At Southeast Georgia Health System our Cardiopulmonary Services focus on
the testing, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of people with lung and
heart conditions, including rehabilitation programs designed to help people
with these conditions return to a better quality of life.
U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital
Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus earned “High Performing”
ratings for COPD and Heart Failure in recognition of care that was significantly
better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient
outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News
awards for those types of care. For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated
more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 10 procedures and conditions.
Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating,
and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions.
The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high
performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
Many people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public
location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone
on the scene. The person in need could be a stranger or loved one, but
the person who has the power to save their life could be you. If you see
a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911, then push hard and fast in
the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin'
Cardiology performs a number of cardiac tests on the Brunswick and Camden campuses.
Most of these tests are performed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. However,
EKGs are available 24 hours a day. At the Brunswick Campus, emergency
echo and stress tests are performed on weekends and after-hours. Holter
monitors are used to evaluate your heart rhythm over a period of time.
These diagnostic procedures start between 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Brunswick Campus: 912-466-1125
Camden Campus: 912-576-6195
Respiratory Therapy provides a range of services from simple breathing
treatments to ventilator support. The service is offered as either inpatient
or outpatient depending on the patient's needs. This service is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The department also performs pulmonary function testing Mondays and Thursday,
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, Brunswick: 912- 466-1403
or Camden: 912-576-6195
Sleep Management Centers perform sleep studies for those who experience excessive daytime sleepiness
and those who have trouble initiating and maintaining sleep.
Cardiac Rehabilitation and
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs, offered on the Brunswick Campus, are designed to help people
who live with heart and lung conditions return to a better quality of life.
Healthy Partners Articles
High Honors for COPD and Heart Failure Care
Healthy Partners, Fall 2020
“I am so proud of our physicians and team members and of the excellent
care they provide our patients,” says Michael D. Scherneck, president
and chief executive officer. “They always go above and beyond the
call of duty, but this year in particular, achieving such a distinction
while we are so hard-hit by coronavirus is especially humbling.”
Get Ready to Wear Red
Healthy Partners, Winter 2020
National Wear Red Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday in February.
The goal for the day is to make more people aware of the risk that heart
disease poses to women. Traditionally, heart disease has been seen as
a disease of older men. But, in fact, it’s the number one killer
in the U.S. of women and men alike.
Healthy Partners, Winter 2020
Southeast Georgia Health System and the American Lung Association of Georgia
have partnered to bring the
Better Breathers Club
to Brunswick. Led by trained facilitators, the in-person adult support
group shares information on chronic lung conditions, including COPD (chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer.