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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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SGMC’s Pink Pumpkins on Display

Posted on: October 14th, 2019

The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual Pink Pumpkin Contest. A few weeks ago, notices were posted requesting individuals and hospital departments to create submissions for the contest.  The Neonatal ICU, Pharmacy, Cancer Center, Case Management, Hospice Treehouse, Langdale Hospice House, GI Lab, All Spice […]

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Palliative Care Nurse Honored as SGMC DAISY Recipient

Posted on: October 9th, 2019

Crystal Freeman, a registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center’s palliative care department was named the Oct. DAISY Award Recipient for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation developed to recognize the amazing care provided by nurses every day.  Freeman was nominated by a fellow nurse, Beth Infinger, who stated, “To […]

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SGMC Auxilians Recognized for Service

Posted on: October 3rd, 2019

The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary hosted its 2019 Annual Installation and Pinning Luncheon on Friday, September 27 at the hospital. Auxiliary President Jan Newton and Patient Relations & Volunteer Services Interim Director Dana Massingill presented service award pins to the following for hours of volunteer service: Debbie Dowling received her 500 hour pin; Kathy Folsom […]

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Luke Promoted to Pearlman Cancer Center Director

Posted on: October 3rd, 2019

Janna W. Luke. M.Ed. is the new director of the Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center. Luke has worked in the cancer center for the past 11 years as the Information and Applications Specialist. She was responsible for the successful implementation of the electronic health record application for thousands of current and […]

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SGMC Lanier Campus Recognized for Employee Safety

Posted on: September 26th, 2019

The Georgia Hospital Association Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund presented SGMC Lanier Campus with it’s fourth consecutive Safety Award. The award is based on achieving a low accident frequency environment.  “We are very proud of this accomplishment and thank the staff for working together to ensure our hospital is safe for patients and employees,” said Geoff […]

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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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