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Ameris Bank Supports SGMC Rural Hospitals with $50K Contribution

Posted on: May 16th, 2022

Ameris Bank recently contributed $25,000 each to South Georgia Medical Center’s Berrien and Lanier Campuses through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. “We are thankful for the generosity of community partners like Ameris Bank that allow SGMC to continue to provide access to quality and innovative health care to thousands of Georgians that live in rural […]

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SGMC Foundation Awards Jay Shaw Scholarships

Posted on: May 10th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center’s Foundation recently announced Lanier County High School seniors Reagan Newsome and Kiersten Ley as the 2022 recipients of the Jay Shaw Scholarship.   Established in 2016, the Jay Shaw Scholarship honors the late State Representative Jay Shaw for his lifetime of dedication and commitment to quality health care in South Georgia. The scholarship is […]

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SGMC Names Byron Nursing Home Administrator

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to welcome Melanie Byron as Nursing Home Administrator for SGMC Lakeland Villa.  Byron will oversee the day-to-day functions of the facility, ensuring quality care is provided safely. She has more than 20 years of experience in long term care, including previous roles as Nursing Supervisor, MDS Coordinator, and Director of […]

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SGMC Launches Placenta Donation Program

Posted on: May 5th, 2022

New moms at South Georgia Medical Center are making an impact on patients all over the nation through the hospital’s new partnership with TelaGen which facilitates placenta donations.    Through the program, new mothers can change the lives of others for the better through the donation, while raising money for charity at the same time.   According to Peggy […]

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Marshburn Named SGMC Chief Information Officer 

Posted on: May 4th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center announces the promotion of Chuck Marshburn to Chief Information Officer and HIPAA Security Officer.  In this role, Marshburn will oversee clinical informatics, enterprise information technology, and information services.  Marshburn has been with SGMC for nearly 25 years and has served in the interim role of the position since January. Prior to […]

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SGMC & YMCA Offer Safe Sitter Babysitting Course 

Posted on: May 4th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center and the Valdosta-Lowndes County YMCA are teaming up to offer one-day Safe Sitter® courses for boys and girls in grades 6-8 on May 26, June 7, June 10, and June 16 from 8:30am-3:30pm in the SGMC B-Level Classrooms.  The cost of the course is $45 per child and registration is limited.   […]

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SGMC Honors Hospital Heroes at Berrien Campus

Posted on: April 26th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center honored its Berrien Campus Laboratory Staff, as well as Director of Nursing Selena Brady, as the April Hospital Heroes at its monthly Board of Directors meeting.  The lab was recognized for their dedication during the January spike of COVID-19, where they were processing significantly more tests than average. The team typically runs […]

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Shealy Named SGMC Interim Director of Emergency Room

Posted on: April 15th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce Iris “Nancibeth” Shealy as Interim Director of the Emergency Department.  In this role, Shealy will oversee the operations and staff of the emergency department.  Shealy began her career as a buyer in a department store but decided to join the healthcare field after finding herself in New […]

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SGMC Cardiac Electrophysiology

SGMC Performs First Cardiac Electrophysiology Case

Posted on: April 14th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center is thrilled to announce its first cardiac electrophysiology case and ablation at the Dasher Heart Center. Cardiac electrophysiology offers cutting-edge treatments for arrhythmias and other potentially serious disorders affecting the heart’s rhythm.   The first case performed by Kamil Hanna, MD, the area’s only cardiac electrophysiologist, used a cryoablation technique performed to treat atrial fibrillation and took […]

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SGMC Recognizes Emergency Room Nurse as April DAISY Award Winner

Posted on: April 11th, 2022

Jesi Clanton, Registered Nurse at South Georgia Medical Center, was named the April DAISY Award recipient for extraordinary nursing care. Clanton has been with SGMC since 2018.  Clanton was nominated by Betsy Garland, a Hospice of South Georgia employee, who shared that Clanton went above and beyond to provide compassion for a family grieving the loss […]

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