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SGMC Recognizes Nurse for Excellence

Posted on: September 1st, 2020

Justin Mercer, Licensed Practical Nurse at South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC), received The DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing care. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation. Mercer was nominated by a patient who said, “I stayed at SGMC and had the pleasure of having Justin care for me for a few days. In talking […]

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SGMC Stroke Program Receives Top Award

Posted on: August 31st, 2020

The Stroke Program at South Georgia Medical Center was recognized, yet again, for excellence in stroke treatment. The hospital was just awarded the 2020 Get with the Guidelines- Stroke GOLD PLUS award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the seventh consecutive year.  The award recognizes SGMC’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients […]

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SGMC Medical Records Relocating

Posted on: August 21st, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center’s Health Information Management Release of Information (medical records) is moving to the SGMC Patient Financial Services building located at 402 Woodrow Wilson Drive on Aug. 31.  Services in the new location will be available from 7:30am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. The Release of Information office can be reached at 229-433-8055. […]

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SGMC Recognizes Hospital Heroes

Posted on: August 20th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center honored six nurses as Hospital Heroes at the Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County Board meeting on Wednesday. The honorees were registered nurses who have been working on SGMC’s COVID-19 patient floors since the virus hit Lowndes County six months ago. Honorees included Shemika Moss and Heather Castleberry from 5T, Shane […]

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SGMC Expands Neurological Care

Posted on: August 12th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center announced on Wednesday that local neurologists Dr. Mahmood Eisa, Dr. Bipin Patel, and Dr. Hernan Posas have joined the SGMC Physician Network. The partnership is part of SGMC’s goal to develop a comprehensive neurosciences program for the region.  “These physicians have been providing quality neurological and sleep disorders care to patients […]

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Physicians training a new generation

Posted on: August 6th, 2020

Lowndes native and medical student Erin Parker trains under the same doctor who delivered her at South Georgia Medical Center 26 years ago. Erin, a VCOM-Auburn Medical Student, came home to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation under the direction of Ellen Courson, MD. Erin is an honor graduate of Lowndes High and Valdosta State […]

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COUNTRY Financial Donates $5,000 to SGMC

Posted on: July 23rd, 2020

COUNTRY Financial Insurance Agents Ford Bowen and Jamie Joiner presented South Georgia Medical Center with a $5,000 check on Wednesday as a part of its Operation Helping Heroes Program. Bowen said, “Jamie and I teamed up a few months ago because we wanted to find a way to say THANK YOU for the hard work, […]

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SGMC Honors Hospital Heroes

Posted on: July 20th, 2020

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County Georgia recognized Sylvia Uddyback and Don Luke as the South Georgia Medical Center Hospital Heroes for July. Mrs. Uddyback is a registered nurse who has been with SGMC for 39 years and serves as the Employee Health Coordinator. In this position, she leads many programs that promote health […]

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SGMC Welcomes Physician Network Vice President

Posted on: July 15th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes James S. Zacharias, MBA, FACHE, CMPE, as the Physician Network Vice President. Zacharias assumes responsibility for SGMC’s regional physician network and its continuum of services which includes physician practice operations, a regional physician resource center and new physician recruitment. Zacharias joins SGMC bringing more than 33 years of medical group […]

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SGMC Launches 10K Mask Challenge

Posted on: July 13th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center’s “10K Mask Challenge” fundraising appeal, led by the SGMC Foundation, starts today. The appeal seeks to raise enough funds to purchase 10,000 reusable cloth masks and distribute them to community members in need. According to SGMC Foundation Director Elizabeth Vickers, “With the real-time uptick of COVID-19 cases in Lowndes County and […]

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