Press Releases


  • Memorial Selects Kerry Watson as Interim CEO -

    (March 21, 2017) – The Memorial Health Board of Directors announced today that it has selected Kerry Watson to serve as interim CEO. Watson is a proven healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience in leading, managing, and directing major hospitals and healthcare organizations. He will join Memorial Health the week of April 17.

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    ‘PRIDE’ Driver Education Course -

    (March 20, 2017) – Parker’s Emergency & Trauma Center at Memorial University Medical Center is partnering with Safe Kids Savannah and the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute at the University of Georgia to offer the “Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error (PRIDE)” course April 10.

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    Willett Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Program Awarded $30,000 -

    (March 14, 2017) – The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation awarded $30,000 to the sickle cell program at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial Health. The grant will fund a dedicated nurse educator, outreach and community education, and a summer camp experience for children living with this chronic illness.

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Pathway Customers Now Have Access to Memorial Health -

    (February 28, 2017) – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia customers enrolled in health plans that utilize the Pathway (or Pathway X) network in southeast Georgia now have access to Memorial Health.

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    ‘PRIDE’ Driver Education Course Offered for Parents and Teens in Chatham County -

    (February 3, 2017) – Parker’s Emergency & Trauma Center at Memorial University Medical Center is partnering with Safe Kids Savannah and the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute at the University of Georgia to offer the “Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error (PRIDE)” course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 27, at the Savannah-Chatham Police Training Center, located at 3401 Edwin Street in Savannah.

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    New Guidelines for Family and Friends during Flu Season -

    (January 24, 2017) – To protect our patients, families, friends, and Team Members during flu season, Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is temporarily modifying its visiting policies. These changes apply to all patient care areas at MUMC.

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    New Medically Managed Weight-loss Program Launches February 1 -

    (January 17, 2017) – A new medically managed weight-loss program, designed for those with a significant amount of weight to lose, begins February 1 at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Your New Weigh to Live uses one-on-one in-person and virtual consultations with a registered dietitian, educational classes, and regular weigh-ins to help participants learn to make healthier choices in every area of their lives.

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    ACA Enrollment Events Scheduled This Week -

    (January 9, 2017) – Residents of the Savannah area will have two more opportunities this week to get assistance with enrollment in The Health Insurance Marketplace and the Coastal Campaign for Healthy Kids.  ACA open enrollment ends January 31, 2017.

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