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Bishop Eye Center Ophthalmologist Receives Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently announced that Scott K. Schultz, MD, Director of Glaucoma Care and Surgery for Bishop Eye Center, has received a prestigious Achievement Award.

The award recognizes Dr. Schultz for his many years of distinguished service in the programs of the AAO. He participates in the leadership development program, is on the glaucoma subcommittee, partakes in the mid-year forum for advocacy and lectures at AAO meetings.

“I am grateful for this honor that recognizes my passion and contributions to the advancement of ophthalmology,” said Dr. Schultz.

Additionally, Dr. Schultz has devoted his career to the treatment of glaucoma, which is actually a group of diseases with widely differing causes. Dr. Schultz utilizes the latest techniques and technologies in glaucoma and cataract care, including the Glaukos iStent, Alcon mini EX-PRESS, glaucoma laser treatments, and the CATALYS Precision Laser System for cataract surgery.

Bishop Eye Center is a Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC based leader in refractive cataract surgery that is internationally recognized for patient outcomes. The doctors and staff view each patient as unique and focus on their needs as they come together to achieve their personal best eyesight. Offering a wide variety of services from comprehensive eye exams to cataract surgery, Bishop Eye Center is focused on restoring their patients ability to see their world with their best personal vision.

For more information visit or call 843-689-3937.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Announce Aromatherapy Speech to be Featured at Encourage Health Education Series Luncheon

At the first of four lectures in the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay will present “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” on Tuesday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah.

In total, the series features four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. A healthy lunch will be provided. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website,

Stewart is a psychologist and professional clinical counselor. Margaret Clay is a certified life coach with more than 20 years of experience in providing experiential learning for clients of all ages for the purpose of self-development, team development and leadership development.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. The selected benefiting nonprofit organization for this presentation is The Living Vine.

This marks the fourth year for the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit For more information, visit

Curves’ 19th Annual Food Drive: We Can Feed the Need

Curves International, Inc. (, one of the largest chains of fitness centers for women in the world, today announced that the 2017 Curves Food Drive will take place from March 12 through March 25 at participating Curves centers across the U.S. and Canada.  Curves is inviting both non-members and members to take part in the Food Drive by bringing in a bag of non-perishable food to be donated to a local community food bank.  New members who donate one large bag of food will pay no enrollment fee to join.*

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Optim Surgery Center Celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, October 26

After nine months of planning and construction, Optim Surgery Center presented its newly renovated and expanded premier orthopedic ambulatory surgery center (ASC) to members of the community. The celebration included a cocktail reception, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and guided surgery center tours for invited guests on the evening of Wednesday, October 26.

Optim Surgery Center is a dedicated musculoskeletal focused ASC that is partnered with the physicians at Optim Orthopedics. It boasts four advanced operating suites, three additional procedure rooms, and five extended stay private recovery rooms, each with an en suite bathroom for the enhanced privacy and comfort of patients and families.

“We are thrilled to present our enhanced facility to the community and our patients. Our goal has been to create an environment that feels like a boutique, five-star hotel to match our best-in-class care,” said Connor Lawrie, Optim Surgery Center administrator. “Our high-end finishes include premium mattresses, high thread count sheets, 42” HD TVs, an overnight family lounge, and catered dinners for patients and their families.”

Optim Surgery Center is surveyed and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). With the expansion of the extended stay wing, the facility is approaching 20,000 square feet, all of which is specifically designed for patients undergoing orthopedic procedures.

“By leveraging our specialization in orthopedics, we have created a safe, comfortable, and efficient center. On top of that, we offer over 30 board-certified orthopedic physicians and highly trained staff members who are all determined to get you back to you as quickly as possible,” stated Lawrie. “We provide a unique experience by integrating our all-in-one approach which includes on-site clinic, therapy, and imaging.“

The enhanced surgery center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for exceptional care. Surgeon sub-specialties include: sports medicine; total joint replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and pediatric orthopedics.

“Our new private overnight recovery suites have allowed us to expand our capabilities; total joint replacement and spine procedures in particular,” commented Optim Healthcare’s Chief Executive  Officer David Castleberry. “To date, we have performed over 50 total knee replacements in our ASC. We believe patients get better at home and we want to get you back to your active lifestyle faster.”



Optim Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center with extended stay capabilities, that is solely focused on orthopedic procedures. Partnering with the physicians of Optim Orthopedics, Optim Surgery Center provides care for the following sub-specialties: sports medicine; total joint replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and pediatric orthopedics.

Located in midtown Savannah, Optim Surgery Center features four advanced operating suites, three procedure rooms, and five extended stay private recovery rooms, each with an en suite bathroom, for the enhanced privacy and comfort of patients and families. These rooms will offer a boutique recovery experience for patients undergoing joint replacement or spinal procedures that require overnight observation. Our nurse-to-patient ratio and physician supervision of overnight patients is unprecedented. For more information, visit

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