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SGMC Marketing Efforts Receive Statewide Recognition

Posted on: September 19th, 2019

The Georgia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (GSHMPR) recently awarded its annual healthcare marketing and public relations awards. South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) received three awards in this statewide contest for its marketing efforts. SGMC received the Gold Target Award in the “Radio” category for its “March Madness Vasectomy” campaign, Silver Target Award […]

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Patient Advocate Honored as SGMC Hospital Hero

Posted on: September 18th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA honored Maya Loizeaux as the September Hospital Hero at their monthly board meeting. Loizeaux is a Patient Advocate at SGMC and was awarded for her initiative, commitment to patient satisfaction and positive attitude.  In her role, Loizeaux visits patients throughout the hospital to ensure positive experiences […]

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Dean Selected New SGMC CEO

Posted on: August 28th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia is pleased to announce that Ronald E. Dean, MBA, FACHE will become its new chief executive officer.  The Hospital Authority approved Dean’s selection on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at a called-meeting of the Authority. Dean will relocate to Valdosta from Troy, Alabama, where he served as the CEO […]

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Turner Honored as Hospital Hero

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County, Georgia honored Katrina Turner as the Hospital Hero for August. Turner is an LPN at South Georgia Medical Center’s Cardiology practice.  According to leadership and her peers, it’s Turner’s consistent customer service and uplifting attitude that sets her apart. “Katrina always has her patients’ best interest in mind […]

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Youth Grief Camp Opens for Registration

Posted on: August 15th, 2019

Registration has opened for Camp Lean On Me, a children’s grief support event for kids who have lost a loved one.  The camp will be held on Oct. 5 and 6 at the 4H Campground in Lake Park. During this camp, kids will be engaged with professional counselors in age appropriate activities, including arts and crafts, that […]

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SGMC Volunteer Auxilians Fund Projects to Benefit Patients and Community

Posted on: August 14th, 2019

The Volunteer Auxiliary at South Georgia Medical Center recently contributed funds for hospital-based and community projects. The funds came from various Auxiliary fundraisers.  The Volunteer Auxilians, or Pink Ladies and Red Coats as they are called, work hard to sponsor fundraising projects at SGMC such as book sales, jewelry sales, linen sales, uniform sales and […]

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Dean Finalist as SGMC CEO

Posted on: August 13th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA met Aug. 13, 2019, in a called meeting to announce that Ronald E. Dean, MBA, FACHE, is the finalist candidate for the South Georgia Health System’s Chief Executive Officer. Dean is from Troy, Alabama where he serves as CEO. As CEO of Troy Regional Hospital, Dean is […]

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County, Hospital Authority Unite to Reduce Debt

Posted on: August 9th, 2019

Lowndes County and the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County are pleased to announce a joint-partnership, the impact of which will have a positive effect on the citizens of Lowndes County for years to come.  On August 9, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners and the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County met to consider final steps related to the […]

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SGMC Surgeon to Serve on Rural Health Board

Posted on: August 6th, 2019

SGMC CardioVascular Institute’s Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Randy Brown, was asked to serve on the advisory board of the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine. The Center’s goal is to work closely with Mercer University School of Medicine to review, evaluate, and recommend programs and projects to assist in meeting the […]

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SGMC Promotes Child Health and Literacy

Posted on: July 30th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) is hosting a program aimed at bringing literacy and community resource awareness to new parents. Talk with Me Baby Named Talk with Me Baby, this state initiative is funded through the Georgia Department of Public Health, to better equip parents to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early […]

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