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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at SGMC re-certified by Industry Leader

From left to right: Laura Fiveash, SGMC Administrative Director of Cardiology Services, Mary Ann Griffith Patient Care Coordinator, Cardiac Rehab, Shari Irick RN and Jean McRae RN


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 Opens Internal Medicine Office

Fredrick A. Koehler, MD


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.

Stone Creek Ladies Golf Association grants check to SGMC Foundation

Members of the Stone Creek Ladies Golf Association with SGMC staff


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.

SGMC Berrien Campus Releases Findings from its Community Health Needs Assessment


The SGMC Berrien Campus has completed data collection and posted its implementation plan for its 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment.

SGMC’s Campuses Celebrate Great American Smokeout Day


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.

Pearlman Cancer Center Featured on American Cancer Society Webinar


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.”

Calabro of SGMC Garners March of Dimes Award for Excellence in Nursing

Finalist Whitney Howell, Critical Care Category Winner Tom Calabro, and Finalist Shaknequa Pleas at the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards in Atlanta.


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.

SGMC Lakeland Villa Earns Quality Recognition


The SGMC Lakeland Villa has earned two prestigious recognitions from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.

Men’s Health Events Emphasize Wellness


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

SGMC Berrien Campus awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

SGMC Berrien Campus employees


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


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)


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


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


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


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