The holidays are a time to honor and memorialize friends and family. SGMC invites the public to attend its first Love Light candle ceremonies at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Dec. 8 at 6 pm, and SGMC Lanier Campus in Lakeland, Dec. 13 at 6pm.
South Georgia Medical Center named Richard Huth administrator of its Berrien and Lanier Campuses located in Nashville and Lakeland, Georgia.
SGMC recently honored 213 long-term employees for a collective 3,575 years of faithful service to our patients and community. These employees were recognized for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of continuous service.
Becky Thompson, Registered Nurse on 3 West at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for November.
Miranda Pruitt, Emergency Department Charge Nurse at SGMC Lanier Campus, received The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for October.
Pam Jones was recently promoted to Director of Educational Services at South Georgia Medical Center.
Toni Quimby has taken the position as Director of Quality Improvement/Patient Safety at South Georgia Medical Center.
SGMC welcomes Irene Sheppard, MSN, RN, CEN as the new administrative director of Emergency Services and Monitor Bank.
Tom Schleusner has been named the Administrative Director of Facilities for South Georgia Medical Center campuses and affiliates.
The Volunteer Auxiliary at South Georgia Medical Center presented a donation of $25,000 to the SGMC Foundation at its October Board meeting.
With impending Hurricane Matthew to hit the east coast of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina within the next 24-hours, SGMC, its campuses and affiliates, are preparing for patient transfers and potential problems associated with mass evacuees.
Three cameras improve visualization of the colon
Eighteen million Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD) which is potentially life threatening, and if left untreated can have grave consequences.
South Georgia Medical Center physician, Maurice Solis, MD, FACS of SGMC CardioVascular Institute in Valdosta, recently attended the fourth annual scientific sessions of the Georgia Vascular Society (GVS) at the Ritz Carlton, Reynolds at Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Georgia.
Lara Davis, Labor and Delivery Nurse, became the first recipient of The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses at South Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and SGMC will be holding a free prostate cancer screening on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-7:30 pm at the Pearlman Cancer Center.
The Health & Wellness Ministry at Christian Love Bible Baptist Church will host a special stage performance entitled “Serenity, an Inspirational Comedy” at 6pm on Saturday, Sept. 17.
With the impending Tropical Storm Hermine, South Georgia Medical Center, its campuses and affiliates are adjusting hours of operation for Friday, September 2.
If you knit, crochet or sew and have a desire to do something to benefit area cancer patients, consider joining the Chemo Cap Brigade, a group of volunteers at South Georgia Medical Center.
Corné Maydell, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in Neonatology. Dr. Maydell is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics, and Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine.
Family member of patient details experience, highlighting individuals who cared for her by name.
SGMC Berrien Campus is starting a free support group for individuals who care for loved ones diagnosed with dementia.
Induced Hypothermia Preserves Brain Function
Retired Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Captain Carl Smith Thankful for SGMC
Nurses at South Georgia Medical Center’s campuses and affiliates will soon be honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses, a program that recognizes the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
South Georgia Medical Center congratulates Denah Newton, RN, for receiving Vascular Access Certification (VA-BC) from the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC).
Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are working together to provide much needed support and “warmth” to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country.
South Georgia Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests while in the hospital.
Nursing, or Patient Care Services as it is commonly called, is a vitally important function in all healthcare organizations.
South Georgia Medical Center has received its second consecutive American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines?-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus.
Monday marked an important event in SGMC’s history as nearly 60 members of the Epic team gathered for orientation. The team will be responsible for developing and implementing SGMC’s new electronic health record (EHR) system, known as Epic.
South Georgia Medical Center presented Rev. John L. Akers and Dr. Henry Wright with Lifetime of Service Awards for their 43 years of service as volunteer chaplains.
South Georgia Medical Center celebrated the re-opening of its Golden Galleria boutique with a ribbon cutting on Monday, June 13.
Every week three infants in Georgia die due to sleep-related causes, many of which are preventable. Today, SGMC launched a Safe to Sleep initiative in partnership with the Georgia Children’s Cabinet and the Georgia Department of Public Health to prevent sleep-related infant deaths.
South Georgia Medical Center welcomes 31 Youth Volunteers to its annual summer program, Canopy of Care.
Aaron Louviere and Lorrie Wicks, senior students at the Valdosta State University College of Nursing, recently completed South Georgia Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Internship Program.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded pins to members for lifetime hours of service.
It was business as usual at the SGMC Lanier Campus, until one employee went into cardiac arrest prompting fellow employees to save her life.
The employees at the SGMC Lanier Campus recently contributed $2000 to the American Cancer Society for the Lanier County Relay for Life.
On Wednesday, May 4 Amanda Lucas’ Kindergarten class from St. John’s the Evangelist School donated nearly 200 DVD’s to the Pediatric floor at South Georgia Medical Center.
On April 20, 2016, South Georgia Medical Center was named a COPD Top Performer at the Vizient MidSouth’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Collaborative held in Macon, Georgia.
Lanier High School Senior Teighlor Livingston is the proud recipient of the first annual Jay Shaw Scholarship.
SGMC's Dogwood Senior Health Center, located in Berrien County, recently helped sponsor the Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars event.
Troopers of the Georgia State Patrol were honored as South Georgia Medical Center’s Hospital Heroes by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Hospital Authority.
SGMC celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016. SGMC is thankful for each and every volunteer who serves at our campuses on a daily basis. We appreciate their dedication and time.
Laurie Carter, a resident of Nashville, Georgia, would have never envisioned she’d be speaking at organizations to raise awareness of organ donation, but that’s exactly what she does now.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Pearlman Cancer Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care
Healthcare in the United States is undergoing major changes. The battle to adapt to these changes, while continuing to place the patient at the center of all decisions, is one that SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC) is winning.
The Stone Creek Ladies Golf Association recently presented a check for $5,500 to the SGMC's Foundation which benefits SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center.
Heath A. Evans, FACHE, has been selected to serve as South Georgia Medical Center’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services was named “Service of the Year”.
SGMC is proud to announce Roger McDonald, RN was named the Most Valuable Employee by the Valdosta- Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
SGMC Stroke Program Wins Third Consecutive Award as Coverdell Champion Hospital of the Year.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, flu activity is increasing. Lowndes and surrounding counties are seeing an increase in the number of cases as well.
Valdosta Oral Surgeon John Roan, DDS has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia.
New Fingerprint Identification System Provides Modern, Convenient Patient Registration
South Georgia Medical Center seeks to change this by raising awareness of heart disease with educational and screening events throughout the month of February, National Heart Health Month.
SGMC, in collaboration with hospitalist partner EmCare, announces that Internal Medicine Physicians Roberto Garcia, MD and Felix Valdez, MD have been appointed to lead SGMC’s Hospitalist Program.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, Infusion Services will relocate from the main building to the SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center. This will provide easier access to patients using these services.
SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary presents stockings to newborn babies this holiday season.
SGMC has named Jan Myers, RN, MSN as it new Administrative Director for the SGMC Berrien and Lanier Campuses.
The reimbursement penalty has been imposed because of an oversight in the transfer of documentation files and not because of any hospital acquired condition reports.
South Georgia Medical Center was named the Top 10 Large Hospital in Georgia for 2015 by Georgia Trend magazine.
When Janice Bristow presented to South Georgia Medical Center last September, she thought she was just sick. However, initial exams determined Jan needed a heart catheterization and she was admitted to the Dasher Heart Center.
The holiday season can bring unexpected hazards into your home. Read up on five common risks and learn how to prepare yourself and your family.
South Georgia Medical Center announces that Jessica Musgrove has been named Associate Inpatient Director of 4W and 4 Medical.
South Georgia Medical Center announces that Stacy Branch has been named Associate Inpatient Director of 3W and 5W.
Georgia Trend Magazine recognized SGMC as the Top 10 Large Hospital for 2015. According to Georgia Trend, the data used to compile the rankings came from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
LifeLink® of Georgia is proud to announce that South Georgia Medical Center received a GOLD award for its organ, eye, and tissue donation and registration efforts through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
SGMC partnered with the South Health District to present the 2015 Great American Smokeout essay contest to local 8th grade students.
SGMC Lanier Campus has finalized its FY2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report and posted the findings on its website, sgmc.org.
SGMC is proud to join more than 30 other state health leaders, patient and provider groups, and health care delivery systems in launching “Nobody Quits Like Georgia.”
Former National Football League and United Football League Running Back Adrian N. Peterson visit Pearlman Cancer Center.
The Valwood School pre-K, teachers and faculty, along with VSU sorority representatives presented a donation of $1,156.34 to the SGMC Foundation as part of the Coins for Crayons fundraiser benefiting the SGMC Pediatric’s Unit. The pre-K students also presented a basket of crayons and coloring books in addition to the money which will be used for new video games on Peds.
South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized for implementing the latest research-based treatment guidelines for adult cardiac arrests patients.
In a joint announcement, the Board of Trustees of the South Georgia Regional Library (SGRL) and the Board of Trustees of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia, d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) revealed the completion of an agreement for the Hospital Authority to acquire the main library property.
As part of SGMC’s Growing Healthy Together initiative, SGMC's CardioVascular Institute is teaming up with the SGMC Dasher Memorial Heart Center and South Georgia Medical Associates, P.C., to help residents of our community beat cardiac and vascular diseases.
On October 1, 2015, all healthcare providers are required by the United States to convert from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for all billing and payment of all inpatient medical services, as well as outpatient testing and diagnostic services.
Former heart patient John Fischbach, Sr. presented a very special American flag to South Georgia Medical Center’s Dasher Memorial Heart Center.
South Georgia Medical Center is listed in a US News & World Report special section as one of three Georgia hospitals to receive the highest accolades for stroke care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Maurice M. Solis, MD, FACS has been elected president of the Georgia Vascular Society (GVS).
The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA d/b/a SGMC Lakeland Villa hosted a groundbreaking on Sunday, September 27, at 3 pm for a replacement nursing home.
The Infection Prevention and Control Department at South Georgia Medical Center announced that SGMC has confirmed the first case of flu for the 2015-16 flu season.
Myrna Ballard, President of the Valdosta- Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, has completed the cardiovascular business shadowing program at South Georgia Medical Center.
Etta Stewart has been named the System Director of Medical Staff Services at South Georgia Medical Center.
On Tuesday,September 8, 2015, South Georgia Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Randy Sauls announced his resignation effective immediately.
On Thursday, September 17 from 6pm – 7:30pm at the Pearlman Cancer Center, SGMC will host their annual, free Prostate Cancer Screening.
On Thursday, August 20, the two new electric carts were donated to SGMC by the Volunteer Auxiliary.
SGMC Urgent Care offers medical care for non-emergent conditions for persons aged 24 months to adult. This patient-centered approach to care is faster and costs much less than an ER visit.
SGMC wins the statewide Community Leadership Award for increasing Sepsis Awareness. Award was presented by the Georgia Hospital Association.
South Georgia Medical Center announces that Faith Walker has been named the Director of Patient Access Services.
South Georgia Medical Center announces that Tamara “Tami” Jackson has joined its leadership team in the role of Chief Nursing Officer.
The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center is receipt of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.
South Georgia Medical Center welcomes 39 Youth Volunteers to its annual summer program, Canopy of Care.
South Georgia Medical Center and the YMCA are teaming up to offer a one-day Safe Sitter® course for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 on June 12, 19, and July 10, 17 from 8:30am-3:30pm at SGMC.
South Georgia Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award (WCA) as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care.
The SGMC Dogwood Senior Health Center will host a free community lecture on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia on Thursday, May 28 at 6 pm at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta.
New Process Revamps Billing
Beginning June 1, 2015, South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) will implement a new Revenue Cycle Management process. SGMC will begin sending individual statements per service encounter to all patients, including minors. Statements will show services rendered including lab, radiology, clinic, inpatient, and other charges. Statements will no longer be sent to the guarantor on the accounts. Statements from affiliated physicians and others will be billed separately.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Dasher Memorial Heart Center will host a regional conference for Georgia emergency medical services and emergency nursing professionals.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services will host its annual stroke symposium, an educational lunch and learn, to spotlight stroke prevention and offer support for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members.
The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) is pleased to announce the new SGMC Cardiovascular Shadowing/Internship Program.
The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA presented its monthly Hospital Hero award at the board of directors meeting on Wednesday, April 15.
To raise awareness of the most common of all cancers—skin, SGMC is offering free skin cancer screenings throughout April and May.
SGMC, Kohl’s Department Store, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and Safe Kids Lowndes County will be hosting Bike Smart- a bike safety and bike rodeo program on Saturday, April 25.
SGMC has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award.
South Georgia Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines Target Stroke Honor Roll-GOLD Elite Plus Award. Award demonstrates SGMC commitment to quality care for stroke patients.
For the second consecutive year, South Georgia Medical Center received the Vista Award for Infrastructure from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, South Georgia Medical Center and area dentists will be offering a free oral cancer screening on Thursday, April 16, from 5:30 until 7:00 pm at the SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center.
South Georgia Medical Center announces Director of Physician Recruitment and Relations.
SGMC Chief Information Officer, Bob Foster named Health Connect Partners, Inc 2015 Hospital Information Technology (IT) Executive of the Year.
South Georgia Medical Center announces new leadership for Director of Critical Care and Specialty Nursing, and Administrative Director of the Emergency Department.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Health Information Management Release of Information (medical records)has moved to the SGMC Smith Northview Campus at 4280 North Valdosta Road.
South Georgia Medical Center emerged a winner at the 2014 MarCom Awards.
Kohl’s Department Stores, through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, has donated $41,066 to the SGMC Foundation.
The SGMC Emergency and Pharmacy Departments began a new program to improve the hospital’s documentation of emergency patients’ pre-admission medications.
February is Heart Health Month and South Georgia Medical Center is celebrating National Wear Red Day and hosting a Heart Health Expo to promote awareness of heart disease throughout the community.
SGMC announces that James Eutzler, DO, FACOEP, FACEP has accepted the medical directorship at Health Care South.
SGMC Berrien Campus is partnering with the local Anytime Fitness to help combat the issue of obesity among children and seniors.
The Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives has selected John P. Ball, III, FACHE as a member-at-large serving on the 2015 Board of Directors.
Valwood School students, from pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders will show off their artistic talents in “When Ideas Come to Life,” now on display at SGMC Smith Northview Campus.
South Georgia Medical Center will offer a free Cervical Cancer Screening and Pap test on Jan. 15 from 5pm to 6:30 pm.
South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce the re-certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
SGMC Berrien Campus welcomes Fredrick A. Koehler, MD in the specialty of Internal Medicine. Dr. Koehler will operate a full-time medical office called SGMC Berrien Internal Medicine.
The Stone Creek Ladies Golf Association recently presented a $5,500 check to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation which benefits SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center.
The SGMC Berrien Campus has completed data collection and posted its implementation plan for its 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment.
South Georgia Medical Center and its Lanier and Berrien campuses are joining forces with South Health District and the American Cancer Society to encourage people to quit smoking, dipping, or chewing tobacco products during the annual Great American Smokeout.
Effective Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7am, labor and delivery services will only be available at the SGMC Main Campus.
SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center has been asked to participate in the American Cancer Society’s webinar “Implementing Survivor Care Plans for Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited Cancer Programs.”
The Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes honored 16 outstanding Georgia nurses at the 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. Thomas Calabro, Director of Critical Care Nursing at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta was one of them, receiving top honors in the Critical Care category.
The SGMC Lakeland Villa has earned two prestigious recognitions from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.
South Georgia Medical Center Executive Chef Reggie Donaldson received the Willis Williams Spirit of Service Award for Culinary Excellence from Morrison Healthcare,
During November, South Georgia Medical Center is offering four programs geared to educate area men on common health issues.
In 2012, South Georgia Medical Center and the SGMC Smith Northview Campus generated more than $701 million in revenue for the local and state economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital
National and international health authorities are currently working to control a large, ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) involving areas in West Africa.
SGMC Berrien Campus has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
Three exceptional nurses at South Georgia Medical Center have been nominated for the Georgia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards.
The Patient Experience Team (PET) at the SGMC Lanier Campus is working hard to ensure that every patient encounter is a positive one.
South Georgia Medical Center is offering free clinical breast cancer screenings during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SGMC CardioVascular Institute Vascular Surgeon Maurice Solis, MD performed the first aortic endograft procedure at the Dasher Heart Center on Wednesday, September 17.
Maurice Solis, MD Named President Elect of Georgia Vascular Society.
South Georgia Medical Center announces the selection of C. Richard “Dick” Dwozan as the new campus administrator for the SGMC Berrien Campus and the SGMC Lanier Campus.
SGMC Lanier Campus will host a Health and Wellness event on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 4pm to 6:30pm in the hospital lobby.
The SGMC Lakeland Villa announces the appointment of Geoff D. Hardy as its new nursing home administrator.
South Georgia Medical Center announces that Julie Haskins has been promoted to the position of Controller for SGMC and its affiliated campuses.
Valdosta, GA - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and South Georgia Medical Center is urging men to take responsibility for their prostate health.
The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA has endorsed a system-wide refresh to the SGMC brand to improve brand identity in the communities served by South Georgia Medical Center, its campuses and affiliates.
If you haven’t heard of Sepsis, you aren’t alone. A recent national survey found that less than half of Americans have ever heard of Sepsis, even though it kills more than 258,000 Americans annually, more than breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer combined. South Georgia Medical Center, through its “Know Sepsis” campaign, seeks to change that by educating the community on signs and symptoms and implementing protocols to raise the standard of care for Sepsis patients.
South Georgia Medical Center has received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women. This award identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
South Georgia Medical Center announces that Dale Cutshaw, RN, is the new director of the SGMC Emergency Department. For the past seven years, Cutshaw served as nurse manager in the ED.
The SGMC Lanier Campus, Lakeland, Georgia, received the Georgia Hospital Associations’ Hospital Engagement Network March to Rapid Results Award and a $5,000 check.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center received a $2,000 donation from Oncology Solutions, LLC’s “Corporate Citizenship Campaign” this week.
The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center announces that Randall B. Brown, MD; Joe H. Johnson MD; and Maurice M. Solis, MD have joined the Medical Staff of South Georgia Medical Center.
South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll.
Creston Hulett, MDiv, and Brian Sayre, MA, members of the Pastoral Care Department at South Georgia Medical Center, were recently awarded certificates for completing coursework in palliative care.
Stephen “Mo” Mosher, Assistant Administrator for Engineering and Facilities at South Georgia Medical Center, recently received the Excellence in Engineering and Innovation Award from the Georgia Society for Hospital Engineers.
Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center receives Women’s Choice Award® for providing exceptional patient care and treatment in cancer care
Valdosta, Ga—The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service at an annual luncheon themed, “Hats Off to Our Volunteers!”
South Georgia Medical Center welcomes Jane Sirmans as the new director of Patient Financial Services for SGMC and its affiliated campuses
The SGMC Berrien Campus in Nashville, GA has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll.
South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll.
Valdosta, GA – The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia, d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center (Hospital Authority) has entered into a definitive agreement with Lanier Health Services
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.
Last fall, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) selected South Georgia Medical Center’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC) to receive ASTRO’s 2013 Survivor Circle grant.
Valdosta, GA – South Georgia Medical Center announces new directors which include Michael Majoras, Mindy Bates and Marie Sims
The Stroke Program at South Georgia Medical Center was recently named the GA Coverdell Champion Hospital of the Year (mid-sized hospital category) for the second consecutive year.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile HealthCare Services (EMS) recently honored two staff members for their commitment to the profession, patients and the community.
ATLANTA – The SGMC Berrien Campus in Nashville has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll.
South Georgia Medical Center announced today that it is the proud recipient of the Josh Nahum Special Award
The American Lung Association in Georgia announces Freedom From Smoking® at all South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) campuses beginning January 2014.
On Friday, October 25th the K-Kids hosted their 2nd Annual Lower School Dance at Valwood School to benefit Pediatric Cancer Research through CureSearch and Ronnie Newsome Racing.
SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
Pearlman Survivorship Kit Recognized As Best Practice
On Monday, October 28th, Echols County High School’s Senior Beta Club donated $500.00 to the SGMC Foundation
Valdosta, GA- On Monday, October 21st, Freeman S. Rivers, Sr., presented a check of $3,000 to Robin Miller and Bridgett Young,
(Valdosta, GA) South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) was named 2013 Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (the Alliance) at its 30th Annual Conference on October 18.
Valdosta, GA — South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The
Valdosta, GA - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded investigators at Yale University to conduct the “Comprehensive Evaluation of Risk Factors in Older Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction”
The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation honored Dr. Ed Mark and his wife Rhonda with a special thank you luncheon in recognition of a significant financial donation to the SGMC Foundation.
ATLANTA – South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) in Valdosta has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)
Lakeland, Ga. — Dr. J. Michael Sharon, MD., F.A.C.O.G has joined Lakeland Family Care Center, an affiliation partnership with South Georgia Medical Center, Louis Smith Memorial Hospital and Southland
On Thursday, September 26th, South Georgia Medical Center held its annual Clinical Advancement Program (CAP) Banquet for nurses at Covington’s.
Valdosta, GA – South Georgia Medical Center’s Berrien Campus announces the opening of the SGMC Berrien Campus Multi-Specialty Care Center.
The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service and installed officers
With the help of local Girl Scout Grace Flemer, South Georgia Medical Center introduced a new level of care through its Green & Giving initiative this week.
On Thursday, July 18, beginning at 6 pm, the telephone switch at South Georgia Medical Center’s Smith Northview Campus will be undergoing an upgrade process.
Louis Smith Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of South Georgia Medical Center, recently received a Best Practice Award at the Southeast Critical Access Hospital Conference hosted by Hometown Health, LLC.
JMS Burn Center offers advice for handling fireworks and grills. They may generate plenty of “oohs” and “ahhs,” but the dangers of fireworks far outweigh their beauty.
Spine Surgery at South Georgia Medical Center and its Smith Northview Campus was ranked #1 in Georgia according to a recent report from Healthgrades,
Dr. Charles F. Hobby, a recently retired radiologist who practiced medicine at South Georgia Medical Center for over 40 years, was honored today, June 13, 2013
Valdosta, GA - South Georgia Medical Center in cooperation with Clinch Memorial Hospital will host a satellite clinic of the Spine Care Center beginning June 19th from 1 to 5 pm at Clinch Memorial Hospital.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Cogent HMG, a national leader in hospitalist and intensivist services for hospitals and post-acute care facilities, today announced the launch of the company’s latest full-service hospitalist program at South Georgia Medical Center
On Thursday, June 6, the telephone switch at South Georgia Medical Center will be undergoing an upgrade process beginning at 10 PM. Between 10 PM Thursday and 5 AM on Friday, June 7,
National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday, June 2, 2013 and the Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC) at South Georgia Medical Center is hosting a survivors’ event called Hope Grows Here.
Neil Ginty, Administrator of Lanier Health Services, recently became one of only 28 Certified Executive Directors for Assisted Living Communities in Georgia. Ginty also serves as the Administrator for South Georgia Medical Center’s Berrien campus
A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope.
The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service for September 2012 – February 2013 at an annual luncheon themed Birds of a Feather Flock Together.
National Women’s Health Week is celebrated May 13 – 17 and South Georgia Medical Center is hosting a series of events to promote awareness of common health problems in women.
The Cancer Survivorship Kit produced by the Pearlman Cancer Center was recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a best practice model for community cancer center survivorship programs across the nation.
Members of the SGMC Stroke Team including Ken Kiser, Chief Nursing Officer; Lori Trouille, ANP-C; Neurohospitalist Dr. Brian Dawson; and Judy Warren, MSN, RN, CNL proudly accept the Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award from Jim Groover, Director of Quality Improvement Initiatives with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. SGMC is the only Georgia hospital below Macon to achieve this distinction in superior stroke care.
South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care as a Quality Respiratory Care hospital.
Berrien County Hospital officially became part of the South Georgia Health System and unveiled its new name, the South Georgia Medical Center Berrien Campus, on April 1st at a 2:00 pm
VALDOSTA, GA – March 26, 2013 - South Georgia Medical Center and Chancy Drugs want to educate the community to “Know Your Prescriptions.” SGMC wants to promote awareness about the importance of keeping accurate records and learning about and understanding your medications during Medication Safety Week, April 1 – 7, 2013.
The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation recently held a luncheon to recognize the Louie Flythe family for their commitment and real estate value gift
ATLANTA – South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Safety Leaders Circle,
The Pearlman Cancer Center and American Cancer Society have teamed up to offer training for Reach To Recovery.
South Georgia Medical Center has been awarded the “Georgia Coverdell Champion Hospital of the Year” for stroke care in the medium-sized hospital category, (101 to 350 beds) for 2013.
The Care Share Committee at SGMC and Smith Northview Hospital, a campus of SGMC, held a drive on Friday, February 8th
The transfer of ownership of Berrien County Hospital is subject to the giving of a number of notices mandated by federal regulations. Circumstances have prevented timely compliance with one of the notice provisions required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services before that federal agency will approve the transfer.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at South Georgia Medical Center’s Diabetes Management Center has received four-year accreditation from the American Diabetes Association
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Louis Smith Memorial Hospital in Lakeland for its project that reduced
ATLANTA – South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief Tim Brogdon was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA)
During December, you can honor or memorialize a loved one by donating a tax
SGMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently marked its first anniversary by inviting babies who received care in the unit’s first year to a special celebration.
Smiles and applause filled the air as those typically working behind the scenes of a business were standing tall before 300 Chamber members and guests at the annual World Class Employee Recognition breakfast on Tuesday. Twenty-four area employees and supervisors
South Georgia Medical Center’s Diabetes Management Center and the Valdosta State University College of Nursing cosponsored a program entitled Glycemic Management of the Inpatient Population on November 7th at Valdosta State University.
South Georgia Medical Center neonatologist Dr. Christopher Young was recently named recipient of the Young Physician of the Year Award
Kohl's Department Store, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, has given over $164,000 to the SGMC Foundation in the past six years to promote children’s health and wellness in our community.
On Wednesday, November 14, the telephone switch at South Georgia Medical Center will be taken down for maintenance at 3 AM.
The Board of Trustees of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia, d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center and Smith Northview Hospital, and the co-owners of Berrien County Hospital, Mr. Chuck E. Jabaley and Mr. Frederick Lester, jointly announce that the Hospital Authority is purchasing Berrien County Hospital.
The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service and installed officers for 2012-2013 at an annual luncheon themed Sowing Seeds of Service.
The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (GACH) honored James McGahee, recently-retired CEO of South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) in Valdosta, as its 2012 CEO of the Year.
A breakfast was held recently at South Georgia Medical Center to celebrate the partnership between SGMC and Kohl’s Department Store and to announce their 2012-2013 initiative entitled Connecting Kids to Safety.
Due to the widespread availability of flu vaccines from various vendors around the region, South Georgia Medical Center has decided to forgo its annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic this year.
South Georgia Medical Center announces three internal promotions. Johnny Ball has been named the new assistant administrator of human resources; Bob Foster has been promoted to the executive level as the chief information officer
Construction progress on the patient tower at South Georgia Medical Center necessitates relocation of the Outpatient Center entrance on Monday, Sept. 17 until the new patient tower construction is complete in fall, 2013.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States.
South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to welcome Linda Lawson, RN, MSN, NEA, as its new Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.
South Georgia Medical Center is one step closer to implementing its Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) electronic medical record (EMR) initiative. Beginning Tuesday, August 7, SGMC
The ribbon cutting for the new 5-story parking deck at South Georgia Medical Center was held Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce facilitated the ribbon cutting
Christopher Young, MD, staff neonatologist at The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center, recently achieved subspecialty certification in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics.
The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation announced last week that they have accepted a financial pledge from Mr. and Mrs. Joe V. Dasher Jr.
Organizers of the annual Hahira Cancer Day recently presented this year’s contribution of over $3,000 for the Partnership Cancer Fund to Bridgett Young, Director of the Pearlman Cancer Center at SGMC.
This week, Valdosta Sam’s Club named South Georgia Medical Center the Business Member of the Year for 2011.
South Georgia Medical Center welcomes its 2012 Youth Volunteers. During an 8-week program directed by the Patient Relations and Guest Services department,
Around 130 seniors gathered at the Senior Citizens Center today for the annual Seniors’ Walk sponsored by South Georgia Medical Center and the Valdosta – Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority.
South Georgia Medical Center, Kohl’s Department Store and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department hosted the bike safety program Bike Smart! on Saturday, May 19th, at SGMC’s Surgery Center parking lot
South Georgia Medical Center congratulates five employees for achieving certification as certified healthcare access associates (CHAA).
South Georgia Medical Center honored its Mobile Healthcare Service with a 40th anniversary banquet on Tuesday, May 22 in celebration of National EMS Week.
The Georgia Power Foundation recently presented a check for $25,000 to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation.
Fifteen members of the South Georgia Medical Center Medical Staff recently completed medical staff leadership training conducted by The Institute for Medical Leadership, a consulting firm located in Pacific Palisades, CA.
Community supporters and members of the hospital family came together to break ground for a new parking lot at SMITH Northview Hospital, a campus of SGMC, on Wednesday, May 9.
South Georgia Medical Center will honor its employees in a variety of ways during National Hospital Week, May 6-12.
The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service at their annual “Thank Pink” luncheon.
The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, D/B/A South Georgia Medical Center announces that it has entered into a management agreement and letter of intent to sell Greenleaf Center to ACADIA Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee.
South Georgia Medical Center is planning a series of changes affecting its Youth Care and Phone Triage services. On Monday, April 30, Youth Care, SGMC’s after-hours pediatric clinic, will move from its current location
Valdosta Mayor John Gayle toured South Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday, April 4th to better acquaint himself with the vast services and specialties provided at the medical center.
South Georgia Medical Center hosted its annual Doctors Day breakfast at its SMITH Northview and Main campuses on Friday, March 30.
Twelve employees of South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile HealthCare Services were recently presented Life Saver award medals by the Southwest Georgia Region 8 EMS Council.
Lanier County Emergency Medical Services Director Randy Patten was awarded the EMS Director of the Year award for 2012 at the Region 8 EMS awards banquet held at Spence Field in Moultrie.
South Georgia Medical Center announces the appointment of David Retterbush, MD, FACS, FACG as the new medical director at the Wound Healing Center.
The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that the Pearlman Cancer Center of South Georgia Medical Center is a Diamond Angel Sponsor for the 2012 Relay for Life of Lowndes County.
Healthcare professionals from South Georgia Medical Center recently became some of the first in Georgia to obtain a professional certificate in lean healthcare from Georgia Tech.
At approximately 12:45 pm today (March 3), a tornado touched down in an area behind Louis Smith Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital located on Thigpen Avenue in Lakeland, GA,
A capital campaign is underway at South Georgia Medical Center and hospital employees have stepped up to the giving plate generating over $470,000 in support of the Stories of Healing campaign.
Westside Elementary School (WES) instructors are doing more than just teaching their students the basics of arts and crafts; they are inspiring students to have a purpose behind their paintings.
Kohl's Department Store, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, has given over $164,000 to the SGMC Foundation in the past 6 years to promote children’s health and wellness in our community.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services (MHCS) celebrates 40 years of community service on Sunday, February 12, 2012.
February is Heart Health Month and SGMC’s Dasher Heart Center is planning various activities to promote community awareness of heart disease
The Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologist (CAP) has awarded re-accreditation to the South Georgia Medical Center Main Laboratory.
South Georgia Medical Center is raising awareness about pediatric heart defects and disease through a new local support group, Mended Little Hearts.
South Georgia Medical Center proudly announces that its affiliate hospital, Louis Smith Memorial Hospital in Lakeland, GA, has become the first Critical Access Hospital* in the state to be named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) prestigious Circle of Excellence.
Beginning Monday January 9, 2012, a section of Cowart Street will be closed for approximately six months during which time SGMC will be constructing a new generator building.
The first baby of 2012 arrived at The Birthplace at SGMC at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 1st.
South Georgia Medical Center employees go above and beyond to help deserving families.
South Georgia Medical Center’s Chief of Mobile Healthcare Services, Tim Brogdon, was honored with the Governor’s Public Safety Award on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at The Capitol in Atlanta.
South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as a top-10 Georgia hospital for spine surgery and cardiac surgery for the second consecutive year.
Today, December 7, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the establishment of the Joseph M. Still Outpatient Burn Clinic at SMITH Northview Hospital.
This holiday season, you can honor a loved one or memorialize a loved one who has passed away by donating a tax-deductible gift of $15 or more to the South Georgia Medical Center Love Light Tree.
SGMC congratulates Bridgett Young, RN, OCN, for her recent promotion to Director of Cancer Services for the Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In celebration of another successful year, the distinguished members of the Silver Cross Society of the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation
On Sunday, November 6th, South Georgia Medical Center’s Dasher Heart Center honored over 100 former patients with a reception held at the VSU University Center.
SGMC and the Valdosta YMCA will celebrate Great American Smokeout Day, Thursday November 17, 2011 from 11am until 1pm at the YMCA.
South Georgia Medical Center hosted a community groundbreaking celebration for the new Dasher Heart Center and 5-Story Patient Tower on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the first open heart surgery and percutaneous intervention (angioplasty) at the Dasher Heart Center at SGMC.
Although electronic data transfer through wireless systems is commonplace in most hospitals, having this same capability in a moving ambulance has been more difficult to achieve.
On Tuesday, October 11, members of the SGMC Emergency Department provided a mobile Teddy Bear Clinic for several classes at Dewar Elementary School.
Licensed professional counselor and acting clinical director for Inpatient Services Kelly Williams is the new Outpatient program director at Greenleaf Center. Williams will continue to maintain her role as acting clinical director for Inpatient Services in addition to her promotion.
Greenleaf Center is proud to announce that Sheila Sheppard is the new Director of Nursing. Sheppard comes to Greenleaf after providing leadership to the nursing staff of Emerald Coast, a 90-bed behavioral health hospital located in Panama City, Florida.
South Georgia Medical Center and the YMCA hosted a lunch and learn about the dangers of Stroke on Wednesday, September 28 at the YMCA.
South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce the re-certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another 3-year period. The re-certification recognizes SGMC for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
The sale of Smith Northview Hospital to South Georgia Medical Center was completed on Thursday, September 1st. Smith Northview Hospital’s name will not change. It will operate as Smith Northview Hospital, a campus of SGMC. The acquisition of the 45-bed facility makes SGMC the 17th largest hospital in Georgia.
South Georgia Medical Center and the Valdosta State University College of Nursing are pleased to recognize seven SGMC Master’s prepared nurses and 10 members of the VSU College of Nursing faculty with new clinical nurse leader (CNL) credentials.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the US suffers a stroke—a brain attack. To help address these alarming statistics, South Georgia Medical Center has developed a new stroke program within the SGMC Emergency Department.
On August 1, longtime South Georgia Medical Center Chief Executive Officer James McGahee will retire and former Chief Operating Officer and Administrator Randy Sauls will become the hospital’s new CEO.
Beverly & Doug Henderson presented a check for $10,000 from the Doug Henderson III, Memorial Fund to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation during a luncheon on July 25, 2011.
South Georgia Medical Center, in cooperation with the Valdosta YMCA, will begin offering Phase III Cardiac Rehab at the YMCA on Gornto Road from 8 am to 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning July 22.
The new Imaging Center and Women’s Imaging Center at South Georgia Medical Center opens for business on Monday, August 1, 2011.
Six Emergency Department nurses at South Georgia Medical Center have successfully completed the examination for national certification in emergency nursing, administered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN).
Mindy Bates has been named as South Georgia Medical Center’s G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador. Created by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), this designation celebrates
Jennifer Hornkohl’s fifth grade class from Valwood School recently presented a large box of new books to the South Georgia Medical Center Pediatric unit.
Texas Roadhouse’s Andy Armadillo shakes hands with 9-year-old Bradley Dart while visiting South Georgia Medical Center’s Pediatric unit
South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Health Care Services (EMS) recently hosted its annual Emergency Medical Service recognition and awards banquet to commemorate National Emergency Medical Services Week.
The Board of Trustees of Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia, d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center and the Board of Directors of Smith Northview Hospital jointly announce that SGMC is acquiring Smith Northview Hospital
South Georgia Medical Center will honor its employees in a variety of ways during National Hospital Week which begins Sunday
The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation will host its third annual Valdosta Bel Canto Concert at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011 at 4:00 P.M.
South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to introduce the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to our operating room and to our community. The arrival of the da Vinci Surgical System marks the beginning of a robotic-assisted surgery program at SGMC.
Seven employees of South Georgia Medical Center's Mobile Healthcare Services were recently presented awards by the
In 2009, South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta generated approximately $601,000,000 in revenue for the local economy
In preparation for Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), an electronic medical record(EMR) initiative at South Georgia Medical Center, renovations are currently underway...
The Medical Imaging department at South Georgia Medical Center announces the provision of two advanced imaging services - digital mammography and breast MRI.
SGMC’s Dasher Heart Center announced that it will be offering the Revo MRI™ SureScan® pacing system, the first MR-Conditional pacing system designed, tested and FDA approved for use in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment.
The annual Stroke Symposium will be held February 4th from 11am - 2pm in SGMC's Educational Classrooms
The annual Heart Health Expo is held each February in celebration of Heart Month.
Distinguished members of the Silver Cross Society were recognized and thanked from South Georgia Medical Center Foundation
South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as a top 10 Georgia hospital for cardiac and spine care.
Classes will be offered every other month for expecting parents or parents with children less than a year old.
Whitney Webb and Brian Roy are the proud parents of the SGMC New Year's Baby.
This holiday season, you can honor a loved one or memorialize a loved one who has passed away by donating a tax-deductible gift of $15 or more to the South Georgia Medical Center Love Light Tree.
Auxiliary officers for Fiscal Year 2011 are
Demonstrating her commitment to the
SGMC will hold it's annual Clinical Breast Cancer Screening
South Georgia Medical Center's Diabetes Management Center will
South Georgia Medical Center and the SGMC Diabetes Management Center
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards
In order to speed life-giving intervention to heart patients
The Partial Hospitalization Program is
Lanier Health Services administrator, Neil Ginty
Beverly Henderson presents a check for $10,000