Neurologist joins hospital staff

The Brunswick hospital of the Southeast Georgia Health System recently welcomed board-certified neurologist Dr. Nakia Wilson, who joined the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Neurosurgery.

Wilson earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed her fellowship training at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Prior to joining the Health System, Wilson published an article in the Journal of Stroke Cerebrovascular Disease and is currently writing a research paper on AIDP (acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy).

Nurse honored for service

The Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Mitchell Sandifer, R.N., in recognition of the care and compassion he provides every day to patients and their family members.

A Coronary Care Unit (CCU) nurse, Sandifer was nominated for the DAISY Award by the family member of a patient requiring sedation and life support at the Brunswick hospital of the Southeast Georgia Health System. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System—the DAISY Award was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died at 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.

Lunch and learn

to discuss osteoporosis

A Lunch and Learn titled, “How Does Rehabilitation Therapy Help Osteoporosis?” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Golden Isles YMCA, 144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick. Summer Deason, OTR/L, MBA, inpatient team leader at Rehabilitation Services at the Southeast Georgia Health System, will lead the program. The lecture will offer information about improving strength, balance and tips on keeping the home safe. A free lunch will be provided by Buffalo Wild Wings. Seating is limited. To register, call the YMCA at 912-265-4100. It is open to the public and attendees need not be members of the YMCA to participate.

— The Brunswick News

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