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160202-N-YZ901-028 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 2, 2016) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Isis J. Gooden, from Saint Helens Island, S.C., USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) Sailor of the Day for Feb. 2, steers the ship under instruction. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian B. Martinez/ Released)

Photo above: U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian B. Martinez/Released.

Saint Helena Island Native earns Sailor of the Day honors

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Isis J. Gooden, from Saint Helena Island, S.C., USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) Sailor of the Day for Feb. 2, steers the ship under instruction. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.

Dr. Patricia Thompson & Nurse Practitioner Suzanne Wolf join Beaufort Memorial Hospital OB-GYN Office

Dr. John Fontana
Dr. John Fontana

Longtime Lowcountry OB-GYN Dr. Patricia Thompson has joined Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, strengthening her two-decade relationship with the hospital. Nurse practitioner Suzanne Wolf also will be joining the group.

Dr. John Fontana, who founded the former Beaufort OB-GYN in the 1970s and has practiced at Beaufort Memorial for more than 40 years, will be retiring as a gynecologist. He will continue to assist with surgery cases at the hospital on a part-time basis.

Both Thompson and Wolf specialize in gynecology and no longer deliver babies. They will continue to see patients at their current office at 1835 N. Paris Ave. in Port Royal. Thompson also offers office hours at Bluffton Medical Services, 11 Arley Way.

Dr. Patricia Thompson
Dr. Patricia Thompson

A board-certified physician for 20 years, Thompson most recently owned and practiced with Gynecology Associates of Beaufort. She is one of four Beaufort Memorial OB-GYN surgeons trained to perform robot-assisted hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures.

A graduate of West Virginia University Medical School, she completed her OB-GYN residency at MacDonald Women’s Hospital in Cleveland and went on to earn a master’s degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from the University of North Carolina in 2010.

Over the years, she has been actively involved with Beaufort Memorial Hospital and recently served as vice chair of the BMH Board of Trustees and is the hospital’s chief medical information officer.

Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf

Prior to graduating from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996, Wolf was a U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps officer for 20 years.

Beaufort Memorial OB-GYN is part of Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners, a multi-specialty network of practices and providers with locations throughout Beaufort and Hampton counties.

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