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SGMC Unveils Healer’s Touch Statue to Honor Nurses

Posted on: November 12th, 2018

Some of SGMC’s DAISY honorees, Taylor Luke, Paula Browning, Kendra Butenschon, Becky Thompson, Lara Davis, Marguerite Moehle, and Ivelisse Sayre help unveil the statue at a hospital ceremony last week. Last week, SGMC unveiled a statue, called the Healer’s Touch, which now sits in the main hospital entrance. The statue serves to raise awareness of the […]

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GA Power Foundation Donates $10,000 Gift to SGMC Foundation

Posted on: November 5th, 2018

SGMC Foundation Board President Suzan Prince and Executive Director Elizabeth Vickers accept the donation from Audrey King, GA Power Regional Director, Southwest Region, and Scott Purvis, GA Power Community Development Representative. Georgia Power Foundation donated $10,000 to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation in October to support SGMC Foundation’s Commit to Innovate Campaign. The donation […]

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Inpatient Rehab honored as Hospital Heroes

Posted on: October 25th, 2018

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County Georgia presented the Inpatient Rehabilitation staff with Hospital Hero awards at the October Hospital Authority Meeting. The team was honored for their excellent care that motivated a patient to come back to SGMC after being discharged and thank them with a plaque.  The Board recognized Carolyn Leyva, Director of […]

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SGMC Acquires Surgical Associates of Valdosta

Posted on: October 24th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center has purchased Surgical Associates of Valdosta, the general and vascular surgery practice of Drs. Harvey Miller, Dallas Miller and David K. Parker. The practice will remain in its current location at 2704 N. Oak Street, Bldg F but will be renamed SGMC General Surgery, N. Oak Street, Building F. The phone […]

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Luke Named DAISY Recipient for Excellent Nursing

Posted on: October 19th, 2018

Taylor Luke, registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center on 3 West, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for October. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation developed to recognize the amazing care provided by nurses everyday.  Luke was nominated by a former patient’s family member who commended Luke’s professionalism, saying he […]

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SGMC is now a Provider for CareSource

Posted on: October 11th, 2018

10/11/2018 South Georgia Medical Center, its campuses and affiliates are now providers for the CareSource program for Georgia Medicaid recipients. As a provider for the CareSource, local Medicaid patients will be able to use a wider selection of SGMC’s service lines and clinics. According to CareSource, there are 1300 individuals who are covered by CareSource […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Patient Testimonial

Posted on: October 11th, 2018

10/11/2018 Lynn Correll is a living testament to the importance of early detection with breast cancer. She always took care of herself, making sure she did self-checks and annual mammograms. In September 2017, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “It definitely took me by surprise,” Lynn said. “There was no history of breast cancer in […]

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SGMC Promotes Luke and Ramirez

Posted on: October 11th, 2018

South Georgia Medical Center recently announced that two long-term employees have received promotions. R. Don Luke was named Director of Operations for the Smith Northview Campus and Trinh B. Ramirez was named Director of Business Intelligence. Beginning his career at SGMC as a phlebotomist in 1989, Luke has worked as the histology supervisor in the […]

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SGMC Acquires Surgical Practice of Dr. Pat Pennington

Posted on: October 9th, 2018

10/9/2018 South Georgia Medical Center has purchased the general, vascular and thoracic surgery practice of G.P. “Pat” Pennington, MD, PhD. His practice will be renamed SGMC General Surgery, North Oak Street. The practice will remain in its current location at 2704 North Oak Street, Suite C-2. The telephone number also remains the same, 229-247-2122. Dr. […]

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SGMC Prepares for Hurricane Michael

Posted on: October 9th, 2018

10/9/2018 South Georgia Medical Center announced today the activation of its Emergency Operations Plan in anticipation of Hurricane Michael. The plan includes disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. SGMC will be receiving patients during and after the storm. Preparedness activities ensure continuity of care for both patients, providers and support staff. SGMC has received additional […]

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