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SGMC Names Kevin Moore the Executive Director of Hospice

Posted on: May 13th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center announces the promotion of Kevin Moore to Executive Director of Hospice of South Georgia. Moore has been with Hospice for nine years. In his new position Moore will oversee the overall direction of the hospice services, both inpatient and outpatient, palliative care and the Hospice Tree House. Moore will continue to […]

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SGMC Diabetes Education Service Merits ADA Recognition

Posted on: May 11th, 2021

The SGMC Diabetes Management Center recently received the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for its quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service. DMC has maintained this recognition since 1990.  The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program provides education to children, adults and seniors with diabetes living in South Georgia and North Florida. The goal of the […]

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SGMC Foundation Awards Jay Shaw Scholarship Recipients

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

Lanier County High School seniors Ashton Abbott and Jenna Shaw received the 2021 Jay Shaw Scholarship, awarded by South Georgia Medical Center Foundation and the Shaw Family. Both students plan to attend Valdosta State University in the Fall where they will pursue a degree in healthcare.  To receive the Jay Shaw Scholarship, recipients must demonstrate a […]

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SGMC Transitions COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Processes

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

Beginning May 17, 2021 the COVID-19 community vaccination and testing at South Georgia Medical Center will transition from a drive thru process to more traditional walk-in visits. To date, more than 31,000 people have been vaccinated and more than 86,000 tested by the health system. With lower demand and more vaccination and testing sites available […]

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Dr. Murray joins SGMC Cardiology

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce Paul Murray, MD, FACC, has joined SGMC Cardiology. SGMC Cardiology is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the largest multi-specialty group in the region. Dr. Murray is board certified in cardiovascular disease. He joins SGMC after launching a successful cardiology practice in Tifton, GA and […]

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Dr. Shoptaw joins SGMC CardioVascular Institute

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes James Shoptaw, MD, cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Shoptaw joins SGMC’s CardioVascular Institute which is now comprised of three cardiothoracic surgeons and one vascular surgeon. Dr. Shoptaw has been practicing in cardiothoracic surgery for more than 22 years and specializes in carotid endarterectomies, revascularization procedures for lower extremities, abdominal aortic aneurysms, treatments […]

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SGMC Recognizes Nurse as the April DAISY Award Winner

Posted on: May 10th, 2021

Jessica Porter, Registered Nurse at South Georgia Medical Center, was named the April DAISY Award recipient for extraordinary nursing care.  According to the nomination, Porter went above and beyond to facilitate communication and display compassion toward a patient, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and positive for COVID-19, and her family. The patient’s daughter […]

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SGMC’s Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Re-Certified

Posted on: April 29th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce the re-certification of its cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another 3-year period. This certification recognizes SGMC for its commitment to improving the quality of life by continuing to enhance standards of care. Cardiac Rehab is a […]

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SGMC Committed to Well Being of Physicians

Posted on: April 28th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center joined approximately 50 other leading healthcare organizations and associations across the nation in adopting the Charter on Physician Well-Being created by the Collaborative for Health and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM).   The Charter helps health systems advance and promote physician well-being through guiding principles and key commitments.    SGMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. […]

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SGMC Employee Donates Kidney to Save a Life

Posted on: April 28th, 2021

In 2017, Timothy Daugherty started having sudden attacks of pain in his feet. The pain was persistent and after a few months Tim decided it was time to see a doctor. A blood test was administered and when the results came back he was diagnosed with stage 3, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), kidney disease. FSGS […]

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