at sghs.org/covid19-vaccine. Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick Saturday, March 6, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Brunswick and Kingsland

    March 1, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has available COVID-19 vaccine appointments for anyone who meets Phase 1A+ criteria at their Brunswick and Kingsland Vaccine Clinics. Appointments can be scheduled online. Schedule Your Appointment Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick Wednesday, March 3, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Pfizer vaccine) Saturday, ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations on Saturday, February 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    February 24, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has available COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination appointments for Saturday, February 27, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Brunswick Campus hospital, 2415 Parkwood Drive. Appointments can be scheduled online. Based on guidelines established by Governor Kemp on Dec. 30, 2020, individuals 65 years old and older, their caregivers, health care workers and ...
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  • From Church Walls to Hospital Halls

    In our busy, noisy world, the grand gestures grab headlines while quiet moments of grace often go unnoticed. And yet, moments of grace will sustain us through our darkest hours. No one understands this better than the chaplains of Southeast Georgia Health System’s Pastoral Care program. Director of Pastoral Care Wright A. Culpepper, D.Min., experiences many moments of grace. “I am most ...
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  • URGENT MESSAGE: Southeast Georgia Health System Reschedules Moderna 2nd Dose Vaccine Appointments

    February 19, 2021 – Urgent message from Southeast Georgia Health System COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: The winter storm currently affecting the United States has delayed Southeast Georgia Health System’s COVID-19 Moderna vaccine shipment. For this reason, all 2nd dose appointments scheduled for Monday, February 22, at the Camden PSA Recreation Center in Kingsland are rescheduled to Friday, ...
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  • From Classroom to Bedside: Clinical Education Benefits Patients

    If the past year taught us anything, it is how quickly our world can change. We’ve endured a dark season, but could be turning a corner. “The COVID-19 vaccine is a sign of hope and might restore a sense of normalcy. So many people remain steadfast in their efforts to stay safe and are so appreciative of the vaccine. We’ve vaccinated thousands already, and have vaccinated as much ...
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