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Lanier Health Services


Louis Smith Memorial Hospital
116 West Thigpen Avenue
Lakeland, GA 31635

Louis Smith Memorial Hospital, located in Lakeland, Georgia, and its neighboring convalescent home, Lakeland Villa, are the cornerstones of health care in Lanier County.

The 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital is accreditated by the Joint Commission in the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Lakeland Villa Convalescent Center is a 62-bed nursing home that is owned and operated by Lanier Health Services, an affiliate of South Georgia Health System.


  • Acute Inpatient Care
  • 24-hour Emergency room
  • 24-hour Ambulance service
  • Laboratory services
  • Radiology services (Spiral CT, Ultrasound, MRI)
  • Stress test
  • ECG and respiratory services
  • Physical therapy
  • Swing Bed
  • Long-term care nursing services

Medical Staff

Internal Medicine
Bruce Herrington, MD
116 West Thigpen Avenue
Suite B
Lakeland, GA 31635
Family Practice
Benjamin Bailon, MD
890 West Main Street
Lakeland, GA  31635