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Dementia Caregivers Support Group Forms at SGMC Berrien Campus

Posted on: August 15th, 2016

8/15/2016 SGMC Berrien Campus is starting a free support group for individuals who care for loved ones diagnosed with dementia. Clinical staff from the SGMC Dogwood Senior Health Center will host and facilitate the meetings. The first meeting will be held on August 30, 2016 (Tuesday) from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the SGMC Berrien Campus […]

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A “Chilling” Discovery Saves Cardiac Arrest Patients

Posted on: August 9th, 2016

8/9/2016 Mario Munguia is a 43-year old with no prior history of heart disease. In February, Mario was complaining of what he believed to be indigestion.  He rested for a while but got up thinking that walking around would help ease his discomfort.  He collapsed on the floor.Frantic attempts were made to get help.  Mario’s […]

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SGMC Foundation Receives Award

Posted on: July 31st, 2016

Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC Foundation Executive Director and Courtney Orr, SGMC Foundation Coordinator, receive the GSHMPR’s Special Events Gold Award for The Art of Philanthropy paint event.The Georgia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations awarded South Georgia Medical Center Foundation with the Special Events Gold Award for ‘The Art of Philanthropy’ event. The award recognized […]

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Responding to the Cardiac Needs of a First Responder

Posted on: July 21st, 2016

7/21/2016 Retired Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Captain Carl Smith Thankful for SGMC”They had a job to do and did it perfectly! I cannot begin to thank them enough for the job well done,” says Retired Captain Carl Smith referring to the staff of SGMC’s Dasher Memorial Heart Center CardioVascular Institute. Smith didn’t realize he had […]

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Newton Receives Vascular Access Certification

Posted on: July 12th, 2016

7/12/2016 South Georgia Medical Center congratulates Denah Newton, RN, for receiving Vascular Access Certification (VA-BC) from the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC). This certification establishes competency standards in the specialty of vascular access and offers recognition for those who have met these standards and passed a comprehensive examination. A primary purpose of certification is the […]

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Extraordinary Nurses to be Recognized at SGMC

Posted on: July 12th, 2016

Nurses at South Georgia Medical Center’s campuses and affiliates will soon be honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses, a program that recognizes the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.  Patients can now thank their nurse by nominating him or her for the DAISY award. Each month, one nurse will be selected by SGMC’s […]

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O’Steen Subaru and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Deliver Gestures of Hope for Subaru Love Promise

Posted on: July 11th, 2016

Laura Jones, Chief Therapist, Pearlman Cancer Center; Dr. John Devine, Pearlman Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist; Tricia Hernandez, GA Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Jason Archer, Partner with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta; Chip O’Steen, Partner with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta and Laura Love, SGMC Community Relations Director. Subaru of America and The Leukemia & […]

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Posted on: June 28th, 2016

VALDOSTA – They may generate plenty of “oohs” and “ahhs,” but the dangers of fireworks far outweigh their beauty. “People always want to know what’s the best way to use fireworks,” said Dr. Fred Mullins, president of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc. “The best way is to leave them in the hands of professionals.” Each […]

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SGMC Receives Resuscitation Gold Award

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016

Members of the Resuscitation Team accept the 2016 Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award at the June meeting of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA. South Georgia Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the treatment […]

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SGMC Nurses Receive Excellence Awards

Posted on: June 21st, 2016

Nursing, or Patient Care Services as it is commonly called, is a vitally important function in all healthcare organizations. SGMC employs 1,079 employees within the Nursing division. SGMC would not be successful without the many contributions of our patient care technicians (PCTs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs) who deliver hands-on care. SGMC […]

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