Who’s News for the week of October 1st-7th

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Photo above from left: Judge Albert Kleckley, Jr.; Dr. Thomas Noble; Patsy Hodge; Dr. Ardra Davis-Tolbert.

Coastal Carolina Hospital welcomes four new Governing Board members

Coastal Carolina Hospital recently appointed Judge Albert L. Kleckley, Jr., Patsy Hodge, Dr. Thomas E. Noble and Dr. Ardra Davis-Tolbert to three-year terms on its Governing Board.

A native of Jasper County, Judge Kleckley has an associate’s degree in Mortuary Law from Gupton Jones College in Atlanta and a business degree from University of South Carolina Beaufort. He has served on the foster care board for the South Carolina Department of Social Services and board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Jasper County.  Kleckley is serving his second term as a probate judge for Jasper County, a position he has held for the past six years. He currently resides in Ridgeland, SC with his wife, Ashley, and three children.

Dr. Noble is a retired gastroenterologist. He moved to the area in 2012 from Christianburg, VA, and worked at Hardeeville Medical Group until his retirement last year. He was on the medical staff at Coastal Carolina Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his internship and residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Boston area hospitals affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine. He and his wife, Mercia, live in Bluffton. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Hodge, a native of Tillman, South Carolina, has been involved with several civic organizations including Friends of Library, Meals on Wheels, the Greater Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine and Church of the Cross. Mrs. Hodge, a former businesswoman and former elementary school teacher, lives in Bluffton with husband, Frank. They have two sons and three grandchildren.

Dr. Davis-Tolbert is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist with Riverside Women’s Care and a member of the medical staff at Coastal Carolina Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) and has been practicing for more than 16 years. She received her undergraduate degree in biology/pre-med from Hampton University in Hampton, Va., earned her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA, and completed her residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. Dr. Davis-Tolbert is married to Dr. Claude Tolbert, who is also an obstetrician/gynecologist. They reside in Beaufort with their two children.

Physician joins Beaufort Memorial OB-GYN Specialists

In a continuing effort to enhance its maternity and women’s health services, Beaufort Memorial Hospital has added another OB-GYN physician to its medical staff.

Dr. Marlena Mattingly has joined Drs. Christopher Benson, Gregory Miller, Berniece Redmond and Claude Tolbert, and certified nurse-midwife Janna Jones Kersh, at Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, providing expert care to women of all ages.

Dr. Mattingly comes to Beaufort from Indiana University School of Medicine where she recently completed her medical residency. In her last year, she served as the school’s scheduling chief, creating rotation and call schedules for 40 OB-GYN residents. A summa cum laude graduate of Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., Dr. Mattingly went on to earn her medical degree with high distinction at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

During her graduate studies, she participated in the Global Health Track, serving rotations in China and Kenya, and volunteered at the free University of Kentucky Salvation Army Clinic in Lexington. In her new practice, Dr. Mattingly will offer patients pregnancy care from conception through delivery, as well as general gynecology and gynecological surgery services.

Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology is located in Suite 210 of Beaufort Medical Plaza, 989 Ribaut Road. To make an appointment with Dr. Mattingly, call (843) 522-7820.

Celadon expands sales team by adding Joe McNamara

Celadon is excited to announce the addition of Joe McNamara to the community’s sales department. As Sales Executive, Joe will host discovery tours through the development, guide prospective residents through the home buying process, and foster relationships with local real estate brokers on behalf of Celadon. Joining in advance of the release of Phase II of the development, Joe will be an integral addition to the Celadon team.

Joe is an alumnus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Upon graduation, Joe enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served at installations in Kāne’ohe Bay, HI and Beaufort, SC. Following his military service, Joe joined a Boston consultancy firm specializing in leadership development and team-building as Director of Business Development. Joe and his family are thrilled to return to the Lowcountry for this new opportunity with Celadon. Joe comments, “We have lived all over, including Hawaii, and to us, nothing beats the lifestyle that Beaufort affords. You have the water, the mild year-round climate, the sights and sounds of downtown, and some of the friendliest, most sincere people you will ever meet. We can’t think of a better place to raise a family than Beaufort.”