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Dr. Derakhshan joins SGMC Cardiology

Posted on: October 26th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce Daryoosh Derakhshan, DO, interventional and general cardiology, has joined SGMC Cardiology. SGMC Cardiology is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the largest multi-specialty group in the region. Dr. Derakhshan comes to Valdosta from Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, FL, where he completed his internship, residency, […]

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Alexander Named Chief Human Resource Officer

Posted on: October 26th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brenda Alexander, SHRM-SCP, to its senior leadership team as Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. Brenda comes to Valdosta with more than 20 years of experience in human resources and organizational development within health systems. The last five years she has served as the Regional Vice […]

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SGMC Hosts Free Breast Cancer Screenings

Posted on: October 1st, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is offering free clinical breast cancer screenings during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Two separate screenings will be held, the first on Oct. 15 at SGMC Family Medicine -Nashville and the second on Oct. 22 at SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center. Both screenings will be held from 5-7pm. Register […]

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Surgeons offer General/Colorectal Robotic Surgery Close to Home

Posted on: September 28th, 2020

Surgeons at South Georgia Medical Center are committed to getting surgical patients back to their lives sooner. According to Dr. James Davis, colon and rectal surgery, as well as hernia repairs, aren’t as scary as they once were. In the past, surgeons made large incisions in skin and muscle so that they could directly see […]

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SGMC Updated Visitation Policy and Guidelines

Posted on: September 28th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is taking additional steps to protect patients, family members, staff and the community from the transmission and community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Download printable flyer. Main Hospital Patients All inpatients, outpatients, and emergency room patients in the main hospital are allowed one visitor. Heart Tower Patients Any inpatient in the […]

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SGMC Recognizes Hospital Heroes for September

Posted on: September 24th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center honored the Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services as Hospital Heroes at the Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County Board meeting last week.  According to Chief Nursing Officer Randy Smith, “We are currently in the middle of a worldwide pandemic of unprecedented proportions and today it truly is fitting to recognize […]

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SGMC Youth Care Relocates to Smith Northview Campus

Posted on: September 14th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center’s pediatric urgent care center, known as SGMC Youth Care, will begin seeing patients at its new location, the SGMC Smith Northview Campus, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Youth Care provides pediatric care for children after-hours when their pediatrician’s office may be closed. Youth Care is for non-emergent, minor illnesses and injuries, […]

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Dr. Courson Named Preceptor of the Year

Posted on: September 9th, 2020

Dr. Ellen Courson was named the Preceptor of the Year by medical students of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) who spent their third year clinical rotations at South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC).  Dr. Courson is board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and operates a private practice, Valdosta Women’s Health […]

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SGMC Distributes 10K Masks to Community Partners

Posted on: September 3rd, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center presented the Greater Valdosta United Way with 5,000 reusable cloth masks as part of its 10K Mask Challenge. The hospital’s Foundation launched the fundraising appeal in July, seeking to raise enough funds to purchase 10,000 masks to distribute to community members in need. The Foundation reached its goal in August making […]

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SGMC Invests in Emergency Medical Services

Posted on: September 1st, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center just invested $850,000 in its ambulance fleet to enhance the reliability and safety of Emergency Medical Services. The project included equipping every ambulance with a state-of-the-art power stretcher lift system. According to SGMC Chief Nursing Officer Randy Smith, “This enhancement serves both patients and our medical professionals. This lifting system is […]

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