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McFarland Honored as Hospital Hero

Posted on: February 27th, 2019

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County recognized Stacy McFarland, Speech and Language Pathologist at the SGMC Lanier Campus as the February Hospital Hero. McFarland has been with SGMC for 1-1/2 years and was honored for her going well above the call of duty to enhance the quality of life for a patient in […]

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Surgical Practice of Dr. Pat Pennington Moving to SGMC Professional Building

Posted on: February 12th, 2019

South Georgia Medical Center announces the relocation of the general, vascular and thoracic surgery practice of G.P. “Pat” Pennington, MD, PhD, to the SGMC Professional Building, 2409 North Patterson St., Suite 200. The move is effective February 18, 2019.  For appointment information, contact the SGMC Surgery Suite at (229) 247-2122 or 333-1711. “Dr. Pennington became […]

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Turner Honored as Excellent Nurse

Posted on: February 8th, 2019

Kayla Turner, Registered Nurse on 5 West at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for January. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation, a program developed to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Turner has been with SGMC for 2-1/2 years.  Turner was nominated by a […]

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Wallace Honored as SGMC Hospital Hero

Posted on: January 16th, 2019

SGMC’s Hospital Hero Honoree DeKoya Wallace, Laboratory Director Angela Robinson, and Phlebotomy Manager Christina Okuma The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County presented DeKoya Wallace with January’s Hospital Hero award. Wallace is the Phlebotomy Coordinator for South Georgia Medical Center’s Laboratory and spearheaded an initiative that resulted in patient care improvement and significant cost savings […]

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SGMC Contributes Funds for Car Seats

Posted on: January 4th, 2019

On January 3, SGMC officials presented members of the Safe Kids Lowndes County Coalition with a generous $1000 check that will be used to purchase infant car seats and kid’s booster seats. According to Safe Kids Lowndes County Coordinator Staff Sgt. Jim Griffin, the new safety seats will be used with the Car Seat Safety […]

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SGMC Hosts Honor Walk in Tribute of Organ Donor

Posted on: December 27th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center physicians and staff recently participated in its first Honor Walk to recognize an organ donor for giving the gift of life. At the December Hospital Authority meeting, the Honor Walk team, consisting of Danielle Fender, Stephanie Mitchell, Brittany Watts, Martha Adams, Toni Quimby, Jonathon Lund, Allie Williams, Megan Carver, Megan Rhoden, […]

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SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary presents stockings to newborns during Christmas

Posted on: December 26th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary presents a Christmas stocking and Santa hat to Avery Yarbrough, daughter of Derrick and Kayla Yarbrough. 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 […]

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Whitaker Named December DAISY Honoree

Posted on: December 18th, 2018

Miracle Whitaker, Registered Nurse on 5 West at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for December. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation, a program developed to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Whitaker has been a nurse at SGMC for over 7 years. Whitaker was nominated […]

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Lanier Campus Conducting Health Needs Assessment

Posted on: December 14th, 2018

Share your Thoughts on the Health of Your Community. The SGMC Lanier Campus needs your input to conduct its community health needs assessment (CHNA). The objective of the CHNA is to identify factors that affect the health of the local community and how best to address these issues. We are asking the Lakeland community to […]

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SGMC Promotes Nijem to Director of Internal Audit

Posted on: December 4th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center has named Amanda Nijem as the Director of Internal Audit for SGMC and its affiliated campuses. Nijem has worked with SGMC for the past four years as a compliance analyst.  In her new role, she will be responsible for managing and directing the Internal Audit function which includes the evaluation of […]

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