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Don’t Delay Calling 911 When Heart Attack is Suspected

Posted on: November 18th, 2019

Valdosta, GA – Cardiac professionals at South Georgia Medical Center are seeing a concerning trend as more and more heart patients are choosing to wait it out instead of calling 911 when symptoms begin. This decision can have serious repercussions— even death. Healthcare professionals warn that if you or someone you love is having chest […]

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SGMC Foundation Funds J.Y. Brooks Palliative Care Program

Posted on: November 13th, 2019

SGMC Foundation donated $50,000 to the J.Y. Brooks Palliative Care Program at Hospice of South Georgia. Funds were given from the self-sustaining J.Y. and Louise Brooks Endowment Fund, invested within the SGMC Foundation. The J.Y. Brooks Palliative Care Program is a new program that began at Hospice of South Georgia in July of 2019. Mr. […]

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SGMC Names Crowdis October Hospital Hero

Posted on: October 28th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA recognized Laci Crowdis, RN, for her teamwork and leadership skills as October’s Hospital Hero. Crowdis has worked for SGMC for the past eight years. Crowdis works as the nurse manager in the Medical Imaging department.  Emergency Department Director Tina Miller nominated Crowdis for her quick response […]

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SGMC Employees Donate $62,895 to United Way

Posted on: October 17th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center’s Care Share Committee presented Michael Smith, Executive Director of the Greater Valdosta United Way, with $62,895 on Thursday, Oct. 17. The funds represent the collective amount of donations given by SGMC employees to the United Way in fiscal year 2019.  SGMC’s Care Share team conducts annual internal fundraising campaigns to support […]

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Hospital Authority Approves Financial Support For Wiregrass Nursing Program

Posted on: October 17th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA approved a funding request made by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to sponsor the cost of the instructor’s salary and benefits for a new LPN to RN Bridge Program.  According to Hospital Authority Member Ben Copeland, the LPN to RN Bridge Program will be extremely beneficial to […]

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SGMC Selects Smith as New CNO

Posted on: October 15th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph “Randy” Smith, RN, MS has accepted the position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for the South Georgia Health System. As SGMC’s CNO, Smith is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the organization’s nursing department and its daily operations. The chief nursing officer also works to […]

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SGMC’s Pink Pumpkins on Display

Posted on: October 14th, 2019

The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual Pink Pumpkin Contest. A few weeks ago, notices were posted requesting individuals and hospital departments to create submissions for the contest.  The Neonatal ICU, Pharmacy, Cancer Center, Case Management, Hospice Treehouse, Langdale Hospice House, GI Lab, All Spice […]

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Palliative Care Nurse Honored as SGMC DAISY Recipient

Posted on: October 9th, 2019

Crystal Freeman, a registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center’s palliative care department was named the Oct. DAISY Award Recipient for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation developed to recognize the amazing care provided by nurses every day.  Freeman was nominated by a fellow nurse, Beth Infinger, who stated, “To […]

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SGMC Auxilians Recognized for Service

Posted on: October 3rd, 2019

The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary hosted its 2019 Annual Installation and Pinning Luncheon on Friday, September 27 at the hospital. Auxiliary President Jan Newton and Patient Relations & Volunteer Services Interim Director Dana Massingill presented service award pins to the following for hours of volunteer service: Debbie Dowling received her 500 hour pin; Kathy Folsom […]

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Luke Promoted to Pearlman Cancer Center Director

Posted on: October 3rd, 2019

Janna W. Luke. M.Ed. is the new director of the Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center. Luke has worked in the cancer center for the past 11 years as the Information and Applications Specialist. She was responsible for the successful implementation of the electronic health record application for thousands of current and […]

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