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Hospital Authority Recognizes Wiregrass RN Program as Hospital Heroes

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019

 The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA awarded the distinction of Hospital Heroes, to our community partner, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, for being named the #1 registered nursing program in Georgia by the RegisteredNursing.org website.  The ranking is among all colleges, universities and technical colleges and is based on the percentage of passing […]

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SGMC EMS Chief Bauch Earns Regional Honor as EMS Director of the Year

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019

SGMC Mobile Healthcare Services Chief David Bauch, was recently awarded EMS Director of the Year by the Southwest Georgia Region 8 EMS Council. According to Assistant Chief Ronda Vanek, Chief Bauch is deserving of this award because he is constantly moving the EMS service to the next level by piloting new programs in addition to […]

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Retterbush Relocates to SGMC Professional Building

Posted on: May 20th, 2019

The general surgery practice of David W. Retterbush, MD will relocate to the SGMC Professional Building, 2409 North Patterson St., Suite 270, on Monday, June 3, 2019.  Last fall, Dr. Retterbush joined the SGMC General Surgery medical practice.  His relocation to the Professional Building will gain efficiency as more of the employed doctors will now […]

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Hospitalists Play Key Roles in Meeting Inpatient Care Demands

Posted on: May 17th, 2019

Physicians at South Georgia Medical Center expect to be asked questions; however, these questions repeat themselves on a daily basis.  Who are you? Where is my ‘regular’ doctor?  What are hospitalists? The team of clinicians who work as hospitalists at SGMC are likely to be the physicians you see at the bedside.  Hospitalists are internists who practice […]

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Canino Honored as DAISY Recipient

Posted on: May 16th, 2019

Courtney Canino, a registered nurse in South Georgia Medical Center’s emergency department was named the May 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. Recently, a patient’s sister requested to speak to the charge nurse during their […]

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SGMC Presents Nurse Awards for Nurses Week

Posted on: May 14th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center honored three employees at a recent Nurse Week celebration. SGMC asked nurses and nursing support staff to nominate one registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and patient care technician for a Nursing Excellence Award. Kirbi Spires, RN, Patient Care Coordinator received Nurse Leader of the Year, Holly Turner, LPN, received Nurse of […]

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First Federal Savings of Valdosta Donates $6,000 to Local Cancer Patients

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

First Federal Savings of Valdosta presented South Georgia Medical Center Foundation with a $6,000 donation to the Partnership Cancer Fund. Contributions to the Partnership Cancer Fund provide financial assistance to cancer patients undergoing treatment with medically related expenses. “First Federal is pleased to support SGMC Foundation by making a positive impact on the community in […]

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SGMC Honors 2019 Stroke Ambassadors

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center honored six area high school students as 2019 Stroke Ambassadors at its Stroke Symposium on May 8, 2019. The health system had previously identified a need to educate young people about risk factors and poor habits that might contribute to having strokes as they aged, and the Stroke Ambassador program was […]

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SGMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded pins for hours of service at their annual “Thank Pink” luncheon. Auxiliary members receiving pins included Stella Taw (11,000 hours); Barbara Thomas (7,500 hours); Evelyn Harrell (6,000 hours); Janice Langjan (5,500 hours); Diane Belcher and Emerida Rodriqguez (4,500 hours); Mary Young Manning (4,000 hours); Bill West (3,000 […]

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SGMC Foundation Awards Seniors Annual Jay Shaw Scholarship

Posted on: May 6th, 2019

Lanier High School Senior’s Grace Farr and Hannah Webrand received the 2019 Jay Shaw Scholarship, awarded by South Georgia Medical Center Foundation and the Shaw Family. A Jay Shaw Scholarship recipient must demonstrate a positive engagement in community service, exhibit strong leadership qualities, and show strength in academics. Through this four-year undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation […]

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