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Hospital Authority


As a community hospital, an eight-member Hospital Authority governs SGMC. Both the City Council of Valdosta and the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners appoint the representatives who serve on the Hospital Authority. Each group appoints four representatives who each serve a 5-year term. Hospital Authority members are community leaders who serve the hospital voluntarily without compensation.

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia has the ultimate decision-making responsibility for SGMC and is subject to the Hospital Authorities Law of the Code of Georgia.

Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia Bylaws

Notice of Regular Meetings

Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia
Board of Trustees and Committees

The time, place, and dates of the regular meetings of the Board of Trustees and Committees of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia are as follows:

Board of Trustees
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The third Wednesday of each calendar month


Finance Committee 
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The Tuesday immediately preceding the third Wednesday of each calendar month

TIME CHANGE: SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022 WILL MEET AT 11:00AM INSTEAD OF 12 NOON IN THE EXECUTIVE BOARD ROOM.


Strategic Planning and Facilities Committee
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The second Thursday of each calendar month

CANCELLATION NOTICE: NO MEETING FOR THE STRATEGIC PLANNING AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY


Personnel/Trust Committee
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The second Tuesday of each calendar month

CHANGE NOTICE: meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 8:30am has been rescheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 12 noon in the Executive Board Room


Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Committee
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The second Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December)


Compliance Committee
Time: To Be Determined
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: On a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October)


The Board of Trustees or a Committee of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia may postpone or cancel a regular meeting at its discretion.

Executive sessions of the Board of Trustees or a Committee of the Hospital Authority will be closed to the public.

Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County Members

Sam Allen, Chairman
John Roan, DDS, Vice Chairman
John W. Langdale, Jr.,  Treasurer
Ben I. Copeland, Sr.
Tim Dame
Gregory Powell
Shirley J. Garland
Brian Griner, MD