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SGMC Enhances Women’s Healthcare with Dedicated Hospitalists and ED

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center launched its Obstetrical Gynecology Hospitalist Program and Obstetrics Emergency Department this week to provide 24/7 in hospital OB/GYN availability.  “Adding the OB Hospitalist Group to our health care team represents a significant investment in our health system that offers an elevated standard of care for our patients and positively impacts the […]

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Residency Program Brings New Docs to SGMC

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021

Partnership with Mercer elevates health system and community health This July, South Georgia Medical Center will make history as it begins accepting applications for its Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Internal Medicine Residency Program. SGMC recently received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to launch the program and will begin […]

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SGMC Director of Quality Improvement Patient Safety honored as Hospital Hero

Posted on: January 27th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center honored Scarlett Rivera, Director of Quality Improvement Patient Safety, as the January hospital hero at its first Board of Directors meeting of 2021.  Rivera is a registered nurse who has been with SGMC for more than 30 years. She was recognized for her exceptional leadership ability and successful implementation of SGMC’s […]

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Occupational Therapist, Daniel Zenobia, Receives Certification in Hand Therapy

Posted on: January 26th, 2021

Daniel Zenobia, Occupational Therapist, at South Georgia Medical Center, recently achieved a subspecialty certification in hand therapy. Zenobia is now a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) after completing more than 3 years in the clinical setting with 4,000 hours practicing in hand therapy and passing a clinical and theory based test over rehabilitation. “I’ve always wanted […]

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SGMC Enhances Labor Experience with Revolutionary Birthing Beds

Posted on: January 21st, 2021

The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center recently upgraded its fleet of birthing beds to bring a new level of comfort and efficiency to the labor experience. The investment includes new patient beds, suitable for labor, delivery, recovery and post partum, which include many features that make the process easier for both mothers and their […]

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Dr. Yurcisin joins SGMC Surgical Specialists

Posted on: January 21st, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes Geoff Yurcisin, MD, general surgery. Dr. Yurcisin joins SGMC’s vast network of surgical specialists who are trained in a range of specialties which include general surgery, plastic surgery, neurological surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Yurcisin cares for a broad spectrum of surgical disease processes within the abdomen, gallbladder, […]

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SGMC Expands Vaccination Sites to Berrien and Lanier Counties

Posted on: January 20th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center will expand its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to its Berrien and Lanier Campuses beginning Monday, Jan. 25. Vaccinations will be by appointment only and recipients must meet the qualifications outlined by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Appointments can be made here. Eligibility includes: healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, […]

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Dr. Hardy joins SGMC CardioVascular Institute

Posted on: January 14th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce David Hardy, MD, vascular surgery, has joined SGMC CardioVascular Institute. SGMC CardioVascular Institute is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the most comprehensive physician group in the region. Dr. Hardy comes to Valdosta from Cleveland Clinic where he practiced for the last three years.  He […]

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SGMC Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Thru Site

Posted on: January 11th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center began vaccinating Georgians this week at the new COVID-19 vaccination drive thru. This comes after Georgia expanded its eligibility to include citizens 65 and older, area law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders. Vaccinations will be by appointment only and can be scheduled here.  SGMC’s vaccination site allows citizens to schedule an […]

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Teen Turns Grand Champion Pig Into $5,000 Donation for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted on: January 4th, 2021

Tori Millirons, an eighth grader at Hahira Middle School, recently donated $5,000 to South Georgia Medical Center’s Foundation. The money coming from the sale of her Grand Champion pig at the Lowndes Area Market Hog Show.  Millirons chose to donate all proceeds to the SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center to benefit breast cancer patients. The donation was made […]

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