June 29, 2021 – ST. MARYS, Georgia: Of all the departments at Southeast Georgia Health System, the Emergency Care Centers are unique in that they treat patients experiencing unexpected, life-threatening injuries and conditions. On any given day, emergency medicine team members must remain composed and light-footed as they treat allergic reactions, heart attacks, strokes, broken bones and lacerations. As Cyndy Horne, R.N., aptly describes, she’s been “running wild and crazy” at the Health System’s Camden Campus Emergency Care Center for the last ten years.
“My role as a registered nurse and frontline team member has a very positive impact on the Health System,” says Horne. “We are the middle link between the patients and the doctors. We are the advocates and disciples of good health.”
Born and raised in Camden County, Horne is proud to have served her community through nursing for over 30 years. Before her time at the Health System, Horne worked for 20 years at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Folkston, Georgia, serving as a nurse in several departments, including their Senior Care Center, home health, respite and travel nursing programs. During her long and commendable career, she’s taken her role as a health care worker very seriously. “I feel privileged to care for the people in my home town. I try to help my patients realize how important staying healthy and appreciating life is. Because no one is promised a tomorrow.”
If there’s anything that rivals Horne’s passion for health care, it’s her passion for family. A proud mother of two daughters, her youngest, Aubry Paige Horne, will attend medical school at Kent State University in Ohio this fall. In addition to her children, her family also boasts several furry and feathered friends, including two horses, two dogs, ten chickens and nine ducks.
When asked how she became interested in the health care field, Horne explains, “Becoming a nurse was my Granny’s idea, and it’s the best advice she ever gave me.”
Life has come full circle for Horne, as she is now a grandmother herself. “I am most blessed and grateful to be the nana of two wonderful grandchildren. Lee, a cancer and stroke survivor, will always be my forever hero. And Elijah, a smart and witty boy, has a heart of love.”
Throughout her three decades dedicated to saving lives, Horne has stayed true to her roots and followed her own advice to appreciate the precious gift of life, only wishing that she had more spare time to “collect on making memories of the things that bring me joy: spending time with my baby girl—she’s my rock and inspiration; spending time with my grandchildren who make life worth living; and spending time with my horses and all their horsey friends, riding and camping.”
About Southeast Georgia Health System
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health system comprised of two acute care hospitals, two long term care facilities, two comprehensive Cancer Care Centers and multiple specialty care centers, including orthopedic and spine care, joint replacement, breast care, maternity, outpatient rehabilitation, sleep management and wound care. The Brunswick Campus Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers the only CyberKnife® M6 with MLC technology in Georgia. Additionally, the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates medical group includes more than 140 providers working in 20 different medical specialties at more than 50 locations. The Health System is part of Coastal Community Health, a regional affiliation between Baptist Health and Southeast Georgia Health System forming a highly integrated hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. For more information, visit sghs.org.