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Belcher Named Hospital Hero

Posted on: May 16th, 2018

5/16/2018 The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County Board of Directors honored Diane Belcher, South Georgia Medical Center volunteer as the Hospital Hero. Belcher joined SGMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary in 2011 and has served in numerous capacities.  Most recently Belcher served as the Ways and Means Chair responsible for fundraising events. In FY 2017 alone, Belcher […]

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Simmons Honored with Excellence in Nursing Award

Posted on: May 16th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center named Phillip Simmons, registered nurse at the SGMC Berrien Campus, as the April DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses honoree. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation, a program developed to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform everyday.  Simmons was nominated by a coworker who witnessed him pray with a […]

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SGMC Foundation Awards LCHS Seniors Annual Jay Shaw Scholarship

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

5/8/2018 Lanier High School Senior’s Shayla Riley-Dorsey and James Pike received the 2018 Jay Shaw Scholarship, awarded by South Georgia Medical Center Foundation. Dorsey will be attending Augusta State University and Pike will attend Valdosta State University in the Fall. 2018 marks the third year awarding the scholarship to a senior at LCHS. The Fund […]

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2018 Hospital Week “I’m In” Spotlights

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

5/7/2018 It’s Hospital Week! With the launch of SGMC’s internal campaign- I’m In, we asked employees to share why they are committed to SGMC. Each day this week we will spotlight one of the Top 5 entries! FRIDAY: Tonisa Spann, CICU“When I first started working for South GA Medical Center in 2016, I was hired […]

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Leyva Named Director of Rehab

Posted on: April 27th, 2018

Carolyn Leyva PT, DPT has been hired to serve as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at South Georgia Medical Center.Dr. Leyva has been a physical therapist for over 31 years.  Her new responsibilities include the overall function, efficiency and regulatory compliance for the inpatient rehab unit at the main campus, as well as acute inpatient […]

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Smith Named Director of Pharmacy

Posted on: April 26th, 2018

4/26/2018 Scott B. Smith has been hired to serve as the Director of Pharmacy Services for South Georgia Medical Center.  Smith’s responsibilities include the overall management of the pharmacy service line for SGMC, its campuses, and affiliates. A Valdosta State undergraduate, Smith received his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia’s College of […]

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Local Partnerships Encourage Youth to be Heart Healthy

Posted on: April 19th, 2018

4/19/2018 South Georgia Medical Center and the American Heart Association held a recognition lunch for local elementary school physical education teachers to thank them for their efforts in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign. According to AHA Vice President of the Youth Market Kimberly Dixon, the combined Lowndes County and Valdosta City elementary schools […]

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SGMC’s EMS Leads Georgia in Administration of Pre-hospital Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients

Posted on: April 16th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services will be the first ambulance service in Georgia to go live with the administration of pre-hospital antibiotics for patients that are symptomatic with sepsis. Sepsis is a medical emergency. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure and death.According to EMS Chief David Bauch, sepsis occurs […]

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SGMC Donates to Radiology Tech Program

Posted on: April 12th, 2018

4/12/2018 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President Dr. Tina Anderson, SGMC Chief Operating Officer David Schott, Director of Imaging Kenny Jacobs, Jennifer Ray, Radiology Program Coordinator, Terri Trowell, Radiology Clinical Coordinator, and Crissy Staley, Director of Fundraising South Georgia Medical Center recently donated a Konica Computer Radiography Reader valued at $50,000 to the Radiology Tech program. […]

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Hammonds to Provide Direction for Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted on: April 9th, 2018

The South Georgia Health System welcomes Kevin R. Hammonds as its new Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. In this new role, Hammonds will collaborate with the Chief Development Officer and other members of senior leadership to identify opportunities to strengthen the health system through acquisitions and alignment with external entities. This will include the hiring of […]

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