Kurt GamblaBeaufort Memorial hires 1st chief medical officer
Dr. Kurt Gambla, an internist in the community for 24 years, has been hired as Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s first chief medical officer. In addition to serving as a primary care physician, Gambla has been involved with nearly every administrative committee in the hospital. A graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Gambla spent his first two years in the medical field working for Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Services. After six years in private practice he took a position with Beaufort Memorial Primary Care. He also served the last 16 years as hospice director of THA Healthcare. Gambla will take over as full-time vice president, chief medical officer June 1. In his new post, Gambla will collaborate with Beaufort Memorial’s medical staff to develop, implement and enhance clinical protocols and patient care services and programs. He will help recruit new physicians and play an instrumental role in developing a strategic plan for the hospital as it continues to expand and improve healthcare services in the future.

Jeffrey-CBauerBAUER DENTAL ASSOCIATES OPEN 2ND LOCATION
Jeffrey C. Bauer, D.M.D., of Bauer Dental Associates and his team have announced the opening of a second location, formally Shelter Cove Dental, located on Hilton Head Island. Bauer will lead Shelter Cove Dental after 14-plus years of private practice experience. He brings to Shelter Cove years of knowledge in both general and cosmetic dentistry, having built and maintained successful private practices in both the Pittsburgh area and Bluffton. To make an appointment, call 843-686-5810 for Shelter Cove or 843-757-2222 for Bluffton.

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AERIAL ADVENTURE HILTON HEAD NOW OPEN
adventureparkBroad Creek Marina Adventures opened a new attraction this month — Aerial Adventure Hilton Head. The twohour attraction features 50 in-the-tree challenging activities on six different ability courses, easy to hard, designed to accommodate various levels of physical fitness. The cost of this self-guided experience is $49 per person. “Our new adventure is for all ages — a 5-year-old will love our green courses, and a Marine will enjoy our black ‘rough and tough’ courses, while the rest of us can enjoy the in-between blue journeys,” owner Roger Freedman said. The attraction is located next to ZipLine Hilton Head at Broad Creek Marina. For more information, call 843-682-6000.

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UPDATE ON REALTOR MONICA DAVIS

Monica-DavisCharter One Realty & Marketing congratulates Monica Davis on her move to the Charter One South Office, located at 11 Park Lane on Hilton Head Hilton. Davis has more than 15 years of experience and specializes in all areas of real estate on Hilton Head. Visit her new website, www.HiltonHeadIslandAddress.com or contact her at monica@monicadavis.com, 843-384-4473 (mobile), 843-686-9549 (direct line office), or 843- 785-4460 (office main line). Buying or selling, Monica Davis can assist you with all your real estate needs.

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klenkeKLENKE OPENS PLASTIC SURGERY OFFICE IN BLUFFTON
Dr. Audrey Klenke has opened Pinnacle Plastic Surgery in Bluffton. Klenke started the practice to provide the latest advances in cosmetic and reconstructive services in the Lowcountry. Her approach is driven by modern perceptions of beauty and the understanding that aesthetics depend on individual perspective. She has joined the medical staff of both Hilton Head Hospital and Beaufort Memorial Hospital. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she has served as the chief administrative resident at the University’s Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery. Her projects and presentations there included recent advances in facial and body contouring, and the use of less invasive surgical procedures such as lasers, peels and injectables. Pinnacle Plastic Surgery will focus on those areas and reconstructive surgery for breast and skin cancer, extensive weight loss and facial trauma. Also pictured is executive director Trevor Klenke.

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stothatrMichael Stothard recently joined Premier Island Properties. Stothard holds a Georgia license. He was with Harry Norman and Georgia Prudential Realty in Atlanta. He also holds a South Carolina real estate license and is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. In addition to working with buyers and sellers, Stothard will be providing personal home management for second homes and vacation properties.

 

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grantThe Greenery Inc. announced the recent promotion of horticulturist Stuart Grant to head of Business Development for residential maintenance services throughout Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Grant has been with The Greenery for the past 11 years, most recently serving as operations manager for Hilton Head Island. Grant’s new job responsibilities will include meeting with new clients and building The Greenery’s residential accounts business.

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BLEU OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Bleu TeamPhoto.smallerThe Bleu Companies, LLC doing business as Bleu Jean Boutique and Bleu Door Furniture & Interiors, offers a unique and personal shopping experience that was created and formed by owners Bill and Jerri Thomas. The concept and philosophy of “The Bleu” is to provide “retail therapy without breaking the bank” and to provide a warm and friendly southern atmosphere. The Thomases have lived most of their lives on Hilton Head Island. Bill was a successful owner of Carswell Insurance Services, now BB&T Carswell Insurance Services.

They also have a home in western North Carolina. Jerri’s love for the beautiful landscapes of the Smoky Mountains and the Lowcountry of South Carolina inspired the design of their renovated warehouse, located at 807 William Hilton Parkway, near Santa Fe Cafe. The companies offer a little bit of something for everyone. Women’s clothing, boots, furniture, rugs and accessories are on sale now. Men’s clothing is coming soon. Keep an eye out for their Grand Opening party. For more information, call 843-341-BLEU.

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Schultz joins Bishop Eye Associates
SchultzScott Schultz, MD, has joined the team at Bishop Eye Associates. Shultz is certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a fellowship-trained glaucoma subspecialist, a medical and surgical director of glaucoma and is a specialist in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is the director of glaucoma care and surgery for Bishop Eye Associates, but also provides state-of-the-art cataract surgery and comprehensive eye care. He received his glaucoma training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s No. 1 eye hospital, and is the Lowcountry’s only glaucoma specialist.

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Palmetto Moon names new president of SC

holzerRobert Webster, chairman and CEO of Palmetto Moon, has announced that Eric Holzer has been promoted to president of the eight-store South Carolina retail chain. Holzer has been involved with the company since its inception in 2002. Over the past ten years, he has held numerous leadership roles within the company, including overseeing the daily store operations of both the Mount Pleasant and Northwood’s Mall locations. Within his current role as chief merchandising officer, Holzer has responsibility for supervising purchasing, marketing initiatives, sales promotion, and IT. This will continue to be a vital role he maintains for the growing Charleston-based company as president. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in finance, Holzer’s experience prior to joining Palmetto Moon included key finance and sales positions with Philips of North America.