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SGMC Updated Visitation Policy and Guidelines

Posted on: March 24th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is taking additional steps to protect patients, family members, staff and the community from the transmission and community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. What you can expect when you arrive VISITOR SCREENING Visitors can expect to receive a temperature screening and be asked the following questions: Do you have respiratory symptoms […]

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SGMC Clinics Expand Telemedicine

Posted on: March 23rd, 2020

In an effort to limit potential unnecessary COVID-19 exposures, South Georgia Medical Center clinics are expanding the use of telemedicine as an alternative to traditional appointments. Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications through devices, such as cell phones, tablets and computers, to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. According to SGMC Family […]

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SGMC Enhances Visitor Guidelines

Posted on: March 19th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is implementing additional precautions to protect its patients, family members and staff from the transmission and community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This includes additional enhancements to its Visitor Policies that begin Friday, March 20, 2020.  In addition to policies already in place that limit the number of visitors per patient, require hand sanitizing and restricts visitors under […]

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SGMC announces opening of COVID-19 screening station

Posted on: March 16th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center announced today the opening of a drive thru COVID-19 Screening Station at its Smith Northview location at 4280 North Valdosta Road.  The drive thru COVID-19 Screening Station will allow members of the community to conveniently drive through a covered station and safely receive a free basic assessment of their symptoms by a healthcare […]

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SGMC Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19

Posted on: March 15th, 2020

VALDOSTA, Ga- Late last evening, South Georgia Medical Center was notified that a team member who was considered a “high” risk of exposure to the first presumptive positive COVID-19 patient initially cared for at SGMC on March 5-7 and later diagnosed presumptive positive in a hospital in Florida, has tested positive for COVID-19.  This team member was […]

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SGMC hosts press conference to address COVID-19

Posted on: March 12th, 2020
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SGMC AND COVID-19

Posted on: March 12th, 2020

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in Georgia and nationwide is increasing. As a result, South Georgia Medical Center is taking measured steps to prepare to care for these type of patients while creating and maintaining the safest environment possible for its employees, physicians, visitors and volunteers. This includes enhanced visitation policies published […]

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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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