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SGMC Family Medicine Nashville Now Serving Patients in Berrien County

Posted on: July 1st, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of SGMC Family Medicine Nashville.  South Georgia Medical Center operates a full range of specialty and primary care clinics in Lowndes, Berrien and Lanier counties. The SGMC Family Medicine Nashville primary care practice, led by Dr. Jacqui O’Kane, will begin seeing patients in their newly renovated office at 603 […]

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SGMC Celebrates 65 Years of Service to Region

Posted on: June 30th, 2020

July 1, 2020 will mark the 65th anniversary of South Georgia Medical Center. What opened as a 100-bed hospital in 1955 has grown into the regional health system known today with a combined licensed bed capacity of 480.  Throughout those 65 years, SGMC has expanded into four campuses located in Lowndes, Berrien and Lanier counties, […]

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SGMC Welcomes Gastroenterologist

Posted on: June 29th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Saikiran “Sai” Raghavapuram, board certified gastroenterologist.  Dr. Sai will see patients at SGMC and at his practice, SGMC Gastroenterology, which is located in the Surgery Center at 2417 North Patterson Street in Valdosta. Dr. Sai is fellowship-trained in Gastroenterology/Hepatology, specializing in colon health issues, gastrointestinal bleed, […]

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SGMC Partners with Mercer to Offer Residency Programs

Posted on: June 25th, 2020

View the press conference below. South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) and Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) announced a partnership that will bring internal medicine and emergency medicine residency programs to Valdosta. Upon approval by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the residency programs will […]

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Swilley Named Hospital Hero

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County, Georgia recognized Cathy Swilley as the June Hospital Hero.  Swilley is the Nurse Manager for Women and Children’s Services and has been with SGMC for 24 years.  She was recognized for her recent acts of human kindness during the increase of covid-19 positives in Echols County. Upon learning […]

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Jones Named Director of Support Services

Posted on: June 17th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center announces the promotion of Robert Jones to Director of Support Services. Jones has been with SGMC for 31 years serving in various roles.  In his new position he will oversee environmental services, traction, equipment services, and valet.  Jones said he’s thrilled to accept this new opportunity. “In times where change is […]

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SGMC Welcomes Neurosurgeon

Posted on: June 10th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Kimberly Mackey, board certified adult and pediatric neurosurgeon.  Dr. Mackey will see patients at SGMC and at her practice, SGMC Neurosurgery, which is located in the Professional Building at 2409 N. Patterson Street in Valdosta.  Dr. Mackey received her medical degree from the University of Chicago, […]

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SGMC Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation

Posted on: May 26th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center’s Dasher Heart Center recently received reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in Echocardiography. Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the […]

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Dr. Beale Honored as Hospital Hero

Posted on: May 21st, 2020

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 […]

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SGMC Elective Surgeries, Emergency Department, and Ambulatory Care

Posted on: May 18th, 2020
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