BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 29, 2022 – On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Southeast Georgia Health System reported zero active COVID-19 inpatients system-wide for the first time since March 9, 2020, when the first COVID-19 patient was diagnosed on the Camden Campus.
“While our Camden Campus has experienced days with zero positive COVID-19 inpatients, our Brunswick Campus has had positive inpatients every day since April 6, 2020,” said Scott Raynes, MBA, M.A., president and chief executive officer, Southeast Georgia Health System. “It is a great day and one that we hope to experience much more frequently.”
At its highest peak in August 2021, the Health System reported 166 positive COVID-19 patients for its two hospitals. On Monday, March 28, the Health System’s Brunswick and Camden campuses reported two and one COVID-19 inpatients, respectively.
“While today’s zero COVID-19 census is certainly a day worth celebrating, we urge everyone to remain vigilant in their efforts to protect themselves against the virus. Our communities’ transmission rates remain a concern, so we are not free of this virus yet,” cautioned Raynes.
“Our inpatient numbers, and the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in our communities, has certainly dwindled in the past few weeks,” said Glenn Gann, R.N., MSN, vice president and administrator, Camden Campus. “We are hopeful this trend will continue, and we are very thankful that our caregivers are able to experience some relief. While our team members always strive to provide excellent care every day, for almost two years they have gone above and beyond to care for our communities while putting themselves at risk and also worrying about their own family’s health.”
Raynes added, “We are indeed thankful for everything our team members do each and every day and especially during the unusual challenges they faced during the pandemic. Our team members are the heart of our Health System and it is because of their efforts that our communities can feel assured they will receive optimal care.”