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SGMC Expands Vaccination Sites to Berrien and Lanier Counties

Posted on: January 20th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center will expand its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to its Berrien and Lanier Campuses beginning Monday, Jan. 25. Vaccinations will be by appointment only and recipients must meet the qualifications outlined by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Appointments can be made here. Eligibility includes: healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, […]

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Dr. Hardy joins SGMC CardioVascular Institute

Posted on: January 14th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce David Hardy, MD, vascular surgery, has joined SGMC CardioVascular Institute. SGMC CardioVascular Institute is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the most comprehensive physician group in the region. Dr. Hardy comes to Valdosta from Cleveland Clinic where he practiced for the last three years.  He […]

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SGMC Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Thru Site

Posted on: January 11th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center began vaccinating Georgians this week at the new COVID-19 vaccination drive thru. This comes after Georgia expanded its eligibility to include citizens 65 and older, area law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders. Vaccinations will be by appointment only and can be scheduled here.  SGMC’s vaccination site allows citizens to schedule an […]

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Teen Turns Grand Champion Pig Into $5,000 Donation for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted on: January 4th, 2021

Tori Millirons, an eighth grader at Hahira Middle School, recently donated $5,000 to South Georgia Medical Center’s Foundation. The money coming from the sale of her Grand Champion pig at the Lowndes Area Market Hog Show.  Millirons chose to donate all proceeds to the SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center to benefit breast cancer patients. The donation was made […]

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SGMC Celebrates Babies Born Christmas Week

Posted on: December 22nd, 2020

Babies delivered at South Georgia Medical Center’s Birthplace during the week of Christmas will receive a little extra attention donning their homemade stockings and crocheted Santa hats. Meet Robin, son of William and Jordan Weber, who was born at SGMC on Dec. 21, 2020.  The 7lb 2oz baby boy snoozes in his Christmas gift, provided […]

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SGMC Welcomes Dr. Matthew Varn 

Posted on: December 16th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center and its campuses and affiliates are pleased to announce Matthew Varn, MD in the specialty of internal medicine as one of the newest members of its medical staff. Dr. Varn joins Griner Medical Group and will be seeing patients in his practice and at SGMC. Dr. Varn received his Bachelor of […]

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Wireless Monitoring System Improves Labor Experience at SGMC 

Posted on: December 9th, 2020

The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center recently added advanced wireless technology for monitoring that provides mothers the freedom to safely move around during the labor process. The maternal/fetal wireless patch technology is a single patch system placed on the expectant mother’s abdomen. This cord-free, belt-free solution monitors maternal and fetal heart rate and uterine […]

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Dr. Gandhiraj joins SGMC Pulmonology

Posted on: December 7th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce Deepthi Gandhiraj, MD, pulmonary critical care, has joined SGMC Pulmonology. SGMC Pulmonology is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the largest multi-specialty group in the region. Dr. Gandhiraj comes to Valdosta from Saint Louis, Missouri where she completed her Fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care at […]

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SGMC Names Chief Operating Officer

Posted on: December 2nd, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph “Randy” Smith, RN, MS, BSN has been named Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer. Smith has served as the Senior Vice President and CNO since October 2019. Smith will now serve as both COO and CNO. Smith shared, ”It is an incredible honor and responsibility […]

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SGMC Announces Ambetter as HIE Partner

Posted on: November 22nd, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) announces its Health Insurance Exchange (HIE) partner for 2021 is Ambetter from Peach State Health. The HIE connects patients with affordable, quality healthcare plans across communities served by SGMC, SGMC’s physician network and its affiliates in Lowndes, Berrien and Lanier counties.  Although the current health exchange website may identify SGMC […]

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