The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia Board of Trustees recognized Dr. Gregory Beale as the hospital hero for May. Dr. Beale was honored for his physician leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to SGMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Dawson, “The competence, compassion, and commitment displayed by Dr. Beale over the course of a very long career and more specifically during the COVID-19 crisis deserves recognition. Over the past months his actions have demonstrated a level of professionalism that is in keeping with the highest traditions of the medical profession.”
Dr. Beale is a local pulmonologist at South Georgia Medical Associates and has been in practice for more than 30 years. At SGMC, Dr. Beale serves a number of leaders roles to include Department of Medicine Chairman, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy.
SGMC Chief of Staff Dr. Sid Staton echoed the sentiment commending Beale for his leadership and tireless work behind the scenes.
SGMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald E. Dean thanked Dr. Beale stating, “Dr. Beale’s clinical leadership is truly a blessing to this hospital and community and we are grateful for his dedicated service.”