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SGMC Welcomes New ER Physician Leadership

Posted on: January 1st, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) welcomed new physician leadership, South Georgia Emergency Medicine Associates on Jan. 1, 2020. SGMC Chief Executive Officer Ronald E. Dean says the new physicians have been recruited to improve the performance of the emergency room. “We are excited about these very talented emergency room doctors joining our team,” […]

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SGMC Honors Hospital Heroes

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County, GA recognized Brandon Singletary and Teresa Donaldson as the November Hospital Heroes on Wednesday. Singletary, an EMT, and Donaldson, an LPN, were honored for their dedication and caring attitudes regarding a situation at the SGMC Lakeland Villa.  Upon realizing that a resident’s father had passed away and his […]

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SGMC Only 4-Star Quality Rated Hospital in the Area

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

Ranks Among Top 30% of Hospitals Nationally The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded South Georgia Medical Center a 4-Star quality rating. SGMC is the only hospital in the area to be designated a 4-Star Hospital. Only five hospitals in the state of Georgia received the 5-Star rating, the highest designation awarded […]

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SGMC Receives Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center received a “no recommendations for improvement” result after a recent two day survey by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission Gold Seal is a symbol of quality and safety that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to the needs of higher patient safety standards in the industry. “Given The Joint Commission’s past […]

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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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