Hospital Volunteers Looking to Expand Pet Therapy Program


South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary is seeking pet-loving volunteers to grow its Pet Therapy program in Valdosta, and expand it to Berrien and Lanier campuses. Pet therapy promotes healing through the human-animal bond, with animal assisted activities and therapy.

SGMC Receives Prestigious Coverdell STAR Award for Stroke Care


The Code Stroke Team at South Georgia Medical Center has received the Hospital STAR Award for 2017 from the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week


SGMC celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 23-29. MLPW provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.

SGMC to hold Safe Sitter Courses


South Georgia Medical Center and the YMCA are teaming up to offer a one-day Safe Sitter® course for boys and girls in grades 6-8 on June 9, 16, and July 7, 14 from 8:00am-3:15pm at SGMC.

Updike Honored with DAISY Award


Max Updike, registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center on 3 West, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for April.

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month


April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and South Georgia Medical Center encourages residents to examine their foot care routine and implement strategies to keep their feet healthy.

SGMC and LifeLink Raise Awareness of Organ Donation


This April, during the federally sanctioned National Donate Life Month, LifeLink of Georgia and South Georgia Medical Center honor the spirit of those individuals who make transplants possible—organ, tissue, and eye donors.

Free Diabetes Cooking Classes in April


Rite Bite Diabetes Cooking School will be held on April 18 and 25 from 6-7:30pm at the Lakeland United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Hospice of South Georgia Hosts Community Event


The public is invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal.”

Pearlman Cancer Center Featured in Georgia Trend


SGMC's Pearlman Cancer Center was featured in the April edition of Georgia Trend magazine. Click "more" to view the online version.

Medics Honored for Saving 116 Lives


Forty-eight 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, accounting for 116 life saves.

Exciting Venture Addresses Need for Primary Care for the Uninsured


South Georgia Medical Center and the Partnership Health Center have collaborated to increase primary care access. With SGMC’s support, the Partnership Health Center has moved from its original location on Woodrow Wilson Drive to the Ralph Council Medical Building at 520 Griffin Avenue (Statenville Hwy) in Valdosta.

Diabetes Support Group Hosts Grocery Store Tour


Approximately 1.1 million people in Georgia, or 14.2 percent of the adult population, have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Each year, an estimated 60,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with diabetes, and the SGMC Diabetes Management Center seeks to help those diagnosed live a healthier lifestyle.

Pearlman Cancer Center Receives CoC Outstanding Achievement Award


The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center recently received the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

SGMC Donates $2,000 to Second Harvest


South Georgia Medical Center presented a $2,000 check to Second Harvest of South Georgia on Thursday, March 9 to aid relief efforts from the recent tornadoes impacting South Georgia.