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SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center to Host Yoga Event

Posted on: January 8th, 2018

The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center will host a free yoga class for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers on Jan. 9 from 5:30-6:30pm in the cancer center lobby. The event is in partnership with the Christina Phipps Foundation which provides specialized training to experienced yoga instructors enabling them to guide cancer patients, […]

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SGMC Announces Next Steps in Cardiology Program

Posted on: January 5th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center has employed three experienced, board-certified cardiologists to operate its new SGMC Cardiology practice beginning on January 8, 2018. “SGMC is committed to providing excellence in cardiac care and we are putting things in place to make that happen,” said CEO C. Ross Berry.  “SGMC has employed Cary Rose, MD, FACC, a triple-boarded, […]

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SGMC Foundation Hosts Annual Dinner

Posted on: January 3rd, 2018

Distinguished members of the Silver Cross Society were recognized and thanked from South Georgia Medical Center Foundation Tuesday, November 9, at the annual dinner at The Ravine in Kinderlou. The five-course meal with a fall theme was beautifully prepared by Chef David Brooks and honored over 100 members who have given $10,000 or more to […]

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SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary presents stockings to newborns during Christmas week

Posted on: December 22nd, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary presents a Christmas stocking and santa hat to Nathaniel Ryan McWaters, son of Ryan and Ashlie. December is the time of year when a myriad of traditions are celebrated; a common one for Christians being the birth of Christ. SGMC also celebrates birth during the Christmas season–the births of newly […]

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Jones Receives DAISY Nursing Recognition

Posted on: December 20th, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center named Alicia Jones, LPN at the SGMC Dogwood Senior Health Center as December’s DAISY winner for excellence in nursing. Jones was nominated by her coworker who described her as polite, professional, compassionate and understanding. “Alicia often sits one on one with patients who are upset or agitated and listens attentively. Recently, she […]

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SGMC Hosts Groundbreaking for Dogwood Cafe

Posted on: December 20th, 2017

SGMC Lanier Campus recently hosted a groundbreaking for the new Dogwood Cafe in Lakeland. The state-of-the-art facility will incorporate the latest food technology environment for the Dogwood Cafe’s nutrition and food preparation program, which serves Lakeland Villa residents, hospital staff, visitors, and many community organizations which meet in its meeting rooms. “Through our new food service […]

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GA Power Foundation Grants $10,000 Gift to the SGMC Foundation

Posted on: December 18th, 2017

12/18/2017 Georgia Power Foundation donated $10,000 to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation on Thursday to support its Commit to Innovate Campaign.“An investment in SGMC is an investment in the healthy future of our communities,” said Audrey King, GA Power Regional Director, Southwest Region. “We’re honored to be associated with an organization that places great […]

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SGMC Implements New EHR Across System

Posted on: November 30th, 2017

11/30/2017 On Nov. 1, South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) went live enterprise-wide with Epic’s Inpatient and Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR). Epic replaced 17 legacy systems across three hospital campuses and a number of outpatient clinics. According to SGMC Chief Information Officer Bob Foster, the launch at SGMC is a very significant step because caregivers […]

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SGMC PR Campaign Wins Target Award

Posted on: November 30th, 2017

11/30/2017 Laura Love, SGMC Community Relations Director and Erika Bennett, SGMC Senior Communications Specialist, receive the GSHMPR’s Patient/Customer Relations Silver Award for a social campaign featuring hospital volunteers. The Georgia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations awarded South Georgia Medical Center with the Patient/Customer Relations Silver Award. The award recognized SGMC’s National Volunteer Week Social […]

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Hospital Authority Recognizes Heroes

Posted on: November 27th, 2017

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County recognized individuals as the November Hospital Heroes for their quick response to establish and staff a child care center for the children of employees working during Hurricane Irma.  With only a 48 hour notice, the local YMCA set up a 24-hour emergency childcare program on South Georgia Medical Center’s […]

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