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Financial and Organizational Information Regarding Our Hospitals

Consolidated Financial Statements

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia, (“Authority”) currently owns and operates (1) the South Georgia Medical Center, a 330 licensed-bed acute care general hospital facility located in the City of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, including the South Georgia Medical Center Smith Northview, a healthcare facility located in the City of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia; (2) the South Georgia Medical Center – Berrien Hospital (known as SGMC- Berrien Campus), a 51 licensed-bed general hospital facility and a 12 licensed geri-psychiatric bed unit located in the City of Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia; and (3) the South Georgia Medical Center – Lanier Hospital (known as SGMC- Lanier Campus), a 25 licensed-bed critical access hospital facility providing acute and sub-acute care and a 62-bed skilled nursing facility, both located in the City of Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia and other services and facilities.

The Consolidated Financial Statements encompass all Authority hospitals.  SGMC, located in Valdosta, Georgia, is an acute care hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency care services. Smith Northview Campus, also located in Valdosta, Georgia, operates under the same tax identification and provider numbers as SGMC and is considered to be an extension of SGMC.

Berrien provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency care services for residents of Berrien County, Georgia.

Lanier provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency and skilled nursing care for residents of Lanier County, Georgia.

Fiscal Year 2019 (2018)

IRS Form 990

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center and its related license hospitals, Berrien Hospital and Lanier Hospital (collectively “SGMC”) do not file 990 forms with the Internal Revenue Services because of its corporate politic entity form. In good faith and using best efforts to disclose the applicable information, SGMC hereby provides links to the FY2019 Balance Sheets for each hospital.

Annual Hospital Questionnaire

Community Benefit Report

Fiscal Year 2019 (2018)

Disproportionate Share Hospital Survey

Real Property Holdings

The Real Property listing  represents the Real Property owned by the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia on behalf of all three of the licensed Hospitals. The respective Real Property that is related to Berrien Hospital is identified as located in Berrien County. The Real Property related to Lanier Hospital is identified as located in Lanier County. The respective Real Property that is related to South Georgia Medical Center is identified as located in Lowndes County.

Real Property as of 9/30/19 (as of 9/30/18)

Joint Ventures and Ownership

Joint Ventures and Ownership as of 9/30/19 (as of 9/30/18)

Hospital Indebtedness

The Financial Statements identified in the information on this website identify the Bond indebtedness issued in prior years from 2007 through 2011 that was refunded and refinanced through the 2019A and 2019B series Bond issuance dated August 28, 2019 in the total amount of $139,475,000.

Long Term Debt – FY 2019 Financial Statements (page 34), (FY 2018-page 36)

Net Assets

Net Assets- FY 2019 Financial Statements (page 10), (FY 2018-page 10)

Chart of Corporate Structure

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia (“Hospital Authority”) is a corporate politic organized under the laws of the State of Georgia and as a corporate politic operates three separately licensed hospital facilities. However, the facilities are not separate corporate entities and are divisions with the Hospital Authority.

Chart of Corporate Structure as of 9/30/19

Going Concern Note

Going Concern Note 2019 (2018)

Compensation/Benefits Report

Hospital Accreditation

Indigent and Charity Care Policy/Debt Collection Policy

Hospital Financial Survey HB186

Price Transparency

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center (“SGMC”) is dedicated to compliance with applicable laws and supports its patients ability to know the cost of a hospital item or service before receiving it.  SGMC has dedicated significant resources to analyze the thousands of different services and items that it provides including all costs, charges and payer negotiated rates.  SGMC is creating an easily readable listing of the items and services that we provide to include the charges, the pricing based upon negotiated payer agreements and the minimum and maximum amounts of SGMC’s reimbursement from third party payers.  We are also including the price that you may pay if you do not have insurance and are considered a self-pay patient.  Included on our website is the initial listing of services, a display of shoppable services, a consumer pricing tool and additional information regarding payer rates.  This extensive process of reviewing all of this information is a continuous process and SGMC will update this information as additional information and descriptions are identified and validated. 

In addition to this information, SGMC is dedicated to maintaining financial assistance programs to assist qualified individuals to ensure each patient has access to medically necessary healthcare services regardless of their ability to pay.  Please feel free to contact SGMC’s financial assistance program representatives at 229-333-1040.