Health brief 01.04.22 | Life

SGHS holds pinning ceremony

Local residents Reg and Diana Murphy recently presented a $ 50,000 grant to the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation to establish the MaeLil Scholars program for registered nurses seeking certifications specializing in nursing environments. difficult and high intensity practice in a hospital setting.

On December 21, the healthcare system hosted its first MaeLil Fellowship Pinning Ceremony to recognize Melissa M. Hirsch, BSN, RN, CCRN and Ethan A. Harper, BSN, RN, CCRN, for achieving the certifications of RN in critical care through the American Association. intensive care nurses.

In the photo, Diana Mather Murphy, from left to right; Ethan A. Harper, BSN, IA, CCRN; Melissa M. Hirsch, BSN, IA, CCRN; and Reg Murphy.

Parkinson’s support group meeting postponed

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, the Parkinson’s support group meeting scheduled for January 6 has been postponed. It will now take place on February 3. For more information, email Tilman Blakely at [email protected]

Blood drive scheduled for January 21

Southeast Georgia Health System will partner with the American Red Cross to host a community blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Kemble Boardroom, 3011 Kemble Ave., Brunswick. It is adjacent to Brunswick Hospital. Social distancing protocols will be put in place and masks will be mandatory.

The health care system encourages eligible and feeling healthy people, including people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, to donate blood. All donated blood is tested for the COVID-19 antibody.

Donors are asked to visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “sghsys” to make an appointment, or call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Donors can save up to 15 minutes collecting blood by reading and completing the Pre-Donation Medical History Questionnaire RapidPass®. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions on RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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