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Doctors Hospital of Augusta

Herk Johnessee is Named New Nursing Director

May 06, 2009

AUGUSTA, GA – Herk Johnessee, RN, BSN, MSCIS, was recently named Nursing Director for the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. Herk has over 25 years of healthcare experience including management and clinical care in academic and community hospitals. Prior to joining Doctors Hospital, he received his primary burn training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and a variety of other adult centers in the South. Herk oversees the daily operations of the
Joseph M. Still Burn Center and Advanced Wound Management Center, and manages over 200

For a photograph of Herk, go to The

Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital is a 59-bed burn unit that admits over 3,000 patients annually from throughout the Southeast, and 7.6 percent of the nation’s burn patients. The Burn Center is most proud of its 97% survival rate. For more information about the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, go to or contact Beth Frits, 706.364.6400 or 706.373.9009.