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SouthCoast Health Receives Recognitions in 18 Categories in the 2018 Savannah Magazine “Best of” Issue

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Savannah Magazine’s “Best of Savannah” 2018 winners and runner-ups were announced September 7. SouthCoast Health was honored in 18 categories related to the healthcare/ medical field and was featured in Savannah Magazine’s September/October 2018 issue.

Savannah Magazine conducts a yearly poll to name the city’s most influential people and ideas. The magazine emphasizes that “only reader votes” determine the winners and that votes are limited to one per person.

“We are proud of our physicians, providers, and organization for this year’s recognition by Savannah Magazine. Acknowledgment from the Savannah community for our commitment to quality health care is a great honor,” SouthCoast Health Administrator John Marrero said. “SouthCoast Health’s representation in 18 categories with the rigorous selection measures makes it more meaningful. It reflects our goal of providing Total Wellness for Life™ to our patients.”

SouthCoast Health winners and runner-ups were recognized in the following categories:


Wasil Kahn (runner-up)


Roy D. Flood Jr. (winner)

3.Family Medicine/General Practitioner

Kristen A. Updegraff (winner)

Leland R. Dampier III (runner-up)

4.Foot Specialist

Craig K. Skalla (winner)

5.General Surgeon

Jeffrey S. Mandel (winner)

6.Infectious Disease

Nenad Avramovski (winner)

Scott E. Rojas (runner-up)

7.Internal Medicine

Robert W. Grant (runner-up)


Nizar S. Eskandar (winner)

Garrett White (runner-up)


Scott D. Callaghan (runner-up)


Barbara Lutz (runner-up)

11.Nurse Practitioner

Tammie E. Walz (runner-up)


Elizabeth Hesley (winner)


Stephanie D. Croll (runner-up)


Edward D. Sammons (winner)

15.Osteopathic Physician

Troy A. Murphy (runner-up)

16.Physical Therapist

Lisa M. Bettio (winner)


Nathan P. Fergus (winner)

18.Urgent/Immediate Care Clinics

SouthCoast Health (runner-up)

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor or a pediatrician, or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Founded in 1996, SouthCoast Health has 120 physicians and medical professionals in 17 locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Baxley, Hilton Head, Hinesville, and Statesboro. SouthCoast Health offers comprehensive medical services including: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Allergy and Asthma, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Eye Care, Imaging, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Surgery, Clinical Trial Research Studies, Diabetic Self-Management Training Sessions, Dietetic Counseling, Laboratory Services, Massage Therapy, Optical Shop, Pharmacy, and Urgent Care.

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