Memorial Satilla Health
January 29, 2024

Memorial Satilla Health is proud to partner with South Georgia State College for the construction of a new simulation lab on the Waycross Campus for the School of Nursing. The hospital’s recent donation of $100,000 from the community benefit fund will assist with build out costs for the new lab.

“Investing in the education and training of future nurses is not just a commitment to healthcare, but a testament to our dedication to fostering excellence in patient care. By supporting the development of skilled and compassionate nursing professionals, we are shaping the future of healthcare and making a lasting impact on the well-being of our community,” said Dale Neely, CEO of Memorial Satilla Health.

“Memorial Satilla Health’s community first philosophy has served Waycross, Ware County and the surrounding area very well from day one. The hospital changes lives for the better, not only within its own hallways but also by supporting many community and educational projects throughout our region,” said Dr. Greg Tanner, SGSC interim president. “This gift will have a transformative impact on South Georgia State College’s nursing program, and I look forward to seeing our students and faculty reap the benefits of this generosity. I am proud of SGSC’s educational partnership with Memorial Satilla Health.”

“I am thrilled to receive this gift from Memorial Satilla Health. With this support, our faculty can provide a more realistic hospital setting for our students on campus, which complements the valuable clinical experiences they already receive at the hospital,” said Dr. Jaime Carter, dean of SGSC’s School of Nursing.

According to Memorial Satilla’s hiring records, the majority of new nurses employed at Memorial Satilla are graduates of South Georgia State College.

Photo ID: Pictured (l-r) – Back row: Dr. Tonya Jewell – Assistant Professor of Nursing at SGSC, Cathleen Waters – Assistant Professor of Nursing at SGSC, Kasey Strickland – Chair of Nursing and Health Sciences and Associate Professor of Nursing at SGSC, Dr. Jimmy Harper – VP for Enrollment Management and Information Technology at SGSC, Chris Kovacs – COO at Memorial Satilla, Jeff Seitz – CFO at Memorial Satilla, Brenda O’Steen – VP of Operations at Memorial Satilla, Sara Selby – Interim VP for Academic and Student Affairs at SGSC. Front row: Dr. Jaime Carter – Dean of SGSC’s School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing, Celeste Brizzee – CNO at Memorial Satilla, Dr. Greg Tanner, Interim President at SGSC, Dale Neely – CEO at Memorial Satilla, Sarah Gove – Marketing Director at Memorial Satilla.