Responding to the Cardiac Needs of a First Responder

07/21/2016

Retired Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Captain Carl Smith Thankful for SGMC

Newton Receives Vascular Access Certification

07/12/2016

South Georgia Medical Center congratulates Denah Newton, RN, for receiving Vascular Access Certification (VA-BC) from the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC).

Extraordinary Nurses to be Recognized at SGMC

07/12/2016

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.

O'Steen Subaru and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Deliver Gestures of Hope for Subaru Love Promise

Laura Jones, Chief Therapist, Pearlman Cancer Center; Dr. John Devine, Pearlman Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist; Tricia Hernandez, GA Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Jason Archer, Partner with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta; Chip O’Steen, Partner with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta and Laura Love, SGMC Community Relations Director.

07/11/2016

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.

SGMC Receives Resuscitation Gold Award

Members of the Resuscitation Team accept the 2016 Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award at the June meeting of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA.

06/22/2016

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.

SGMC Nurses Receive Excellence Awards

06/21/2016

Nursing, or Patient Care Services as it is commonly called, is a vitally important function in all healthcare organizations.

SGMC Receives AHA/ASA Target Stroke Honor Roll-GOLD Elite Plus Award

Members of SGMC’s Stroke Program accepted the AHA/ASA Target Stroke Honor Roll-GOLD Elite Plus Award at the June meeting of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA.

06/20/2016

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.

SGMC Begins Training for Epic Initiaitve

06/17/2016

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.

SGMC Presents Lifetime of Service Awards to Volunteer Chaplains

Dr. Henry Wright and Rev. John L. Akers receive Lifetime of Service Awards for their 43 years of service as SGMC Volunteer Chaplains.

06/16/2016

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.

SGMC Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Golden Galleria

Members of SGMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary and hospital leadership cut a pink ribbon on Monday to celebrate the grand re-opening of The Golden Galleria.

06/13/2016

South Georgia Medical Center celebrated the re-opening of its Golden Galleria boutique with a ribbon cutting on Monday, June 13.

SGMC Participates in Safe to Sleep Initiative

06/08/2016

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.

Teens Contribute to Community and Gain Experience Through Summer Volunteer Program

06/01/2016

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes 31 Youth Volunteers to its annual summer program, Canopy of Care.

VSU Nursing Students Complete Cardiovascular Internship at SGMC

VSU Nursing Students Aaron Louviere and Lorrie Wicks with SGMC CEO Dr. Raymond Snead

05/20/2016

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.

SGMC Honors Service of Volunteer Auxiliary

A few of SGMC’s Volunteer “Red Coats” Bob Harris, Howard Brock, James Biles, Lewis Herrin, and Bob Tlusty enjoy a luncheon honoring auxiliary members on May 11.

05/19/2016

South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded pins to members for lifetime hours of service.

Hospital Heroes Save Fellow Employee's Life

SGMC Lanier Campus Administrator Jan Myers, Mike Unwin, EMT, Cheryl Unwin, LPN, Theresa Gloster, RN, Ashley Cason, RN and SGMC Lakeland Villa Administrator Geoff Hardy

05/18/2016

It was business as usual at the SGMC Lanier Campus, until one employee went into cardiac arrest prompting fellow employees to save her life.

SGMC Lanier Campus Donates $2,000 to the American Cancer Society

05/16/2016

The employees at the SGMC Lanier Campus recently contributed $2000 to the American Cancer Society for the Lanier County Relay for Life.

St. John’s the Evangelist School donates DVD’s to SGMC

Amanda Lucas, St. John’s the Evangelist School Kindergarten teacher, Laura Love, SGMC Director of Community Relations, Peggy Knight, Nurse Manager SGMC Women and Children, Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC Foundation Executive, Wendy Livingston, Clinical Resource Nurse, SGMC Women and Children.

05/11/2016

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.

SGMC Named COPD Top Performer by Vizient MidSouth

Administrative Director of Pulmonary Services Mickey Whatley BS, RRT, RCP, and Clinical Informatics Analysis/Diagnostic Supervisor Georgia Cochran BS, RRT, RCT, display the 2015 COPD Top Performer Award along with a check representing the total savings of Vizient MidSouth’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Collaborative.

05/10/2016

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.

Dogwood Senior Health Center Dances with the Stars

05/05/2016

SGMC's Dogwood Senior Health Center, located in Berrien County, recently helped sponsor the Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars event.

SGMC Foundation Awards the First Annual Jay Shaw Scholarship Award to Lanier County High School Student

Jason Shaw, Libby Shaw, Elizabeth Vickers, and Teighlor Livingston

05/05/2016

Lanier High School Senior Teighlor Livingston is the proud recipient of the first annual Jay Shaw Scholarship.











































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