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  • Relief Society Provide Lavish Holiday Meal for Nunnally House Guests

    On Thursday evening, November 17, members of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints prepared a lavish holiday meal for patients, families and guests at the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Nunnally House. Ham, casseroles, vegetables, and many desserts were greatly enjoyed by everyone. And in keeping with tradition, there were plenty of leftovers to come ...
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  • Former Patient Donates Mary Kay Packages to Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center

    Tis the season of giving, and with that in mind, Christina Lowery donated 50 Mary Kay packages to the Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center in St. Marys. Her generous donation will be distributed to the Health System’s cancer patients to help brighten their day during the holidays. “I chose to work with Dr. Brantley for this donation because he is an amazing doctor and ...
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  • Scott Raynes, President and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System, Elected to Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees

    Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Scott Raynes was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) on Nov. 10, 2022. Raynes will serve as an at-large trustee, where his duties will include working with the Board to develop strategies for GHA hospital members, advocate for the highest quality care for patients, and support adequate reimbursement for ...
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  • ARTrageous Bras Raises More Than $33,400 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, which included 62 amazing bra entries, raised $33,460 for the Health System’s cancer care programs and Mammograms in Motion. Designed by Health System team members, local businesses and community ...
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  • Ready, Set, Go!

    The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run is back and registration is now open! If you love pushing your physical fitness to new heights, you will not want to miss this challenging annual tradition, which takes you up and over the Sidney Lanier Bridge. Proceeds from the Bridge Run benefit the Health System’s cancer and cardiac care programs. Unique among 5K runs, the ...
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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 Welcomes Floyd to Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Primary Care

    Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome board-certified family medicine physician Jay W. Floyd, MD, to Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Primary Care. Floyd knew as a young child that he wanted to be a doctor. When he was five years old, he had his tonsils removed. Then at age seven, Floyd had another surgery by the same surgeon. He admired him so much that he knew he wanted to ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Awarded Third Consecutive 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

    The Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce that its Camden Campus has once again received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates the Health System’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors and is the third consecutive ‘A’ grade for the Camden Campus. “We are ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Recipient of Platinum Level LifeLink of Georgia Award

    The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden campuses have once again received platinum level recognition from LifeLink™ of Georgia for their efforts to increase organ and tissue donation awareness. This is the fifth consecutive year the Health System has been recognized for its efforts. In 2021, 2020 and 2019, the Health System earned platinum level recognition, and in 2018, ...
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  • Education is Key to Living with Diabetes

    There are a million reasons to attend free diabetes education classes at Southeast Georgia Health System. “One million Georgians have diabetes, and over 30 percent are prediabetic. There are a lot of undiagnosed diabetics walking around,” says Sue Ullrich, MA.Ed., RN, CDCES. Ullrich coordinates the Health System’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program. Why do so many of us have ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Hosts Lights of Courage Tree-Lighting Ceremony

    While the holidays often elicit cheer and joy, the season may be a bittersweet time for those who have lost a beloved family member or friend. To pay tribute to the memories of loved ones, Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation will hold its annual Lights of Courage tree-lighting ceremony. During the event, lights will be lit in memory of loved ones, in honor of family or friends or in ...
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  • Harden and Bodford Announced as Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteers of the Quarter

    Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteer Services recently announced Wanda Harden as the Brunswick Campus Summer Volunteer of the Quarter and Sharon Bodford as the Camden Campus Summer Volunteer of the Quarter. Harden began volunteering at the Brunswick Campus Gift Shop in August 2016 after retiring from a career in the banking industry. “It was evident soon after she joined the Gift Shop ...
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  • Patrick Godbey, M.D. Named Pathologist of the Year by the College of American Pathologists

    Patrick Godbey, M.D., FCAP, laboratory director and Chief, Department of Pathology, Southeast Georgia Health System, was recently named Pathologist of the Year by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world’s largest organization for the medical doctors who diagnose and study disease. Godbey received the recognition due to his long and distinguished career in pathology. In addition ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive November 18, 2022

    Southeast Georgia Health System is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. The blood drive will be held in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Room 1, from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made online by visiting RedCrossBlood.org and entering sponsor code ...
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  • Avoiding Pickleball Injuries

    Are you a “pickler” – one of the 4.8 million* pickleball enthusiasts in the U.S.? According to the USA Pickleball Association, half of all regular players who hit the courts eight or more times per year are 55 and older. Though the sport is gaining a multi-generational following, it is especially popular among older adults and others trying to get back in shape. America’s ...
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  • Even Healthy People Need a Flu Vaccine

    Southeast Georgia Health System medical professionals are advising everyone, regardless of health risk factors, to get an influenza (flu) vaccine. The vaccine offers protection during the height of flu season and beyond in two ways: It can help fend off the flu virus entirely, or it can lessen symptoms if you get the virus. It also protects people around you who may not be able to get a flu shot, ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Appoints Locke as New Chief Growth and Strategy Officer

    Southeast Georgia Health System has announced Chris Locke as its new Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, effective November 2, 2022. “Chris has extensive executive experience in the health care industry, primarily working in the areas of strategy, growth and business development,” says Scott Raynes, MBA, M.A. “In his role at Southeast Georgia Health System, Chris will be ...
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  • Why Family Meals Matter

    For centuries people have focused on their diet, striving to stay healthy by eating more nutritious meals. Whichever type of diet you choose, the focus should not always be about food. Shontae R. Buffington, M.D. , appreciates the value of a family dinner. “I was raised by a single mother. The one constant in my life was that every night, we sat down to dinner together. Now, as a mom of two ...
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  • Let the Holiday Shopping Begin!

    Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce its annual Gift Shop Holiday Open House on the Brunswick and Camden campuses. The Holiday Open Houses include 20% off select merchandise. Hosted by Volunteer Services, the Holiday Open House features a wide variety of gifts with something for everyone, including fashion accessories, apparel, home décor, children’s items, holiday ...
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  • The Many Faces of Health Care

    Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, once remarked, “One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” The team members working in Nuclear Medicine at Southeast Georgia Health System embrace that philosophy. “Working in patient care is a passion the three of us share,” says Team Leader Heather Burkhalter, RT(N) (CT), CNMT. ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Hosts Camden Blood Drives

    Southeast Georgia Health System is hosting two blood drives this month; one on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and another on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Both drives will be held in the Oneblood mobile unit at the Health System’s Camden Campus located at 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys. All donors will receive a $20 eGift Card and a cancer awareness shirt. ...
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  • Senior Care Center-St. Marys Relocates Residents Due to Power Outage

    October 2, 2022 –The residents of the Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Center-St. Marys were temporarily relocated due to an electrical issue Sunday afternoon. Four residents went home with family members, 16 residents were taken to the Senior Care Center-Brunswick and the remaining 28 residents are at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus hospital. Everyone is safe ...
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  • Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Digital Mammograms

    The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) is custom designed to make breast health care services conveniently accessible for all women in southeast Georgia. It is a completely self-contained mobile health vehicle that features digital mammography and travels to rural locations in Brantley, Camden, Glynn, Long and McIntosh counties to offer breast imaging services. The screening ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Invites RNs, LPNs and CNAs to Walk-In Interviews

    Are you searching for a career where you can make a difference every day? The Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus is hosting walk-in interviews for RNs, LPNs and CNAs on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. At Southeast Georgia Health System, we strive to offer patients the finest health care available in a friendly and warm setting, and the Camden Campus is an outstanding example of how a ...
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  • Southeast Georgia Health System Provides Update on Services Offered During Hurricane Ian

    September 28, 2022 – Southeast Georgia Health System leadership continues to closely monitor Hurricane Ian and is committed to meeting the health care needs of the communities it serves. As such, the Brunswick and Camden Campus hospitals will remain open throughout Hurricane Ian and continue to care for inpatients, including maternity patients, as well as perform scheduled elective ...
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