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Youth Grief Camp Opens for Registration

Posted on: August 15th, 2019

Registration has opened for Camp Lean On Me, a children’s grief support event for kids who have lost a loved one.  The camp will be held on Oct. 5 and 6 at the 4H Campground in Lake Park. During this camp, kids will be engaged with professional counselors in age appropriate activities, including arts and crafts, that […]

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SGMC Volunteer Auxilians Fund Projects to Benefit Patients and Community

Posted on: August 14th, 2019

The Volunteer Auxiliary at South Georgia Medical Center recently contributed funds for hospital-based and community projects. The funds came from various Auxiliary fundraisers.  The Volunteer Auxilians, or Pink Ladies and Red Coats as they are called, work hard to sponsor fundraising projects at SGMC such as book sales, jewelry sales, linen sales, uniform sales and […]

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Dean Finalist as SGMC CEO

Posted on: August 13th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA met Aug. 13, 2019, in a called meeting to announce that Ronald E. Dean, MBA, FACHE, is the finalist candidate for the South Georgia Health System’s Chief Executive Officer. Dean is from Troy, Alabama where he serves as CEO. As CEO of Troy Regional Hospital, Dean is […]

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County, Hospital Authority Unite to Reduce Debt

Posted on: August 9th, 2019

Lowndes County and the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County are pleased to announce a joint-partnership, the impact of which will have a positive effect on the citizens of Lowndes County for years to come.  On August 9, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners and the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County met to consider final steps related to the […]

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SGMC Surgeon to Serve on Rural Health Board

Posted on: August 6th, 2019

SGMC CardioVascular Institute’s Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Randy Brown, was asked to serve on the advisory board of the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine. The Center’s goal is to work closely with Mercer University School of Medicine to review, evaluate, and recommend programs and projects to assist in meeting the […]

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SGMC Promotes Child Health and Literacy

Posted on: July 30th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) is hosting a program aimed at bringing literacy and community resource awareness to new parents. Talk with Me Baby Named Talk with Me Baby, this state initiative is funded through the Georgia Department of Public Health, to better equip parents to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early […]

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Cole Named Hospital Hero

Posted on: July 24th, 2019

Lawanna Cole, Senior Staff Nurse, with SGMC, was named the July Hospital Hero by the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, Ga.  Cole was recognized by a patient who said, “I was blessed to have Lawanna as my primary nurse. I was very anxious and stressed, and she was comforting in so many ways. Not only […]

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SGMC Receives Stroke Quality Award

Posted on: July 22nd, 2019

This is SGMC’s fifth consecutive award for quality stroke care. South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes SGMC’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines […]

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SGMC Awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Posted on: July 18th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. SGMC underwent a rigorous series of unannounced onsite reviews dating […]

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SGMC Receives Awards for Adult and Pediatric Resuscitation

Posted on: July 10th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) received two Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Awards. Recognition is earned by implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA). Measures are specific to the treatment patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.  To qualify for the awards, hospitals must comply with quality measures set by […]

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