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Cole Named Hospital Hero

Posted on: July 24th, 2019

Lawanna Cole, Senior Staff Nurse, with SGMC, was named the July Hospital Hero by the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, Ga.  Cole was recognized by a patient who said, “I was blessed to have Lawanna as my primary nurse. I was very anxious and stressed, and she was comforting in so many ways. Not only […]

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SGMC Receives Stroke Quality Award

Posted on: July 22nd, 2019

This is SGMC’s fifth consecutive award for quality stroke care. South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes SGMC’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines […]

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SGMC Awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Posted on: July 18th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. SGMC underwent a rigorous series of unannounced onsite reviews dating […]

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SGMC Receives Awards for Adult and Pediatric Resuscitation

Posted on: July 10th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) received two Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Awards. Recognition is earned by implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA). Measures are specific to the treatment patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.  To qualify for the awards, hospitals must comply with quality measures set by […]

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Family Physicians Featured in Southwest Georgia Living Magazine

Posted on: July 9th, 2019

All in the Family For Dennis R. Thomas, M.D. and Clifton Thomas, M.D., father and son physicians isn’t the whole story of Thomas family medical excellence. In this family that is all about caring for others, Clifton’s mom is a physical therapist and both sisters are occupational therapists––and are mighty proud of one another. “Seeing […]

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Budzinsky Named DAISY Nursing Honoree

Posted on: July 8th, 2019

Mackenzie Budzinsky, Registered Nurse at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation, a program developed to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

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Hospital Authority Honors Pharmacy Tech as Hospital Hero

Posted on: June 21st, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA awarded the distinction of Hospital Hero to SGMC Lanier Campus Pharmacy Tech, Rose Benefield, for her exemplary patient care.Benefield, who has been with SGMC for 23 years, is known for her ability to calm and encourage patients and other staff members. According to her nomination, “Rose’s […]

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SGMC presents check to American Cancer Society for Relay for Life

Posted on: June 17th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center recently presented a check for $15,264.21 to the American Cancer Society. The money was raised for Valdosta-Lowndes County Relay for Life, which is a community-based fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. In order to have raised the amount of money that was collected, Team SGMC conducted various fundraisers, such […]

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Doug Henderson III Fund Donates to Hospice

Posted on: June 7th, 2019

Beverly Henderson presented Hospice of South Georgia with an $8,000 donation today at their Langdale Hospice House. The donation comes from proceeds of the annual Doug Henderson III Golf Tournament held in April at the Valdosta Country Club. Hospice’s medical director, Dr. Thomas Hobby, Director of Clinical Support, Amanda Mason, and Executive Director, Susan Bowden, […]

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Knights of Columbus Donates to The Partnership Cancer Fund

Posted on: May 29th, 2019

Knights of Columbus donates $3,500 to SGMC Foundation’s Partnership Cancer Fund. At a recent Knights of Columbus family social, members presented a check to the Partnership Cancer Fund.  The donation was generated from various fundraising activities hosted by the Knights of Columbus throughout the year.  The Partnership Cancer Fund benefits greatly from generous third-party fundraising […]

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