The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA recognized Julie Hodges and Sara Alford as the December Hospital Heroes at its monthly board meeting. They were nominated for their individual leadership and team performance that resulted in two consecutive years of perfect audits. “A perfect audit is impossible in the healthcare business,” said Grant Byers, SGMC Interim Chief Financial Officer. “Julie and Sara set the bar for excellence and through their dedication were able to achieve this important goal not once, but twice.”Hodges currently serves as the corporate controller and has worked in various roles during her 13-year tenure at SGMC. Alford is the administrative director of accounting and has been with the organization for 8 years.