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SGMC’s Chef Donaldson Receives National Award for Culinary Excellence

Pictured is Gary Harrell (SGMC Director of Food Services), Lenny Scranton (Morrison Region Vice President), Curt Seid (Morrison Vice President Culinary Support), Reginald Donaldson (SGMC Executive Chef), Bruce Bartz (Morrison Corporate Executive Chef), Andrew Flemer (SGMC Chief Operating Officer), Mo Mosher (Assistant Administrator of Engineering & Facilities) and Matt Gleason (Morrison Region Director of Operations) at a reception held at South Georgia Medical Center on Wed., Oct. 29

10/31/2014

South Georgia Medical Center Executive Chef Reggie Donaldson received the Willis Williams Spirit of Service Award for Culinary Excellence from Morrison Healthcare,

Men’s Health Events Emphasize Wellness

10/29/2014

During November, South Georgia Medical Center is offering four programs geared to educate area men on common health issues.

SGMC Generates $701 Million for Local and State Economy

10/17/2014

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

Ebola Virus Disease

10/13/2014

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 awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

SGMC Berrien Campus employees

10/06/2014

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.

Nurses Nominated for Georgia MOD Nurse of the Year

Pictured: Whitney Howell, Tom Calabro, Shaknequa Pleas

10/02/2014

Three exceptional nurses at South Georgia Medical Center have been nominated for the Georgia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards.

SGMC Lanier Campus Listening to the Voice of Our Patients

Pictured L-R: April May, Dub Music, Patient/Family Advisor, Kristy Music, Chrissy Dent, Patient/Family Advisor, Vicki Dinkins, Jan Myers, Patient Experience Team Chair, Geoff Hardy, Tina Fountain, Rita Suiter and Drew Colson (Not pictured: Cynthia Rice, Patient/Family Advisor)

09/29/2014

The Patient Experience Team (PET) at the SGMC Lanier Campus is working hard to ensure that every patient encounter is a positive one.

SGMC to Host Free Clinical Breast Cancer Screenings

09/26/2014

South Georgia Medical Center is offering free clinical breast cancer screenings during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Solis Performs First Aortic Endograft at SGMC

Maurice Solis, MD

09/19/2014

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

Maurice Solis, MD

09/18/2014

Maurice Solis, MD Named President Elect of Georgia Vascular Society.

Dwozan named New Campus Administrator

C. Richard “Dick” Dwozan

09/11/2014

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 to Host Health and Wellness Event

09/09/2014

SGMC Lanier Campus will host a Health and Wellness event on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 4pm to 6:30pm in the hospital lobby.

Hardy Announced as SGMC Lakeland Villa Administrator

09/04/2014

The SGMC Lakeland Villa announces the appointment of Geoff D. Hardy as its new nursing home administrator.

SGMC Announces New Controller for System

09/04/2014

South Georgia Medical Center announces that Julie Haskins has been promoted to the position of Controller for SGMC and its affiliated campuses.

SGMC to Host Free Prostate Cancer Screening

08/28/2014

Valdosta, GA - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and South Georgia Medical Center is urging men to take responsibility for their prostate health.

SGMC Updates Logo: New Brand Campaign Reflects System Growth

08/25/2014

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.

SGMC Raises Awareness of America’s Number One Killer

08/22/2014

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.

SGMC Receives Women’s Choice Award® for Providing Outstanding Overall Patient Experience

08/22/2014

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.

Cutshaw Promoted to SGMC ED Director

Dale Cutshaw, RN

08/13/2014

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.

SGMC Lanier Campus Wins Award and Receives $5,000 Check

SGMC Lanier Campus employees are all smiles after receiving the Georgia Hospital Association’s March to Rapid Results Award and a $5,000 check for a rapid cycle improvement project. The award demonstrates the hospital’s ongoing commitment to quality and patient safety.

08/08/2014

The SGMC Lanier Campus, Lakeland, Georgia, received the Georgia Hospital Associations’ Hospital Engagement Network March to Rapid Results Award and a $5,000 check.

Oncology Solutions Donates $2,000 to SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center

Kelley D. Simpson, Senior Partner at Oncology Solutions, LLC, Pearlman Cancer Center physicians: Eric Anderson, MD and John Devine, MD, SGMC CEO Randy Sauls, and Pearlman Cancer Center Director Bridgett Young

08/05/2014

South Georgia Medical Center’s Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center received a $2,000 donation from Oncology Solutions, LLC’s “Corporate Citizenship Campaign” this week.

Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic & Endovascular Surgeons join SGMC

Cardiovascular Surgeons (L-R) Randall B. Brown, MD; Maurice M. Solis, MD and Joe H. Johnson MD in the full-time practice of cardiac, vascular, endovascular and thoracic surgeries.

07/30/2014

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.

SGMC Places on Quality Honor Roll

07/23/2014

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.

Chaplains Receive Certificates in Palliative Care

Brian Sayre, MA and Creston Hulett, MDiv

07/02/2014

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.

Mosher Recognized for Excellence in Healthcare Engineering

Pictured: Don Gay, Director of Facility Engineering and Safety at Tift Regional Medical Center, presents Mo Mosher, Assistant Administrator of Engineering and Facilities at South Georgia Medical Center, with the Georgia Society of Hospital Engineers Excellence in Engineering and Innovation Award

06/23/2014

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 Cancer Center at SGMC Named Among Best Cancer Hospitals in America

06/19/2014

Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center receives Women’s Choice Award® for providing exceptional patient care and treatment in cancer care

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins

06/17/2014

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!”

SGMC Announces New Leadership

06/04/2014

SGMC Announce New Leadership

05/16/2014

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes Jane Sirmans as the new director of Patient Financial Services for SGMC and its affiliated campuses

SGMC BERRIEN CAMPUS PLACES ON QUALITY HONOR ROLL

05/07/2014

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.

SGMC PLACES ON QUALITY HONOR ROLL

05/07/2014

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.

Lanier Health Services, Inc. to Transfer Ownership to Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA

04/30/2014

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

South Georgia Medical Center offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

04/23/2014

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.

SGMC offers Free Skin Cancer Screening at Louis Smith Memorial Hospital

04/21/2014

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.

Pearlman Cancer Center and Dentists Team Up to Help Patients

Advanced Dental Care physicians Barclay Woodward, Bill Moorman and Ashley Moorman with their staff and Pearlman Cancer Center Representatives.

03/17/2014

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.

SGMC Announces New Directors

02/21/2014

Valdosta, GA – South Georgia Medical Center announces new directors which include Michael Majoras, Mindy Bates and Marie Sims

Stroke Program Receives GA Coverdell Champion Hospital of the Year for SECOND Consecutive Year

02/19/2014

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.

Mallin Joins SGMC Medical Staff as Hospital-Based Neurologist

02/18/2014

The Medical Staff of South Georgia Medical Center welcomes Jason R. Mallin, MD as a hospital-based neurologist.

New Administrative Directors Named at SGMC

02/18/2014

SGMC Berrien Campus Places on Quality Honor Roll

01/29/2014

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.

SGMC’s Emergency Medical Service Honors Employees

01/29/2014

South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile HealthCare Services (EMS) recently honored two staff members for their commitment to the profession, patients and the community.

SGMC Recognized with Statewide Patient Safety Award for Exceptional Infection Prevention and Control

01/17/2014

South Georgia Medical Center announced today that it is the proud recipient of the Josh Nahum Special Award

Kick the Habit: A New Year’s Resolution

12/31/2013

The American Lung Association in Georgia announces Freedom From Smoking® at all South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) campuses beginning January 2014.

K-Kids make a toy donation to SGMC Pediatrics

Pictured (front row, from left to right): Vivian Thomas, Marleigh Carson, Madison Shapiro, and Marisa Day; (back row, from left to right) Mrs. Debbie Nijem, sponsor, Jack Greene, George Tidmore, Bennett Alvarado, Ruby Parrish, and Mrs. Teresa Bailey, sponsor.

11/21/2013

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

11/01/2013

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

Echols Co. Senior Beta Club donates $500 to benefit the Pearlman Cancer Center

Pictured left to right back row: Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC Foundation Executive Director and, Echols County High School Beta Club members, Susanna Dover, SGMC Foundation Assistant.  Pictured left to right on the front row:  Bridgett Young, SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center Director, and Beverly Highsmith, Echols County High School Senior Beta Club advisor.

10/29/2013

On Monday, October 28th, Echols County High School’s Senior Beta Club donated $500.00 to the SGMC Foundation

$3,000 check in memory of Mrs. Eula Copeland presented to the Partnership Cancer Fund

Pictured left to right back row: Mr. Freeman S. Rivers Sr., Robin Miller and Bridgett Young of the Pearlman Cancer Center.  Pictured on the front row: Freeman Rivers Jr.

10/23/2013

Valdosta, GA- On Monday, October 21st, Freeman S. Rivers, Sr., presented a check of $3,000 to Robin Miller and Bridgett Young,

South Georgia Medical Center Named 2013 Large Hospital of the Year

10/18/2013

(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.

South Georgia Medical Center receives American Heart Association’sGet With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Bronze Quality Achievement Award

10/16/2013

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

SGMC Participates in Research Study Funded By National Institutes of Health

10/16/2013

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”

Dr. & Mrs. Mark honored by SGMC Foundation

10/10/2013

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.

South Georgia Medical Center Named to Georgia Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle

10/07/2013

ATLANTA – South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) in Valdosta has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)

SGMC Berrien Campus partners with Southland to run Specialty Care Center

09/30/2013

Valdosta, GA – South Georgia Medical Center’s Berrien Campus announces the opening of the SGMC Berrien Campus Multi-Specialty Care Center.

Dr. Sharon Joins Lakeland Family Care Center

09/30/2013

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

SGMC Hosts CAP Banquet

09/30/2013

On Thursday, September 26th, South Georgia Medical Center held its annual Clinical Advancement Program (CAP) Banquet for nurses at Covington’s.

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins and Installs Officers

:  SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Officers for 2013-2014 (left to right) Inday Bauer, Barbara Thomas, Evelyn Harrell, Jan Newton, Brenda Reinke, Darl Stanfield and Donna Smith.

09/12/2013

The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service and installed officers

Green and Giving Grows Patient Satisfaction at South Georgia Medical Center

08/19/2013

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.

New Directors Named at SGMC

07/30/2013

Hospital Leaders Announce Largest Healthcare Alliance in Southeastern United States

07/23/2013

State-of-the-Art Power Plant Opens at SGMC

07/19/2013

Telephone Outage Planned for Smith Northview Campus

07/15/2013

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 Recognized for Best Practice

07/11/2013

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.

INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFETY

06/28/2013

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.

SGMC RANKED #1 IN GEORGIA FOR SPINE SURGERY

Spine Care Center physicians Dr. Edward Mark, Jr., Dr. Hitham Khalil, Dr. Eric Gee and South Georgia Medical Center CEO Randy Sauls accept the Excellence in Spine Care Award presented by Healthgrades.com at a press conference held Wednesday. (Not pictured is Spine Care Center physician James Goss, DO).

06/19/2013

Spine Surgery at South Georgia Medical Center and its Smith Northview Campus was ranked #1 in Georgia according to a recent report from Healthgrades,

SGMC Honors Retired Radiologist with Naming

Dr. Charles F. Hobby, a recently retired radiologist who practiced medicine at South Georgia Medical Center for over 40 years, was honored June 13, 2013 with the naming of the Charles F. Hobby, MD Interventional Radiology Unit at the SGMC Main Campus. The honor was bestowed upon Dr. Hobby by the Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia in recognition of Dr. Hobby’s long years of valuable service. Dr. Hobby is joined by members of the Special Procedures Team (L-R) Kathi Wright, RT-R; Marsha McCord, RT-R; Dr. Thomas Lott, Belinda Grant, RT-R.  Bottom row (L-R) Sarah Corbett, RN; Gloria McCann, RT-R; and Vernon Jackson, RT-R.

06/17/2013

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

South Georgia Medical Center’s Top Ranked Spine Care Center Offers Bi-Weekly Clinic in Homerville

06/17/2013

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.

Cogent HMG Announces New Hospitalist Program at SGMC

06/10/2013

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

SGMC Planned Telephone Outage Needed for Switch Upgrade

05/29/2013

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,

SGMC’s Neil Ginty Receives Inaugural Assisted Living Certification

05/23/2013

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

Pearlman Cancer Center Observes National Cancer Survivors Day Sunday, June 2

05/23/2013

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.

SGMC Campuses Celebrate National Hospital Week

City of Valdosta Mayor John Gayle presents South Georgia Medical Center CEO Randy Sauls with a Hospital Week proclamation on Monday.

05/09/2013

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.

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins

Three SGMC Pink Ladies “flock together” for a photo at the Thank Pink Pinning Luncheon.

05/03/2013

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.

SGMC Celebrates Women’s Health Week with Three Events

05/03/2013

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.

SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center Survivorship Kit Recognized As Best Practice by the Commission on Cancer

05/03/2013

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.

Rep. Scott to Host Congressional Art Competition Awards Reception

04/23/2013

SGMC Receives The Silver Plus Award For Stroke Care

04/16/2013

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.

Pulmonary Services Receives Quality Respiratory Care Award

04/15/2013

South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care as a Quality Respiratory Care hospital.

SGMC Berrien Campus Ribbon-Cutting

04/01/2013

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

Georgia Trend Highlights Lowndes County

03/26/2013

SGMC PARTNERS WITH LOCAL PHARMACY TO EDUCATE PUBLIC ON MEDICATION SAFETY

03/26/2013

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.

SGMC Wins Member's Choice Award

03/22/2013

Main Entrance Circular Driveway Designated for Patient Pick-up and Drop-off Only

03/20/2013

Foundation Recognizes Family

03/18/2013

The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation recently held a luncheon to recognize the Louie Flythe family for their commitment and real estate value gift

South Georgia Medical Center Named To Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle

03/08/2013

ATLANTA – South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Safety Leaders Circle,

Training for Reach To Recovery Volunteers

02/27/2013

The Pearlman Cancer Center and American Cancer Society have teamed up to offer training for Reach To Recovery.

SGMC Stroke Program Receives Two Prestigious Coverdell Awards

02/22/2013

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.

Transfer of Berrien County Hospital Ownership Postponed to March 31

02/18/2013

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.

SGMC & Smith Northview Hospital Collect donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief

02/18/2013

The Care Share Committee at SGMC and Smith Northview Hospital, a campus of SGMC, held a drive on Friday, February 8th

SGMC Diabetes Management Program Receives Certification

02/06/2013

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

Latest Georgia Trend Highlights SGMC Surgeon

02/05/2013

South Georgia Medical Center CEO Randy Sauls Reviews State of Health Care in 2013

01/25/2013

Louis Smith Memorial Hospital Wins Statewide Patient Safety Award

Cutline: (L-R) Louis Smith Memorial Hospital employees Vicki Dinkins, Human Resources Director; Tina Fountain, Emergency Department Nursing Director; Bill Wilson, Quality Officer; Georgia Hospital Association President Joe Parker; Tina Register, Personnel Coordinator; Joyce Roegge, Chief Nursing Officer; Neil Ginty, Administrator and Randy Patten, EMS Director and Safety Officer are all smiles after LSMH wins its eighth Quality and Patient Safety Award from the Georgia Hospital Association.

01/17/2013

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

SGMC's Tim Brogdon Wins Statewide Hospital Hero Award

Pictured with Brogdon (L-R) are his wife, Margaret, and their children Amy Draper and Jarrod Brogdon.

12/11/2012

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)

2012 Love Light Tree to benefit Stories of Healing Campaign

12/01/2012

During December, you can honor or memorialize a loved one by donating a tax

Dr. Lawrence Receives National Recognition for Quality Diabetes Care

11/30/2012

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Celebrates

11/19/2012

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.

Glycemic Management in the Inpatient Population

11/15/2012

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.

Chamber Celebrates Winners in the Workforce

Pictured is Fresh Beginnings President Judy Hathcock, with winners James Davis (South Georgia Medical Center), Lloyd Dumas (ERCO Worldwide), Lemeika Jones (Wild Adventures) and Rachel Tate (City of Remerton) along with First State Bank President Bill Cowart.

11/15/2012

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

SGMC Neonatologist Receives Top Honor

11/14/2012

South Georgia Medical Center neonatologist Dr. Christopher Young was recently named recipient of the Young Physician of the Year Award

Kohl’s and SGMC Fund Health Promotion for Local Children

11/12/2012

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.

SGMC Planned Telephone Outage Needed for Switch Upgrade

11/08/2012

On Wednesday, November 14, the telephone switch at South Georgia Medical Center will be taken down for maintenance at 3 AM.

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia Announces Acquisition of Berrien County Hospital

10/24/2012

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.

South Georgia Medical Center Retired CEO James McGahee Honored

10/12/2012

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.

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins and Installs Officers

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Officers for 2012-2013, (left to right), Carroll Griffin, Evelyn Harrell, Jeanette Roberson, John Tinsley, Janice Langjan and Donna Smith (not pictured: Georgia Emerson).

10/12/2012

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.

Kohl’s Presents Check to SGMC Foundation for Child Safety Program

Pictured left to right, SGMC Community Health Promotions Coordinator Marie Sims, SGMC CEO Randy Sauls, Stan Fillion, Valdosta Kohl’s Manager Diane Rodgers, Ben Blanton, VPD Officer Vernotis Williams, Jud Moritz, SGMC EMS Deputy Chief David Bauch, Jeff Hanson, SGMC Foundation President James Lee H

10/12/2012

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.

SGMC Stops its Annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

10/03/2012

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.

SGMC Announces Changes in Organizational Leadership

09/24/2012

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

Outpatient Center Entrance and Admissions Relocate to Main Lobby Due To Patient Tower Progress

09/14/2012

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.

SGMC Recognized for Providing Quality Treatment for Stroke, the Third Leading Cause of Death in Georgia

Jim Groover, Director of Quality Improvement with the American Heart Association, Kim Megow, MD, Chief Medical Officer SGMC, Brian Dawson, MD, Stroke Program Director

08/10/2012

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.

New Leaders at SGMC

08/10/2012

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to welcome Linda Lawson, RN, MSN, NEA, as its new Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.

5-West Goes Electronic, SGMC begins EMR

08/08/2012

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

Grand Opening Held for SGMC’s Parking Deck

07/31/2012

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

Safe Kids

07/12/2012

Dr. Young Receives Neonatal-Perinatal Certification

07/06/2012

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.

Foundation Campaign Exceeds One Million Mark

07/02/2012

The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation announced last week that they have accepted a financial pledge from Mr. and Mrs. Joe V. Dasher Jr.

Partnership Cancer Fund Receives Funds

06/27/2012

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.

SGMC Named Business Member of the Year

06/14/2012

This week, Valdosta Sam’s Club named South Georgia Medical Center the Business Member of the Year for 2011.

South Georgia Medical Center Welcomes 2012 Youth Volunteers

06/07/2012

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes its 2012 Youth Volunteers. During an 8-week program directed by the Patient Relations and Guest Services department,

Seniors Walk for Health

05/31/2012

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.

Bike Smart 2012 a Success

05/30/2012

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

Five SGMC Employees Receive CHAA Certification

SGMC’s first nationally certified healthcare access associates from left to right are Karen Rainey, Tina Rogers, Liz Ricks, Beth Spires and Ann Hart.

05/24/2012

South Georgia Medical Center congratulates five employees for achieving certification as certified healthcare access associates (CHAA).

SGMC’s Mobile Healthcare Service Celebrates 40 Years

EMS Chief Tim Brogdon receives a Lifetime Service Award from SGMC CEO Randy Sauls in recognition of Brogdon’s 40 years of service with SGMC’s EMS.

05/22/2012

South Georgia Medical Center honored its Mobile Healthcare Service with a 40th anniversary banquet on Tuesday, May 22 in celebration of National EMS Week.

Check Presentation from Georgia Power

05/18/2012

The Georgia Power Foundation recently presented a check for $25,000 to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation.

Physicians Complete Physician Leadership Program at SGMC

Members of the SGMC Medical Staff pose following receipt of their leadership training certificates. From left to right: Roberto Garcia, MD; George “Trey” Powell, MD; Ronald Allen, MD; John Roan, DDS; Bipin Patel, MD; Sonya Merriman, MD; William Querin, MD; Joe Stubbs, MD; Alberto Garcia, MD; Lynn Lee, MD; program facilitator Susan Reynolds, MD, PhD; and SGMC Chief Medical Officer Kimberly Megow, MD.

05/17/2012

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.

New Parking Lot Marks Growth at SMITH Northview

05/14/2012

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.

SGMC Celebrates National Hospital Week

05/07/2012

South Georgia Medical Center will honor its employees in a variety of ways during National Hospital Week, May 6-12.

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins

04/25/2012

The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service at their annual “Thank Pink” luncheon.

SGMC Announces Changes at Greenleaf

04/24/2012

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.

SGMC Announces Changes to Youth Care

04/20/2012

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

Mayor Gayle Visits SGMC

Members of SGMC pose for photographs with Mayor John Gayle after a tour of the hospital facilities. Pictured L-R: EMS Assistant Chief of Clinical and Educational Services Jeremy Norman,  EMS Deputy Chief of Operations David Bauch, Assistant Administrator for Ancillary Services George Hardy, Chief Planning Officer Bill Forbes, Mayor John Gayle, Chief Operations Officer Andrew Flemer and Chief Executive Officer Randy Sauls.

04/05/2012

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.

Winners Announced in Doctors Day People's Choice Awards

03/30/2012

South Georgia Medical Center hosted its annual Doctors Day breakfast at its SMITH Northview and Main campuses on Friday, March 30.

Medics Honored for Saving Lives

03/28/2012

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.

Patten Receives Prestigious Regional EMS Award

03/28/2012

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.

Bel Canto 2012 – April 22, 2012

03/23/2012

David Retterbush Named Medical Director at SGMC Wound Healing Center

03/20/2012

South Georgia Medical Center announces the appointment of David Retterbush, MD, FACS, FACG as the new medical director at the Wound Healing Center.

SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center becomes Diamond Angel Sponsor

Staff of South Georgia Medical Center and the SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center become Diamond Angel Sponsors for the 2012 Relay for Life of Lowndes County

03/16/2012

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.

SGMC Leaders Become Certified in Lean Health Care

03/16/2012

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.

Louis Smith Memorial Hospital Hit by Afternoon Tornado

03/03/2012

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,

SGMC Employees Contribute $470,000 for New Tower Construction

Pictured (left-right back row): Cheryl Pounds, Chuck Marshburn, Mary Jane Davis, Patsi Peacock, Elizabeth Vickers, Michael Spence, Pam Royals. (left-right front row): Laura Love, Mary Kay Wetherington, Rebecca White, Ellen Moore, Cindy Vickery

02/27/2012

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.

Local Elementary School Gives Hope to Cancer Patients

Thigpen, 4th Grade Student, Westside Elementary School

02/24/2012

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.

SGMC Receives $49,499 for Children’s Outreach from Kohl’s

Photo by Paul Leavy, Valdosta Daily Times

02/17/2012

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.

SGMC’s Mobile HealthCare Services (EMS) Turns 40

02/08/2012

South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services (MHCS) celebrates 40 years of community service on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

SGMC Announces Heart Health Expo and Other Events

01/31/2012

February is Heart Health Month and SGMC’s Dasher Heart Center is planning various activities to promote community awareness of heart disease

SGMC’s Lab Re-Accredited

01/26/2012

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 Provides Support to Help Mend Little Hearts

01/25/2012

South Georgia Medical Center is raising awareness about pediatric heart defects and disease through a new local support group, Mended Little Hearts.

Louis Smith Memorial Hospital Honored for Achievements in Patient Safety

Louis Smith Memorial Hospital received two prestigious awards from the Georgia Hospital Association at the recent Patient Safety Summit. The awards recognized the Chronic Disease Registry and the Taking Care of Our Own emergency medical training program developed by LSMH. Pictured L-R: Bill Wilson, Louis Smith Hospital Quality/Risk Manager; Joseph Parker, Georgia Hospital Association President; Randy Patten, Louis Smith Hospital EMS Director and Joyce Roegge, Director of Nurses at Louis Smith

01/12/2012

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.

Portion of Cowart Street to be Closed for SGMC Construction

01/06/2012

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.

SGMC's First Baby of the New Year

01/03/2012

The first baby of 2012 arrived at The Birthplace at SGMC at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 1st.

SGMC Employees Go Above and Beyond

Pictured from left to right: Shular Yearby, Kellie Brogdon, Helen Baker, Ellen Moore, Diane Mauldin, Marsha Lawrence

12/22/2011

South Georgia Medical Center employees go above and beyond to help deserving families.

Brogdon Receives Prestigious Governor’s Public Safety Award

12/14/2011

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.

SGMC Named Top 10 Georgia Hospital for Spine Surgery and Heart Surgery

12/08/2011

South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as a top-10 Georgia hospital for spine surgery and cardiac surgery for the second consecutive year.

2011 Love Light Tree to benefit Stories of Healing Campaign

12/07/2011

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.

SMITH Northview’s Joseph M. Still Burn Clinic Celebrates its First Anniversary

Shamb Purohit, SMITH Northview CFO and Hermann Orlet, MD

12/07/2011

Today, December 7, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the establishment of the Joseph M. Still Outpatient Burn Clinic at SMITH Northview Hospital.

Young Promoted at SGMC

11/29/2011

SGMC congratulates Bridgett Young, RN, OCN, for her recent promotion to Director of Cancer Services for the Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Silver Cross Society Dinner 2011

Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Dasher, Jr, enjoy the company of Mr. & Mrs. Hobert Hodge at the 2011 Silver Cross Society dinner help recently at the Valdosta County Club.

11/18/2011

In celebration of another successful year, the distinguished members of the Silver Cross Society of the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation

SGMC and the YMCA Want You to Kick the Habit

11/07/2011

SGMC and the Valdosta YMCA will celebrate Great American Smokeout Day, Thursday November 17, 2011 from 11am until 1pm at the YMCA.

Dasher Heart Center Hosts 10th Anniversary Celebration

11/07/2011

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.

Groundbreaking Marks the Largest Expansion in SGMC’s History

11/03/2011

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.

SGMC Ambulances Now Equipped with Electronic Patient Records

10/31/2011

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.

South Georgia Medical Center Emergency Department Visits Dewar Elementary for Teddy Bear Clinic

10/17/2011

On Tuesday, October 11, members of the SGMC Emergency Department provided a mobile Teddy Bear Clinic for several classes at Dewar Elementary School.

Williams is New Outpatient Program Director at Greenleaf Center

10/12/2011

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.

Sheila Sheppard Joins Greenleaf as the Director of Nursing

10/05/2011

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.

SGMC and YMCA Hosted a Lunch and Learn on "Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke"

10/04/2011

South Georgia Medical Center and the YMCA hosted a lunch and learn about the dangers of Stroke on Wednesday, September 28 at the YMCA.

SGMC's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Re-Certified by Industry Leader

09/08/2011

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.

South Georgia Medical Center's Acquisition of Smith Northview Hospital Finalized

09/02/2011

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.

VSU-SGMC Nursing Alliance Cooperative Prepares and Recognizes Clinical Nurse Leaders

08/30/2011

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.

SGMC Program Targets Stroke Patients

08/18/2011

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.

Sauls Named SGMC CEO

Randy Sauls, CEO

08/01/2011

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.

Henderson Family Donates $10,000 to SGMC Foundation

07/26/2011

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.

SGMC Now Offers Phase III Cardiac Rehab at the YMCA

07/21/2011

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.

SGMC Opens the Region’s First Free-standing Imaging Center and Women’s Imaging Center

The new Imaging Center and Women's Imaging Center is located on the first floor of the Professional Building.

07/19/2011

The new Imaging Center and Women’s Imaging Center at South Georgia Medical Center opens for business on Monday, August 1, 2011.

SGMC Nurses Attain National Certification in Emergency Nursing

06/20/2011

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).

SGMC’s Mindy Bates Recognized as G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador

Mindy Bates

06/14/2011

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

Valwood Students Donate Books to SGMC

05/26/2011

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 at SGMC

05/26/2011

Texas Roadhouse’s Andy Armadillo shakes hands with 9-year-old Bradley Dart while visiting South Georgia Medical Center’s Pediatric unit

SGMC Names the Paramedic and Rookie of the Year

Pictured L-R: SGMC EMS Chief Tim Brogdon, Paramedic of the Year Jeremy Norman, Rookie of the Year Beth Merrill, Assistant Administrator for Ancillary Services George Hardy, and Administrator Randy Sauls pose for photographs after the ceremony commemorating EMS Week. Norman and Merrill were selected by their peers for demonstrating leadership and an outstanding commitment to patient care.

05/19/2011

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.

SGMC Announces Acquisition of Smith Northview Hospital

05/13/2011

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

SGMC Celebrates National Hospital Week

05/09/2011

South Georgia Medical Center will honor its employees in a variety of ways during National Hospital Week which begins Sunday

Opera Concert to Benefit Pearlman Cancer Center

04/19/2011

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.

SGMC Announces a program of Surgical Robotics Using the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

04/12/2011

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.

Medics Honored for Saving Lives and Helping Children

Paramedic Ferrell Sellers, Assistant Chief of Clinical and Educational Services Jeremy Norman, Paramedic Ronny Shackelford, Paramedic Todd Daniel, Paramedic Courtney Coppage, Paramedic Joey Thompson, and Paramedic Maria Esselstrom

04/12/2011

Seven employees of South Georgia Medical Center's Mobile Healthcare Services were recently presented awards by the

SGMC Generates $601,000,000 for Local Economy

04/12/2011

In 2009, South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta generated approximately $601,000,000 in revenue for the local economy

Renovations Underway to Facilitate CPOE at SGMC

04/03/2011

In preparation for Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), an electronic medical record(EMR) initiative at South Georgia Medical Center, renovations are currently underway...

SGMC Announces Two New Imaging Services - Digital Mammography and Breast MRI

03/21/2011

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 Announces Availability of Revo MRI™ SureScan® Pacing System

03/03/2011

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.

SGMC Foundation Hosts Annual Dinner

01/31/2011

Distinguished members of the Silver Cross Society were recognized and thanked from South Georgia Medical Center Foundation

Annual Heart Health Expo Scheduled for February 12th

Heart Health Expo 2011

01/31/2011

The annual Heart Health Expo is held each February in celebration of Heart Month.

Stroke Symposium Provides Valuable Resources

01/31/2011

The annual Stroke Symposium will be held February 4th from 11am - 2pm in SGMC's Educational Classrooms

SGMC Named Top 10 Georgia Hospital for Heart and Spine Care

01/05/2011

South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as a top 10 Georgia hospital for cardiac and spine care.

SGMC is Now Offering Infant CPR Classes in Area Health Departments

01/04/2011

Classes will be offered every other month for expecting parents or parents with children less than a year old.

SGMC Welcomes "New Year's Baby"

01/01/2011

Whitney Webb and Brian Roy are the proud parents of the SGMC New Year's Baby.

Honor a Loved One with the SGMC Love Light Tree

12/14/2010

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.

Volunteer Auxiliary Installs New Officers & Awards Pins

10/16/2010

Auxiliary officers for Fiscal Year 2011 are

SGMC Employees Receive Flu Shots

10/06/2010

Demonstrating her commitment to the

Call. Schedule. PREVENT!

09/22/2010

SGMC will hold it's annual Clinical Breast Cancer Screening

Diabetes Patient Speaks Out About Taking Control of the Disease

09/15/2010

South Georgia Medical Center's Diabetes Management Center will

Diabetes Physician Dies

09/10/2010

South Georgia Medical Center and the SGMC Diabetes Management Center

SGMC Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

09/02/2010

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards

SGMC Provides High-tech Equipment to Area Ambulance Services

08/25/2010

In order to speed life-giving intervention to heart patients

Valdosta Junior Woman's Club donates

08/24/2010

Greenleaf Partial Hospitalization Program Is a New Benefit for Tri-Care Enrollees 

08/18/2010

The Partial Hospitalization Program is

Lanier Health Services Receives Second Donation from Oaklawn Foundation

06/22/2010

Lanier Health Services administrator, Neil Ginty

Golf Tournament Benefits Hospice of South Georgia and Langdale Hospice House

06/15/2010

Beverly Henderson presents a check for $10,000



Kohl’s and SGMC Donate Funding to Local Schools
Kickoff for SGMC Foundation’s Connecting Kids program

Kohl's Department Store, through the Kohl's Cares program, has given over $115,000 to the SGMC Foundation in the past four years to promote children’s health and wellness in our community. In collaboration with our great community partner, Kohl’s, we are here today to promote wellness, address the alarming increase in childhood obesity and emphasize good nutrition and physical fitness in our schools.

Since many of our schools, both public and private, have experienced cutbacks in funding, we are happy to present grants of $46,555 in total to benefit all elementary, middle, and private schools in Valdosta/Lowndes County. These grants will purchase physical education equipment and/or other tools to teach kids about healthy lifestyles.

“Kohl’s has been a great supporter of children’s hospitals and children’s health across the country. We are very fortunate to have such a great partner here in Valdosta,” said Elizabeth Vickers, South Georgia Medical Center’s Foundation Director. “Through our newly developed program Connecting Kids we will be able to address children’s health and wellness issues on a variety of levels.”

Approximately 13 million U.S. children and adolescents are obese, with a body mass index at or above the 95th percentile. Obesity is a major risk factor for many serious health conditions including type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers. According to the 2009 Georgia Data Summary, 28,000 (24%) third grade children are obese and 56,000 (15%) middle school students are obese. Health officials are encouraging more physical activity and better nutrition as ways to combat childhood obesity.

Kohl's commitment to Connecting Kids is made possible through the Kohl's Cares? cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $150 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition, Kohl's Cares features a scholarship program, which recognizes more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes this year; the Associates in Action program, which encourages associate volunteerism and provided more than $10 million in grants to youth-focused nonprofit organizations last year alone; and fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.kohlscorporation.com.


Current items for sale at Kohl's Department Store which proceeds go to
Kohl's Cares for Kids Campaign.