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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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SGMC & YMCA offer Summer Safe Sitter

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center and the Valdosta-Lowndes County YMCA are teaming up to offer one-day Safe Sitter® courses for boys and girls in grades 6-8 on June 26, July 12 and 22 from 8:30am-3:30pm in the SGMC B-Level Classrooms.  The cost of the course is $45 per child and registration is limited.  Safe Sitter® is […]

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Off-duty Nurse Saves Life and Is Recognized as Hospital Hero

Posted on: May 1st, 2019

Nurses are heroes to many people, but to Howard Duval, SGMC Registered Nurse Janice Oliver is his guardian angel. Several weeks ago, Janice and her husband, Gary, were taking a stroll around the golf course near their Lake Park home.  They noticed two golfers, one of the golfers was being eased to the ground by […]

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SGMC Provides Economic Stability & Growth

Posted on: May 1st, 2019

In 2017, South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta generated $790,166,384 in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recently-released report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association.  SGMC’s affiliate campuses, Berrien and Lanier, also had significant economic impact adding another $38,618,876 for a system-wide economic impact of $828,785,260. […]

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Free Help with Medicaid Enrollment

Posted on: April 15th, 2019

The SGMC Lanier Campus in partnership with Med Assist is hosting a free Medicaid enrollment drive to help area residents apply for Medicaid benefits.  Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities.   According to Amy Griffin with the Lanier Family Connection, the […]

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